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AMB Mini3 Issue

post #1 of 16
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Half the time I so much as touch the volume control on my Mini3 it spikes to full volume and it was working just fine yesterday.

post #2 of 16
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bump

post #3 of 16

Maybe the stereo potentiometer is damage, try to replace it..

post #4 of 16

Pics of your solder job?

post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by wompa164 View Post

Pics of your solder job?


I bought it used back at Feb. I didn't build it myself, sorry if that's the impression I was giving out.

 

thought i might try a solder repair, since the problem goes away when i push down any of the Jacks or the Volume knob at the front of the amp



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Originally Posted by RuiCanela View Post

Maybe the stereo potentiometer is damage, try to replace it..



well i already looked into that along with maybe buying  2 new jacks, the stuff is very cheap. what I wanna know is the shipping cost and delivery time.


Edited by Fortgammon - 12/5/10 at 5:06pm
post #6 of 16

Pics of it

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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by RuiCanela View Post

Pics of it

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Thank for the effort, but I solved the issue I added some solder to the 4th and 6th point of the potentiometer and now no spikes on the right driver (forgot to mention the problem was only on one side) I guess the solder was too light and I dropped it a couple of time throughout the months. thanks for the help 

post #8 of 16

Those battery terminals are ridiculous, how are they even attached? There is like NO solder holding the B- contact in place, that hole needs to be COMPLETELY filled with solder.

post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by wompa164 View Post

Those battery terminals are ridiculous, how are they even attached? There is like NO solder holding the B- contact in place, that hole needs to be COMPLETELY filled with solder.


I know, those are just like that because I need to desolder to trim when I get the battery that will use. (Rechargeable).

 

 

post #10 of 16

ok quick question..can i change the opamp in mini3 with any class AB opamp with minimum input voltage2.5V and above?

post #11 of 16

double post

post #12 of 16
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OK now I have another issue, My mini3 now only at max volume outputs sound on the right driver and at a extremely low volume, I notice brown stuff on almost every solder point at the back but don't notice any leakage from any of the components, not sure how this is possible unless something spill on my Mini3, but i don't see how that's the case ethier

post #13 of 16

Might be leftover flux that got burned due to the parts overheating.

 

Are your ferrite beads elevated?

post #14 of 16
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i don't know, what are those? and what would a elevated one look like?

post #15 of 16
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Well I ordered the 2 high performance opamps list on AMB's site from digikey, everything came to about $12, hope this could get my Mini^3 working again

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