TS9 Repair

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  1. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan Member

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    I'm putting together a board with my 21 year old Tubescreamer TS9. The switch has gone bad on me - it engages sometimes and does nothing other times. I'm not a technical guy or super patient with pulling little things apart. Who is a good company to send my old friend off to be repaired?


    Thanks!
     
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    Contact cleaner.
     
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    The switch is a relay - a little button under the switch. Spray it out with some contact cleaner or wd-40 first.
     
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    Technically it's not a relay, but the electronic flip-flop switching sort of resembles one in the way it operates. The switch is just a small momentary (normally open) tactile switch, and you'll get at it from inside the battery compartment. Underneath the foam, there's a little circuit board held in place with two screws. Pull it out, and you might be able to dribble a little contact cleaner into it.

    TS-9's made from the re-introduction in 1993 onwards have a switch that can't be taken apart for cleaning. But sometimes you can get contact cleaner into the switch anyway, so it's worth a try.
     
  7. Mike Duncan

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    Very good. I'll try to get to the switch first. If that doesn't work, I'll get it off to Analogman!

    Thanks guys!
     

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