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Nad C320 right channel stops working then comes back again

Hello, I've had the amp for a few months, worked fine until now the right channel stops working after a few minutes. if i turn it off and on again, both channels will work for a little while, but then the right one dies. I tought it was somehting with the cables, checked them and they seem ok. also, the same thing happens if i put headphones into it, so i'm guessing it's a sort of an "input" problem.

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  • cristi_j Jan 15, 2009

    just noticed, if i turn the ballance fully the right and the volume up all the way, there is sound coming from the right speaker, but it's really low volume.

  • cristi_j Jan 16, 2009

    Did 1,2,3.
    The tape monitor led turned orange a month ago, and remains on, whether you press it or not. I have now connected it via the AUX thinghy (was on CD before), and it keeps on working for the past 8 hours, when yesterday it died after 15 mins. So I’m guessing problem solved for now, can’t believe I didn’t think of this before.
    If i press the tape monitor button while the amp is on, and then try to press the other controls CD, aux etc, they will turn green, but nothing will happen.
    I can do basic soldering, but I'm a bit far away from home and haven't got a soldering iron. I haven’t opened the case yet, and to be honest I’m not that eager to do so, considering it works fine right now.

  • cristi_j Jan 17, 2009

    well, looks like i'm not that lucky.
    it worked perfectly fine yesterday for about 14 hours, today when i turned it on the right channel didn't work at all, regardless of what input I used.

  • Jsonp Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem but mine never came back on. when it happend I smelled something burning. Now the right side don't work . you can turn up the vol and barely hear sound. Left side works fine. This is a 60's model stereo receiver. Model #2230. It's been in the family sence it was bought new. Pleeease help me fix it! I do know my way around a solder gun. Thank you in advance.........



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This sounds like the "pre-amp" section is cutting out or there is some interruption in the signal path. A few things to try:

1) With the unit off, try "working" the volume,balance and tone controls. This means, turn them up and down a number of times to clear any debris that may be in the controls themselves.

2) Work the input selector switch the same way if it is a rotary switch.

3) Try turning on/off the tape monitor switch a few times.

4) Keep track of whether this problem is sensitive to heat. Does teh channel shut down more quickly once the unit has been on for a while?

Lastly, if you can solder, look for any solder joint that appears grainy or has rings and resolder it.

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