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Help needed with stereo amp

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Joe, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Hi. Could anyone help me troubleshoot an Akai AM2600 stereo amp (from
    the 70's I believe). I recieved it from a friend to see if I could
    find the problem, then use it for my turntable setup.

    It produces no sound. The watt meter lite comes on, and a red lamp
    under the volume control comes on. 3 fuses inside all check okay.

    I'm a mechanic, not an electronics repair guy.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks, Joe
  2. Could be lots of things - regulated power supply issues, a blown channel,

    Mark Z.
  3. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Mark, thanks for the reply.

    I suppose it's like asking me "how do I rebuild the engine in my Jaguar"?
    Plus without a schematic....

    I didn't want to give up, I thought it might be *fun*.

  4. The techs on this group, myself included, could offer more, but we mostly
    don't really have the time to bring you up to speed on semiconductor theory,
    how to use a DMM, common amp problems, etc.
    That being said - there's lots of resources out there like the
    Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ, and we're always here to answer specific
    Output transistors, if faulty, might be shorted on two or more leads.

    Power supply regulator transistors can "open up".

    Zener diodes and small caps can short out.

    Your problem may fall into one of these areas, but of course it's best to
    have a schematic (and the ability to read one) particlarly if you lack

    Mark Z.
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