I have heard that there are LOTS of capacitors as well  I would love to hear from someone who has actually attmpted to repair their own amp . . . Anyone out there?rsmcmahon - 2/22/2005 3:10 PM
I sent my 10 disc CD player back to Becker USA last week. Becker is charging me $200 for new belts and gears, etc. (a rebuild).
In the past, I have read forum posts, where a few members that are electronically proficient have replaced their own capacitors in Bose amps. I never opened mine up, but it is my understanding there are LOTs of capacitors in the Bose Amp..
Hey Raymond,rsmcmahon - 2/22/2005 6:00 PM
I found the below article on another forum... I've never tried the repair...
Detailed description of the repair of the individual channels of the Bose amplifier.
The drawing on the last page almost exactly represents 4 channels out of 7. The other 3 channels are different but I had no problems with them either. I replaced all electrolytic capacitors, 78 total.
My noise problem was intermittent and I have to wait to check my repair. So far amplifier works fine.
Next step is tuner/amplifier BE1532. I have 49 caps on order for it.
Here is one of the old capacitors with leak around the negative lead:
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Thanks Russel,rsmcmahon - 2/23/2005 9:27 AM
I should have clarified that the text associated with the article and picture I posted were relayed from another forum. It originally came from a Corvette site. The original link to the document/pdf was no longer available, but I was able to find a new link.
I sent my Bose amp out for repair to a company in Florida - I did not try the self repair. If I had found the documentation before sending the Bose amp outâ€¦ I probable would have tired it! I have tired many DIY's that I'll never do again!