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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:08 am    Post subject: Removing back panels

I was hoping I could get some advice on how to remove the back panels on my Infinity Interlude IL60's. I removed all the edge screws but the panel still is pretty tight in there. I'm afraid to get a flat blade in between to pry them open as I might be missing something. Has anyone removed the rear panels on their Infinity IL series towers?
andylimds
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: IL 60 toggle switches

Thank you for all of the posts on the bad resistors. I have one bad sub and I am hoping that is the fix for it. I also have 5 broken toggles on the rear panel from someone transporting the speakers on their backs. These are the smaller toggles. According to the manual, they are in locations S1, S3, and S4 (Infinity part # SR0007).

My question is, does anyone know what the non-infinity replacement part for this and where can I find it? Can you post a link to the part?
Thimee
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:40 am    Post subject:

Here's the parts that I used:

[url=R509 100K Ohm 1W resistor[/url] - got an set on Amazon. I probably should have bought a kit or a set of resistors, but I only needed the 100K 1W for this project.

Q501 and Q502 - IRF740 - got four of these (two to spare for other speaker if needed in future)

Q504 and Q507 - IRF640 - got four of these as well.

HC1011 - call Infinity Parts at (877) 871-6755. I also found one on aliexpress.com, shipping from China. So I'd recommend Infinity parts first.
Thimee
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:24 am    Post subject:

For some reason it won't let me edit my post above, so here the pics that were supposed to be embedded inline Smile





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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:14 am    Post subject:

Thanks all for the amazing information on this thread - I was able to resurrect my beloved IL-60 sub-woofer on the left hand speaker. It's almost 10 years ago that the first post was made, so I'm glad it's still alive on the internet!

I had an unusual problem - the light on the front volume control worked OK (red on standby, green when a signal detected), however there was no sound output from the sub.

After pulling the speaker apart, I found this thread and immediately noticed that my R509 was a little dark, in fact the yellow band was almost gone. It measured 120K, so no too far off, but it got replaced anyway:

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However this didn't fix the problem, so I started troubleshooting using one of the bulletins in the service manual (Service Bulletin INF2001-04 Rev2 – May 2005). I didn't quite like the resistance measurements I was seeing fo I changed all the MOSFETs (Q501, Q502 are IRF740, and Q504/507 are IRF640) - I ordered replacements from digikey.com, after which they measured just right. The circuit has capacitors on it, so measurement takes a couple of seconds to stabilize.

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But it still didn't work... Aaargh, so I had to pull up the circuit diagram and follow it carefully with a multi-meter. I noticed that while Q504/507 were getting plenty of input power, they were never turning on. The service bulletin says that there should be about 10-20V nominal power on the CD+- rails (that connects to the amplifier plate). The part that drives this circuit is the BASH hybrid IC: HC1011.

I took a close look using a flashlight, and what do you know - a hairline crack on the board?! I wonder if this is common, or if mine just had a defect?

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I probably could have fixed it using some superglue and carefully re-soldering the broken tracks, but I was able to find a replacement by calling Infinity/Harman. Here's the details from the live chat session:

The part that you need is still available in our warehouse. Yo can call us to this number (877) 871-6755 to place your order. because we cannot process an order through chat. Price, including shipping: $32.34

So I ordered one by calling this number - I asked them for part HC1011 and they found it right away. I also found on by searching google shopping on aliexpress.com, was $40 from China, so if you're in the USA the best bet is direct from Infinity/Harman.

After replacing it, I now get 18V on the CD+- power rails, just like I was supposed to. I also ran through the steps for re-biasing the output MOSFETS (see IL60 ADJUST BIAS PROCEDURE in the service manual), I marked the positions of R11 & R27 with a sharpie before turning them counter clockwise, they were almost exactly right so this step was probably not necessary.

Powered it all up, but still no bass. But now I'm getting a proper signal output on the speaker lines (which wasn't there before). If you put the multi-meter into AC Volts, should see movement every time a bass drum is hit Smile So I followed the cables through the insulation and saw that one was unplugged, possibly accidentally yanked out during back plate removal. Plugged it back in, and voila, I can feel the bass again!

Thanks again to all the posters for the great info in this thread![/img]
kccvxd
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:12 am    Post subject: Pulled off solder pad

So in my attempt to fix, when removing the damaged R509 resistor, I guess I pulled out the solder pad on one of the holes (the hole closest to Q503). Now solder will not stick when soldering a new resistor back in. After doing some research, folks fix this using a few techniques, from soldering to the next available spot, or to the trace, or using a jumper. Can anyone recommend which repair method might be best in this case?
jts1957
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:53 am    Post subject:

Show this thread to an acquaintance/'friend' with electronic/soldering skills.
traveleric
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Video

I would pay someone to do a video of this resistor repair...

-Eric
pgilley984
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:43 am    Post subject: thanks!!

this thread was incredibly helpful - this fixed my sub.

thanks to all who contributed!

-Patrick

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