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Spy Hunter cockpit speaker static
« on: December 27, 2020, 01:42:09 pm »
I have a Spy Hunter cockpit that suddenly developed a large amount of static in the rear speakers only.
The front ones are ok.
The static is in both of them so I doubt it is an issue with the speakers.
Doing anything like accelerating or shooting just makes more loud static from the back.

Any idea where to start on this?
The only thing I've done so far is to reseat all the chips on the Cheap Squeak Deluxe.

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Re: Spy Hunter cockpit speaker static
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2020, 12:19:04 pm »
So I totally disconnected the Cheap Squeak Deluxe sound board and the problem persisted so that can be eliminated...
With my limited troubleshooting capabilities I have no idea what to look at next... anyone have any thoughts?
Game play works fine... just an insane amount of distortion/static from the rear speakers.

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Re: Spy Hunter cockpit speaker static
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 10:08:48 am »
Dirty power? Bad ground? Local interference? Bad solder or a pinched line?
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Re: Spy Hunter cockpit speaker static
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 12:39:35 pm »
I was assuming the power was ok since everything else including game play runs fine...

Do you think a pinched line could do it?... I haven't checked but I have moved this thing since it last worked... and its a 2 piece cabinet.
I'll have to look into that.

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Re: Spy Hunter cockpit speaker static
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 01:01:48 pm »
I've had audio problems from everything I mentioned. Bad connections and interference are good things to check. You could potentially swap the lines to the front and back speakers at the source.... if the front speakers then have a problem, then you can probably assume it's the output... you'll rule out some kind of interference or the line itself being the problem.
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Re: Spy Hunter cockpit speaker static
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 07:23:23 pm »
I've had audio problems from everything I mentioned. Bad connections and interference are good things to check. You could potentially swap the lines to the front and back speakers at the source.... if the front speakers then have a problem, then you can probably assume it's the output... you'll rule out some kind of interference or the line itself being the problem.

Hey do you actually have a Spy Hunter cockpit? If so can you send me a good pic of the all sound boards?

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Re: Spy Hunter cockpit speaker static
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2021, 11:12:54 am »
No. I wish. I was just speaking generally of the methods I've used to comb a t signal noise in the past.
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Re: Spy Hunter cockpit speaker static
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2021, 01:40:07 pm »
No. I wish. I was just speaking generally of the methods I've used to comb a t signal noise in the past.

No problem...
Today I simply pulled all of the grounds with spade connectors from the main power supply and reset them... also I hit the reset button located on the back side of the board stack and my sound problems went away.
So I don't know which did the trick... I was also starting to experience startup problems and that seems to be gone as well soooo....  :dunno