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Hello, I hope someone can help with this strange question. I was replacing the factory power cable with a one from Harmonic Tech. I added a male plug to the rear of the unit. While doing this I removed the Power supply/Pre out PC board. I noticed there was a wire broken from the end of the ribbon cable connection to J903 on the Pre/out side of the PCB. It was the third wire in marked ground. When I connect this wire I get a low hum coming from the speakers. How can I find out if this wire is supposed to be disconnected?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks in advance.
Hello. A question, did you replace the standard power cord (no ground pin) with a grounded cord? Was this replacement cord installed to reduce noise? And if so did this alone improve line noise (speaker Buz). My TFM-55x suddenly developed a buzz to the speakers, and now I am wondering if I should look inside the amp for broken connections too. I measure 60VAC from the case to receptacle ground, the 60V goes to zero when the amp is plugged into any other equipment, ie preamp. I think my noise is from this 60VAC, and probably trouble with the transformer. Any insight to amplifier buzz/humm is welcome, Thanks.
Hello, I replaced the stock power cord to see if it would improve the over all sound quality. I did it to my CD player at it made a huge differance. I used a ground cord however I didn't connect the ground wire. I was not sure if doing that would cause any problems. My problem is I found a broken connection and I'm not sure if I caused it or if it's supposed to be broken. When I connect the broken wire I get more noise from the speakers then if it's dissconnected. For some reason I can't get all the noise to go away completely. Any Idea on how I can figure out ir this wire should be connected or not? Thanks -
Thanks for your reply. I don't have the same Amp you have, mine is a TFM-55x, so I can't help you with the broken wire on your ribbon cable, my amp has no ribbons inside. Maybe you can find a service manual or schematic and track it down that way. I was interested in your posting because my amp has developed a Buzz too. My amp does not use a grounded power cord, and I would not install one because the 60VAC I measure on the chasis to the ground screw on the wall receptacle would then be a short to ground, would probably let the smoke out of something! The 60VAC goes to zero if I connect the Audio input RCA jacks from my preamp, the shield on this audio connection is common to the chasis. The BUZZ is even heard when this amp and speaker is the only thing hooked up, I even connected it up in a different room and still have the BUZZ(I believe it is line noise, 120VAC 60hz). It just might be typical ground loop problem, wish I knew. If I had to guess I probably need to replace the transformer or power supply filter capacitors. Anybody out there who can help with this BUZZ please reply.
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