Len, you and I both know you can do this job, and superlatively. I mention you specifically in my post:Watch it there Bob. I am one of those local techs, and I go through these things pretty thoroughly. Lots of us do. There ARE lots of yahoos that pretend to be technicians that do sloppy work, but don't assume that they all are.
Perhaps I shoulda said MOST local techs...I'll change that. I'll leave the owner to figure out whether HIS local tech will be good enough...Both Len and I can do that job,
I cover that too, in my post, advice which is no different on the AVS or here or anywhere else today - tho in the beginning I may have not realized it needed to be shouted, and strongly, heading into this project 3 years ago:There is a down side to suggesting that DIYers with little experience do extensive soldering. I have had two of these boards that I had to undo solder bridges on because a green DIYer read your advice on AVS.
I do allow for the fact that these are DIYer boards, and DIYers deserve their best shot. Many DIYers reading these boards HAVE totally corrected their problems on these boards by themselves.but if you are a beginner to soldering, don't even think about doing it yourself. Too much can go wrong, and too much is riding on it, for a novice solderer to even begin to think about taking that resoldering job on. Contact Len or myself and get it done right.
I have found copious amounts of cold solder joints in the SD-P line, long before HD, and keep hearing about similar intermittents in the 200 model. Couldn't agree more.This solder problem is not restricted to only this model. I have been working on Pioneer RPTV since they first came out and spent many years as an ASC and servicing them for a very active dealer. We always resoldered the "new" boards that came from them for warranty repairs to save having to go back and fix them later. I still won't start troubleshooting most Pioneers until cleaning up the sloppy solder. You would think that they would have figured it out after about 20 years.
This model often blows a fuse when the convergence ICs short, and also can blow a fuse when solder joints start breaking down, so check them as well.