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mike49504
08-05-2010, 02:50 PM
Ive been fixing broken car amps for 10+ years. The price i charge is 25.00 plus parts and shipping to fix amps. I go through the entire amp to see whats wrong with it and then contact you with the total. My turn around time right now is 2-3 business days to complete . All amps i repair come with a 90 warranty on parts and labor. I only use brand new parts and never use old parts when repairing amps. For example if you have 1 or 2 blown outputs or power supply fets that are bad i replace them all so the amp is reliable.

So if you have any amps that you are inrested in getting fixed please send me a message at [email protected] .

Thanks for looking

PHD - USA
08-05-2010, 02:59 PM
Any references? Pics of work?

The Silverman
08-05-2010, 03:06 PM
Any references? Pics of work?

yeah...this.

mike49504
08-05-2010, 03:17 PM
I hve references i can send to you . Theres a guy on here called jonjv something ive repaired alot of his amps for him.

I can also post some pics of my work in a lil bit after i get some batteries for my camera

mike49504
08-05-2010, 03:49 PM
Here are some of the amps ive repaired and some of them im repairing .

I repaired the DD Z1 The sony., The fosgate BD1500.1

The amps im repairing still are the MTX pictured and a few more

mike49504
08-05-2010, 03:51 PM
here are some more pics

ThatChevyGuy
08-05-2010, 04:03 PM
hmm

osl
08-05-2010, 06:18 PM
Are you coming up from street knowledge or did you go to school for this?

duro78
08-05-2010, 07:38 PM
Do you have pics of your soldering skills? After all the horror stories on this site the more info you can provide the better

dumple
08-05-2010, 07:40 PM
I maybe contacting u next week about fixing my jbl gto 75.4

on1wheel01
08-05-2010, 07:54 PM
Hm,mm I may be interested I have a memphis older p200.2 worked years back but goes into protect from being slid around unhooked in a back seat. Also a rockford p500.2 no idea on it it was given to me. Might be interested in sending them to you after your refs are given and such.

mike49504
08-05-2010, 10:59 PM
I went to school for this . I use top of the line tools for working on them no radio shack stuff. I use hakko soldering and desoldering equiment also use kester solder.

I will take pics of an amp im going to repair later tonight before and after solder connections so you will see my work in detail.

mike49504
08-05-2010, 11:59 PM
Heres some pics of a directed 1100 D amp im working on before and after pics of soldering .

mike49504
08-06-2010, 12:01 AM
and heres some after pics of soldering new outputs in

mike49504
08-06-2010, 05:00 PM
I will get people to post on here in the next few days . That i have fixed amps for.

Spooney
08-09-2010, 01:57 PM
Hows it going Mike? I hang out over on the diyaudio.com car audio forum quite a bit. Seen plenty of your post. Not sure if you've seen too many of mine as I haven't posted much lately. Never realized you lived so close to me. I live just southwest of Lansing. If I would have known that I probably would have sent a few of my amps your way but I've already repaired them myself.

hornedfrog1985
08-10-2010, 12:57 PM
Dudes a scammer.

johnjv29
08-10-2010, 04:43 PM
Mike has repaired MANY of my amps and I definately suggest him.He has a couple of my amps now and has repaired many other high end amps.I have had him repair quite a few of my friends amps also.

Imtjnotu
08-10-2010, 04:46 PM
Fix my autotek I'm emailing u now for ur help

mike49504
08-10-2010, 08:20 PM
You emailed me about your autotek amp .

If you have a multimeter set it to dc volts. Unplug the rca jacks.

Leave power ground and remote hooked up to it.

Power the amp up and place black meter probe on the amps - speaker terminal and place red probe on the amps + speaker terminal .

Do you have any voltage on the speaker terminals??

deez283
08-11-2010, 05:51 AM
Dudes a scammer.

You have anything to back this up, or just talking out ur azz?

OP if you want to fix some amps get some refs going or give us links over to diyma where you said you had fixed amps for people..

If it were me looking for some work I'd be doing my best to show folks they can trust me.

hornedfrog1985
08-11-2010, 08:46 AM
He tried to scam someone on caco.

mike49504
08-11-2010, 11:10 AM
I did not scam anyone I sold an amp to him and he took the money back I called paypal and they refunded the money to him. I told him i was sorry for the delay in shipping and he then got his money back so why would i send someone an amp that they got there money back for??? If you dont know the facts dont post **** on here you know nothing about.

mike49504
08-11-2010, 11:30 AM
Ive repaired amps for JonJV on this site ive also repaired a PPI A600 for wondernutz on diyaudio Ive repaired alot of amps for a pawn shop near me Its called Mr pwan everything he is located in hamilton MI . Ive repaired alot of amps for people that are local to me. Ive done alot of repairs for standale outlet In grand rapids MI.

So no im not talking out my *** .

When i get a few more amps in for repair i will tell the people to post up on here.

So you know im not talking **** .

epix
08-11-2010, 10:10 PM
Hi Mike,

Saw you are local (I'm in Kzoo), I have a couple JBL 1200.1 that see to not work correctly anymore. Possible you could repair these?

mike49504
08-11-2010, 10:38 PM
I could repair them for you . Im about 35 mins from D Ave . I should have the parts in stock and would only take 1 to 2 days turn around time. If you want them fixed. You can ship them to me or even come straight to my house . So then you know im no scammer and you know where your amps are at.

Let me know and ill send you the info if you wanna get them fixed.


Thanks

mazdakid
08-11-2010, 10:43 PM
Would you take a blown amp as payment for fixing another?

PsychoTheRapist
08-11-2010, 10:48 PM
Can you repair burnt/toasty pcb's? I have an old PG amp that had a cap leak or blow up and the circuit board is pretty toasty around where the cap used to be. PM me an address. I have at least 3 amps laying around that need fixing. :)

mike49504
08-13-2010, 11:39 PM
Did it burn trough the board? If there isnt a hole through the board i could fix it for you and replace the cap.

stanky1219
08-14-2010, 01:01 AM
has anyone noticed that the only people giving good refs for this guy have like 20 posts in this forum? sounds like a scammer to me , but i could be wrong. hopefully he sticks around and proves me wrong. mike if you are legit , good luck with the repairs , i'm not flaming you , just speaking my mind.

mike49504
08-14-2010, 01:42 PM
Im no scammer Thank you!! Ill prove you wrong . Just speaking my mind. I like how people talk **** about me when they have never sent me an amp for repair and do not know me in person. But yet say im a scammer .

Spooney
08-21-2010, 10:44 AM
Thats how it is around here man. The last guy that came on here claiming to be good at repairs screwed a few people over so its gonna be hard for anyone to come on here and say "send me your amps" and have anybody trust them. Lots of scammers around here. Its kinda backwards but its almost like you have to somehow prove yourself trustworthy without actually having done a job for anyone. If I had a defective amp I'd send it(or more like drive it) to you and let you work your magic just to show that you do good work. I'd feel secure knowing that my amp was driving distance away being serviced rather than cross country. For the most part I do my own repairs but if I get something I can't figure out I will give you a shot.

mike49504
08-21-2010, 11:20 AM
Thanks Spooney. I understand also where people are comming from on here . They buy an expensive amp and it blows up. And they are not sure if they are getting scammed or not . There are alot of scammers on the net. So i understand completely .

fasfocus00
08-21-2010, 11:33 AM
i have a Hifonics Txi1508 that I need repaired and possibly aTxi8408. if you pay to get it shipped to you and do the repair, I'll will pay you back the initial shipping cost plus cost of repair plus cost of shipping back.

Vettefiend
08-21-2010, 06:14 PM
I figured I would give Mike a chance so I shipped him my Hifonics BX1500D today. I will post back in a few weeks with the results.

The Silverman
08-21-2010, 10:35 PM
Yeah I can personally vouch for Mike here. I sent him my blown Ed nine.1 and he fixed in in two days and I just got finished installing it and hearing it. I was skeptical at first, but this is an honest guy here.

cmobley
08-24-2010, 08:18 AM
I bit the bullet and sent an American Bass CX1200d for repair. I'll post the results when I get the amp back.

slickvik
08-27-2010, 03:52 PM
i have a performance technique 250x2 watts that needs repair how much will you charge me? the terminal was loose then finally stopped working also has melted plastic needs new terminals

Burton6431
08-27-2010, 04:02 PM
anyone get there amps back from this guy?

jco1385
08-27-2010, 04:11 PM
i got a MTX 1501d that the power input block has disconnected from the board. it just needs re-soldered in place. nothing else is wrong with it. i had it fixed once, but it was really ugly, and has since broken loose again. what kinda money we talkin to do that?

mike49504
08-27-2010, 06:34 PM
Slickvik You looking at 20.00 plus shipping to repair your amp.

Jco1385 Your looking at $10.00 plus shipping to resolder the connections . And ill go though the entire amp to to make sure theres nothing else that looks shaddy.

