stinki2 wrote:i don't think i know anyone with an oscilloscope.
yes i've already done the headphone test. it's very quiet, but when i touch to pin 1 of the switch i can hear the saw, randomly changing pitch as it should, in random mode..i can't hear the sqr at pin 3...i thought that was normal though..?
so the problem is definitely the VCO? it's not very many parts, i'm tempted to clip all the resistors i've got in the section and put in new ones...pretty frustrated..wish I could just check voltage at a few key points to narrow down the problem area though... If I hear the saw at pin 1, but the VCO doesn't seem to make it through the filter, does that narrow down the suspects/areas to check?
I did replace the Q39 K30A transistor at some point. Originally I had it in Q28, as the fab manual calls for one there, but my kits came with a K118 transistor which is in Q28 instead. So maybe there's something gone wrong with the K118..?
Have you tried the headphone test at these points,
SAW: Q28 connecting R105.
SQR: Q8 connecting R36.
The level will be quite high so you can hear it without wearing the headphone.