Ensoniq sqr getting very hot during operation

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Ensoniq sqr getting very hot during operation

Post by nuketifromorbit » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:10 am

Title pretty much says it all. Also its sitting outside of a rack and getting plenty of ventilation. Should I be concerned? Is it a sign that something is seriously wrong with the onboard psu?
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Re: Ensoniq sqr getting very hot during operation

Post by rakk95 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:28 am

Not sure this helps, but I've had mine on a bench for a while, trying to fix it when I find the time.

Mine got hot, too, right before the audio went out. The digital side of the circuitry (which operates at 5V) works fine, but the 12 V side of the power supply, which controls the audio, keeps frying fuses.

I'm pretty sure I've narrowed it down to one or more bad voltage regulators. I've swapped out just about everything else, to include the transformers.

Others on this board more knowledgeable than me may be able to confirm/deny my diagnosis.

If memory serves, bad VRs is the root of the infamous Ensoniq Fizmo problem.

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