Phase Linear 5100 Recap / Rebuild

silver_face

New Around These Parts
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
33
Location
Southern Indiana
Tagline
---6 and 7 days work week, no end in sight
#1
My Phase Linear 5100 weirds out on the right channel a-lot these day's. Some times just turning it off and back on brings
the right channel back in. Right side sounds slightly lower in volume on a constant basis. Sounds great other than that.
I'm thinking a recap of the sort is in order, not sure. Looks like some caps leaking, or could be some glue. I know of no one
to send it too for repair. Any suggestions would be helpful.
 

Attachments

oldphaser

Chief Journeyman
Joined
Sep 8, 2012
Messages
622
#2
The power supply issue with the 5100 is a common problem associated with faulty/cracked solder joints on the voltage regulator located on a vertical heat-sink next to a electrolytic capacitor. The glue is the brown stuff that the Japanese (i.e. Pioneer, etc.) liked to use. The 5100 is actually a Pioneer TX-D1000. The lower volume issue is more than likely associated with the PA1001 I.C.
 

silver_face

New Around These Parts
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
33
Location
Southern Indiana
Tagline
---6 and 7 days work week, no end in sight
#3
The power supply issue with the 5100 is a common problem associated with faulty/cracked solder joints on the voltage regulator located on a vertical heat-sink next to a electrolytic capacitor. The glue is the brown stuff that the Japanese (i.e. Pioneer, etc.) liked to use. The 5100 is actually a Pioneer TX-D1000. The lower volume issue is more than likely associated with the PA1001 I.C.
So, a power supply rebuild and replace the PA1001a I.C would be a good idea on this one. Re-solder all the solder joints, and
finding a PA1001 I.C.
 

laatsch55

Administrator,
Staff member
Joined
Jan 14, 2011
Messages
55,446
Location
Gillette, Wyo.
Tagline
Halfbiass...Electron Herder and Backass Woof
#7
I was hoping markthefixer would jump in here. The 1001's are pretty damn scarce and IIRC mark was doing a workaround on it....
 

WOPL Sniffer

Veteran and General Yakker
Joined
Aug 10, 2015
Messages
3,811
Location
Arizona
Tagline
Screw it
#8
At that price, you better hope your troubleshooting is spot on and using the shotgun approach is not recommended.
 

WOPL Sniffer

Veteran and General Yakker
Joined
Aug 10, 2015
Messages
3,811
Location
Arizona
Tagline
Screw it
#9
Start with a recap and the solder joint work. Save the"chucking of parts at it" for future endeavors if the recap/resolder doesn't fix the issues.
 

oldphaser

Chief Journeyman
Joined
Sep 8, 2012
Messages
622
#11
In general, I would have to agree with Perry's comments above.


https://tubesound.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/pl5100-2-2.jpg

Quoting the web site that the photo above appears on:
".....Symptoms were that the tuner would not visibly power-on. Problem traced to a defective capacitor mounted adjacent to a heat-sinked chip. I replaced the defective cap and another cap in close proximity to the heatsink. "

Lee started a thread "Someone solved the Pioneer PA1002 Tuner IC problem!!!" on the Phoneix forum with a link to the following which had some markthefixer comments:
http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/pa1002a-module.599206/

Here is some Pioneer "Top Secret" Integrated Circuit Technical Data Volume 1 which includes the PA1001 and PA1002:
http://akdatabase.org/AKview/albums/userpics/10007/Pioneer Integrated Circuit Data Vol 1.pdf

Here is a link to someone who is selling salvaged Pioneer parts:
http://www.oaktreevintage.com/Pioneer_Stereo_Parts_Salvage_Units.htm


It's too bad you don't live near San Jose California where you could pick up a Pioneer TX-D1000 locally for $65.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/292901366184


Another fellow with the problem "lower volume in the right channel" is looking for answers as well:
http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/pioneer-tx-d1000-troubleshooting-help.367352/

I have several of the Pioneer TX-D1000's and Phase Linear 5100's. The one I used as a daily driver one day suddenly had a weaker output in one channel. I asked Dean what the problem could be and he pointed me in the direction of the PA1001 or possibly the PA1002. I moved to Connecticut shortly thereafter and it is still in a box. I have another unit which will become a parts unit when and if I have the time to troubleshoot further.

My current bet is more likely on the PA1002 (AF Amp Muting IC) and not the PA1001 (Pilot Canceller MPX Decoder). It was my intent to try both of them and see which one works.

Ed
 
Last edited:

silver_face

New Around These Parts
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
33
Location
Southern Indiana
Tagline
---6 and 7 days work week, no end in sight
#12
I plan to do some recapping around the power supply, I did a lot of re-soldering around the power supply and the PA1001A IC. Seemed to help a little, but the right channel still fades out at times. I turn the power off and back on comes right back in. Sometimes for an hour or two, sometimes for just fifteen minutes. May be I should re solder around the PA1002A IC as well. AK Forums mention a KB4438 IC
In general, I would have to agree with Perry's comments above.


https://tubesound.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/pl5100-2-2.jpg

Quoting the web site that the photo above appears on:
".....Symptoms were that the tuner would not visibly power-on. Problem traced to a defective capacitor mounted adjacent to a heat-sinked chip. I replaced the defective cap and another cap in close proximity to the heatsink. "

Lee started a thread "Someone solved the Pioneer PA1002 Tuner IC problem!!!" on the Phoneix forum with a link to the following which had some markthefixer comments:
http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/pa1002a-module.599206/

Here is some Pioneer "Top Secret" Integrated Circuit Technical Data Volume 1 which includes the PA1001 and PA1002:
http://akdatabase.org/AKview/albums/userpics/10007/Pioneer Integrated Circuit Data Vol 1.pdf

Here is a link to someone who is selling salvaged Pioneer parts:
http://www.oaktreevintage.com/Pioneer_Stereo_Parts_Salvage_Units.htm


It's too bad you don't live near San Jose California where you could pick up a Pioneer TX-D1000 locally for $65.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/292901366184


Another fellow with the problem "lower volume in the right channel" is looking for answers as well:
http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/pioneer-tx-d1000-troubleshooting-help.367352/

I have several of the Pioneer TX-D1000's and Phase Linear 5100's. The one I used as a daily driver one day suddenly had a weaker output in one channel. I asked Dean what the problem could be and he pointed me in the direction of the PA1001 or possibly the PA1002. I moved to Connecticut shortly thereafter and it is still in a box. I have another unit which will become a parts unit when and if I have the time to troubleshoot further.

My current bet is more likely on the PA1002 (AF Amp Muting IC) and not the PA1001 (Pilot Canceller MPX Decoder). It was my intent to try both of them and see which one works.

Ed
chip as a replacement.
 

silver_face

New Around These Parts
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
33
Location
Southern Indiana
Tagline
---6 and 7 days work week, no end in sight
#13

silver_face

New Around These Parts
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
33
Location
Southern Indiana
Tagline
---6 and 7 days work week, no end in sight
#18
Top