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Color classic headphone/speaker out not working correctly

Verault

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So I had to replace a bad Dfac2 chip on my color classic board to get any audio. When I plug a speaker or headphone set into the audio out I am expecting to get stereo audio out and the internal speaker to cut out.. But the internal speaker keeps playing audio and the audio out only plays audio via the left channel (left earphone).



This does not seem like normal behavior. My LC575 which is of a similar vintage gives me stereo out via the headphones (both headphones give sound) and the internal speaker cuts out when plugged in. So the fact theat the MAC color classic isnt doing any of that seems something is way off.

I think the next step is to replace the audio jack. But before I go to that length. Can someone with a Macintosh Color classic please test a pair of head phones on the audio out jack in back and see if they get audio for one, and if the internal speaker still plays audio or cuts out?

Thanks
 

jajan547

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So I had to replace a bad Dfac2 chip on my color classic board to get any audio. When I plug a speaker or headphone set into the audio out I am expecting to get stereo audio out and the internal speaker to cut out.. But the internal speaker keeps playing audio and the audio out only plays audio via the left channel (left earphone).



This does not seem like normal behavior. My LC575 which is of a similar vintage gives me stereo out via the headphones (both headphones give sound) and the internal speaker cuts out when plugged in. So the fact theat the MAC color classic isnt doing any of that seems something is way off.

I think the next step is to replace the audio jack. But before I go to that length. Can someone with a Macintosh Color classic please test a pair of head phones on the audio out jack in back and see if they get audio for one, and if the internal speaker still plays audio or cuts out?

Thanks
Speaker should disable and switch output to earbuds or stereo speakers. Sometimes the little clip in the headphone jack gets stuck and may be causing the issues you describe.
 

cheesestraws

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Sometimes the little clip in the headphone jack gets stuck and may be causing the issues you describe.

Agreed; you could try using contact cleaner to try to clean the switch in the back of the headphone jack a bit. Or the plug itself might be physically dodgy. But that's what I'd look at first.
 

Verault

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I tried cleaning the jack several times. I know cleaning the headphone jack on my IIgs fixed a low sound output. but Cleaning this one made no change at all. Should I replace it?
 

jajan547

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Have the capacitors near the sound chip been replaced? And if yes or no to that question have you cleaned that area throughly?
 

Verault

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yes I have checked for bridges and connectivity. the only issue with sound I have is with the audio out jack. I will have to steal a jack from my broken LC550 board (where I got the DFAC2 chip from). But everything on that board is corrosed so the jack is not going to be all that nice to look at. I will deoxit the heck out of it once I have desoldered it.
 

jajan547

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yes I have checked for bridges and connectivity. the only issue with sound I have is with the audio out jack. I will have to steal a jack from my broken LC550 board (where I got the DFAC2 chip from). But everything on that board is corrosed so the jack is not going to be all that nice to look at. I will deoxit the heck out of it once I have desoldered it.
Let us know how it goes when you install the new jack.
 

jajan547

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Pretty sure C8 is supposed to connect to that via next to the negative capacitor pad and not where the bodge runs, also what’s the pin touching something here in this area?
 

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Verault

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Ok maybe I found something.

so I found that pins 37 and 38 on U5 (DFAC2) are shorted (have continuity). Using magnification I can find no solder causing the short.

Going by the schematic page 11, pins 37 and 38 goto the headphone jack.

So the first photo shows what pins on the jack have continuity when no headphone is inserted.
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And when the headphone jack is inserted the continuity on the jack changes to this:

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