Remex Tape Reader - Pre-power up advice?
pete at petelancashire.com
Sun Apr 16 14:02:55 CDT 2017
I would first be more concerned with the ones I've circled
Guessing this guy was built > 30-40 years ago. If it was mine I would
replace all the smaller ones.
Get it over and done with.
The ones that have screws, you can take the chance of putting a scope
across them (watch out if they are floating !!) and look at the ripple, I
any over say 2%, they are more than likely bad, but you can see if the
reform or not. More then a couple % and you can damage things.
Other things I do
Check the voltages quickly
Check the thermal grease on all the heat sinks.
PS keep your eyes open from replacement lamps.
On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Anders Nelson via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I recently impulse-bought a paper tape reader from eBay, a Remex
> Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/292050475397
> Pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/Wa3W7mtTwwuTczUV7
> It has several enormous capacitors in it and I want to do my due diligence
> before powering it up. Does anyone have advice in this regard? I'm
> competent in soldering and rework of all sorts but definitely more in
> digital than analog.
> Also the spindles squeak very slightly - are they oilable?
> In general it looks to be in pristine condition; no dust and no magic-smoke
> smell. The only repair item I can find is a sticking tape roller and gentle
> bending oughta solve that.
> I await your thoughts!
> Anders Nelson
> +1 (517) 775-6129
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