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Offline dheffer

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Re: Troubleshooting Crack-a-two-a Resistance Checks
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2022, 02:59:55 AM »
24/25 = 191V
30/30 = 192V
32/33 = 213V

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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: Troubleshooting Crack-a-two-a Resistance Checks
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2022, 04:02:00 AM »
You definitely have a loose or poorly soldered black wire in your amplifier.
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Re: Troubleshooting Crack-a-two-a Resistance Checks
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2022, 06:59:51 AM »
I spent a few hours trying to re-solder everything, focusing on the black wires.  I couldn't find anything that seemed glaringly off, but ended up breaking a couple wires in the process, so worked to replace those.  At this point I fear I'm just making matters worse.  I put together a crack+speedball easy enough but I may have bitten off more than I can chew :) 

Would I be a good candidate for the repair service?  Is that still something offered?

Thanks again for all the tips/advice!

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Re: Troubleshooting Crack-a-two-a Resistance Checks
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2022, 10:22:29 AM »
I'm not taking any additional repairs till after the new years.

You 10000% have a black wire that's not doing its job, that's why you appear to have an insane amount of DC voltage but your power supply caps that aren't rated for that voltage aren't exploding.

If you have a bunch of broken wires in your kit, please replace them all and consider looking into a different wire stripper to help accomplish that.  If necessary you may want to contact replacementparts(at)bottlehead(dot)com about getting an extra wire bag for your kit so you have some surplus to work with.
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