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linksyz
08-05-2004, 08:43 PM
A week ago I've posted a thread saying that my tweeter is broke. I didn't have any sound coming from the right tweeter and I thought tweeter was broke. I've switched the crossovers today and right side tweeter worked fine, and left one was messed up. After I switched them back I noticed that one white part out of the right crossover was broken and was just laying there. Could you guys help me is this fixable, would I have to replace the crossover and how much would it cost? Here are some pictures:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/linksyz/xover1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/linksyz/xover3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/linksyz/xover2.jpg

:(

Wonderbread
08-05-2004, 08:45 PM
Call them.

If you're lucky, there's a dealer in your area that will be able to repair them..
If you're really lucky and somewhat mechanically inclined, they may even be able to send you the missing piece and you can solder it back on.

pelayostyle
08-05-2004, 08:54 PM
Call them.

If you're really lucky and somewhat mechanically inclined, they may even be able to send you the missing piece and you can solder it back on.


WHAT ??!!?
dont you see the resistor sitting on top of the inductor? that can be fixed in like 1 minute. just get a 30watt soldering iron and youll be up in no time.

supa_c
08-05-2004, 08:55 PM
crossovers dont belong on doors, found that out already.

linksyz
08-05-2004, 09:00 PM
WHAT ??!!?
dont you see the resistor sitting on top of the inductor? that can be fixed in like 1 minute. just get a 30watt soldering iron and youll be up in no time.

would it be that easy? im afraid to mess with it :( ill call woofersetc.com

i just wanted to ask you guys what od you think :)

linksyz
08-05-2004, 09:01 PM
crossovers dont belong on doors, found that out already.


? :confused: :confused: ?

pelayostyle
08-05-2004, 09:03 PM
Well if youve never soldered anything b4 then i would NOT suggest you do it yourself. Just call them up and see what they tell you.

supa_c
08-05-2004, 09:03 PM
just rip out the board of the plastic,flip it over,stick in the resistor, resolder it and your done. Not that hard

linksyz
08-05-2004, 09:06 PM
ive soldered few things before but id get someone else to do it for me, ill take some better pix tomorrow from work and call them, see what they would recommend me. thank you guys with the replies ill keep you updated :)

supa_c
08-05-2004, 09:19 PM
if you know someone with decient soldering sikills get them to do it.
If they screw up jam the iron in there eye :)

linksyz
08-05-2004, 09:20 PM
if you know someone with decient soldering sikills get them to do it.
If they screw up jam the iron in there eye :)

that wont do me any good, but hell it would at least make me happy :D

pelayostyle
08-05-2004, 11:19 PM
just rip out the board of the plastic,flip it over,stick in the resistor, resolder it and your done. Not that hard


exactly.
just do it yourself man. just look at the other crossover to see how that resistor is put on and make it look like that one. it will honestly take you a minute to do.
YOU CAN DO IT !

linksyz
08-06-2004, 01:31 PM
I called WoofersEtc.com today and they told me they will contact me by Tuesday to give me Return Authorization Number so I can ship the item to them. Thank you guys for replying, but I really do not want to mess with this or void the warranty in any way :)

supa_c
08-06-2004, 01:48 PM
hey if your not shure its always better for them to break it than you.
Than they have to fix it

linksyz
08-06-2004, 06:16 PM
hehe exactly :) I am sure that a person that would be doing this for me would not mess it up, but what if I fix that and there was another problem somewhere and I have to send it to them for the warranty. I don't think they would be happy if I soldered anything on the crossover.