[sdiy] Prophet 5 rev2 conundrum

Michael E Caloroso mec.forumreader at gmail.com
Sat May 13 04:14:18 CEST 2023

Memorymoog owner since 1986.  The first time I opened it up to calibrate
the voicecards, the tuning trimpots lifted right off the circuit boards out
of their solder fillets.

Malfunctions on other gear were cured when I reflowed the fillets.

Just because the fillets look good doesn't mean they are.


On Fri, May 12, 2023 at 1:56 PM Terry Bowman via Synth-diy <
synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:

> On May 12, 2023, at 5:35 AM, Roman Sowa <modular at go2.pl> wrote:
> A broken track or solder joint is the most difficult fault to find.
> Especially when the PCB is the size of Wyoming with milion solder joints.
> I used to work cable TV line extenders. There was a Jerrold power supply
> with a stud mounted bridge rectifier bolted to the chassis. The leads came
> up through holes on the PC board. The holes had hollow rivets/eyelets to
> protect the traces. I spent many hours trying to find an intermittent and
> in the end it turned out to be a loose eyelet. It looked perfect, had a ton
> of solder on it.
> Or have I told this story before? Hmm...
> Terry Bowman, KA4HJH
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