Sunday, August 28, 2011
heres the poly 6 as i recieved it. its pretty beat. no power connection . its been cut off and stripped (frightening) . so with that guy we're pretty much starting at zero. i spliced a quick poer cord on.. it powered up. no smoke and alot of ill behaviour though. upon a quick initial inspection i found : battery is not exploded (good) . several corrosive spots on pcbs from previous soda spills (bad) general oxidation of traces (bad) alot of free floating objects ( 4 pennies, 3 screws) inside (that could cause shorts it in contact with the WRONG things.. (VERY BAD) . so lets say that i'll start with a serious bath for all those pcbs in some iso alcohol and high pressure air to blow them dry. then deoxit all the connectors. remove the battery and maybe put in a coin cell if i can get it running. not to mention installing an IEC socket for the power cord. what a fuckin mess. i have a feeling this may be a "ill buy it for parts" kinda repair job for me. it might not make it back from the grave. it depends on how much the client is willing to spend on her. shes time intensive for sure. mine was.
if you notice the serious grime on it from the pic of the single wipe of tissue with iso on it. wow. mad grime. then you can se the clean spot that was made when i swiped it.. nasty shit. so we'll see if i can get it running then maybe made a little nicer looking after her hearts beating..:)
so the benches are seriously full: no vacancy. im knee deep into the ARP ody redo, which is about 3 projects in itself. ( the ody and case, the distro section and then the mfos minisynth under it) both the MFOS and the ody are augmented with an extra MFOS envelope as well.. so yeah.. then i have another sequencer peripheral row expander unit that has 2 more rows of cv with coarse and fine tunes and each has the controll line mod i did. then i got my friend Karl's octave kitten to fix and open on the main bench.. add to that now the 909's rim trigger issue to solve (workaround and maintenence in progress) . i also have a poly 6 which is fairly fucked to repair for a client in detroit.
and an emax II rack to assemble for a friend in florida.
so yeah theres alot onthe benches now. to say the least.
heres some pics of the current things...