I recently bought a DCC951 for a marketplace in Holland. According to the selling party it is in top condition. Replacement of belts, pinchrollers, and even the capstans, etc…
I does play fantastic, and also from the outside it looks brand new. Just opened the player and indeed the pinch rollers are a new including the capstands.
When looking in the insde I also saw something that could maybe an issue. There are two large condensators, which have some brown tacky stuf beneath. Could this be leakage? Do I have to replace them? or is this just old sticky glue?
As I’m new to this forum, i’m also going to make an introduction, that is always nice within a forum with like-minded regarding DCC
Hi @Tomasso, as I mentioned, you don’t need to upload it somewhere else, we don’t want that as most image-hosters delete photos after a while or just go out of business. I edited your posts to upload them directly here for you, for the future there is a upload button in the toolbar, please use it for future images, videos and other files, in 10-years someone could have the same question und without the photo the whole thread would be pointless.
I have had the same problem on my DCC 730 that didn’t turn on. I simply removed the caps, I cleaned the glue between the capacitor and the circuit because it could become conductive over time and block the recorder from turning on. Now the recorder turns on and it is working perfectly.
The glue gets old, sometimes becomes conductive, and then might interfere or leak signal to other components.
I have seen this happening in many major brands, causing failures or crackling noise.
I sometimes scratched an opening in the glue, but the best way is to get rid of it.
Does anybody know if this glue is solvable by any available liquid?