Burton 6431 Esilvers got his amp back. Another guy on here got his amps back and should post soon since they arrived at his house today. And im working on another one which should be done tonight and be shipped out Monday. So yes the people im dealing with are getting thier amps back 100% working and with a 90 day warranty.

corrie32
08-27-2010, 07:40 PM
some assholes you just can't please no matter what u say

Burton6431
08-30-2010, 02:55 PM
whoa i was polite and didnt scream scammer like my head was cut off, a few people in this thread said oh i sent my amp in ill let you guys know how it is... then they dont post back, sorry i wanted to check but i do have respect for you, you seemed to me like one of the most legit guys on here.

mike49504
08-30-2010, 11:02 PM
I didnt want it to sound like i was being rude to you. Sorry if it came out that way Just alot of people Talk stuff and getting tired of it.

I have no intention of keeping anyones amp on here.

Just offering my services to the people on here that have broken amps they want fixed .

Back in the day i did have loud systems in my truck but now i repair amps cause i know what its like to be loud and the next day have no amp .

So im glad to help people out and do it at a low price.

Ill see if i can get somemore people on here to post feedback for me.

Once again sorry if it seemed like i was being rude didnt mean to.

SpeedEuphoria
08-31-2010, 12:07 AM
I may have one for you since I'm about 1 hr away. its an older Memphis 75x2, wish I wouldnt have trashed the 500D that I had

Burton6431
08-31-2010, 12:09 AM
nah man you werent rude it was the other nig

fastfive09
09-02-2010, 10:01 AM
I PMed you about fixing my Cadence. I suppose you are very busy at the moment.
Anxious to hear back from you.

jco1385
09-02-2010, 10:11 AM
hmm, let me calc shipping (your zip?) and i'll lyk.

cmobley
09-04-2010, 10:12 PM
Just an FYI update, the OP says that the amp I sent is missing the class d caps and he is unsure if he can repair it. I've been waiting to hear from him for the past couple days to see if it's repairable or not.

fastfive09
09-07-2010, 12:56 AM
How long has it been since you have heard from him?
I am getting ready to box my amp up and send it to him tomorrow.

mike49504
09-08-2010, 03:58 PM
Sorry just sent him a message I have been having internet problems And yes im still around and repairing amps . On cmobley's amp The power supply was toasted also there were caps missing off the driver board. Someone put the wrong value resistors in the amp. Along with other things that were also wrong.

The amp is repairable only if the class D board in the amp is still working if the class D board went out the amp is unrepairable. You guys can ask Chris at DB-R about this amp and its class D board.

I will updte everyone tommrow on the amp.

fastfive09
09-08-2010, 04:54 PM
Sending my amp out to Mike today.
Ill post back here and let everyone know how the experience goes.

slim2fattycake
09-09-2010, 12:14 AM
Sent him a Lanzar Optidrive 2402 amp and he fixed it in no time. Got it back and bridged it to a speaker. Works great. Thanks Mike.

mike49504
09-09-2010, 11:51 AM
My zip code is 49504

fastfive09
09-13-2010, 11:20 PM
Hey guys, coming in here to report my experience so far with Mike. I shipped him the amp and he fixed it the same day he recieved it.
He has communicated very well with me thus far and charged a very reasonable amount for the fix!

Ill let everyone know how the amp performs when I get it back.

hzsogood
09-14-2010, 12:49 AM
HMmm I got a Memohis MC1000d , that Is cutting out on hi volumes , I dont know if its the amp or the HU.. Im in Superior WI atm, so it would be much to ship at least

SASO
09-15-2010, 10:49 AM
I have a Memphis MCD2500 with fried outputs. I will need to be sending you.

denim
09-15-2010, 11:20 AM
Might send you an old Cadence and Orion. :)

mike49504
09-15-2010, 12:45 PM
Ok sounds good Just Pm me if you want me to look at it or fix it for you and ill send the shipping address

corrie32
09-15-2010, 04:57 PM
hey mike i have two PPI amps here, the A1200( which has about 3 blown round caps), and the a404 ( which has a scratching noise coming throught the RCA's), do you think you can take a look at them.

mike49504
09-15-2010, 11:38 PM
yeah i can look at them for you. Just let me know if you want me to look at them and ill send you the shipping info.

Wingsfreak9
09-16-2010, 06:18 PM
hey man i'm fairly local and if you want to give me some kinda package deal i have 4 blown amps you could fix for me. not right away but soon sony 404 eqx kenwood kac 802 or somethin like that? and a kicker zx 400.1 and lighting audio 200.2

mike49504
09-16-2010, 06:27 PM
Ill give you a deal on fixing them for you . Send me a message and ill work something out

Wingsfreak9
09-16-2010, 06:47 PM
will do...gonna be a month or so i have some stuff to get first but ill be sure to let u know...or u could buy them off me fix em and resell? lol just a thought

fastfive09
09-20-2010, 01:46 AM
Just to let you guys know, Another successful transaction here with Mike. He fixed my amp the day he received it, and I got i soon after. Would reccomend Mike to anyone.

Boomsday
09-20-2010, 01:47 AM
Shipped him an amp a few days back, hopefully he can make it 100% working again

Flastrongman
09-26-2010, 12:16 PM
sent Mike my two old Rf amps, I'll let yall know how everything turns out.

VWBobby
09-26-2010, 12:29 PM
I have an old Kenwood Excelon 5-channel amp that has little to no output on the speakers but it does power up just fine. Do you think you could fix this?

mike49504
09-26-2010, 12:44 PM
Yeah i can fix that send me a message if you wanna send it out and ill send you the info

Dacypher2003
09-26-2010, 01:19 PM
i emailed you about my xtant amp. i can take pics of the board

Flastrongman
10-02-2010, 05:39 PM
Okay, been almost two weeks since I sent my amps and no word. Starting to get worried.

Shinju
10-02-2010, 05:57 PM
Hmmm might have a few to send you. I'll check back and see if this is still going legit or has gone south.

mike49504
10-03-2010, 08:18 AM
Flastrongman ,

You might wanna contact the shipper on theese amps i never recieved them thats why you havent heard nothing thought maybe you changed your mind. you said you sent me 2 fosgate amps i havent seen them yet. If they happen to arrive ill let you know But like i said you might wanna contact someone about them and see whats taking so long.

Shinju
10-03-2010, 03:18 PM
I got a couple cheap small amps, Phoenix Gold Ryval v1502 left channel is dead thowing out DC voltage, And I got a Soundstream USA100, The amp works but when adjusting the gain pot the left and right channel will cut out and now I think its the left channel that will not come back pretty sure its the gain control causing this issue.


I'll see how these pan out if you take on the job, Then I got some other amplifiers that are up on the spendy to purchase list that need some work.

mike49504
10-03-2010, 03:31 PM
If you want me to fix the amps Soundstream and phoenix let me know and ill send you the shipping info

Shinju
10-03-2010, 03:34 PM
Sure drop me a pm with your info.

9515ROB
10-03-2010, 03:46 PM
how were you able to fix the DD z1 there are very few people out there that have the schematics for the boards to get the right parts for it

Boomsday
10-03-2010, 10:48 PM
HEY Its been a week where is my amp or tracking info

Boomsday
10-04-2010, 12:15 AM
nobody send him nothin rite now

slim2fattycake
10-04-2010, 12:20 AM
Calm down. Did he say it was finish already?

norrizzle90
10-04-2010, 01:10 AM
my friend KROSS6622 sent him an EQ i think it was....got it back but im not sure if he tested it yet. i can vouch for this man saying that he ATLEAST sent back the EQ. im almost certain it works tho....i will let you guys know once i find out it works. as of know tho, this guy is legit!!!

Boomsday
10-04-2010, 01:27 AM
Calm down. Did he say it was finish already?

yep said its been fixed since last week

mike49504
10-04-2010, 09:03 AM
Listen i spent the weekend in the hospital with my daughter she was very sick so i didnt have much time to reply to people . I sent you a pm saying your amp was fixed and it took you 4 days to pay me on your amp so dont start telling people they cant trust me i will send you a pm with the tracking info.

mike49504
10-04-2010, 09:04 AM
As far as the Z1 amp i never recieved the amp for repair.

l7runner
10-04-2010, 09:33 AM
how were you able to fix the DD z1 there are very few people out there that have the schematics for the boards to get the right parts for it

You can fix them without the schematics...even I have

I do have most of the circuit diagrams if you need them tho

9515ROB
10-04-2010, 09:52 AM
You can fix them without the schematics...even I have

I do have most of the circuit diagrams if you need them tho

then you put the wrong **** in it then

l7runner
10-04-2010, 10:20 AM
then you put the wrong **** in it then

You can replace fets/transistors by going by the code on the part. Its not that hard. I bet the vast number of amp repair technicians rarely use schematics

mike49504
10-04-2010, 10:25 AM
I thought you meant the Z1 you had . The pic i posted of the Z1 that i fixed I didnt need Schematics for Yes its more time consuming But The 1 i fixed had blown outputs and bad driver IC's .

Darkness DT1
10-05-2010, 03:45 PM
I just sent you an email about a alpine pdx1.600

Shinju
10-05-2010, 03:57 PM
If you want me to fix the amps Soundstream and phoenix let me know and ill send you the shipping info

Drop me your info, And sorry to hear about the kiddo hope all is well!

