When switching it on it goes to standby and the standby led comes on and when touching a control field it comes on and works as expected. When touching the standby field, I can hear the relay turning off but immediately turns back on again and on and off as long as i hold the standby field, when I release, the relay is on but no program is selected and no standby led. I suspect it could be the ‘switch on’ signal that switch it back on as soon as it switches off, the collector and base of ic9 measures 4.45v and 14.9v respectively (4.95 and 13.9 when touching a control field other than standby) I’ve replaced ic9 and verified all component around it. I’ve suspected ic6 to be faulty but I’ve tried swapping ic5 and ic6 but no difference. I’m just about to give up unless anyone has has a good suggestion.
Thanks guys, I’ve replaced tr30, tr32 and ic9 and verified the resistors, capacitor and diode that are connected to them. Could a ‘leaky’ tr15-tr22 cause a ‘switch on’ signal without setting the program? Do you agree that the ic9 collector voltage looks weird? The schematics says 0,8(15)v
All lamps working and correct wattage? – No LED “conversion”?
The three lamps illuminating the tone control dials double as bleeders for the 15V supply.
It’s not uncommon to see that these Beomasters won’t go into standby, if to many
lamps are out, wrong or replaced by LEDs.