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Old 15th December 2011, 04:17 PM   #1201
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Rich - So the jfets look good. Back to the board then.

What are the voltages at the top and bottom of R9 when there is NO jfet installed at all? They should be the same and close to 20 volts.

Turn off power. With your ohmmeter, and NO jfet installed, verify that the resistors between each jfet and ground (R21 to R24) are indeed 10 ohm each.

If all is good, next verify consistency in your measurements. Solder ONE jfet and measure Q3 (all 3 pins). Remove the jfet, solder another one and repeat.

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Old 15th December 2011, 05:22 PM   #1202
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R9 Top = 20.42 Bottom = 20.27

R21-24 are all 10R . As for the fets soldering .... I use Q6 position for each fet
i test in situe ?
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Yes. In situ please.
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Old 15th December 2011, 06:47 PM   #1204
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1) 7.09 mA

T, 3.61
M, 10.01
B, 3.22

2) 7.08 mA

T, 2.59
M, 6.79
B, 1.84

3) 7.01 mA

T, 2.38
M, 6.77
B, 1.51

4) 7.18 mA

T, 2.20
M, 5.03
B, 1.86

I don't understand why the first one was that way and the others dropped .

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Old 15th December 2011, 07:08 PM   #1205
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Rich - Interesting. T, M, B means top, middle and bottom pin of Q3, correct? Something funny is going on. Let me chew on this for a while.

Do you think you could post a close up pictures of this area of the board (component side and solder side) ?

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Old 15th December 2011, 07:21 PM   #1206
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Rich - Interesting. T, M, B means top, middle and bottom pin of Q3, correct? Something funny is going on. Let me chew on this for a while.

Do you think you could post a close up pictures of this area of the board (component side and solder side) ?

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Pierre - yes, definitely there is something strange going on here. I'm puzzled

Let's wait for Rich pictures. At least, his camera works very nicely

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nAr - Yes there definitely is a problem.

Got another idea. Wondering if the board is somehow applying voltage to the gate of the jfet.

Rich - Please would you short-circuit the input to ground, and re-measure Q3 (T, M, B) with one jfet in Q6? And please would you measure the gate (middle pin) of the jfet in Q6. It should be at 0 volts. If it is not, we may have found a problem.

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nAr - Yes there definitely is a problem.

Got another idea. Wondering if the board is somehow applying voltage to the gate of the jfet.

Rich - Please would you short-circuit the input to ground, and re-measure Q3 (T, M, B) with one jfet in Q6? And please would you measure the gate (middle pin) of the jfet in Q6. It should be at 0 volts. If it is not, we may have found a problem.

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Yes, gate should be close to Ground

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with short across input , Q6 Gate 0 VDC

Q3, T = 17.49 VDC

M = 10.11

B = 17.36
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The resistor left to the R8 (seen on top^) ; on the 2 sides, bottom solder joint of R looks bad

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