Kross6622
10-05-2010, 03:57 PM
Good guy here. Talked to him on the phone first, took me a minute to get the crossover over to him and he stayed in contact the whole time. Fair pricing, good products. I have the active crossover setup in my car now. Working fine, no issues. If i ever have a broken amp or something I will contact him first before someone else. Also sometimes you got to understand hes not a company and this isnt his 9-5 job so if he doesnt respond with an hour you have to respect it. Thats just my opinion... Just like i say for where i work (food business) dont rush some things. I dont want a guy doing a rush job on my electronics or my food. Id rather wait and have it done correctly.

southcounty13
10-07-2010, 06:39 PM
Just some feedback for those wondering about Mike49504. I shipped my broken Hifonics Brutus to him, the day he received it he told me the problem and cost. I paid him and received my amp back within 5 days. The amp works again. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to fix their amp. Thanks Mike!

johnjv29
10-20-2010, 10:24 PM
To anyone out there that needs amp repair,Mike just repaired my Digital Designs Z1 (and some of my other amps in the past) and highly recommend him!I have dealt with him for over a year now and will continue to bring my amps to him!A good repairman and friend...

mike49504
10-20-2010, 11:02 PM
Thanks John,

Only took 10 hours of labor to fix it LOL. And to everyone else that has an amp here Im working on them hope to get alot of them finished this week, Sorry for the delay just took awhile for the parts to come in. But im working on all the amps i have here in the order they were recieved.

Euth_In_Asia
10-27-2010, 03:09 AM
Well I put my RF 1001bd (2003 model)on my Solo L7s wired at one ohm and I think I blew it... How much do you think that would be And I also have a memphis pr 1000 that apparantly has 2 blow power supplies and various other problems... *stupid L7 15s* Is that even economical to repair? Thanks in advanced

mike49504
10-27-2010, 10:15 AM
The fosgate 1001bd your looking total parts and labor about 50.00 and the memphis i would know until i saw the amp to see what is all wrong with it.

xjoeyc23x
10-27-2010, 10:17 AM
how about a team cactus sounds 7k

mike49504
10-27-2010, 10:23 AM
On the cactus your looking probably about 150 to repair it the parts get expensive in thoose amps

xjoeyc23x
10-27-2010, 10:24 AM
can i get some refs?

mike49504
10-27-2010, 10:30 AM
i will post some in a lil bit also there is alot of people in this thread ive fixed amps for and are happy with the amps ive repaired for them .

Euth_In_Asia
10-27-2010, 10:30 AM
can i get some refs?

^^^ This please.. And could you tell me the process in getting it repaired by you ie: shipping etc

12voltz+-
10-27-2010, 10:34 AM
How about a hifonics xxv maxximus ?(2 goliaths i think its just the top board)

mike49504
10-27-2010, 10:45 AM
On the hifonics maxximus your looking at 150 dollars to fix that as well parts can get expensive to repair the amp The outs are like anywhere from $2.50 to 5.00 each and there is alot of them power supply fets are 2.00 to 4.00 each and alot of them. If outputs failed then the ic's on the driver board have to be replaced as well.

da box king
10-27-2010, 10:45 AM
pm sent

mike49504
10-27-2010, 10:59 AM
reply'd

Jh8909
10-27-2010, 11:14 AM
PM me an estimate to fix this. its an old PPI sedona APA 500-ix

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Jh8909
10-27-2010, 11:15 AM
PM me an estimate to fix this. its an old PPI sedona APA 500-ix

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jco1385
10-27-2010, 11:28 AM
i got a MTX 1501d that the power input block has disconnected from the board. it just needs re-soldered in place. nothing else is wrong with it. i had it fixed once, but it was really ugly, and has since broken loose again. what kinda money we talkin to do that?


Jco1385 Your looking at $10.00 plus shipping to resolder the connections . And ill go though the entire amp to to make sure theres nothing else that looks shaddy.


this deal still good? i also have another 1501d that i think one of the RCA inputs is loose. it's still working fine with one hooked up, but if i plug the other one in it's weird. shipping is a *****, but let me know what you think.

also, what kind of turn-around time am i lookin at?

Euth_In_Asia
10-27-2010, 11:31 AM
Pm'ed and emailed

mike49504
10-27-2010, 12:05 PM
On the mtx amp the deal still stands as far as the other 1 probably looking at the same price to fix that as well as long as there's no other problems with the amp.
So total for both amps is 20.00 plus shipping and turn around time is 1 day by the time the amps got to me i would be caught up and the repairs i have now just waiting for parts to arrive.

jco1385
10-27-2010, 12:36 PM
pm sent

norrizzle90
10-27-2010, 12:48 PM
i have a audiopipe 1500. it powers up then flickers back and forth into protect. not sure what it is....can you pm me an estimate please? i am semi local....

xjoeyc23x
10-27-2010, 06:29 PM
still would like outstanding members on here that have used you and are good refs not just people from the same state with 12 posts

stereohead69
10-27-2010, 08:16 PM
hey mike I have alot of amps that need work email me on here with a number to contact you so I can let you know I have more then 10 of them so please send me the info asap thanks man.

Premierdime
10-27-2010, 11:49 PM
Your pms are full. About how much the repair for the bx2200d?

surreal
10-27-2010, 11:57 PM
Trying to fix a HiFonics amp myself.. Is there a trick to getting the mosfet heatsinks off? I just knocked em off so I could slide the board out.. cob webbing ftl it seems.
Just curious. Doesnt seem amps are really made to be worked on. What a pain..

z0n3d0u7
10-28-2010, 12:13 AM
PM me with a quote to fix the outputs [And ic's, i suppose?] on an Orion 4002 please.

Also have a kicker zx600.1 that a friend had installed, And a screw was later found across the terminal of his sub. It kept going into protect, But he kept powering off / on and turning it up untill something in the amp blew [small 1/8" tan square with metal / solder on the ends..]. I believe this is all thats wrong with it, But im not 100% sure.

And i have a memphis MC-1kD that needs a new board, If youd like that as part of payment. The board doesnt look like it has any holes in it, But it dont look like there are too many good parts. hooked it up (No load), And smoke started rolling out of it.

the727kid
10-28-2010, 10:49 AM
Clear your PMs

mike49504
10-28-2010, 11:42 AM
PM's should work now.

The Silverman
10-28-2010, 12:00 PM
still would like outstanding members on here that have used you and are good refs not just people from the same state with 12 posts

I'm not Mod or anything, but I said it previously. He fixed my ed nine.1 in about a weekend and the entire process took maybe 5 days.

stereohead69
11-01-2010, 01:02 PM
hey mike your pm box is full again can tell you are a busy man.

mike49504
11-02-2010, 01:05 PM
It shouldnt be try again

benzmansl65amg
11-02-2010, 01:09 PM
you buy the fried amps? If so PM me i got like 6.

kevinbvw
11-02-2010, 05:57 PM
waitin on my amp!!! cant wait to get it back and hook it all back up. lookin forward to giving props

2loud4youmorris
11-03-2010, 11:57 PM
What about if a small peice of a board is bend and 6outs on the topboard of a ab 1000.1 is gone

bunkrd you
11-04-2010, 01:36 AM
wow wish I didnt throw away my 2010 model hifonics 1200.1. ran it daily at .7ohms so i figured itd be ****** anyways

mike49504
11-05-2010, 11:17 AM
Id have to see pics of the amp where stuff is missing to tell you if its repairable.

Sarthos
11-05-2010, 02:48 PM
just hooked up an amp I had sitting in my car without power, went right to protect but haven't had time to test it. 4 channel Planet Audio VX4004, if I can't figure out a problem like power, ground, fuse, w/e, think you can take care of it?

subdicted
11-05-2010, 03:59 PM
Hey mike i have a rockford 1000.1bd
it begins to power up then blows my fuses. tried different wiring kits an everything, can you let me know how much it could possibly run me to fix??

mike49504
11-05-2010, 09:49 PM
On the planet audio if it goes into protection it could be the outputs in the amp that have gone bad.

cmobley
11-06-2010, 08:43 PM
Any update on my ab amp?

mike49504
11-06-2010, 09:35 PM
I finally got all the parts for the amp last one arrived today finally i thought i would have all the parts for it along time ago Im working on it right now honestly and i hope to have it done by tommrow I will hook you up on the repair since its been awhile since u sent it to me

Boldtothemax
11-07-2010, 07:45 AM
Good to know a good honest person is working on these amps and does good work.

I will keep your name in the future, just in case. Have 3 a/b amps, all work....

cmobley
11-07-2010, 05:24 PM
Cool thanks for the update Mike.

mbrooky
11-07-2010, 05:39 PM
yep said its been fixed since last week

update??

rangerboy101
11-07-2010, 06:54 PM
I have a Fosgate P400.4 with a bad channel. Is it still $25 plus parts & labor & shipping? I didn't read this whole thread so I don't know if you have changed your prices at all.

hzsogood
11-08-2010, 12:26 AM
I got 2 amps that need to be fixed as well.. 2 mc 1000ds .. PM me whenever you can

mike49504
11-08-2010, 09:44 AM
On the fosgate amp yopur looking at 40.00 total plus shipping to fix the amp and it would come with a 90 day warranty

rangerboy101
11-09-2010, 09:56 PM
On the fosgate amp yopur looking at 40.00 total plus shipping to fix the amp and it would come with a 90 day warranty

$40+shipping. Shipping= ~$10 so around $50 for everything... Not too bad. You'll be getting my business soon.

mike49504
11-09-2010, 10:51 PM
Sounds good

NissanKicker
11-14-2010, 12:00 PM
I shipped him ( Mike ) my MA Audio HK401sx... He'll be receiving it on Thursday ( Nov. 18th ) - He has great communication, I'm lookin' forward to the following week... ( I miss my .5ohm daily load - D*mn RCA Jacks make me SICK! )

... Thanks again Mike!

cmobley
11-17-2010, 08:09 AM
Updates on the AB?

