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SE/30 works great but no sound

I'm sure this has been covered!

Guessing it's cap goo, but curious if anyone has another solution I should investigate other than recapping.
 

3lectr1cPPC

Well-known member
If you're saying that you haven't recapped yet, then you can throw out any other possible cause until you've done so. Also worth noting the goo isn't at fault per se, the caps themselves are in the audio circuit, and if they've failed, then you'll have no sound.
 

bcschmidt

Active member
When I first picked up my se30 it had very faint sound, then no sound at all the same day. After recapping the board the sound came back nice and loud. It took a couple alcohol baths to get the Flux off and I didn't even use alot. My battery didn't leak, and the caps on the logic board were leaking but did no damage at all.
 

Byrd

Well-known member
Does it crash when you try to play a sound? I've a SE/30, recapped, traces check out, that does this (works perfectly apart from sound) - I'm assuming one of the sound chips is bad.
 
Aha - it crashes when I play one particular sound in the sound control panel! Guessing it might be a longer/larger file? Fits your experience!
 

BacioiuC

Well-known member
One of them did crash when playing sounds, yes. The other ones I didn't test, just had them recapped.
 

Johnnya101

Well-known member
You can try checking in with Thomas at Amiga of Rochester. I knows he's got a bit of a backlog right now, but if you don't mind waiting at least a couple weeks, I'd use him.
 
The plot thickens...

I realized that when I played the one custom sound (previous owner) from the sound control panel it wasn't actually crashing... It was just a long sound sample. I plugged in headphones and while not loud, the sound is present and clear...
 

halkyardo

Member
Does it crash when you try to play a sound? I've a SE/30, recapped, traces check out, that does this (works perfectly apart from sound) - I'm assuming one of the sound chips is bad.

Not directly related to this thread, but since I came across this post while trying to fix a sound-related crash on my SE/30, and found a solution: check the traces around C3 and C4, there are a couple that run really close to the pads, and in my case I had shorted one of them in such a way that any audio on the left channel would trigger the reset circuit! The short was completely hidden underneath the capacitor, I had to remove it to see it.

 
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