# Opinions

#### miketen

Joined Mar 28, 2009
3
I was cleaning the inside my stereo last night when I ran across this. This was purchased new 5 years ago, and was never serviced? What do you guys think? BTW I just started to use the digital outputs when I noticed some outputs not working correctly. I'm no longer wondering.

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#### beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
15,808
We did some effects like that when we discovered that a Weller gun got hotter when you used a loop of 14 ga building wire in place of the normal tip, and that if the loop were long enough, it would actually shoot a blob of molten solder off when the trigger got pulled.

The only difference is that we cleaned up the mess...

#### michael_j_w

Joined Mar 26, 2009
9
just a neophite's opinion, but that looks like a manufacturing defect to me.

#### Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
21,840
Nice picture. The good news is it is probably a common part, which might make it easy to fix.

#### miketen

Joined Mar 28, 2009
3
It should be easy enough to replace, I'm just curious what other "experts" think of this, before I attempt at demanding the mgf gives me a replacement board at no charge. I just can't believe a manufacture would send something out with a board like this. It would seem at best this would have had to be labled as a remanufactured product.

#### thatoneguy

Joined Feb 19, 2009
6,349
Depends on the brand. If it failed testing out of the reflow oven, it could have been replaced by hand, and it was the guy's first day on the job, while their rework station was busted.

I've seen oddities in new equipment, but the only place I've seen it that bad is on eBay.

#### jj_alukkas

Joined Jan 8, 2009
753
Ohh man, It looks as if a plane stuck your stereo.. Is that chip doing harder work than the power amplifier chip??