PPI_GUY
11-17-2010, 11:49 AM
Mike, I have a Orion 250 HCCA G4 with a bad channel that I need to have repaired. Any problems with repairing that model?

mike49504
11-18-2010, 07:35 PM
No problems that i have ran into repairing thoose amps 250 hcca g4 amps are very nice amps and nothing to hard to fix.

On the ab amp im putting the thing back in the heatsink tonight and powering it up to test for audio

PPI_GUY
11-18-2010, 08:10 PM
No problems that i have ran into repairing thoose amps 250 hcca g4 amps are very nice amps and nothing to hard to fix.

On the ab amp im putting the thing back in the heatsink tonight and powering it up to test for audio

Mike, you have a PM.

frzninvt
11-22-2010, 11:43 AM
I have an Orion XTR-2150 that powers up and plays but us distorted. A quick inspection of the PCB and I spotted a couple (2) burnt diodes. Really want to get it back in action having to use an XTR-250 in it's place for now. Need pics? Let me know if it's something you can fix. Thanks

150dbs
11-22-2010, 09:36 PM
i got a kicker zx1000 that flashes green then red repeatedly. any way you can help?

mike49504
11-23-2010, 08:17 AM
I can repair the orion 2150 amp for you . Shouldnt be to bad . I can fix the Kicker amp also sounds like the kicker is going into protection mode .

Send me a pm if you want the prices to fix the amps and shipping info thanks

Spooney
11-23-2010, 07:40 PM
I just wanna put this out there for the people looking to get repair quotes on their amps......Just because you only see one or two burnt components on the board doesn't mean that the only problems with the amp are those burnt components. There is a very good chance that there are other parts that are defective that look completely normal to the naked eye. FET's blow/short out all the time with no visual sign of a problem. You will most likely get a more accurate repair quote if you simply tell Mike in the best detail possible what the problem is with the amp. Most good amp repair techs can diagnose an amp problem based on a good description of the issue rather than a pic of two burnt resistors. Just my two cents and sorry Mike if you feel this is uncalled for. Just kinda irks me reading through this and knowing a good bit about amp repairs when people say something like " there are only 3 burnt capacitors and I think thats the only problem" .

mike49504
11-23-2010, 10:28 PM
No problem at all Spooney. When people tell me they see 1 or 2 blown fets or outputs I dont replace just 1 or 2 i replace them all with brand new . All of the date codes have to match so the amp is reliable. Every amp that comes in my door i go through the amp 100% before i apply any power to it. Ive seen a few come in that they say 1 fet is burnt and it ends up being all the fets and outputs that need to be replaced. Heres a fact out of 20 amps that came in for repair only 3 of them had defective power supply fets and nothing else was wrong. The other amps needed more work then just fets like outputs,drivers,gate resistors,ect. So i know what your saying.

frzninvt
11-24-2010, 09:41 AM
I never stated that the resistors were all that were wrong with it, I am just passing on the obvious issues as a starting point so simmer down spoon head. I have 30 years experience in car audio so I know a thing or two. I am not worried about cost to repair it, I just want it working again. I will send a PM. The amp is my brother in laws, he had a way to small power wire feeding a 600W amp so it comes as no surprise to me that the amp is damaged. Just trying to find someone to fix it for him.

JCarter
11-24-2010, 03:56 PM
Hey Mike i have a question about my amp. it is a arc audio 1500xxk. It powers on with no protect lights or any power issues but it has no sound....i opened it up and looked around and noticed it has 2 boards in side i guess one for sound input and the other for the out put... and it as a wire ribbon conecting them together...the riboon area looks like it is burnt i would like to know it you ever dealt with an amp like this and if that would be the problem with it??

thanks for the reply..
this is a picture of the damged wire ribbon area..

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/boredjoshua/th_11231956a-2.jpg (http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/boredjoshua/?action=view&current=11231956a-2.jpg)

mike49504
11-24-2010, 08:49 PM
On the arc audio amp Were the ribbon cable is solderd to the board it appears to be flux on the board. Theres a couple things you need to check first off. Do you have a digital multimeter?

JCarter
11-24-2010, 09:27 PM
On the arc audio amp Were the ribbon cable is solderd to the board it appears to be flux on the board. Theres a couple things you need to check first off. Do you have a digital multimeter?

I do not.. I may be able to get one.. what things would i need to check?

Spooney
11-24-2010, 11:39 PM
I never stated that the resistors were all that were wrong with it, I am just passing on the obvious issues as a starting point so simmer down spoon head. I have 30 years experience in car audio so I know a thing or two. I am not worried about cost to repair it, I just want it working again. I will send a PM. The amp is my brother in laws, he had a way to small power wire feeding a 600W amp so it comes as no surprise to me that the amp is damaged. Just trying to find someone to fix it for him..

I wasn't aiming my comments at anyone in particular as there are many similar post in this thread. Sorry if you took offense to it. Really just trying to offer a tidbit of what I feel is helpful information. Take it however you want but it was meant merely as a suggestion to help make the whole repair quote process easier.

mike49504
11-25-2010, 02:15 AM
You need to test all of the outputs to see if any are shorted if not then you need to test to see if the amp is producing + _ rail voltages and + - regulated voltages first off

ctmaudi
11-25-2010, 02:31 AM
My Planet Audio P2250D sparked and smoked tonight. Only been running 1000w at 2ohm when it should be able to do 1600+ at 2.
Was playing a fairly bass heavy song, heard a crackling sound, head unit shut off for a second, saw a couple sparks and smelt something burning. Im guess its a mosfet. Not sure of the extent of the damage. The fan in it has been extremely loud, pretty sure it was getting ready to die. Maybe it did and caused it to over heat.
Whats an estimated qoute?

Also, my cousin has an old cheap 2 or 4 channle that just goes in to protect mode. Not sure of any other details. If he's got the money Ill see about packing them together to save shipping.

mike49504
11-25-2010, 12:31 PM
The planet audio amp your looking in the 50.00 to 60.00 range to fix the amp.The other amp i would have to know what kinbd it is and a modle number to give you a estimate

JCarter
11-26-2010, 01:48 PM
You need to test all of the outputs to see if any are shorted if not then you need to test to see if the amp is producing + _ rail voltages and + - regulated voltages first off

will this meter work and what exactly am i testing the channels or the rca inputs?

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/boredjoshua/th_11261041.jpg (http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n266/boredjoshua/?action=view&current=11261041.jpg)

mike49504
11-26-2010, 02:40 PM
yes that meter will work. You need to set the meter to DC voltage. Hook power ,ground and remote to the amp do not plug in rca jacks or speaker wires. Power the amp on place your black probe on the amps ground terminal. take the red probe and test each leg of the outputs they are 3 legged devices on the sides of the amp closest to the rca jacks . Check to see if you have rail voltage on any of them . For example place black probe on ground terminal of the amp and touch red probe on leg 1 of the output then touch red probe on middle leg of output then place red probe on leg 3 of the outputs post your results as followed
1:
2:
3:
Whats the voltages on leg1
whats the voltage on middle leg
whats the voltage on the 3rd leg

JCarter
11-26-2010, 04:09 PM
yes that meter will work. You need to set the meter to DC voltage. Hook power ,ground and remote to the amp do not plug in rca jacks or speaker wires. Power the amp on place your black probe on the amps ground terminal. take the red probe and test each leg of the outputs they are 3 legged devices on the sides of the amp closest to the rca jacks . Check to see if you have rail voltage on any of them . For example place black probe on ground terminal of the amp and touch red probe on leg 1 of the output then touch red probe on middle leg of output then place red probe on leg 3 of the outputs post your results as followed
1:
2:
3:
Whats the voltages on leg1
whats the voltage on middle leg
whats the voltage on the 3rd leg

alright ill have the info by the end of the day.

dirtye30
11-26-2010, 05:21 PM
ive got a kicker zx1000.1 with a capacitor that exploded. PO stated the amplifier got wet and let the magic smoke out... board is pretty toasty but it doesnt seem to have any holes in it. i planned on sending it out to kicker but i noticed this thread and just figured id ask for an estimate. thanks!

mike49504
11-26-2010, 09:04 PM
to fix the amp your looking about 75 dollars plus shipping to fix it

the727kid
11-26-2010, 09:16 PM
So how many people have got their amps back?

mike49504
11-26-2010, 10:22 PM
Alot of people have got thier amps back Thanks you And the amps i have here im finishing them up as quickly as possible and sending thoose back as well.

rsfaze
11-27-2010, 06:28 PM
mike I have a couple of Orion amps and a PPI amp I need to get repaired. I just blew my Orion 400.2 and I have a 600.4 that produces a whine when activating the internal x-over. The PPI 4400.2 turns on but blows speakers when hooked up.

thanks

da box king
11-28-2010, 10:28 PM
Mike I'll be calling you tomorrow, have atleast 2 amps, but wondering how you are on head units as well.lol

mike49504
11-29-2010, 03:03 PM
whats wrong with the head unit?

