Pioneer Sx1010 Repair - Diodes

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  1. tsd71

    tsd71 RIP Tom Petty

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    should be measuring pins 14 & 16 for idle current and should adjust to 50mV, offset is pin 19 and metal chassis. VR1 is for offset and VR 2 is for idle current(bias)

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  2. 70smidfiguy

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    Thank you, was using other threads.

    I think I found the overall issue with my 1010!

    Not sure if this is a blown cap or maybe a giant transistor, perhaps a "custom" component?

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  3. 70smidfiguy

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    Can offset and bias be set while on DBT?
     
  4. zebulon1

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    The DC balance can be set on the DBT.
    The Idles can be checked for operation/function. Once it's established they are working, you back them off to min voltage and reset them to proper specs on full/line house power.
    The DC Balance can be rechecked but should be good.
     
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  5. 70smidfiguy

    70smidfiguy Active Member

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    With output tr's in, on dbt was able to set Lch to 0mv (19-gnd) and 50mv (14-16) respectively.

    No luck with Rch as really no adjustment available on VR1/VR2 (14-16) currently reading 6.5v so there is a problem on this board.

    PS Readings:

    15 - 25v
    14 - 55v
    13 - 35v
    11 - -22.5v
    10 - -55.5v
    9 - -12.5v
    8 - 13v
    6 - 5.3v

    Next step: Should I take the rch board out and review again?
     
  6. tsd71

    tsd71 RIP Tom Petty

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    I would revisit the right channel board again, your PS readings look good, check for leg placements on transistors and cap polarity, also if you are pulling these boards out make sure all your re-connects are proper. I would also be careful with that dial needle, those are precious, and you never know what a cat is gonna do. Make sure Q4,5, and 6 are installed correctly..

    Make sure you have continuity on all those solders on the back of the board some of them look fishy to me, keep going your getting close.
     
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  7. zebulon1

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    I should of mentioned the idles are set for 25mv. The manual is incorrect.
     
  8. 70smidfiguy

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    kk, thanks for that, will press on.
     
  9. tsd71

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    good point forgot about that one, starting another 1010 soon
     
  10. 70smidfiguy

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    ok well took the Rch board out again, checked all solders, all looks good, compared with Lch, components are exactly the same. Same ECB arrangement.

    19 - gnd = 6.7v (VR1 adjustment has no effect)
    14-16 = 3mv (VR2 fully CW and fully CCW has no effect)

    sigh!

    Left channel set and working for

    19 - gnd = 0mv
    14-16 = 25mv

    DBT dimming. No relay click. NO preamp jumpers installed.

    I could try swapping the Lch and rch boards to insure it IS the rch board as apposed to some other issue.

    Thoughts?
     
  11. zebulon1

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    Toasted components.
    Recheck them.
    Be really careful when removing then again.
    Start at the drivers on the heatsink.
    You can unsolder the middle leg only and check them on the board. Any measure under a few ohms is toast.
     

     

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  12. 70smidfiguy

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    Ok will do. What is the impact of preamp jumpers in or out to the overall operation and testing of amp? Meaning, I know what the jacks do, but does it impact measurements?
     
  13. zebulon1

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    The jumpers separate the pre amp from the main amps.
    If a pre is misbehaving, as in sending unwanted voltage to the main amp. This effects the main, making it impossible to dial in the settings and troubleshoot.
    Two separate circuits where the pre can effect the main amp.
     
  14. 70smidfiguy

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    Ok, so finally got Lch and Rch in, relay clicks, light dims on DBT was able to set Lch idles and balance as required, no preamp jumpers in.

    On the Rch, was able to set balance to 0mv but even with trimmer set fully CCW could not set idle below 300mv. Adjusting only increased the value.

    BTW turns out the Rch major issue was D7 and Q9. Both had been replaced with new components but I guess failed during the transition somewhere along the way.

    Thoughts?
     
  15. 70smidfiguy

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    Hi all, firstly thanks to all for your support (Especially Zebulon1) who never gave up on getting this fixed with me!

    Finally all is working but i thought I would like to leave a quick note on what I learned in doing this project.

    Best practices:
    1. Do not remove wire wraps, remove pins from board instead.
    2. Power supply first, not a lot of components and a relatively low cost to replace them for something that important.Get a solid base first!
    3. Isolate issues from major first to minor last. (subjective i know) In my case one of my issues was that I had a channel cutting out while adjusting volume. The issue ended up being a bad solder on the bass control pot. After resolving all other larger issues, that was easy to find and repair.
    4. Make sure your DBT bulb is 150w for this unit.
    5. Once I learned a few things (The hard way) I virtually repaired and tested everything on this unit while on DBT. Only as the very final step did I switch to direct.
    6. I replaced the output tr sockets and im glad i did. The old ones were brittle and the pins where pushing out.

    Components replaced: (Almost a restore)

    Main Filter Caps
    Output transistors and sockets
    All parts on PS except resistors and ceramic caps.
    All caps and transistors on EQ board.
    All caps and transistors on protection board.
    All parts on amp boards except resistors and ceramic caps.
    All fuse lamps with white LED fuse lamps.

    I have a ton of pictures and would be more that happy to share if anyone wants to look at something in detail.

    Cheers
     
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  16. zebulon1

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    Great news!
    Making it through a 1010 is not an easy task.
    Your perseverance is to be commended.
     
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