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A Mini Audio Speaker System Repaired

By on October 24, 2020
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A bus driver brought this mini speaker system for repair and as he explained the problem, I tested it out while he is still in the shop and everything tested out fine. The sound was loud and clear, the wireless microphone and the SMD audio card were working the way they should. How can I repair something that was not obvious?  I kept the speaker system in the shop for investigation and maintenance.

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As I took the screws off the back plate of the speaker and turned the sound on, this time the sound was too low even I turned the volume up all the way.

I wiggled some of the inside speakers around and the sound was coming on and off indicating a loose connection somewhere.

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As I was moving the board around, I spotted a capacitor that does not look good. I know it does not have to do with the issue but it was part of the maintenance that I promised the customer to do so I am doing it. 

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I replaced that capacitor and I did not test the speaker because I know there is a loose connection somewhere on board.

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I started looking for cold soldering joints and I saw plenty of but my main focus was on the wires connections which you already seen in the photo.

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When I was done with touching up all the cold soldering joints, I put everything back and tested the speaker. The sound was loud and clear even when I moved the wires around.

I added two fresh batteries to the wireless microphone because the low battery indicator was on and tested the microphone and it sounded great.

Mission Accomplished.

This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    October 24, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Fixing sporadic occurring problems are always the hardest to solve! I understand that it was the bad capacitor and maybe a cold solder joint that fixed this audio system. As all the wires looked clean and connected.

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 27, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Albert: yes indeed I agree with you on that one. I think the cold solder was the cause of this fault. the capacitor was just maintaining the quality. have a good blessed day

  2. Parasuraman S

    October 24, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Intermittent problems are always a headache for many, but not you! Well done!

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      Parasuraman: I totally agree. it was a little bit of a headache but finally it worked just fine. thanks man and have a blessed day

  3. Lynn Blakely

    October 25, 2020 at 2:33 am

    Sir Waleed: Thanks for you repair dialogue. As a repair man for over 35yrs we sometimes,when dealing with intermittent issues,conducted a vibration analysis to make the problem show up, and then when all the touch up, and cleaning were done we did the vibration analysis again."Note" Just don't drop it to far, or hit it too hard! LOL

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 27, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      Lynn: you are most welcome. totally agree with you though. maybe hitting it too much but surely not dropping it off. LOL. have a blessed day

  4. Derek Nathaniel, Pakistan.

    October 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Dry joints and loose connectors are always a big problem especially with relay contacts I use Philips contact treatment spray to remove oxide and carbon from contacts and find it a useful method

    • Waleed Rishmawi

      October 27, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Derek: yes totally agree. sometimes I do that too but not in this case. have a blessed day


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