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Old 28th March 2011, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default Popped the top on my new to me parasound 1206, and I am glad I did

picked up a used parasound 1206 with a couple of busted speaker connections
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Put in my order to digikey for some new connections but I decided to check out the insides since the last one I got(1200mkII) had a terrible solder connection from a mod performed.

Before I started I noticed that the power cord didn't have the grounding plug in it.

So I opened the top and was presented with this.
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Little bit of crap around the big caps but does anyone know what the red stuff is on the blue caps? They aren't bulged at the top or the bottom. It almost looks like glue


Anyways when I was digging around I saw this by accident
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It was just swaying in the wind down there just not even connected to the chassis. Thank god I didn't plug the thing in as I could have gotten a nice little shock(highly unlikely but still worrisome).

Oh and the whole power supply board wasn't attached to the chassis. So it looks like who ever tried to fix this didn't put all of it back together again. We will see how the new speaker connections work on monday.
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Old 28th March 2011, 03:49 AM   #2
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The red stuff is glue, used to secure the capacitors against G forces.
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Old 30th March 2011, 02:36 PM   #3
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Any idea where parasound gets their connectors from? They are slightly longer then the replacements that I got.

Also when adjusting the levels the sound started to crackle a little bit. Dirty flux somewhere?
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