I picked up a Sony FH-909R the other day. It needs some work - more than what my meagre skill level can offer. Does anyone know someone in Brisbane (QLD, Australia) that might want t take a look? Issues are:
- The amp powers on (some of the lights come on), but there's no sound. You can hear the speaker protection relay click, but can't get any sound. The switches won't change the source and the spectrum analyser doesn't light up (could be just the bulb??).
- The tape deck also powers on, but has a lot of trouble opening (uses a motorised loading mechanism - with some coaxing, it will open and close). Once the tape is loaded, you can hear the mech trying to engage, but I suspect the belts are dead.
- The general cosmetics suggest that it's spent some time somewhere damp - the cabinets are rusty in places and the screws show corrosion. The power cord also doesn't look to be in great condition and I think this should be replaced.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.