As expected, my UMC-200's power light turns orange if I turn it on from the back (or unplug/plug the power cord). But now, when I push the front-panel power button, it turns blue for a second and then goes off completely. Does anyone know if there is anything I can do myself to fix this? Perhaps a secret handshake button sequence or an accessible reset button somewhere?
I can't provide any firmware info since I can't get to that screen. I am the original owner and while I just read (here on the forum) that it came with a 5-year warranty, mine was purchased around September 2014 (about 5-1/2 years ago?).
There are only two things to do. Pop the “hood” and make sure there isn’t a loose connector ribbon or otherwise in there. If that doesn’t work, make a list of everything you need in a processor and go shopping. Anything else with that unit is now a wasted effort (sorry!)
Allison IC-20's Allison Al 115 Allison NL 1440 Velodyne HGS 18 Emotiva XMC-1 Sunfire Signature 5 channel Amp. 3D Samsung BD-F7500 3D SONY UHP H1 Samsung 8000 3D 55" Denon cassette deck and VCR from the stone age!
I'm sad that the manufacturer is abandoning owners of a product that is only one year out of warranty. I expected to pay for a repair but not even accepting it for service, per the post above, is uninspiring.
In the end, I took Bill's advice and replaced it. Our "big screen" doesn't get used much these days so spending less for a simpler and family-friendly processor was the wise choice for me. I actually got a nice receiver/processor and used the pre-amp outputs to connect to the existing power amps.
SO, IF ANYONE WANTS MY NON-FUNCTIONING UMC-200...
...it's free to anyone here. I'm near Walnut Creek, CA (20 mins east of San Francisco) and first dibs goes to anyone that wants to pick it up. Otherwise, I can ship it at your cost--my business has a nice UPS discount so even that won't be too expensive. I also have a DVDO Edge that is not responding and that's free for the asking. Remotes for both are included.
Because of my low post count, I'm not sure if I can get direct messages so please try but also post something here. I'm not getting notices when there's a new message in this thread so I'll check in once in a while--please be patient.
And lastly, thanks to Cawgijoe, Savagecanuck, & 405x5 for the kind help & suggestions.
I live in the North Bay and would drive out to get it... But, I'm currently out of state until mid-August. Let me know if you don't mind holding it for that long? Otherwise, if you don't want to hold for a couple more weeks, how much to ship to zip code 53090?
Post by savagecanuck on Jul 23, 2020 22:19:39 GMT -5
A couple of updates.
Spoke to a gentlemen in TN who repairs Emotiva equipment. He believes this is a common problem and "over the phone estimate" would be $75 repair + shipping. I can share his number if anyone is interested.
10and2, I live in the North Bay and would drive out to get it... But, I'm currently out of state until mid-August. Let me know if you don't mind holding it for that long? Otherwise, if you don't want to hold for a couple more weeks, how much to ship to zip code 53090? Vince
I haven't heard from my North Bay claimant so the free UMC-200 and DVDO Edge is back up for grabs. I wanted to give those that kindly contributed, or followed this thread, first dibs but may post this again in "The Emporium" if no one here wants it.
Includes rack ears & microphone for the UMC-200 and remotes for both. I'd be happy if someone here could bring it back to life for themself, a friend, or even to sell. Please remember, the UMC-200 has at least a power-up problem and the DVDO... well, I don't remember what was wrong with it, if anything (if you only want the UMC, that's fine too).
I do ask for one of these three: (1) A prepaid shipping label for UPS or FedEx (I'll give you the box dims & weight), (2) Local pick-up near Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area, or (3) Reimbursement for UPS shipping. Thanks!