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    Quote Originally Posted by laatsch55 View Post
    Gary, if it's one thing I've leaned, it's that documentation canb NOT be taken as gospel, as soooooooo many revisions of this or that were never documented. The boys on AK taught me years ago, it's what's on the board that is right, if the schematic and parts list agree , well, that's icing on the cake....
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    No such things as bad days, just bad moments

    Schematic vs parts list

    For some reason I thought a schematic would be the more concise of the two. But I too have seen discrepancies comparing diagram with what was physically on a board. In that case though I attributed it to being a NAD thing.

    Regarding the Teac I'm pondering now, the schematic has two R6's. One of them is mislabeled as it should say R8.

    The wattage of those two components don't match either but at least the resisistances do. The schematic indicates they are one watt higher than the parts list says. If I pursue this, I will go with the higher wattage.

    I cannot refer to what resistors were on the board when I got the deck because they got carbonized and replaced.

    Last night I noticed something that got me wondering - why? When I quit the work, I had what looks to be an 88 ohm resistor half soldered in where a 3.3 is what is called for. I cannot for the life of me remember why that would be. Unless perhaps that was one of the suggestions made by the TH poster. It also may be I questioned that move and why I heard nothing further.

    Between then and now, I learned a bit more about schematics than I used to know which was not much. Am I wrong in thinking voltages should be documented on various parts of the circuit? Because there are next to none on this one. I think I identified what wire supplies power from the transformer and I'll have some time this weekend so will check for what might be present. If I can't make sense of that, I may just abandon this thing for good - sell off a few parts maybe.

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    Maybe on a "new" board things May be kosher, once a dirt bag has monkeyed with it, then nothing is correct. Sometimes the schematics have errors however, they are more correct than a circuit board that has been touched. We were taught in school to go by the skizmo while scrutinizing the board also. Use what you got. After 40 years, its hard to find a virgin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 62vauxhall View Post
    .. Am I wrong in thinking voltages should be documented on various parts of the circuit? Because there are next to none on this one...
    Unless otherwise advised, that is often at the discretion of the person making the schematic. Is he documenting it so he will remember what to look for later? Does he really want people to know how it works? Maybe, maybe not. Usually a separate production test document will contain where to test for what voltages during production test, but that isn't typically shown on the schematic.

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    Lee summed it up pretty well..... After playing engineer for several decades I'll just add that sometimes all the docs are all wrong and that design errors have been known to have been manufactured (sometimes for years!). About all one can do is reverse engineer what is found and devise a solution for what the circuit should do. Also beware that replacement parts may not perform as the originals. Sometimes a circuit makes use of a part 'feature' that was never spec'ed or tested. When a so-called 'exact replacement' is inserted things go very bad, very fast.

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    No such things as bad days, just bad moments
    Glen talked sense yesterday, suggesting a replacement board I saw on e-bay was the best solution so I bought it. Untested, but intact so a $30US gamble. Guess I'll see what happens with this thing in a week or two.

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