All You Need To Know Pertaining Amplifier Repair

By Lisa Williamson

In a situation where the amplification mechanism is faulty, then your sound system is likely to give a poor output. The work of an amp is to raise the level of an electrical signal to a level that can be fed to the targeted output device which can be a speaker or a headset. This means if the speaker is producing a weak sound, the problem can be traced back to the amp and correction made. Amplifier repair may be required also if the output is distorted or it is not clear.

Since amplification systems are constructed in a relatively simple manner, it is possible to identify the problem leading to the failure. A technician will follow certain steps at the time of executing the repair. The process begins with unplugging the faulty system and placing it on a suitable table.

Screw driver is utilized in loosening the covers so that they can be removed. Complicated methods of troubleshooting are applied once the technician cannot identify any burnt component using his eyes. An odor will be noticed if there is a burned transistor and the system is opened immediately it stops operating.

With the help of the service manual provided to the consumer in the time of purchase, it is possible to identify all the power transistors. While the device is on, a multimeter is utilized in determining whether there is voltage on pins of these transistors. The repairer is supposed to look for the fuse and then check it for continuity upon finding it. A fuse with appropriate specifications is supposed to be used in replacing the one which has blown out.

The trouble shooting can proceed to the next stage if the power supply is corrected or is found to be in good condition. In this stage, all faulty elements in the rest of the system will be identified. The technician will employ a freezer in spraying the components with cold air. The system is switched on and the component that will go for long time still frozen before the system works is the spoiled one.

When removing an element that is found to be spoiled, a heat gun is used to melt the solder holding it onto the board. After melting is achieved, a pliers is applied in pulling the pins from the PCB. It is required that you get the board out of its position so that you can access both sides. The holes left behind are cleaned with help of a solder wick.

Through use of the manual, it is possible to identify the component that is not working. A new one is then acquired and soldered at the same position and orientation. While inserting the pins of the element into the holes, one should be careful so that he does not bend them. Only enough solder should be applied so that the pins are not short. A side cutter is applied in clipping off the excess pins so that they do not protrude from the underside of the circuit board.

Testing begins with fitting the circuit board back to its place after replacing the spoiled element. The appliance is plugged onto power supply and its power button put on. Once the repairer is convinced that the system is back to its normal working, he will put off the power and then fasten the covers.

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