Repair of FT-2000 "dead receiver" problem
Well, I'm not the fastest guy around. In fact, it took nearly a year to send my Ft-2000 back to Yeasu for repair of the blown receiver preamps. Repair required the (2) preamps, a mixer, and replacement of the control board. Cost, less shipping both ways, $358.10, and included 2 hours of labor time. Yipes! I say a silent prayer each time I apply power to my new FT-5000...
From the $358.10 what did Yaesu charge for the Control Unit and what did Yaesu charge for Labor?
Originally Posted by K0MB
I understand during the warranty period Yaesu is seeing preamp failures on less than 1% of FT-2000s manufactured but it is an issue that doesn't seem to be a real concern with the FTDX-9000, FTDX-5000, FT-950, and FT-450 transceivers or transceivers manufactured by all the other manufacturers.
I read one person had the same exact blown receiver symptoms. The radio was repaired by Yaesu by replacing one $1.50 transistor.
Normally, when people have a failure they provide no details on what Yaesu did to repair their FT-2000 or what they were doing when the failure occurred. This is the first time I have ever heard of serious damage to the FT-2000 on a preamp related problem. Replacing the Control Unit is serious damage. My understanding is normally we are talking about 1 or 2 preamp transistors and maybe a mixer - so repair parts is like $10. A relatively inexpensive repair for the Ham who has the soldering skills to replace surface mount components.
Now I'm wondering if the Yaesu Technician routinely replaced the preamp transistors and the mixer because of the dead receiver symptoms and the real problem turned out to be the Control Unit had a failure?
Originally Posted by K1MMI
At the time of the failure I was in a CW QSO. When the relay dropped, and I returned to receive, both the MAIN and SUB RX were no longer working. I've been looking for the email from Yaesu on the repair, but can't put my fingers on it at present. My best recollection is that the preamp xistors were in the order of $1.60 ea, labor was $150.00. The Control unit was $2XX.00, then.