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  • Re: Beocenter 9500 smell...

    Never did. It just fried one day and I swapped it. It has not happened again and the tape deck has been fine.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by TheTinman on Sat, Jul 13 2019
  • Re: Beocenter 9500 smell...

    That's interesting about the tape motor resistor. The exact same thing happened to me.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by TheTinman on Fri, Mar 22 2019
  • Re: Beocenter 9500 smell...

    That is part of the resin used to pot the transformer. It's normal. The "smell" is a pretty unique smell that most old philips based electronics have. All of mine have it and it never seems to completely go away. You do seem quite sensitive to it. I have a 9000 and a 9500, but to conserve power AND prolong the life of this old gear, all of it is plugged into a power strip. Why burn electricity 24/7 when I only play the B&O maybe an hour here and there. It may be worse if the unit
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by TheTinman on Mon, Mar 4 2019
  • Re: CDM12 IND Reads CDs sometimes

    Been covered before: https://forum.beoworld.org/members/Orava/files/cdm12ind.jpg.aspx Hope this helps. It's always worth a shot first, as ORIGINAL lasers or one's that actually work properly are hard to come by.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by TheTinman on Wed, Jul 11 2018
  • Re: CDM12 IND Reads CDs sometimes

    It is common for the few aluminum electrolytic surface mount capacitors to go bad. These type of capacitors are well known to be troublesome. The "warm up" is usually a clue, as they tend to recover some functionality as the heat up. Hey, a few caps are cheap.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by TheTinman on Mon, Jul 9 2018
  • Re: I don't undestand B&O. My last experience for sure.

    It's really a shame about B&O. Now for Audio, most devices can be used for a looong time yet, with plug in expansions. The fact is that digital audio MUST still be converted to analog for us to hear it. I own a lot of B&O audio products and love them. But Video??? I am sorry, but ever since we went digital and the constant barrage of competing standards, codecs and HDMI versions, etc. etc. One would have to question the sanity of investing many thousands into a technology that is almost
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by TheTinman on Mon, Jul 9 2018
  • Re: CDM12 IND Reads CDs sometimes

    Well, it doesn't ALWAYS need a new laser. WHEN it works, try a CDR. If it pays it fine, the laser is usually ok. Check the surface mount capacitors on the board. I have had a mixed bag of these, some had leaking capacitors, others were fine and needed a laser. Either way, not hard to repair.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by TheTinman on Mon, Jul 2 2018
  • Re: Beolink 1000 can you remove battery contacts?

    Don't know what to tell you. A good iron and EXTRA FLUX in addition to just your solder is important. The flux helps remove the corrosion of the old solder and allows you to flow fresh solder to the contacts. I have fixed many remotes. You just need the right tools. If not, you can ruin the remote.
    Posted to BeoWorld North America (Forum) by TheTinman on Tue, Jun 5 2018
  • Re: Beolink 1000 can you remove battery contacts?

    Yes they are. Unscrew all the screws on the back of the remote and everything comes apart. You can then unsolder the wires to the battery holder and take all that apart. I have fixed many of these, dropping the entire battery carrier into vinegar to remove battery corrosion. Then fix as needed and re-assemble. Good time to generally clean the entire remote as well.
    Posted to BeoWorld North America (Forum) by TheTinman on Tue, Apr 17 2018
  • Re: North America: would you buy B&O again?

    I thought I'd add my take to this thread, as I am a reader but seldom poster. Today, I would not buy B&O again. I have a large collection of what I consider their "Classic" era gear. It is elegant, stylish, pretty darn reliable and it's paid for. Today's B&O has become cheapened but overpriced. Audio is one thing, but investing in a B&O TV set has to be insanity due to constantly changing standards and codecs that B&O is not forward compatible with. Sadly, they
    Posted to BeoWorld North America (Forum) by TheTinman on Wed, Feb 14 2018
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