Beomaster 6000 Power-On Issue

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  • #14618
    artig
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      OK, my fault for relying on my poor memory. I don’t have a BM6000 to try it on and I just remembered it as being like other products from that era which did use the 50/60Hz signal for power failure indication. It’s now more than 40 years since I last worked on the BM6000.

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      Glitch
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        The 50/60Hz signal is an example of the chicken/egg situation I was referring to earlier. It would be easy to interpret a missing square wave on the signal as the cause for the receiver not running. The lack of the signal could also be an effect of the CPU not setting up the I/O ports. The tricky part is figuring out if it is the cause or effect. In quattro’s case, my test provides a clue to what is going on. Another test that could be done is to add a pull-up resistor to +5v somewhere on the 50/60Hz signal circuit and verify that the signal works as expected.

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        #14689
        quattttro
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          Perhaps unrelated, but I noticed resistor R27 has been snipped out of my motor control board. Looks to be related to the volume control. Is this a factory thing, or should I install a 470 ohm resistor there? I noticed the resistor present in Sonovor’s thread, here.

           

          Missing R27:IMG_6373

          #14690
          Glitch
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            One of my BM6000’s has R27 present, it is “cut out” in the other two.

            I don’t think that anything related to the motor control will stop the receiver from initializing.

            You mentioned that the motor runs continuously… This is usually caused by a dirty initial volume slider or the motor control trim pots being out of adjustment/corroded. I believe that you can perform the Preset Volume Adjustment from the service manual without the CPU being fully initialized. I know it would bug the heck out of me if the motor was constantly spinning while I was trying to debug the other issues.

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            #14697
            quattttro
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              Adjusting R25 solved the motor always-on issue. The full calibration procedure requires the receiver to be on so the volume can be adjusted to various levels.

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              quattttro
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                I’m probably getting desperate, but would 14.7 volts here cause a problem? I know this 15v goes to the standby circuit amongst many other things. And I’m not getting 5V on Pin18 of the CPU (st.by), though i’m probably running into that chicken/egg problem again 🙂

                I’m getting 14.7volts at pin 3 of IC2 (board 16).

                2023-01-20 11_44_27-6000 SM.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro

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                #14721
                Glitch
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                  I understand that desperate feeling…

                  14.7v seems to be a bit low, but not so much that I would expect it to cause a problem.

                  It is a fully regulated voltage so I would expect it to be closer to 15.0v. A quick test to see is something is dragging it down would be to pull P42 and measure the voltage on pin P42-5. The relative difference between no-load and loaded is of most interest.

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                  Glitch
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                    I had to go back and check my notes…   There is a good chance that the Standby pin is setup/initialized at the same time as the 50/60Hz pin.  So whatever is keeping one of them from working is likely keeping other ones from working.

                    Are you sure that BOTH +5v power supplies on the CPU board are close to 5v?

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                    quattttro
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                      Same 14.7V on P42-5 with P42 wires pulled. Interestingly, I get “P” in the display when P42 is pulled. It never displayed anything before save for the colon, dot, and radio LEDs.

                      Definitely have both 5V supplies. I get a perfect 5V at the CPU pin 40 and the other ICs on board 2 are all getting 4.9v from the 2TR1 supply.

                      I am getting some sort of signal from the CPU’s 50/60Hz pin (16). The waveform looks exactly like your did on page one of this thread. Even has the same blip on the right side of the square.

                       

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                      Glitch
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                        Regarding the 14.7v instead of 15v… Check that the heat sink compound isn’t dried up. Otherwise, the regulator is likely just “off a bit”. Swapping it with a new one is a easy job and the part is commonly available (but probably isn’t needed).

                        I believe that the “P” display in this case just means that the CPU board is getting 6.5v to the LED displays, but the CPU isn’t pulling up the FAULT line. Getting a “P” is pretty easy. For example, there will be a “P” display if the CPU is removed. I think a “P” can also be an indication of a genuine fault in the main amp.

