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On 9/20/2014 12:43 PM, Jan Myren wrote:
> May I ask if this is an expensive service? I have no knowledge in
> electronics, but I know about a serviceman in electronics here who has some
> general knowledge and have serviced reel to reel tape recorders for me
> before.
>
> Are the components expensive and/or is the service a tough one?

Typically the capacitors are under US$ apiece, and they take about 5 
minutes each to replace. If you know how to solder and desolder you can 
do it yourself, if you have a service manual that includes a circuit 
diagrams of the amplifiers. It's really a simple repair.

Oh, and have you had the tape recorder's bias, levels and pre-emphasis 
adjusted for the tape you're using?

Peace,
Paul