I decided it was time to move to a dedicated network-attached storage server, and chose decommissioned enterprise hardware and Unraid
Takamine AccurAcoustic Variant Model
Recently, I received a Takamine AccurAcoustic for repair. The unit wasn’t fully dead, but the sound was described as “off” compared to a standard and repaired AAP. There were a few distinct differences visually. The casing is impregnated plastic similar to an N4B (the gold flakes), the input jack looked different, and the weight of […]
Takamine N4B Preamp Repair
I was sent a Takamine N4B that showed no sign of life; when the battery was inserted, the LED indicator wouldn’t come on when the button was depressed.
As a follow-up to my previous post regarding the Takamine AAP repair, I’ve created a YouTube video.
Sega GameGear Recap
It’s difficult to locate a Sega GameGear that doesn’t suffer from dim video output and low or no sound output at all. The most typical culprit is, again, the low quality SMD capacitors used throughout the unit.
This sub board is the other half of the PAC-S10 I published the recap video of last month, for use with the Pioneer LaserActive.
This is the first half of recapping a Sega PAC-S10 for use with the Pioneer LaserActive. Due to the parts used in manufacturing, most of these units are in poor shape internally and sometimes can cause damage to the player if used in a deteriorated state! The repair is more or less a drop in […]
Takamine AccurAcoustic Preamp Recap Repair
EDIT 3/24/2022: I will not be repairing these units upon request any longer, and comments on this page have been disabled. The full information to repair the units is linked at the bottom of this page, for you to use yourself or to provide to another electronics repair person. EDIT 3/6/2021: I’ve got a new […]
I figured since I primarily work on older and vintage electronics, I needed something that sounded both positively extinct and very metal.