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Yamaha psr e403 low sound output from speakers

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  1. samuel phillips

    samuel phillips

    Jul 3, 2017
    just to be clear as I said before when I connect pin 12 of the amp IC to pin 1 of ic502 I get loud sound when I press any notes on the keyboard and this loud sound is not affected by the volume control so if it's at max or zero volume it still plays loud when I remove the connects the keyboard plays softly as that's the problem we trying to solve and the volume works etc
  2. samuel phillips

    samuel phillips

    Jul 3, 2017
    what you guys think, I tried testing the cap with my meter but no reading the meter I have probably can't read it when it's in the circuit.
  3. samuel phillips

    samuel phillips

    Jul 3, 2017
    @73's de Edd should there be dc voltage at pin 12 of the amp I'm getting 5.80dc volts there also at the negative side of capacitor c514 looks like it going through to the pot also I'm not deep in this sI i don't if this is a problem or not.
  4. samuel phillips

    samuel phillips

    Jul 3, 2017
  5. samuel phillips

    samuel phillips

    Jul 3, 2017
    good news guys solved the problem capacitor c514 and c515 was the cause changed them and volume is back to original state thankyou guys so much for all the help on this cause. need an esr meter would anyone like to donate lol.
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  6. 73's de Edd

    73's de Edd

    Aug 21, 2015
    Sir samuel phillips . . . . .

    Glad to hear that you speeded up the tracing process, when you unexpectedly happened to touch a keyboard key, while having the BA5417 audio input pin # 12 connected to the Output pin 1 of the left channel of the IC502 dual op amp preamplifier.

    And THEN the strength of that keyboard note, left no doubt about the BA5417 working and being at a decent power level of output.

    Of course you had no volume control effect, since you were bypassing it .

    That full volume and normal operation due to C514 was a definite surprise to me, as my suspicion was certainly to be with IC502 at fault.

    PLUS . . . . what are the SUPER-PHENOMENAL . . . odds, of its companion on the other channel, ALSO being bad.

    Those capacitors are not subjected to taxing applications . . . just merely audio coupling.

    They must have failed waaaaay down into the picofarad range to give that feeble, tinny and bass-less sound reproduction.

    I am sure that you can see that the choice of test coupling capacitor that you happened to have used, even gave a somewhat decent audio quality . . . . . was it probably a 0.1 ufd or so ?

    At the mere 1 ufd that they are using, I think that in the future, any of the SAME brand of electrolytic capacitor that they used in the unit, I would be leery of.

    Now, in simultaneously referring to the special , Unitized, marked up and prepped up schematic for this unit.

    The initial game plan was to have the test capacitor connected from BLUE triangle B over to RED triangle A and . . . .pray for rain . . . . and a positive feedback phasing to have your output IC then acting as a power audio oscillator.

    Praise be, the number of internal stages agreed, and there was audio range oscillation.

    Thus . . . . your confirmation that the power output stage WAS “ power outputting”

    Next logic would be to solder tack one lead of the test cap to a safe position . . .somewhere . . . onto the BLUE buss, instead of chancing a short at the close spaced pins right at the IC proper.

    Then you take a flexible test lead and solder tack to the other lead of the test coupling capacitor and make it a “flying lead” .configuration.

    In that manner, it can be repositioned to some intermediate test points, to AS FAR WAY AS the RED G and H triangle test points at IC502’s inputs.

    Your initial test point would have been at the RED triangle test points C to see the tonal shift being imparted due to passing through added circuitry of C555-C551-R553 and R551.

    Then you would have moved to RED triangle test point D and found that with the volume at max, there would be the same tone.

    As you then diminished the volume control level, the tone should shift, and volume drop and then a final chirp as it dropped out of feedback capability for further oscillation.

    You would then move the volume control BACK to its max volume position , to restore oscillation, and then move over to RED triangle test point E, thus confirming all intermediate plug connections were being made and the unit oscillating to make a tone at that point.

    AND THEN . . . the next move would have been to move to RED triangle test point F to see if oscillation was being created there also.

    If so, the final move would have been to have moved to either RED triangle test point G or H, to see if a strong oscillation was possible to be created from those points . . . all being in accordance as to which phase relationship occurred.

    The output should now be strong, since either op amp introduced in the order of ~20 db of extra gain (10X) into the total feedback loop circuitry.

    If by chance the unit the unit worked from G or H, that would be bad as the next problem causing link should be the IC501 Digital Analog Converter chip.

    You can see how I partitioned it up into its two sections, minimal testing of that unit would be relegated to checking for its supply power presence and then you could probe the cap to the pins 1-5 to listen for the audio clicks, whines and whirs that it will emit when and IF any digital signal is being processed.

    BUT you just totally lucked out in hitting that keyboard note, and then your isolation down to having SOME audio before C514, but then finding VERY LITTLE audio after it ? . . . found OPEN C514 electrolytic coupling cap . . .KUDOS !

    Do you realize . . .that you now have a future spare parts repair cache of (1) BA5417 and (1) plug in Master Volume Control Board.

    NOW . . .let there be music !

    You say . . .

    Need an esr meter would anyone like to donate lol.

    ESR meterless analysis consists of shunting the suspect unit with another like value of known good unit.



    73’s de Edd
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2017
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  7. samuel phillips

    samuel phillips

    Jul 3, 2017
    @73's de Edd your the best man thanks a lot, i will holla at you when running into a problem with other electronics I try to fix.
  8. castilrv


    Sep 27, 2019
    Im glad i stumbled on this conversations. I have exactly the same problem and somewhat have the same culprit. Faulty C514 and C515. thank you for the trouble shooting lessons.
  9. raghavan85


    Nov 7, 2019
    I am having a low volume output both on the I built speakers and I think on the external audio port too on my E403. The difference from this OP is the volume varies if i turn the knob. Even at max volume it feels like the output is only at 20 to 25% of it's originally intended / rated output and I can barely hear the output. If i reduce it to like 50%, the sound is close to nothing, probably should keep my ear right on the speakers to hear them.

    Please help.
  10. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
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