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Circa 1980 nakamichi tuner amplifier TA-3A

Out of the blue, when I turned it on this morning I got no sound. Normally the power light blinks for a few seconds and then - sound. Now the power light continues blinking and there is no output. It's a beautiful piece of equipment and I hope I can avoid replacing it.
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Hi jac48k

Anything branded Nakamichi is worth repairing in my opinion. The problem may be something quite simple, or worst case a blown output stage. First check that there are no problems with the speaker wiring or speakers. This can be done quickly by disconnecting the speaker wires and see if the unit fires up correctly. If it still shows the protection mode by blinking power light, then it will need some repair work done. If you are not versed in electronic repairs, fault-finding or soldering, then i suggest looking fpor a repair guy. Contact your local HiFi specialist retailer, They always know who you can trust to look at it for you, if not take it on themselves. Good Luck.

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robotek

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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