PPI_GUY
11-29-2010, 05:19 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know, I sent Mike a Orion HCCA 250 G4 on Friday 1 week ago and got it back this last Saturday via FedEx. That quick turn-around is probably the exception rather than the rules as he told me he was waiting on parts for some other amps and mine was a simple fix. Thanks Mike.

fox_forma
12-01-2010, 08:45 PM
Mike your PM box is full, wanted to make sure you got the hcca250 and PG xs2500. Said they dropped there on Monday.

mike49504
12-01-2010, 09:22 PM
Yes got them both ive looked at both of them and found the problems . Ill send you a message right now.

eggster
12-02-2010, 03:09 AM
mike I have a couple of Orion amps and a PPI amp I need to get repaired. I just blew my Orion 400.2 and I have a 600.4 that produces a whine when activating the internal x-over. The PPI 4400.2 turns on but blows speakers when hooked up.

thanks

OH OH, I know that one!! When an amp blows speakers up it is because it is sending AC to the speakers.. Something along the lines of it not converting the DC to AC voltage correctly or sumshit like that..

eggster
12-02-2010, 03:19 AM
Mike, didn't read through the entire thread but I'd like to know, do you mod amps? I have a few in mind that I would like to get modded.. Would you be able to improve an amps sound quality and or output power?

BTW, I have an asston of amps in need of repair, do you fix Mmats amps? At the moment I have a pair of SS D200IIs that I would like rebuilt and if possible, improved for SQ, I have a first gen Hifonics Zues VII that I would like hotrodded, Mmats D2000.1 that needs repair, PPI AX400 that needs repair. Will be picking up 3 JBL GTOs that also need repair.. Where were you when I had all those PPI amps that needed fixing?

Your thoughts?

mike49504
12-02-2010, 10:41 AM
I fix all brands of amps so it should be no problem. As far as modding the amps the only mod that could be really done to the ones you have is differnt caps in it to make it have better sound quality . And in my honest opinion As far as the hifonics zeus amp you have i wouldnt mod it if it was my own some people dont like that and it will decrease in value if you try and sell it sometime in the future

rsfaze
12-02-2010, 10:45 AM
OH OH, I know that one!! When an amp blows speakers up it is because it is sending AC to the speakers.. Something along the lines of it not converting the DC to AC voltage correctly or sumshit like that..

something along the lines of the output's are blown, I'm a computer guy and I wish I would of learned circuit boards back in the day. Guess there is no time but the present to start.

mike49504
12-02-2010, 11:30 AM
When outputs fail in an amplifier it sends out DC voltage to you subs. For example say the rail voltage in the amp is 40 volts and you blow the outputs in the amp in return now you have 40 volts DC comming out of the speaker terminals and that = blown subs. Also there can be other problems with an amp that causes DC voltage on the speaker terminals and not be the outputs 1 example you have bad solder joints on driver cards or the driver card is defective due to leaking caps and such.

rsfaze
12-02-2010, 11:40 AM
When outputs fail in an amplifier it sends out DC voltage to you subs. For example say the rail voltage in the amp is 40 volts and you blow the outputs in the amp in return now you have 40 volts DC comming out of the speaker terminals and that = blown subs. Also there can be other problems with an amp that causes DC voltage on the speaker terminals and not be the outputs 1 example you have bad solder joints on driver cards or the driver card is defective due to leaking caps and such.

good info Mike. The PPI is sitting here staring at me and this Orion. When I contacted Zed on this Orion, Steven said it might be possible to do an upgrade on the Orion which includes a capacitor, IC chipset and power transistor upgrade. It's an Orion Xtreme 400.2, would you recommend an upgrade on this or is it not worth it?

dynamcpunk
12-02-2010, 11:43 AM
Mike, I have JBL BP1200.1 that has mosfetts and capictors, I think that is what they are I don't know too much about the inner working's of amplifiers. But I want to know about how much it would be to repair it.

mike49504
12-02-2010, 12:42 PM
The orion would be cool to upgrade and i think its worth the money if you want better SQ out of it.

The Jbl amp whats it doing? Stuck in protect,not powering on?

rsfaze
12-02-2010, 01:15 PM
The orion would be cool to upgrade and i think its worth the money if you want better SQ out of it.

The Jbl amp whats it doing? Stuck in protect,not powering on?

that sounds good, I love the sound of it so would love to send you the 600.4 and 400.2 for repair and upgrade. Any rough estimate on the 600.4 upgrade? You can pm of course, thanks.

dynamcpunk
12-02-2010, 01:56 PM
The JBL amp powers on but thats about it. I opened it up and you see that some stuff fried. I got from friend who decided to let a shop install it instead of me and they hooked it up wrong.

gammey4
12-06-2010, 02:35 PM
Do you fix us amps? I managed to **** up both my md2d and md43 over the weekend. The md43 wont power on, reads ground at the remote lead and I heard a pop from inside the case. The md2d still comes on but Im getting a weird signal from it, like a ac wave being sent to the subs and it pops hard when it comes on. So hard it pushed one sub to pop the spider loose. I also have a avh-p6600dvd pioneer that wont show a picture when playing a dvd, screen works with everything else and the sound works. Do you work on those also?

da box king
12-06-2010, 02:55 PM
Mike, I did not get a chance to come through GR, but a week from today I'll be stopping by and dropping the ppi off, and then the directed and other ppi

mike49504
12-06-2010, 11:55 PM
I work on dvd headunits also yes and i can fix your amps if you would like. Send me a privaate message if you want them repaired and we can work something out.

DA BOX KING sounds good.

eggster
12-09-2010, 12:05 PM
Good luck with that! I have dabbled and succesfully repaired a few amps, those had obvious signs of distress, I simply changed the row of mosfets which contained the clearly burnt circuit and presto.. That was luck as I have no way of actually diagnosing a not so obvious problem..

I somehow manage to fix almost anything I put my mind to (except the old hag, had to turn in my lease, too many miles on her)

I started tinkering as soon as I was old enough to twist a screwdriver (age 4, used to take my toys apart to see what makes them tick, sometimes managed to get them back together, sometimes not.. Dad would revel in it, Mom would beat me ;) I have been fixing all of our appliances since I was 12, not buying an extended warranty? It's a rule of thumb with us..

I'd like to go to school for this, but I would have to learn math first, plus at 40 years of age, my brain has solidified into an unyielding mass of shitturd, no longer absorbent.. I fall asleep reading anything that isn't pornographic or written on the subject of cars or music.. (much as most of you are probably falling asleep at this moment.. Good God, enough babble here...

Repairing something that most people would junk? I'll tell you, the feeling associated with a successful repair? (Even though I often end up with extra screws) there is no other feeling like it in the world!

bubbagumper6
12-09-2010, 12:10 PM
Good luck with that! I have dabbled and succesfully repaired a few amps, those had obvious signs of distress, I simply changed the row of mosfets which contained the clearly burnt circuit and presto.. That was luck as I have no way of actually diagnosing a not so obvious problem..

I somehow manage to fix almost anything I put my mind to (except the old hag, had to turn in my lease, too many miles on her)

I started tinkering as soon as I was old enough to twist a screwdriver (age 4, used to take my toys apart to see what makes them tick)

Repairing something that most people would junk? I'll tell you, the feeling associated with a successful repair? (Even though I often end up with extra screws) there is no other feeling like it in the world!

Even though the amp worked, I wouldn't exactly call that a successful repair. Most of the time if you have mosfets fail they send large amounts of current through their associated resistors and damage them. It may work now but it's probably not going to be all that reliable in the long run...

eggster
12-09-2010, 12:15 PM
Mike, how do we proceed? I would like to send you a few amps.. PPI AX400, Mmats D2000 and possibly 3 JBL GTOs.. Just need them repaired, no mods.. High quality replacement parts would be the preference though. How do we act?

BTW, I want to sell the Hifonics Zues VII.. Interested? If so I'll provide the photobucket link, lots of pics up there, the amp is rough so I will let it go cheap. I've also got a nice pair of PPI A1200.2s in good condition, warranty stickers intact, internals are presumably cherry, unmolested at the very least, both include all the plugs, plumbing for the optional cooling system is installed (done by PPI) and I have a spacer/bridge connector (connects the amps together, with a bit of rigging can be used even with the plumbing left intact)

I thought you may be interested, something about the comment you made regarding my Zues amp led me to believe as much, not sure why.. Always the opportunist, here I am with an inquiry on amp repair in your thread while attempting to solicit my wares to you :) Anyway PLMK if you're interested and let me know how we can get the ball rolling with the repairs.. If this works out, I will keep you very busy my friend!!

eggster
12-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Even though the amp worked, I wouldn't exactly call that a successful repair. Most of the time if you have mosfets fail they send large amounts of current through their associated resistors and damage them. It may work now but it's probably not going to be all that reliable in the long run...

