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Old 11th January 2019, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Repairing NAD7225pe one channel faulty


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I have NAD7225pe with one channel not working, it is my first attempt in repairing a amplifier.
Tested all transistors in output stage on faulty channel and replaced all faulty transistors which were output transistors Q415 and Q417, 2N3055 and MJ2955 (from Mouser) also both drivers Q411 and Q413 which were replaced with MJE253G and MJE243G.
Also bias transistor Q409 BD139.
Other transistors tested ok and diodes.
Caps look ok. I cannot find short in any of them.

burned 180 ohm resistor also replaced.

Also added 0.22 ohm 3W resistors to emitters on both Q417 and Q415 also base resistor 6.8 ohm.

Using dim bulb tester for initial turn on and the 70W bulb lights up brightly.
Can it be the cause that bias is not adjusted the reason it draws so much current it lights up the 70 W bulb?
Can I adjust the bias levels with the dim bulb tester connected?
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Old 11th January 2019, 12:39 PM   #2
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I would remove the 0.22R resistors as this design does not use them. Remove the bias current link and measure the bias current, setting it to around 15mA or 15mV across R455. Check the DC voltage between the bases of Q411/413.

180R burnt? Where is that? 6R8 resistors? Where?
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Old 11th January 2019, 01:29 PM   #3
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Sorry, R453 was burnt (180 Ohm).

I saw a thread on this forum which was also same receiver.
On that thread it was recommended to add resistors to both emitters on output transistors because newer transistors would require them.
On same thread it is also talked about base resistor on both output transistors so I added them as well (6.8 ohm).
Help NAD 7225PE (3020) receiver output transistors replacement

When you say bias current link you are talking about the solder short across R455?
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Old 20th January 2019, 09:01 PM   #4
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Can I do voltage measurements with DBT connected? Doesn't lower supply voltage and voltage will be lower?

Anyway I measured B-E Voltage on output transistors Q411 and Q417 it is 0.72V and 0.75V compared to good channel it is around 0.3V.
So these Q415 and Q417 are in ON state.

Turning R443 (biasing resistor) to see if it would lower the B-E voltage it did have no effect.

Does anyone have an advice to for me where I should look next?
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