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Creative SBS 370 Speakers Repaired For No Power

By on April 16, 2022
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This one is same speaker which was modified earlier by me by installing Bluetooth Kit. Customer sent me complaining no power.

creative speakers repair

On arrival I checked the adapter it uses 11.4V AC tested using multimeter voltage is OK.

creative speaker repair and fix

Now for further inspection I opened the unit. I am shocked by seeing the PCB.

bad pcb in audio board

Trace pad found ripped off & damaged………..seems someone worked on it.  I just phoned to the customer and he admitted that his son has given this speaker to his friend for repair who is studying in final year of electronics .but he is not able to figure out the problem.

 So I just discussed with him about the damage done on the PCB. Customer told me to see if it is fixable. After approval I opened database of my pervious articles for wiring reference. Just sharing the PCB Layout on which I have done some Modification earlier by eliminating the external wired remote Volume control with ON/OFF switch Module & installed Bluetooth Kit.

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how to repair creative speaker no power

Here damaged ripped off pad is grounding trace

So tested the amplifier with proper grounding it starts work, earlier at the time of modification I connected the LED in place of the switch

 

 

which is also not working so I cut the heat shrink tube for inspection and I found Led resistor broken from the wire connected to LED.

fixing audio circuit

Installed new 1.5K resistor ………. & powered the unit and green LED Light up & speakers are back to the life.

how to fix and repair creative speaker with no power symptom

yogesh panchal

This article was prepared for you by Yogesh Panchal who works as a Computer Hardware Engineer in Mumbai India.



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12 Comments

  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    April 16, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Luckily you were fully capable in fixing such a more challenging task as an experienced repair engineer.

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    • Yogesh Panchal

      April 19, 2022 at 6:24 pm

      Albert,
      for microscopic trace repair HD Microscope camera is must & needs precision soldering iron also.in this case traces are easily visible so that you can get the idea of path & here my plus point was i had the screen shot of the same PCB for reference.

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  2. Parasuraman Subramanian

    April 16, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    A tampered set is always a cause to trip our temper! But you handled it coolly and resolved the issue! Excellent!

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    • Yogesh Panchal

      April 19, 2022 at 6:32 pm

      Sir,
      on some PCB copper traces are very thin & it will easily peel off on heating.
      i just spoiled one AC Remote while repairing i planed to replace the 80 Pin square SMD IC using Hot air workstation but microscopic traces were come off with the IC even it is hard to clean the IC Pins because manufacturer used lead free solder.

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  3. Anwar Shiekh

    April 16, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    I would have little patience for having to deal with damage from another person.

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    • Yogesh Panchal

      April 19, 2022 at 6:37 pm

      Shiekh saab,

      Giving try sometime works.

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  4. Robert Calk Jr.

    April 17, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Nice work, Yogesh.

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    • Yogesh Panchal

      April 19, 2022 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you! Sir,

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  5. ANIL KUMAR V K

    April 17, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Good job

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    • Yogesh Panchal

      April 19, 2022 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks! Anil Kumar.

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  6. Waleed Rishmawi

    April 18, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    technicians with no experience cause this kind of issues. when I was young and has not experience whatsoever in the repair field, I used to destroy things instead of fixing and kept insisting that I want to repair stuff. destroying stuff is ok but not learning from mistakes that is my main issue when it comes to repair. have a blessed day and thanks for sharing

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    • Yogesh Panchal

      April 19, 2022 at 6:40 pm

      Waleed,

      That is the process of learning................
      thanks!

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