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I was playing my 200a and things sounded good. As I was playing I heard a loud pop and the audio output immediately stopped working. I get no audio to the speakers, headphones or aux out. The power light still lights up when it's turned on.

Any ideas?

Perfect, thank you! That's most likely it. I did some searching but didn't even consider it was an issue with my headphones. I recently got some Beyer headphones and they have a different impedance than my old ones. Thanks again everyone! Hopefully I'm set from here on out for a while!

Looks like that was it!

I soldered the broken wire (the board says C7 Out) and reassembled things and everything's working great! Output is working again and I'm not getting anymore strange grounding issues.

I am noticing that the headphone out sounds pretty distorted and noisy. The aux sounds great when plugged into my DAW but the headphones sound pretty overdriven and crunchy. I'm not sure it it was always like this or not. Any thoughts on this? Could it be related to the issues I've been having?

Thanks again!

Yeah, that's what I think too. It looks like wire that carries the output of the preamp is broken. I'll fix that and then see where I'm at. I still think there's a ground issue somewhere, but it's hard to track down when the audio output is broken anyway.

Thanks again!

After opening this thing back up again, I DID find a small wire that looks like it might be broken. I've attached a picture. The white wire looks like it should perhaps be soldered to the hole that says C7 out. Would this cause me to lose all audio output?

I also believe that there is potentially continuity between the Reed bar and the ground, as described in a response above. Do you think this broken wire could have anything to do with that? I think I might have two separate issues.

Thanks for the help so far!

1-I Don't see any connections that look loose, broken or suspect.

2-Could I have sorted the pickup to the ground? Maybe... What am I looking for here?The ground wire looks pretty much like it was to begin with. But I agree, I think this could be it???

3-I replaced a cracked and finger nail damaged key. The Reed is unchanged.

Thanks for the help so far. Any clarification on the ground short theory would be helpful. I'm not 100% sure what I'm looking for here.

I disassembled my 200A to replace a damaged key. When I put things back together it has no audio. Nothing at the speakers and nothing out the audio outputs. The orange light lights up and everything else seems fine. Any ideas? I barely took anything apart and didn't really touch any electronics so I think it has to be something simple.


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« on: October 08, 2017, 05:28:31 PM »
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