This is my first post here & not sure if this is the correct section to be posting this but here goes.
I have an opportunity to buy an Onkyo tx-nr708 receiver but it has a blown hdmi card, i have tested it
& there is no video from the hdmi & there is no sound when connecting a source via the optic or coaxial
but there is sound when connecting a source via the analog inputs.
I'm in South Africa & the import/ distributor offers a repair service but at a pretty high cost, i'm looking at about
R5000 which is roughly 550 US Dollars & if i include the cost of buying the reciever then it would be the total cost of 770 US Dollars which is enough to purchase the newer network Onkyos or a really clean used unit. I'm looking at a cheaper alternative. I've done some reading on the net & seen that alot of guys found the remedy for the Onkyos not switching correctly, they simply just remove the capacitors & replace them with new ones & it works perfectly!!!
So my question to the technical Gurus here is: When an hdmi card blows, whats specific part on the card gives up the ghost? Can i repair it myself? Any help will be much appreciated as i'm currently running my RTI8's of a small Denon & i'm too impressed as i know this Onkyo will make my Polks sing!!!!!
All the way from Africa