                        I mentioned the second 5v supply because it was the most recent cause of a “:.” display on my machine. I was testing pre-scalers chips and I bumped TR1 or TR2 and opened up a cold solder joint that killed the secondary 5v supply. I was pretty nervous for a while since I thought I might have damaged the CPU while swapping chips.

                        It is interesting that your 50/60 signal has the same blip. I’m not sure why this happens. I think I decreased my blip by changing 16TR4.

                        I’m not sure what to suggest next. Are you sure that you aren’t just “looking at it the wrong way”? Sometimes it seems that “looking at it the wrong way” is all it takes to break it. 😉

                        Let me know if there are any other signals that I can check on my working BM6000 for you to use as a reference. I should have one one of them on the bench in a few days to replace a burned-out bulb.

                        Glitch

                        #14783
                        quattttro
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                          Thanks a lot for your help, Glitch. Hopefully I’m missing something obvious, will continue to work on it.

                          One final question, how does the “St.by” circuit work on board #2? Specifically around TR27. I know it gets 15V from board #6. I’ve got 15V at the DD (TR27 emitter) and 14.3V at the base, but then nothing on the collector (if I did, the relay would switch on). I’m guessing this tells me the CPU is not providing the necessary signal and TR28 is not pulling to ground? Thanks again!

                          2023-01-21 13_33_06-6000 SM.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro

                          #14787
                          chilibt
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                            Hello Gentlemen,  I fixed mine with the   :.    display! (Just now)

                            Story:

                            I  was starting “my new to me” BM6000 (update to follow to Glitches help in my other post),  and had no display but a   .    (stby dot)

                            I had a dead keyboard but the remote worked. When on, there was no frequency display, and the tuning indicator arrow>< showed and worked.

                            I decided to start a rebuild with the beoparts cap kit, and board 2 was a perfect start.     It was 3 caps and a VR (R89) lower right on front of board 2.

                            I kept the board in place.  Took a reading on the old VR and put the new one in with the same resistance setting.

                            Result:    only got the :. and no remote or keyboard input brought it out of this state.

                            I rechecked all the connections and polarities –  no change.

                            Then I read your post and although it is way over my head, there was the suggestion that a VR could be set wrong.  Two tries on R89  –  30 degrees each move and it worked!  It lit up  in Standby (one dot) and the remote perfectly works.

                            I still have no keyboard working so here we go!  any suggestions for the dead keyboard?

                            Regards

                            Terry

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                            Glitch
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                              I removed my response since I really didn’t answer the question. Hemenex’s reply below makes more sense.

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                              hemenex
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                                Sorry but if you have 15V at emitter TR27 and 14.3V at Base then TR27 as a PNP type should turn on. (0,7V on its BE-diode)

                                I would check TR27…

                                hx

                                #14841
                                chilibt
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                                  hi,

                                  back at the beginning of this post

                                  spassmaker wrote:
                                  Hi The Strobe issue on the BM 8000 was just a misaligned Pot R15 which has to be adjusted to minimum ~3.6 Volt, the Pot was turned the whole way down and the CPU did not recorgnized the too small signal below 3,6 Volt. This Pot is not present in the BM 6000.

                                  On my BM6000, I had the :. also. (same symptoms)

                                  Did you try VR  2R89 and adjust it?  When I did yesterday on mine it worked as before  the :. was gone and the . was there,  It was not shut down and frozen now.

                                  The VR was set wrong when I replaced it, and once adjusted the display and whole unit was in standby and able to work with the remote in all functions.

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                                  quattttro
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                                    Sorry but if you have 15V at emitter TR27 and 14.3V at Base then TR27 as a PNP type should turn on. (0,7V on its BE-diode) I would check TR27… hx

                                    TR27 tests fine on the transistor tester, nonetheless, i swapped it out for another one. Same thing, nothing on the collector.  In any case, this is probably secondary, as the relay should not be switched on in standby mode.

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