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    Electone issues!


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    The organ is coming up to maybe 45/46 years old, so expect it to have more than a few issues at this age. Crackling and static, could be the amp, could be power supply, could be tone generators. Much more likely than picking up interference from other electronics, but you never know. Power supply electrolytic capacitors might well be on the way out, and at this age might well be changed anyway.

    You'll have to troubleshoot it manually. If it was 100% OK before you moved it, you may have disturbed something, so you could start with a visual inspection to see if anything's come loose. If you're unfamiliar with electrics, then do read the Safety Thread that's at the top of most sections of the forum. The power supply has hazardous voltages present, as does the motor circuitry for the rotary speaker (if it's actually working after all this time.) Voltages in the rest of the organ are lower.

    Unless you're in a part of the world where really old organs still cost money, the value of the organ is zero, so only you can decide how much time, effort and money to invest in fixing it.

    Our usual advice is to ensure that anything you buy is 100% OK and never to buy anything that has the slightest fault - unless you are 100% certain that you can fix it yourself and that the parts are still available.

    Let us know how you get on.
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