Someone just punctured my S-center

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  1. Damien

    Damien Supporting Actor

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    I just woke up today and looked at my JBL S-center. There is a puncture in the RIGHT woofer!!! WTF. The thing is, I did not do this. The last 2 days I had friends(12 and 13) over to play X-box games, for around 5-6 hours each afternoon. I never checked it. but I never noticed it either. In fact last time I really looked at it was a week ago but I know it happened recently. This has me seething [​IMG] I just got this thing in February!!! Is there any kind of warranty that covers this? I got it from electronicsemall.com. I always left the grilles off with no problem but if I find out my company did this than they won't be in my room again. And I guess it's not smart to leave the grilles on. Or is it possible to get one of the woofers replaced.
     
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    If this was orignally there, then you could have exchanged it. No warranty covers damage inflicted by the consumer after the fact. Yes it can be replaced. Consider contacting JBL for how to go about this.
     
  3. Damien

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    it doesn't really sound that different than it did without the puncture. Seeing though as the speaker is listed at $300, the woofer may be expensive. But I only paid $150, and since it is such a good performer I wouldn't mind giving them the extra money I saved off the store price when I bought it. i will email them and call them to see, because there website has no clear warranty, and neither does the manual(i may of threw away the card, it might have been three years). Even though the damage was inflicted by a friend, not me, the warranty is still void?
     
  4. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    Sorry to hear about your S-Center! [​IMG]
    Looking over my JBL Warranty slip, the S-Center comes with a 5-Year Limited Warranty (including enclosures), from the date of the first consumer purchase.
    Unfortunate, ... from the slip ...
     
  5. David_Stein

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    well if you are feeling a bit deviant, you could go get another s-center, switch the old one into the new box and then return it saying that it was there when you got it. if you got lucky and found a floormodel on sale at a bestbuy or something it would be easier. im not advocating you do this, but just that it can be done.
     
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    Thanks for the info

     
  7. Damien

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    thats some good thinking there david[​IMG]
    i would have to make sure it is the correct model, since I think I have a 1999 model. Some stores and sites are getting the S-center 2, and getting rid of the s-center I have
     
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    Replacing a driver is very easy. It would just be several hex nut screws and a couple wires.

    Now by puncture do you mean there is literally a hole in the dust cap, cone or surround somewhere? Or has the dust cap just been punched in and dented?

    If it's a hole you really should notice the difference. If the hole is small (pin hole to medium nail size) just get a sealant of some sort and seal it up (ask in the DIY/Advanced area what would work best). If the hole is too big for this or you don't want to just patch it, then you'll have to replace the driver.


    If the dust cap is just dented you won't hear a difference. The dust cap doesn't affect the sound. Just use some tape or a vacuum nosel to undent the dust cap and forget about it.
     
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    Damn kids!!
     
  11. Damien

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    If you want to keep kids away from your stuff, put in a plant called the screw pine.
     
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    The three methods generally used to undent a dusk cap are:

    Put some tape on the dent and quickly pull it off hopefully pulling the dent out. Usually takes a few tries.

    Put a vacuum up to it and suck it out.

    Or the one I'm not keen on. Puncture it with a bent pin, and use the pin as a hook to pull it back out. Then seal the pin hole back up.
     

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