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Started by Purity, 21:03, 01 May 23
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Quote from: Bryce on 17:35, 07 May 23Looks like you've cleared the first hurdle! I'd check for bad solder connections next, then I'd concentrate on electrolytic capacitors.Bryce.
Quote from: Purity on 19:12, 07 May 23Quote from: Bryce on 17:35, 07 May 23Looks like you've cleared the first hurdle! I'd check for bad solder connections next, then I'd concentrate on electrolytic capacitors.Bryce. Absolutely spot on Bryce. Reflowed the tape PCB in the sound in section and tape drive is fully working now Thank you very much for your help!
Quote from: Purity on 15:41, 20 May 23Sadly this is still not working :-( The tape drive is functioning but I am not hearing any sound from the tape and it's not loading any games. I previously reflowed the deck and this seemed to do the trick, but now not working. I changed all the caps apart from two - the 0.47uf one as I didn't have any and the non polar cap in the middle - can i change this for a polar cap of the same value?Pressing the del buton i can hear a sound
Quote from: Purity on 14:04, 07 May 23I just watched this video at position 9:45, and I can see that the white plastic bit moves from a left position to straight.Mine does not move at all. It stays in exactly the same position. What causes that to happen?
Quote from: Bryce on 09:58, 31 May 23That could indicate that the 6324 has failed or isn't getting power.Bryce.
Quote from: Purity on 21:15, 31 May 23Absolutely spot on again Bryce. It was an issue with the voltage. I was reading 0.8v on pin 4 of the 6324. There was 5v at the connector so I measured at R306 and C315, and suddenly the sound began to be be at the correct volume. I reflowed both components and it seems to be consistent now. Thanks for the help!Thanks Rabs. If it continues then I will check this
Quote from: Bryce on 08:58, 01 June 23Then congratulations again. Looks like it should be fully working now. However, neither of those components are responsible for the voltage to the Op-Amp, I'd check/reflow all joints around that area, especially the Op-Amp pins.Bryce.
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