Yup, you're absolutely right about that (conveniently forgot to mention that part of it ;)

mike49504
12-09-2010, 01:27 PM
PM sent

daboyfrumdabx
12-11-2010, 05:20 PM
Shipped my amp. He repaired it the same day he received it and shipped back the following day. Received amp today and tested, all is working 100%.

Thank you.

c_nitty
12-19-2010, 10:32 AM
Finished work reviews anyone?

on1wheel01
12-19-2010, 10:39 AM
+1 on that

manish
12-22-2010, 12:17 AM
hey i have 2 kenwood kac-x1r that i need repair, one turns on but when u crank the volume it shuts off, the other will turn on but goes into short mode. I also have a kenwood kac-x4r which is shot as well. would like all three repaired. I also have a jbl gto14001 and a gto 1200.ii thats need repair. since i live in detroit, i have no problem shipping them after x-mas just send me contact and shipping info. i also have a soundstream ref amp, forgot the model but its a 4 channel that i read is known for going up in smoke. so first i wanna send my kenwoods and go from there. pm me here or send email to [email protected] heck if possible i might drive up if your turn around is that quick and i can wait for them. also is there any mods available for the x1r?

cmobley
12-22-2010, 10:16 AM
Finished work reviews anyone?

Wish I could give a review on my amp that he has had since September.

kevinbvw
12-26-2010, 09:54 AM
Wish I could give a review on my amp that he has had since September.

same boat as you. although i live right up the street from him so im not worried about getting it back. parts are on backorder apparently. hoping to get my amp soon tho!!!

fox_forma
12-26-2010, 11:12 AM
same with me, keeps saying he is fixing it tonight and it will be shipped right out. Been a month now. Mike I want an update!!!!

mike49504
12-26-2010, 03:21 PM
Im boxing up alot of amps today to ship back tommrow morning. I will provide tracking numbers to you guys once i ship them tommrow morning.

cmobley
12-29-2010, 12:37 PM
Still havent heard anything. Keeps saying the parts are on backorder. Since September though? If its unrepairable just say so.

Jayzbent
12-29-2010, 06:25 PM
I got my Treo RSX 1900 back today works great. My problem was small though had to replace the input on it. I am sure some of these amp parts are a bish to find. From the sound of things Mikes been really loaded down. Hope you guys get your gear fixed. GL

2loud4youmorris
12-29-2010, 08:40 PM
mike is repairing 3 of my amps right now

2loud4youmorris
12-29-2010, 08:42 PM
a cactus 7k, a ab 500.1, and a rd d9

Spooney
12-29-2010, 11:40 PM
Due to the ****** economy a lot of these parts are very hard if not impossible to find right now. Even very common parts that just 6 months ago were easy to find are getting wiped out. Semiconductor manufacturers scaled back production quite a bit when things got bad but the market never got as bad as they anticipated and now the demand is higher than the number of parts they can produce in many cases because they cut back so much. I wouldn't doubt that mike is having a very hard time sourcing parts as I have been running into that myself on the handful of repairs i've been doing and most of the time he won't know what he needs to fix your amp until it gets disassembled. Also many times its necessary to remove parts from the circuit to properly troubleshoot a problem. It may not be as easy as him just boxing your amp back up and shipping it back to you if he already has it apart and missing several of the parts.

kmanian
01-01-2011, 10:37 PM
Well I am throwing in that he has a SS XXX 6500 that I have been told will be done in 2 weeks as the parts are on their way to him now. I am sure Mike is very busy and doing his best with procuring parts. I do however feel that my largest frustration is that I have to ask whats up every couple weeks instead of him letting me know before I bug him. If I were to suggest an improvement to his service it would be communication.

mike49504
01-02-2011, 07:28 PM
Im having trouble finding parts for theese amps i can assure you that the parts are comming in for the amps that are here. But you guys have to understand that once i order parts for theese if they are backorderd its out of my hands i cant do much til they come in. Sorry for the delay in responding to you to update you with amp status but im very busy working on theese amps and dont always have time to sit on a computer for hours I try to get back to everyone as quick as possible .

alex5857
01-02-2011, 11:43 PM
Just vouching for mike here, he sent my amp out about a week ago and i received it on the 31st, however i haven't been able to test it and wont be until i get back on the 15th.

Great communication though. Thanks.

andy26391
01-03-2011, 04:37 PM
Hey Mike, I have and Infinity 475a that was hooked up in my F150. The speakers wires became disconnected from the rear passenger side speaker and the wires were loose in the door. The amp shut off one night when I was driving and will not come out of protection mode. It powers up fine but goes right into protection mode. It makes a sound every 10 seconds or so like it is powering up again and the protection light goes out and the power light comes on for a flash then back into protection mode. Any idea on the issue and what I may be looking at for a price? Thanks very much.

kmanian
01-03-2011, 05:55 PM
Well I am throwing in that he has a SS XXX 6500 that I have been told will be done in 2 weeks as the parts are on their way to him now. I am sure Mike is very busy and doing his best with procuring parts. I do however feel that my largest frustration is that I have to ask whats up every couple weeks instead of him letting me know before I bug him. If I were to suggest an improvement to his service it would be communication.


Im having trouble finding parts for theese amps i can assure you that the parts are comming in for the amps that are here. But you guys have to understand that once i order parts for theese if they are backorderd its out of my hands i cant do much til they come in. Sorry for the delay in responding to you to update you with amp status but im very busy working on theese amps and dont always have time to sit on a computer for hours I try to get back to everyone as quick as possible .

Mike, I completely understand the shortage of parts, however a one line email doesn't take hours and hours. And when you offer to do something for money, it then is not a hobby, you are now a professional, and communication is part of that. I personally want to know. Others may not, but I do. I am sorry if this comes off strong, but it is honest criticism, that can assure more happy customers.
Gl and thanks

fox_forma
01-04-2011, 11:25 PM
got my amps in last week but haven't been able to test, hopefully this week. Couldn't beat the pricing just wish communication was better about parts being back ordered. Other than that everything seems good to go.

ry81890
01-06-2011, 05:28 PM
whats goin on i got a audiodiesel amp 2200 watts not sure wats wrong wit it isnt working assuming its fried:?

cmobley
01-06-2011, 08:08 PM
Mike, I completely understand the shortage of parts, however a one line email doesn't take hours and hours. And when you offer to do something for money, it then is not a hobby, you are now a professional, and communication is part of that. I personally want to know. Others may not, but I do. I am sorry if this comes off strong, but it is honest criticism, that can assure more happy customers.
Gl and thanks

Well said. Communication at the beginning was great, now not so much. I understand the parts thing, but I'm at 3 months now.

mike49504
01-07-2011, 12:14 AM
Cmobley,

Sorry its been awhile on your amp the last of the parts are finally comming within the next week and your amp will be back up and running 100% As soon as the parts come in i will drop them in and ship the amp back to you.

s94658
01-07-2011, 12:52 AM
Hey let me know when you clear your pms. I have a pm for you

NissanKicker
01-07-2011, 01:10 AM
Hey mike... Anything on my MA Audio?

mike49504
01-07-2011, 07:02 AM
Nissan,

YOURS IS GOING OUT TODAY I PROMISE . Pm's cleared

cmobley
01-07-2011, 07:53 AM
Cmobley,

Sorry its been awhile on your amp the last of the parts are finally comming within the next week and your amp will be back up and running 100% As soon as the parts come in i will drop them in and ship the amp back to you.

Like kmanian said, a one line update goes a long way. Thank you.

lilsolo68
01-07-2011, 08:07 AM
can you repair an old jbl bp1200.1?

mike49504
01-07-2011, 10:08 AM
LILSOLO,

Yeah i can repair the jbl amp i probably have the parts here for that one since i order a ton of parts and the rst of them are on the way to me so this long wait for parts for peoples amps will be over and i orderd extras to keep on hand

169db
01-07-2011, 10:43 AM
Mike u shipped my amp yet

s94658
01-07-2011, 01:59 PM
I sent you pm.

mike49504
01-07-2011, 02:11 PM
I shipped the amp Let me find the paper with the tracking number.

lilsolo68
01-07-2011, 02:19 PM
whats the estimated turnonver time seems like these fellows have you swamped with amps already, lol

tsbrewers
01-08-2011, 04:41 PM
He has been "fixing" mine for well over 3 months now.

kmanian
01-08-2011, 10:45 PM
He has been "fixing" mine for well over 3 months now.

who are you? you have 1 post, doesn't really hold water IMO.

Louisiana_CRX
01-08-2011, 10:58 PM
hmmmmmm

kmanian
01-08-2011, 11:22 PM
Mike, I sent you an email to get the details of where we are with my amp. Please respond in full detail, as I want to be part of the solution, not the problem. But I being the customer do want to know the full story as to what is going on, not just little tid-bits here and there.

