Repair a leaky output or battery of a Roland JP-8000 Synthesizer – Tutorial – Reparatur24. November 2019
Repair Roland RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay28. Dezember 2019
A customer brought this in for repair with absolutely no output, not on the main L/R and also no sound via headphones. Like in the JP8000 I suggested a leaky electrolytic capacitor. I was right, but the difference, it was not just one but a few.
You may also noticed the dark spots on the front panal which looked to me like coffee.
Sure enough I cleaned this and the Roland JP-8080 synthesizer looks and works (!) like new !
There are lethal voltage exposed in electronic devices. Unless you know what you are doing, don’t try this. If you following along, you doing so at your own risk.
I’m documenting repairs for my reference and yours.
I do synth restorations and repair with a specialty in vintage synthesizers, drum computer and other vintage gear, based in Düsseldorf, GER. Get in touch about your synth situation!