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Eros 2 Help [resolved]
« on: June 10, 2019, 03:52:16 AM »
Working on my Eros2. Completed the Power Supply. All voltage tests on the money. Moved forward to Shunt Regulator.
Got to voltage check and voltages were way off. As I was getting ready to make note of the readings, the resistor at AR4 sparked and fried itself.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Alan
« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 07:16:47 AM by Paul Birkeland »
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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 04:05:24 AM »
Would it be possible to upload larger images? 
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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 04:27:25 AM »
Hi Paul,                                                                                                                                                                                           Hope these work could go higher if your blog system will accept them.
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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 05:02:19 AM »
You have RC and R4 switched.

You can try replacing those parts and firing it up, but be aware that you may need to replace the whole board.
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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 05:12:53 AM »
Thank you Paul. Not sure if I'll have time to remove the offending resistors today and then assess the board. Will respond after. One way or another I'll need some resistors (at least one).
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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 05:21:03 AM »
You can contact replacementparts(at)bottlehead(doht)com to get the ball rolling on that. 
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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 05:48:11 AM »
Thanks Paul,

I've just done that.

Regards,

Alan
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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 10:45:16 AM »
Hi Paul,

Looks like I need a new board. If the solder pads were not wrecked before, I wrecked them removing the bad resistors. I'll write to Eileen at replacement parts.  Please coordinate with her so that I get every thing I need particularly those parts that you think might not survive being removed and replanting.

Thanks in advance,

Alan
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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019, 12:06:30 PM »
Hello Paul,

All parts and PCB arrived. New Shunt Regulator built and installed. No fires during voltage checks however while voltage check on B side was 207VDC, A side was 300VDC. Picture of build below. Your thoughts please.

Thanks,

Alan

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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 01:14:19 PM »
Reflow the center leg of each MJE5731A.  They take a lot of heat to solder properly, and the output being about equal to the input on a C4S is usually caused by that leg having a cold joint.
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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2019, 05:44:25 AM »
Reflowed the center leg. Viola, good readings. On to the Audio Circuit.

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Re: Eros 2 Help
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2019, 07:16:40 AM »
We are here for you if you run into anything else!

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