Thanks

JOHNJOHN485
01-12-2011, 03:58 PM
Any updates on my amp

mike49504
01-12-2011, 04:51 PM
Just sent you the tracking info

JOHNJOHN485
01-13-2011, 06:14 PM
Got my amp today i test it out tomorrow

NissanKicker
01-13-2011, 06:38 PM
BIG MIKE!
... Is it possible for you to sent me the tracking number to my MA?
Thanks in Advance!

mike49504
01-13-2011, 07:19 PM
Let me dig up the paper and i will send you the tracking info

kevinbvw
01-14-2011, 06:02 AM
whats the word on my audiobahn??? just so long as i get it back by spring time haha

mike49504
01-14-2011, 04:02 PM
Do you still have the rectifiers for this amp? if so i need them having a very hard time finding replacements for them

akheathen
01-15-2011, 11:26 AM
ok, i have a few un-asked questions for you........ what is your work area like (pics would be nice) and how do you handle the equipment? i noticed all your pics are staged on the livingroom furnature, which makes me a tad un-easy. i used to work a bit on amps, and still do here and there, but over the past 8years or so, there seems to be a lot more dust-collecting storage, then working on them......yadda-yadda- long story short, i have a family of my "girls" that i'm looking to have fixed for me over a period of time, like a year or so, and, for the most part, it consists of cold-weather discharges (exploded caps, that shorted on start-up) simply "stopped working" at high volume, and other unknown "broken" but one i really want to know about is a kicker isx2302 (2000-2002?) what the deal with it, is that it's mostly still functional, but the fuse holders caught fire from arcing (i got it with heat damage already from tin-foil wrapped fuese installed, lol) it was actually still powering a 15 when i shut it off and disconnected because i smelled the burning. i snapped some pics. the board is burned, and so are the little caps/resistors at the speaker terminals. so, it needs the board repaired, new terminals and fuse holders, and new side piece, which is the same one used on several different amps of the period, like directed, viper, etc.... maybe more, but i really want to know about that portion of the repair (price and ability) i'm going to attach some pics here..also, next on the list is my 600d (matches the 1100d's in the pic) caps shorted it after cold-discharge(wife left it on and drained the battery in the winter, and it squeeled and fizzled when i turned it on a week later. price, there, too.... i'm not in a tremendous hurry to get them fixed, but 1 month would be nice.
http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr120/djheathenak/systems/amps/WP_000039.jpghttp://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr120/djheathenak/systems/amps/WP_000040.jpghttp://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr120/djheathenak/systems/amps/WP_000041.jpghttp://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr120/djheathenak/systems/amps/WP_000042.jpg
.....one last thing- do you do home recievers(mostly vintage) i have a collection of those, too

woot post #100

mike49504
01-15-2011, 04:34 PM
I will get some pics up later. When i recieve an amp i open it up and go thru the entire amp to see whats wrong with it I then send you and email and tell you the price and whats all wrong with it. All amps are stored on shelfs from the time they get here to the time they leave. The reason behind the amps sitting on a couch is because i took pics of them just before i sent them out and i had an amp up on my bench working on it at the time. I DO NOT fix amps on the couch nor kitchen table They all get fixed on my bench. And my bench is set up in a room no one has access to besides me. I cannot give you a dollar amount on the kicker until i see it in person and see how bad the damage is to the board If it fried the board badly then the board could be conductive and then thats a whole differnt story. As far as the directed goes It should be a simple fix and shouldnt be that much to repair.

Delusnl
01-15-2011, 08:57 PM
Will be sending an amp mikes way on monday!
Will post pictures after i get amp back

chew
01-18-2011, 10:19 AM
Mike i wont need to grill you as i have read threads on here dating back a couple years and you are legit no doubt. I was wondering if you have any idea of shipping cost from florida to where you are ? in michigan correct?

also wanted to mention as im sure you have heard just about every problem an amp can have.
The shop that installed mine about 18 months ago cant find the problem but have determined its in the amp for sure of course they just wana replace it. What it does is i will be playing music going down the road everything wil b fine then all of a sudden it will start humming real loud then it will go away sometimes it happens for a few seconds and other times it wont stop. sometimes if i hit a a bumpy road or tap the amp it will start or stop humming. sometimes its on when i turn on the system sometimes not, sometimes it will stop when i shut down the system and turn back on sometimes it doesnt stop when i shut it off and turn back on. theres no real consistency of when the humming noise comes in and out . your thoughts?

audiophile831
01-19-2011, 12:21 PM
Mike, clear ur inbox

mike49504
01-19-2011, 12:54 PM
Chew sounds like theres a broken solder connection inside the amp or a defective Gain pot or broken rca shield could be a few different things but not to bad to fix.

INBOX CLEAR

Shinju
01-20-2011, 04:21 PM
I got a Memphis 16-MC2004 that needs repair, The amp blew 3 power supply fets upon hooking it up to power with out even turning on. If you want to take it on let me know and PM me your addy and I'll get it sent down to you.

Thanks Mike

-shin

stocker08
01-24-2011, 03:44 PM
Any interest in buying broken amps? I have a U.S. Amps 5500x Xterminator 5-channel that has been sitting around for about a year and a half that I wouldn't mind unloading.

ACE74
01-24-2011, 08:53 PM
can u fix these amps it is an ole skool punch 40 or 45 amp that i have had forever and just have been sitting in my storage closet

daddy_j
01-25-2011, 01:14 AM
I have 2 cactus 5ks, I run 18volts to them, but while charging the amps were left on and saw +20volts, and one popped pretty good and started to smoke, and the other just went into protect. I let the second one sit for a few hours and the amp took about 20 seconds to go into protect, but when it was hot it would go into protect within 2 seconds. Sound like anything you have seen? I know the amps are fried, just trying to get a ball park to fix them. DB-r fixed one for $400 and said their was board damage. I got it back and it worked great. But again the amps saw +20 volts and both blew this time. I got them fixed in Oklahoma for $225 ea plus shipping. I just want to know what kinda price will I be looking at if it happens again? I know you won't know an exact price, but a ballpark number would be nice.

mike49504
01-25-2011, 12:59 PM
I can fix the punch 40's and 45's yes. .

ACT Audio
01-25-2011, 05:42 PM
just sent in (2) Memphis mcd4kw's and another amp. Lots of people know us here and on this forum, will give feedback on the MIKE experience to others. GL with repair mike, so far great communication in this process

Bob Saget
01-25-2011, 05:50 PM
I have a pair of Crunch CR50SHC 50w amplifiers that need some work. They are mint & have minimal use, but the capacitors are leaking.

curtis1993
01-25-2011, 07:57 PM
Hey I have a older planet audio p2250d that is broken, it powers but has no output. dosent go into protect but def has something wrong. What would you guess it might cost to repair. I am just wondering if it is worth fixing or not.
Thank you

ACT Audio
01-28-2011, 08:42 PM
great contact so far, told me issues, reasonable price, now its just getting them fixed and sent back...... SO FAR very good mike

kmanian
01-30-2011, 10:37 PM
Well I am STILL waiting...

Hopefully this ends well.

ACT Audio
02-06-2011, 08:29 PM
so far stayed in contact through process.............. asked for pictures of repair to show and for documentation. So far looks good MIKE

ACT Audio
02-06-2011, 10:11 PM
clear PM inbox mike

evilclown312
02-06-2011, 10:34 PM
Clear your in box


Hey, got a couple amps i would like to get repaired.. Both are old. They were my dads back in the mid to late 90's. One is a pioneer and the other is a Stereo Limited(local audio shop) amp was amazing tho, pushed many of subs with it.. Any how im really interested in getting these fixed. you do package deals at all?

Pioneer amp - Dad told me it didnt work, and it was a good amp i should get it fixed, i tear it apart to look for any issues, there is a round black piece that appears to have broken off from some were rolling around in the amp. Thats all i know lol.

Stereo limited - Worked, i was pushing a couple Punch 8's with it, it would shut off every now and then, now it powers up and as soon as the sub starts hitting it shuts off.

mike49504
02-06-2011, 11:15 PM
Inbox cleared.

169db
02-07-2011, 01:35 AM
mike i got a gp3000d on the way to u

mike49504
02-07-2011, 02:50 AM
Ok i will let you know when it arrives And if everything goes well i have the parts for that in stock

evilclown312
02-07-2011, 02:51 AM
Awaiting response!

AndyWood7
02-07-2011, 06:58 PM
Mike,
Still waiting on my MTX :suave:, but everything else was great. Thanks.

kmanian
02-08-2011, 06:04 PM
any news on the 6500?

4x4runner
02-08-2011, 08:58 PM
Interested in getting an old avionixx 4004 4 channel fixed. used for 2 years on door speakers, not driven hard, just went to protect one day. also have an older pioneer avh-p6600dvd flip out dvd. used it for awhile, one day it just wouldnt come out anymore. when turned on i hear the fan running but no movement or sound, screen stuck in closed position. If you think you fix these please send an approximate quote on them. How do we handle shipping? thanks

kmanian
02-09-2011, 11:03 PM
hello, can I get word here?

manish
02-12-2011, 04:17 PM
I have 1 Kenwood x4r and two x1r's. If u can fix them and if possible mod the x1r's let me know. If I'm happy with ur price and service I got a jbl 1200 and a gto1400.1 oh and a old soundstream that need work. Let me know when and where to ship.

