Roland D50 Output problems

Hello fellow synth enthusiasts!

This is my first topic, and I’d like to cut right to the chase. I brought out the old D50, replaced the internal battery, reloaded the factory patches using Bome SendSX, and she started right up - to my dismay, the volume is impossibly low coming out of the R/L and headphone outs. I opened her up trying to find a leaky capacitor or something of the sort, but I can’t find anything.

Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you fix it?

Thanks in advance everyone, this is my pride and joy over here.

I am guessing that you are experiencing a faulty op amp in the output circuitry. And I’m guessing the culprit is IC5, which is (unexpectedly) on the bender board - it amplifies the signal going to the outputs and the Headphones.

But first, make sure the Volume slider hasn’t crapped out, by making sure that it attenuates the sound properly as you move it. This is not likely the fault, but it’s quick and easy to check.

I guess that’ where the sound goes to get bent??? :slight_smile: Thanks so much Sam, I’ll be picking up a new IC5.

P.S. big fan of the youtube series!