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My Revox B225 CD player is nearly dead. The only working function is the sliding drawer. The 5 fuses that I could find are fine. I have disconnected and reconnected every board, connector and the one IC that seemed plugged in, in case oxide had built up. I have the owner's manual but no service manual. I'd be happy to check voltages but don't know what they should be. Any thoughts?

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  • musicanuck Dec 10, 2008

    I bought the B225 new about 25 years ago. Yes, it has a Standby mode, aka a "soft" power switch, that cannot be defeated. I always worried about that "feature" aging something prematurely. I'm fine with a soldering iron and will see if my local parts store has those electrolytics. There's plenty of empty space in the case if replacement capacitors won't fit on the board. Thanks for the lead.

  • djones53 Mar 23, 2009

    I have B225 which cannot access tracks if the left hand numeric keys are pressed - when pressing any of the keys the track does not show on the display.

    This is odd as if you press the program button the numeric keys allow tracks to be programmed - they can also be used to turn the deck on from standby.

    I would appreciate any advice - the uKs Revox agent says "retire" it!

    This would be a pity as it works well and sounds fine!



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Hi the problem is the capacitors in the power supply area it is hard to pin point whiich one it is if you are good with asoldering iron change the lot if the deck has a standby mode and left on in the standby mode this could be the cause if not just age and usage how old is the deck. regards kirk

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    kirk Dec 10, 2008

    Hi againthey realy need to be replaced back in situ the tolerances are tight on this deck . a machine of this age can well do without a jump in voltage as the focus coils on laser could die also the static from you and the solder iron will kill the laser so earth your self and iron not to be a kill joy i have seen this so many times in the past ! dont expect to much more out of this think of the spindle moter as well how many times has that spun your discs basically your giving it back its full voltage spec ./ did you notice the display getting dim and weary if so the caps need changing there as well Good luck with your Repair regards kirk



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