(Topic ID: 255049)

Unable to change volume on Data East sound board

By jgadzia

15 days ago

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#1 15 days ago

Ok, I cannot change the volume on my Data East Star Wars. No matter which way i turn the pot the volume doesnt change ( i do have sound and it isnt inaudible, but i cant turn it as high as i use to). I stuck my multimeter probes in the red and white pins that come from the pot to the sound board (CN3-1 and CN3-2) and the resistance does change when i turn the pot. so i think the pot is ok. i next checked R14,R15, and R25 and they all measure appropriately with the multimeter. I do get sound out of all the speakers, so i dont think it would be likely that the amps are bad. I was going to just change all the capacitors and see if that fixes the problems, but before i order those, i was wondering if there are any other parts i should order that could also be causing this problem.

#2 15 days ago


#3 15 days ago


My Secret Service is doing similar. Unlike you, I haven't checked any readings, so thanks for the tip. (Frying other fish first)

#4 14 days ago

anyone got any help on this?

#5 12 days ago

Problem Solved. The -12 volt wire did not have a good connection. Interesting, i thought that there would be nothing without that voltage, but actually i had a pretty good volume, just not changeable.

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