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Music Keyboard No Power Repaired

By on December 26, 2015
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no power in music keyboard

The complaint of this music keyboard was no power. The power supply converts the input AC 230 volt to 9 volt DC output.

As usual, in order to see the circuit board inside, one has to remove the screw first and the screws were located at the back of the cover. It was quite straight forward to open such screws.



Once the cover had been removed, i could see two circuit boards. One is the main power supply board where it takes in the AC230V and convert it into 9 volt DC output. The other board was an audio amplifier sound board. Since the problem is related to power so I did not check on the audio amplifier sound board.

power supply repair


When I looked at the main power supply board, I could see two burnt resistors. There must be a reason why the resistors got burnt. I checked all the components in the power supply and found only TL431 IC shorted and the rest of the components were all tested good.

keyboard power supply repair


Although the resistors were burnt, I still could measure the value. If it is totally open circuit then it would be a problem to locate such value. I replaced the two resistors and with a new TL431 IC and powered On the set and it worked superb. You can see the two 7 segment LED display lighted up when the power was On. Another equipment saved from the dump.

repairing keyboard power supply










This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.

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  1. Robert Calk

    December 26, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Good job, Suranga. Thanks.

  2. Anouar

    December 26, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Good work

  3. Albert van Bemmelen

    December 26, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Nice repair ! I take it that someone used too much audio power that in the end destroyed the power supply?

  4. Yogesh Panchal

    December 26, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Good work !Suranga.

  5. Paris Azis

    December 26, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Good job Suranga.


  6. Dennis

    December 26, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    God work Suranga and well presented

  7. Parasuraman S

    December 27, 2015 at 12:44 am

    All articles published here are so educative that I am eagerly waiting for the next post like a guy who reads serial stories in a magazine! Well done, Suranga! All the best!

  8. Gary Gemmell

    December 27, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Another nice quick job and save electronics from the dump.
    Another article for us to learn by too!

  9. mahien

    December 27, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Well done sir Suranga
    good job
    keep up the great work n
    keep on sharing ur experiences with us..
    Stay blessed...

    (greetings sir jestine)

    • Jestine Yong

      December 27, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Mahien,



  10. Andre Gopee

    December 28, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Good Job again Suranga... Jestine has an e-book telling you how you can check the value of a resistor when it is burnt and you cannot read any value. You should check it out. Keep up the good work.


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