[sdiy] Question regarding IC replacement in Akai AX80 (was: Akai AX80 weird PWM behaviour . . . )

Andre Majorel aym-htnys at teaser.fr
Mon Jul 16 16:10:40 CEST 2012


On 2012-07-16 06:04 -0700, Doug Terrebonne wrote:
> --- On Sun, 7/15/12, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
> 
> > > I have to chime in and say that is horrible advice.
> > I've had to repair a lot of
> > > synths and drum machines that used standard AA or other
> > alkaline batteries where
> > > they leaked all over the place... Stick with the
> > lithium coin cell. :)
> > 
> > Ah, they're all about as bad as each other.
> 
> Hmm well I don't think I've ever seen a ooin cell lithium
> that's leaked in a synth... I would say after 15 years there'd
> be about 1% chance one would have leaked vs. probably 90%
> chance with AAs...

Yes. It does happen. I've seen a lithium battery leak in a DX7.
Saying they're as bad as carbon-zinc and alkaline batteries
seems exaggerated, though.

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André Majorel http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/



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