PW7 Help please

don-tucker

Standard Member
Right where do I start,the top and bottom of it is I have blown something inside the panel by connecting speakers to the connections on the back of the panel,there was this puff of smoke and I thought that was the end but lucky for me the picture is still great and sound is ok though an amp.What I'm asking is,would it be the panel amp module only thats gone and could I buy a new one and connect it in myself?Although things are OK if ever I came to sell it I'm sure they would like to be able to use the speaker connections.
Hope someone out there can help.
Don
 

don-tucker

Standard Member
Yes mep,but when I inquired I would have to take it in and be without a telly for god knows how long as I was told if you "buy at internet prices I would get internet service.",and really speaking it wasn't a fault ,I did it.
Don
 

don-tucker

Standard Member
All right I'll come clean,I connected speakers and the amp together,ok untill I used them both together,I know that's stupid but that's what i did.Please be easy on me.
Don
 

Piers

Active Member
OK you've lost me. Wire from the speaker terminals on the back of the panel to an external amp???
 

don-tucker

Standard Member
Yes,my idea was to be able to use either as long as I muted the panel speakers,once I had done it I realised how stupid it was.Is it a seperate PCB that can be replaced?or is there more to it?
Don
 

Piers

Active Member
2 wires out of each panel speaker terminal - 1 pair to speakers, 1 pair to the external amp??
 

don-tucker

Standard Member
Yep
 

Piers

Active Member
Aargh!

Bad news - suspect that the amp in the panel is beyond repair, and very lucky that your external amp is still alive.

I wouldn't try a DIY repair. Bite the bullet and when you come to sell be very honest - many buyers won't need the internal amp as they will be using an external one. Just don't try to claim that it is immaculate.
 

SteveG

Active Member
As Piers says, I bet the majority of panel buyers wont need the internal amp. If it's any consolation, I had exactly the same idea as you. It seemed so obvious a solution to a basic problem that I started to doubt myself and never connected it up.
 

don-tucker

Standard Member
Thanks Piers,this is what I had in mind to do but hoped I could redeem myself a little bit.
Thank you all.
Don
 

ukdan

Active Member
For the benefit of others reading this, it is possible to do this inexpensively by using a speaker switch.( connecting plasma internal audio amp and an external amp to one pair of speakers)
Maplins do a cheap one....
 

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