Friday, October 5, 2012
ARP 2600 Repair: Blown Tantalum CAPACITOR, dead 15v rail!
The 2600 is actually fairly easy to troubleshoot...the issue boiled down to a shorted tantalum capacitor, visible in the second photo.
Tantalum caps are easily burnt out... I am not sure if the broken trimmer caused a spike which burnt out the capacitor, or if the shorted cap caused the trimmer to heat up and crack.
The burnt out cap is shown below.
Posted by chris rowland