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Post by Kurt_ » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:37 pm

I got a volume pot out of an old CD player. It has 5 pins, but I can't figure out which is which.

Does anybody know what the pinout is?
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Post by Skyone » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:46 pm

A little more details would be nice, what type of potentiometer is it? How much turns does it have, is it linear? Is there a power rating on it? Ohm rating? Tolerance? These things would really help.

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Post by gannon » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:58 pm

Might be something like this:
1 in
1 out
gnd
2 in
2 out

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Post by atari2600a » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:21 pm

That would make sense; one for each channel & whatnot...

Just follow the traces on the CD player's PCB.

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Post by timmeh87 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:43 pm

ganon is probably correct.

if you understood how a potentiometer worked, you would see how to figure it out with a multimeter.
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Post by Kurt_ » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:54 pm

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It goes as follows:

1) Input 1
2) Input 2
3) Output 2
4) Output 1 (not sure about the output order, but I think this is correct. Everything all upside-down, spaghetti wired and whatnot at the moment.
5) Ground
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