On 9/19/2014 7:40 PM, Paul Stamler wrote:
> In either case, the problem is probably not magnetizaed heads (but see
> below). It's probably an electrolytic capacitor in the circuit (playback
> or output amp) that is dying and becoming leaky. Probably the simplest
> and most economical way to solve the problem is to replace all the
> electrolytic capacitors with units of the same value and voltage rating.
> Buy caps rated a 105 degrees C., not 85 degrees -- they'll last longer.
> This is known as "shotgunning", and it's cheaper than having someone
> painstakingly check out the machine for leaky caps; just fix 'em all and
> you're good for another ten years or more.
I forgot to add than, when replacing a cap with one of the same value
and the same (or higher) voltage rating, you need to pay attention to
the polarity of the old cap, and install the new one with the same
polarity. (The cap will have one of its terminals marked with a "+" or a