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Have a nearly 30-year old Akai stereo receiver AA-R30. Power light just stopped turning on. Opened up case and found main fuse between AC power cord and power transformer blown. When I replace the fuse, it blows instantly. Have repair manual. Does this indicate the power transformer needs to be replaced? If so, how can I possibly find a replacement?

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  • gold432 Apr 08, 2008

    Assuming it is the power supply transformer, where could  I get a replacement?  It is listed as 'power Transformer T-1-360, Akai part number ET703802.  Are there parts suppliers for such an old unit?

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Look for shorted output transistors or possibly shorted rectifier diodes. An immediate fuse blowing up usually means that the power supply is the problem. Keep us posted.
Dan

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Apr 08, 2008

    You are not likely to find a distributer that would have parts for a unit that old. Your best bet is to look on Ebay or post your request in a few forums. Some people (like me) hold on to old stock for these reasons. (No, I don't have one of these for you.)



    Good luck.

    Dan



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    I doubt the transformer is the problem anyway. That would be extremely rare, even for an old unit.

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