XxedgarxX
02-13-2011, 09:49 AM
so have you shipped my amp already ?? the kx 2500 ?

any reason why your ignoring the messages ?

kmanian
02-14-2011, 12:20 AM
OK, I am giving it until Tuesday. At that point I am going to have Mike ship my amp to dB-r. To date I have paid $100 for nothing but emails (which I initate) I am wearing very, very thin.

XxedgarxX
02-15-2011, 12:09 AM
hey mike can you reply to my messages im the one with the kicker kx 2500 i paided the shipping already and you said it was fixed but you havent reply to my messages ?? have you shipped the amp you said you were going to ship it the next day but i havent heard anything nor you have reply to any of my messages so whats going on ?

mike49504
02-15-2011, 12:59 AM
PM'd

manish
02-15-2011, 09:05 AM
Mike any response to my pm? I really wanna get these amps fixed.

kmanian
02-19-2011, 09:52 PM
well I am giving the benifit of the doubt, and hoping his "I'm working on it right now" is true and he will get it done as this is almost laughable now

cmobley
02-21-2011, 08:54 PM
My "working on it now and shipping this week" has been going on since September. Seems like a nice guy and all, but I would be very leary of sending him anything until he gets caught up. Its not like he PM's you once in a while for an update either. I have been giving the benefit of the doubt because its an older model amp (American Bass CX1200d).

kmanian
02-21-2011, 09:06 PM
OK Mike, I done. Either send me my amp working or let me know you can't it fixed and I will get a # for you to send it to Chris. I am dead serious. I am over taling to you about this, and the reason doesn't matter any longer.

Contact me as soon as you read this.

Trancer
02-24-2011, 09:32 PM
Got a JBL BP1200.1 to send. I just gotta make sure I have everything to put it back together.

I also have a Clarion APA 4320. Not sure if I want to spend the money on this though. Speaker screws are stripped. The three led's just come on and fade off continuously. Every once in a while, it will come on. It served me well for 8 years

150dbs
02-26-2011, 06:56 PM
pm'd bout fixin a pioneer flipout that wont close

kmanian
02-28-2011, 07:09 PM
Do not send any amps to mike, he is a scamming pos! He has had my soundstream 6500 for 3 months saying weekly it would be done, to only now block my emails. I have no amp and no way to contact him.

tsbrewers
02-28-2011, 10:32 PM
I agree, my amp that I sent there has been MIA for 5, going on 6 months. Do not send him anything.

Brew

05fronty
03-01-2011, 08:50 AM
uh oh

dragonrage
03-01-2011, 01:04 PM
You all obviously have his address, having sent your amps to him, so call his local police department and report him.

kmanian
03-01-2011, 02:15 PM
You all obviously have his address, having sent your amps to him, so call his local police department and report him.

This will happen, if he doesn't straighten up quickly

matt_bennett05
03-01-2011, 04:19 PM
Saw you were online sir, please clear your inbox. Wanting to see if my parts arrived and if you had a track#

mike49504
03-01-2011, 04:26 PM
My aunt dies and i have to go out of town for a few days and no im scamming you and keeping your amps? I dont want your amps for the last time Im working on the **** things to finish them up . Im 1 guy not a company with 100 emplyee's I never blocked anyones emails at all So quit spreading lie's once again. Im working on the amp as fast as i can All you that talk smack on here read up on amp repairs and notice that amps take longer then 2 mins to fix and then check to see how easy it is to get parts for it. I have the parts for all of your guys amps and im working on them as fast as possible. Once again im not gonna argue with anyone Im fixing them and ill update each and everyone of you.

hzsogood
03-01-2011, 04:33 PM
My aunt dies and i have to go out of town for a few days and no im scamming you and keeping your amps? I dont want your amps for the last time Im working on the **** things to finish them up . Im 1 guy not a company with 100 emplyee's I never blocked anyones emails at all So quit spreading lie's once again. Im working on the amp as fast as i can All you that talk smack on here read up on amp repairs and notice that amps take longer then 2 mins to fix and then check to see how easy it is to get parts for it. I have the parts for all of your guys amps and im working on them as fast as possible. Once again im not gonna argue with anyone Im fixing them and ill update each and everyone of you.

No worries here man.. Hit me up when you get a chance

bergend2
03-01-2011, 04:38 PM
How about a Lightning Audio X1.2000.1D? The board is burnt up a bit, I can send you some pics of it tonight.

matt_bennett05
03-01-2011, 04:41 PM
My aunt dies and i have to go out of town for a few days and no im scamming you and keeping your amps? I dont want your amps for the last time Im working on the **** things to finish them up . Im 1 guy not a company with 100 emplyee's I never blocked anyones emails at all So quit spreading lie's once again. Im working on the amp as fast as i can All you that talk smack on here read up on amp repairs and notice that amps take longer then 2 mins to fix and then check to see how easy it is to get parts for it. I have the parts for all of your guys amps and im working on them as fast as possible. Once again im not gonna argue with anyone Im fixing them and ill update each and everyone of you.

Thanks for the update

mike49504
03-01-2011, 05:18 PM
I am going to do something a lil later tonight for everyone that has amps here. I will post your user name and what amp you have here and the status of the amp in my post and update it daily. Im bringing in another amp repair guy to help me finish up all the amps here.

slim2fattycake
03-01-2011, 05:41 PM
I am going to do something a lil later tonight for everyone that has amps here. I will post your user name and what amp you have here and the status of the amp in my post and update it daily. Im bringing in another amp repair guy to help me finish up all the amps here.

best idea yet. dB-r used to do this.

Spooney
03-01-2011, 06:03 PM
Wish I was closer. I would help ya out. Sounds like you are overwhelmed.

matt_bennett05
03-01-2011, 06:08 PM
I am going to do something a lil later tonight for everyone that has amps here. I will post your user name and what amp you have here and the status of the amp in my post and update it daily. Im bringing in another amp repair guy to help me finish up all the amps here.

I truly hope everything works out 100% for the best interest of everyone here. Best of luck sir!

-01limited-
03-01-2011, 06:35 PM
It sounds like a lot of you guys have sent him amps, so he really may be quite overwhelmed. Hope it works out for you guys.

Shinju
03-01-2011, 06:38 PM
I plan on sending him a memphis amp as soon as he gets his work load down. I am in no hurry as the amp is not being used. I have faith in the guy I think it will all work out in the end.

XxedgarxX
03-01-2011, 10:43 PM
lets hope this list works out

i cant wait to have my amp back and bump again :)

Al.Mann
03-02-2011, 12:19 AM
I just want my Orion 250sx fixed and working again...
Which I haven't sent to Mike or even asked about yet.

mike49504
03-02-2011, 09:20 AM
XxedgarxX: amp has been shipped please check your inbox for tracking number.

slim2fattycake
03-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Mike, please post your list.

mike49504
03-02-2011, 09:43 AM
Slim2fattycake:Crunch GP3000- Amp is being worked on today will update later tonight

Hzsogood:2 memphis 1000's: being packed up and getting readt to ship back to you.

Gammy:2 US AMPS and Pioneer DVD player: done and getting packed up to ship out

Cmobley: American BASS: Working on amp will update

150DB's: Crunch GP3000: working on amp will update

XxedgarXX: Kicker 2500.1: Shipped back to you.

2LOUD4YOUMORRIS: RD D9 Ready to be shipped out American Bass: working on it, Cactus 7K working on it, Stetsom amp working on it will update

I have a few more amps here that i have to match up the amp with the owner which i have all owners names so here the rest of the list.

BIG BASS Joel: Hifonics Sampson and Xtant: Working on them will update

Directed 650: working on it will update
Sunddown 3000: working on it will update:
MA Audio 3600: done awaiting payment
2 Hifonics amps 2010 and a 2008: DOne awaiting payment
JL AUDIO 6 channel: Done awaiting payment
Kicker 650.1 and Rockford amp: Kicker is done working on fosgate and will update
JBL 4 channel: Done awaiting payment
Alpine 1000: waiting on 1 part will be here this week will update
2 Zapco amps workin on them will update
If i have not posted your amp i will just looking through my list of amps.

slim2fattycake
03-02-2011, 09:48 AM
**** you got a lot of work lol.

c_nitty
03-02-2011, 10:34 AM
Wish I saw this 3 months ago before I sent my amp to someone else that I still do not have!

deez283
03-02-2011, 12:10 PM
I am going to do something a lil later tonight for everyone that has amps here. I will post your user name and what amp you have here and the status of the amp in my post and update it daily. Im bringing in another amp repair guy to help me finish up all the amps here.

The 2 zapcos are mine Mike.

matt_bennett05
03-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the list Mike.

kevinbvw
03-02-2011, 04:48 PM
hey mike please add my audiobahn 2200 to the list. as ive stated before i live close enough to you to not be toooo worried. i would like the amp back asap tho ;)

XxedgarxX
03-02-2011, 07:22 PM
thanks mike for all that hard work... im gld my amp is on its way

gammey4
03-02-2011, 07:45 PM
Im glad Im finally getting my gear back so I can get this install going!

matt_bennett05
03-02-2011, 08:20 PM
Also Mike, will you notate that I have already paid for the Alpine MRP-M1000 as well? Just want everything listed 100% for future reference

XxedgarxX
03-04-2011, 07:51 PM
this ***** i was specting better work from what people were talking about pics in a bit