View Full Version : head unit that heats up quick.

08-15-2010, 12:29 AM
i've been scoping out a kenwood ez-500 on egay. its pretty low priced and for sale as is. the guy says it powers up but doesnt play sound and heats up quick. Think i could de-solder the output stage and use it strictly with the rca's? it plays through the rca's as is. but just gets super hot very quick.

Slappin azz
08-15-2010, 12:31 AM
dont waste your time

08-15-2010, 12:32 AM
it's a 300 dollar deck for 15 bucks. and you know me , i'm cheap as hell and never run off my deck anyhow.

08-15-2010, 12:40 AM
what the hell man, its $15 go for it. Its not like ur risking a huge investment

08-15-2010, 01:26 AM
thats the way i see it. its just 15 bucks

08-15-2010, 01:45 AM
it heats up because it is shorting out somewhere. It is just a matter of time before it affects the whole deck. buy the deck and then spend $50 to have an elctronics tech trouble shoot it and make it more reliable. might end up with a $165 working deck worth $300. could be bad resistors or bad caps. easy fix.