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Pioneer SX-950 Recap Issue--huge pop when I flip tone switch

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by EastPoint, May 17, 2018.

  1. EastPoint

    EastPoint Factory Code No. 4200 Subscriber

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    Hi folks,

    I've been recapping a Pioneer SX-950 with no issues so far, but now I have one. I have recapped the power supply, protection board, phono board, AWG-038, and AWG-039. I replaced some transistors but not all of them. Currently the 950 plays fine, but when I flip the tone switch (middle in the group of 3) I get an incredible pop from my speakers and the receiver briefly goes into protection. The volume control doesn't affect the pop.

    All the electrolytic and tantalum caps on AWG-039 are new. I triple-checked polarity against the silk-screening and it is correct. Both 1312 transistors were replaced with KSC1845s, and they appear to be in correctly. I checked for solder issues and everything looks fine. I did catch one mistake--I had put in a 10 uf cap for C19 instead of a 100 uf cap, but I corrected that and it is still popping. Any ideas?
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  2. Watthour

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  3. Watthour

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    Also note post 198 and the subsequent discussions.

    C23/24 are also at play, and if the schematics are not checked carefully it might seem that those are 22 µF instead of 2.2 µF.
     
  4. EastPoint

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    I took a look at that thread, but didn't see anything that would necessarily help me. I just replaced the caps on the board with the same uf-no 22 uf here. The pop is the same whether or not volume is up or down, and the pop happens as many times as I flip the switch. It's a hell of a pop. No other pops on startup or shutdown. Only when I flip the tone switch.
     
  5. UncleBingo

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    Iirc, there is a silkscreen error on that board that shows cap polarity backwards, but it has been a while. I think it's the cap in pic 3 closest to the bottom edge of the board at the lower right. I had this same problem with 2 SX 850 or 950 a few years ago and I seem to remember that solving it. Check the schematic to be sure.
    Also, 1 channel only or both?
     
  6. EastPoint

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    Both channels.
     

     

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  7. EastPoint

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    Thank you! That cap was in backwards. It's not really a silkscreen error, just a bit confusing. The pop is now doing the same thing that the guy's 950 did in that 13-page thread, where there's a little pop if you flip the switch right after turn-on, but if you wait ten seconds then it's fine. Looks like we're good.
     
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  8. Watthour

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    There is a lot crammed in that space.

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  9. EastPoint

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    There sure is. I should've just put a film cap in there initially, but I ran out and was using electrolytics. I'm just glad you figured it out. It was driving me nuts.
     
  10. Watthour

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    YOU figured it out. We just stood back and pointed.
     
  11. EastPoint

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    Well, I really appreciate it, and I'm very glad this didn't turn into a 13-page monstrosity like that last one. I try so hard to get polarity right, but I'll be even more careful in the future.
     

     

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  12. Watthour

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    Wait until you run into one of these:

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  13. rcs16

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    :cool: you managed to dig that far back and read that thread. good to go imo.
    If everyone used BP ecaps & films, we would not have as many backwards cap problems :)
    Pioneer could not afford to use more expensive film caps where we can easily use them now for refurb and repair.
     

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