Rx-5150 left speaker off
Posted 31 July 2016 - 10:59 PM
I was having a lot of static in the adjustments of volume and bass and treble ... And the left speaker has stopped working in the last few years.
So I opened it up today and put some cleaner in the pots and that seemed to dramatically I,prove the static on the knobs.
I tried moving the speaker wires to see what would happen if I flipped the speaker connector and it appears the left speaker is fine ... As it would play full volume when connected to the 2 pins of that normally connect to the right speaker.
So am kind of at a loss as to what I can do to get the left speaker working again.
I did try the cleaner on the headphone jack and around that area and for while! I got full volume restored but it didn't stay and then returned to not working or very faintly working.
So I stopped as I was worried that too much cleaner might not be a good thing.
I also could really find a good hole,in the balance to spray.
I feel like I am really close to fixing it but not sure how,to proceed. Any ideas appreciated.
I did notice one of the really big blue capacitors near the headphone jack,looks a big funny, with a lot,of,gunk on the bottom (maybe that's normal). I did temporarily get some volume when putting cleaner down the headphone jack but zi was weary because it sits atop this large capacitor and I was just kind of shielding it with a cloth to absorb the cleaner that went through.
Thanks in advance,
Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:41 AM
Bad Boy Bill
Posted 01 August 2016 - 04:47 AM
Posted 01 August 2016 - 05:42 PM
Thanks I will try with headphones as suggested.
I was using blue shower techspray.
Should I try the Deoxit instead?
Posted 01 August 2016 - 08:35 PM
I think the record / playback switch could potentially cause this issue. I highly suggest cleaning it.
Posted 02 August 2016 - 01:53 PM
I had a bunch of cutting out and popping/static on my 5150 until I sprayed the record bar. That cleared it all up.
Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:04 PM
It's just another name for the play/record mode switch. It's so long from all the switching it has to do, that it looks like a bar.
It's switched by the record button on the cassette deck, usually cannected with a stiff piece of wire like you see below. It's why pressing record can take a little extra effort than the other buttons.
Posted 03 August 2016 - 11:03 PM
Thanks again ... very helpful.
So with a servo deck, there is no record bar to clean?
Posted 03 August 2016 - 11:09 PM
No, he was just pointing out that the RX-5150 in particular does not require extra force to press record, since it uses servos to assist with that.
It still has a record bar.