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Old 6th May 2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Hi I just purchased this item cheap second hand, but as soon as switch on and touch the volume control it emits a load hum through the speakers has any one heard of this problem with this amp before? Or know what it might be? Thanks.
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Old 6th May 2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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If you touch the knob and it hums, i would ground the pot first.

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Old 6th May 2011, 05:09 PM   #3
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Arenít these pots digital?
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Old 6th May 2011, 05:19 PM   #4
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Obviously it shouldn't hum when touched... so I would look for damage such as cracked print possibly caused by being dropped etc.
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Old 6th May 2011, 06:22 PM   #5
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Arenít these pots digital?
Doesnt matter what the pot is, you could have said chassis, foot, handle, its metal and should be grounded. If you touch the metal bottom and no hum, attach the pieces of metal that do hum to the bottom of the chassis.
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Could i have caused this just by taking the top off?
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While I am trying to solve this, could it damage my speakers I don't really have a cheap pair to try it out on.
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Old 6th May 2011, 09:00 PM   #8
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Maybe i should explain that as soon i change the volume it starts to hum loudly not just touch the volume nob which is made of plastic.
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Yes that entirely different...
Sorry its a dolby digital receiver, trouble shooting is above my head without a schematic and the unit.
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Could i have caused this just by taking the top off?
By just taking the top of... no.
But did it all work before you did ?

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While I am trying to solve this, could it damage my speakers I don't really have a cheap pair to try it out on.
Without seeing and hearing first hand I would say yes, its possible.

Does it only hum while the volume is being altered... in other words once adjusted is it OK ?
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