[sdiy] Korg SDD-3000 5 volt supply problems

rsdio at audiobanshee.com rsdio at audiobanshee.com
Thu Nov 15 04:22:33 CET 2018

Good suggestion, and sometimes it’s possible to unlatch an individual pin/wire from a connector for a current measurement like this, and then snap it back in place later. Good as new.

Another option is to look for any kind of series resistor or other component, then measure the voltage drop there. Not likely that you’ll find such a component every time you need one, but it’s worth a search before breaking the circuit.


On Nov 13, 2018, at 10:52 PM, Oakley Sound <oakleysound at btinternet.com> wrote:
> The first thing I would do is measure the current that the 7805 is supplying to the digital board. However, this may mean you have to break the wire carrying the +5V to that board. There is a possibility that the digital board is taking too much current and causing the 7805 to go into current limit. This would suggest a fault on the digital board somewhere - a decoupling capacitor is the most likely culprit.
> That said, it may be the 7805 itself that has gone faulty so it may be just easier to replace the 7805 in the first instance.
> Tony

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