Not getting any power in my 3-year-old Sennheiser MKE44P even with a fresh battery inserted.
Hi, my mic was working fine two weeks ago but when I hooked it up to the same setup this evening (Edirol R1) the power light didn't flash when I switched it on and the Edirol wasn't getting any signal from it. I tried a bunch of different batteries including some fresh from the packet and no joy. The battery contact on the capsule end is looking quite green so I gently wiped it over with a pencil eraser but no difference. It's been in its box the whole time since I last used it. This was a big investment for me and I hope to get a few more years good use out of it! Any thoughts? Many thanks!
Re: Not getting any power in my 3-year-old Sennheiser...
Battery acid is very corrosive and if you have had a leakage then the acid could have gotten further up into the mic and corroded some of the components, most likely a small power lead from the contact. It is always worth taking the battery out after use, a £3 battery can ruin £300 worth of kit.
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This doesn't sound good...mic cartridges are pretty fragile and is why I recommend buying quality mic's so that a few "drops" won't change the sound. That being said, the Sen MD431 is over $400 which should mean either you gave it one heck of an impact, or the mic has a manufacturing defect. Try returning for factory service BUT request an estimate B-4 repair.
This would require a special cable to work. The mic is MONOAURAL with BALANCED output and the camera is STEREO input. This means a special cable is needed and you would probably have to make it yourself as I haven't seen one on the market.Pin 2 of the XLR of the mic would go to BOTH the tip and ring of the plug into the camera. Both pins 1 and 3 of the XLR at the mic would tie to the sleeve of the plug to the camera. If you tried an XLR to 1/8 adapter, no audio would be heard other than from the buillt in mic.
Hi, nady ht-3 mic transmitter uses a 9 volt battery ..
To insert the battery, You will need to unscrew the below button part of the hand held mic (anti-clockwise), and after unscrewing, you will see the space to fix in the 9 volt battery..
When you buy the battery,before fixing the battery in, check the polarity before placing the battery in (positive + and negetive -)...After inserting,screw back the cover in and locate where the power switch is..It always has an indicator to know if the power is on...
Note..make sure the Transmitter is on for it to be able to work properly with the hand held microphone....
Audio Technica and Sennheiser each have proprietary connectors for their mics. A lot of times the mics require Phantom power which is drawn from the battery of the pack.This is important as the mic will need to be wired correctly to function. The first thing you will need is the correct plug from the company. Check with Sennheiser customer Support for the correct part. If you aren't extremely good at soldering, do not attempt this. You can change the plug but the wires are extremely delicate and can short easily. Moreover because of the phantom power, the plug must be wired correctly for the mic to function, or you may end up damaging the mic by sending phantom power up the wrong line. I would advise having a music store or pro audio service that handles these products do the wiring for you. If you feel you are up to it, you can do it yourself, but be careful.
For a mic like sennheiser ME66\K6 prof.mic.you have two options.
What might cause the blinking of the light,might be the battery,cause it functions in two ways,either by battery or by phantom power that needs to be activated by +48v power phantom on your mixer before it can work properly .
So you will do is either you get a replacement of the battery on get a mixer that has +48v power phantom power.
This is quite common with G2's, and really annoying!
If you are lucky, 50% of the time the red button is pushed inside the mic.
You need to remove the bottom section:
- open the battery compartment
- there should be 3 star-bit screws around the outside (remove)
- pull the bottom of the mic off
If the red button is not inside, they are available as a spare part from Sennheiser dealers.
Be carefull when putting the mic back together, it needs to line up correctly with the internal guides, forcing the base back on could damage the ribbon cable. when the line-up is correct it slides on very easily.
Sounds to me like you may be missing a phantom power supply. The 570S is a Dynamic mic. The MX412d/c is a Cardioid and requires a 11-52v supply over pins 2 & 3 in the mic cable. Phantom power is a feature of most professional mixing consoles(usually 48v). If you do not have a phantom power supply on your system- then you can purchase single battery powered units to insert in the link between sound console and Mic. For example: AKG B-18
Hope this helps.
If you have a G1 SKM100 mic, the small on/off switch is an SKQLLC Tact switch made by ALPS. I don't know what's in a G2 or anything about the ones with the orange button. I just replaced the on/off switch and it took about 20mins. It's a bit fiddly but not too bad so long as you have a reasonably fine-tipped soldering iron. If you're in the USA then it look like there are a number of distributors who will sell one-offs. I'm in the UK and had to go back to the place I originally bought the mic from (DM music), who got it from Sennheiser and then sold it to me. For some reason Sennheiser wouldn't sell it to me direct. Good luck.