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8 track hum

Discussion in 'Tape' started by chris311, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. chris311

    chris311 New Member

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    I have a realistic tr-169 ..when I plug it in it hums...the machine itself..not through the speakers and no tape playing.....i have tried different outlets and no change...any ideas what this could be.
     

     

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  2. 1tumbleweed

    1tumbleweed Kozmik Kowboy Subscriber

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    Most likely the power transformer. Windings are loose, or the insulation is dried out. Nothing else makes sense if it happens with no tape inserted; pull the cover, put your hand on the xformer, see if it changes or you can feel it buzzing.
     

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