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The Newcomer's Forum / Re: Shorted IEC line filter
January 01, 2023, 07:16:25 PM
Quote from: joecool85 on January 01, 2023, 05:33:16 PMAssuming that there is a fuse somewhere on the amplifier...
Yes, there is a fuse. A t3.15al250v on the circuit board. And, in other news...

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The Newcomer's Forum / Shorted IEC line filter
January 01, 2023, 01:48:18 PM
Hi. The amp is a three year old Peavey Vypyr. The amp started smoking and the breaker in the power strip it was plugged into tripped shutting everything down. I've determined that there is a short inside the 3Amp IEC EMI filter. You cannot view this attachment.I've found a replacement online that I can order that has the exact same specs. I also found 1A, 6A and 10A rated filters with almost the same specs. The one spec that is different is the inductor spec. My questions are: Is the inductor used in that device what determines the device's AMP rating? And, would there be an advantage with using a replacement EMI filter with a higher (or lower?) AMP rating for this application?  Thanks.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.     
Quote from: Loudthud on July 16, 2022, 05:05:02 AMWhere can I find out more about the EU's Right to Repair regulations ?
I found it here.
Quote from: Enzo on December 28, 2021, 07:00:48 PM
You have a good board?  Stick your ohm meter probes on the good one and see what it measures.
I was trying to avoid having to disassemble it again. But I did. That resistor measured 182K. Replaced the resistor and the cap and now the board functions. Thanks.
Although I have an identical working board I'm going to try to repair this burned circuit board. This resistor (R55) is small and my eyes are getting old. I see brown, grey, yellow, gold 180K 5%, or maybe red, grey, yellow, gold 280K 5%. And, does this cap look suspicious? The cap on the good board looks much "cleaner".
Tubes and Hybrids / Re: Reduce signal from preamp.
January 22, 2021, 06:16:17 PM
Quote from: flester on January 22, 2021, 02:04:11 PM
Heres the noise which comes in as I increase the volume.

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Amplifier Discussion / Burned up cap
November 07, 2019, 03:43:24 PM
Hi. The forum has helped me in the past with amps but now I have a problem with a car radio and maybe someone can help me. This inexpensive car radio has had a capacitor burn up. It looks like it took out the 1000uf behind it too. I have plenty of 1000uf caps in my stash but I don't know the value of the burned cap. However, the cap around the other side of the 1000uf is a 104 (.01uf). Is it likely that the burned cap is also a 104? In my stash I found three different types of 104 caps. Which type would you suggest that I use as a replacement? Thanks.
The Newcomer's Forum / Re: Heathkit TA16
May 10, 2019, 06:53:34 PM
Quote from: GlenF on May 10, 2019, 05:57:24 PM
I have tried three times to upload a pic. Not sure what to do now.

Look here for a solution.
Here's an update. I ran across an HK195 repair video on YouTube where a fellow had a problem similar to mine. He found that the 3300uf 25v cap was leaking and replacing it solved the problem. My 3300uf 25v cap showed no signs of bulging or leaking, so I unsoldered and removed it for inspection. It looked like there was a small amount of residue on one of the legs right where it exits the base. I didn't have a 3300uf 25v in my parts stash so I replaced it with a 2200uf 35v. That solved the problem but I'm wondering if using that wrong spec cap can do any damage before the 3300uf cap I ordered is delivered and installed? Thoughts?
Quote from: phatt on November 07, 2018, 07:09:36 AM
Unless those speakers hold some sentimental value it's hardly worth the effort

But, I know for a fact that every time I save some money and fix it myself an Angel gets it's wings.

...and keep the broken stuff as it's a source of spare parts...

Yeah, me too...
Quote from: g1 on November 06, 2018, 08:21:05 PM
Measure DC volts at all 9 pins and post your results...

I also measured the ACv in case they mean anything. The converter output (AC to AC) measures 17.2 VAC

PIN     1      2       3       4       5       6      7       8       9
DCv    1     0.7    8.2     0.7     1       0     6.7   14.5   6.7   

ACv   1.6    1      17.2   0.9    1.4      0     14     31    14.1
Quote from: Cpt. FixIt on November 06, 2018, 03:09:25 PM
...If you take a look at the reference schematic on page 4, you can see an electrolytic cap C3 for ripple rejection. I would take a look at that one first...

I found the 22uf C3 and I de-soldered it and inspected it. No sign of leakage or bulges. I replaced it with another 22uf anyway then tested change.
Quote from: Cpt. FixIt on November 06, 2018, 02:23:25 AM

...Does the device still pass signal or is the buzz the only sound it makes?What is the device on the heatsink? Would be helpful to have a reference schematic from the manufacturers datasheet...

The buzz is the only sound it makes and it is not controllable with the volume knob. On a whim I just measured 6.4vdc on the speaker output with the speaker disconnected.
Searching the web I couldn't find the schematic but I did find that the device on the heatsink is an output chip; an A2007A power amp IC. I found that info on this page that describes some of the components used:
Hi, I've been lurking here for a few years and have enjoyed reading the repair topics and learning a little about solid-state devices. But now I find I need diagnostic help for a problem that doesn't involve a guitar amplifier. I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction with this non-amp problem but I will understand if this isn't the proper place to post. I just had my little powered bookshelf computer speakers go kaput. Suddenly and with no prior warning they started squealing and buzzing. And they do this even after unplugging them from the computer. The 15vac power supply tests OK and I don't see any obvious damage on either side of the board. I am going to include a link to a short video that resides on Google Drive so you can hear what I'm talking about.