Repair LinnDrum Vintage Drum Computer Reparatur Service1. Mai 2020
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One more LinnDrum repair. Two main issues here. Did not boot and did store the memory when switched off.
The main issue on this LinnDrum was that she did not boot. Instead of challaging with the existing power safe circuitry I decided to modify this with a new power up boot ic, which makes it way more stable and it solved the problem. The LinnDrum is now booting like she should.
One issue was quite simple. The battery was empty and dead, leaky and had to be replaced. Original the Linndrum has 3 AA batteries (accu) installed, so maybe 1000-1500 mAh. So I find a 240mAh not the correct installation. That's why I have chosen 3 AA batteries as in the original.
This time I've chosen 3 AA accu, professional version from Panasonic. Sometimes I also replace it with no-rechargable batteries, depending on what the customer wants.
This Linndrum has a nice modification, where you can tune/pitch more instruments than in original versions.
I also did a few more common/usual things, like cleaning, reflow some solder joints.
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.
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