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Title: Crackling Sound from 1969 Suitcase Top
Post by: Oliver Sheen on April 09, 2020, 04:00:18 AM
I have a suitcase top and a Vintage Vibe 4 pin power supply which has worked fine cup until recently.

It now exhibits a crackling sound (mp3 attached takes a few seconds to come in) There is also some slight distortion and lower level coming from the left channel when playing the piano.

Anyone any ideas what this might be and how to fix?

Many thanks

Oliver
Title: Re: Crackling Sound from 1969 Suitcase Top
Post by: pianotuner steveo on April 09, 2020, 05:43:53 AM
It almost sounds like a flaky connection somewhere, but if it is inside the power supply, I would contact VV.
Title: Re: Crackling Sound from 1969 Suitcase Top
Post by: Oliver Sheen on April 09, 2020, 02:20:57 PM
Thanks I will. I bought the item second hand so not sure if they'll be interested in covering it...
Title: Re: Crackling Sound from 1969 Suitcase Top
Post by: pianotuner steveo on April 09, 2020, 06:57:30 PM
But, maybe they will know the cause...
Title: Re: Crackling Sound from 1969 Suitcase Top
Post by: Oliver Sheen on April 10, 2020, 01:21:47 AM
yep will try thanks
Title: Re: Crackling Sound from 1969 Suitcase Top
Post by: pianotuner steveo on April 10, 2020, 08:14:23 AM
If they can't help, and you know how to solder, the next thing that
I would do is to reflow the solder on the board connections. It could just be a cold solder joint.
I doubt that any parts are bad.
Title: Re: Crackling Sound from 1969 Suitcase Top
Post by: Oliver Sheen on February 11, 2021, 06:55:47 PM
Sorry for the late reply. Thanks I will try that. TBH in the meantime its been behaving itself