Creative T3030 speaker remote problem

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by baronpork, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. baronpork

    Thread Starter Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Hey people, first post, be gentle :D

    I've seen some threads on how to bypass the remote but that's not what i want.

    My T3030's remote on/off/volume knob is acting up. Again. It has been cleaned, this fixed it somehow, but a month later its at it again. No crackling but i cannot keep volume level.

    I'm no electronics man, but i do wield my 25w soldering iron well enough to solder jtag into xbox360. I need help identifying the potentiometer so i can get another one and replace it.

    Now trying to find pics of the board. If cannot find will make some of my own.

    #Edit1# Pics, found here (need replaced LEFT and RIGHT respectively):
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013
  2. chuckey

    Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Check and compare the voltage across the outer contacts of the volume controls when both channels are switched. With old fashioned analogue volume controls they were fed via electrolytic capacitors so there should be no DC voltage across them.If the capacitor went leaky,the pot went noisy. So your fault could be a leaky cap feeding the control. If its "digital" circuit then the vol controls will be just controlling DC, which goes into a micro which actually does the raising/lowering of the volume. if you have any, give the pot a good dose of WD40, while operating it - it can do wonders!
  3. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    Those are POS pots. If you find where to buy some, but 2 of each. You're going to need them.
  4. baronpork

    Thread Starter Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    If i knew what to buy i'd not be asking this here :D

    Cleaned out the pot with IPA and it works for now, but i know it will go off again in a month or two.