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My ZVOX 555 sudenlly quit working. When I try to turn on the…

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My ZVOX 555 sudenlly...

My ZVOX 555 sudenlly quit working. When I try to turn on the power "522Z" flashed on the screen for about a second

Technician's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Just started this morning

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Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Home Theater-Stereo
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Technician: Nathan, Engineer replied 7 months ago
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Technician: Nathan, Engineer replied 7 months ago

Unfortunately, the issues you are experiencing are symptomatic of an internal hardware defect, meaning a faulty power supply or main/control board, though there are many possible failure points. This issue could be a manufacturing defect, but is also often caused by a power event (shock/surge, prolonged over/under voltage condition, etc).

This could also be the result of age related wear and tear; as a 2012 model, that type of failure wouldn’t be surprising. This system is about double its expected service life at this point.

There is one step you can take here, both as a possible fix, as well as a diagnostic evaluation:
1) Unplug the power cord from the outlet, but leave the power switch on the back in the on position

2) Wait at least 1 hour (60+ Minutes)

3) When plugging back in, go directly to the wall outlet, bypassing any power strips or surge protectors.

If this reset process does not work, it would unfortunately confirm an internal hardware failure.

This is something that would require repairs to correct; however repairs for these units are simply not feasible, there are no parts available and labor alone would be twice the value of the system. These systems are essentially built to be disposable and simply replaced when they fail.

I can help you with recommending replacement options, if desired.

My apologies for the news,

Nathan

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I talked to ZVOX and they said I would need to return the unit to them for repair and that would cost $89, so I ordered a new unit for $219.Andy Weisenfelder
Technician: Nathan, Engineer replied 7 months ago

Thanks for the update, that is what I was recommending as well.

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