This blog is about me, my friends and the things I or we do. You may find information about what I'm up to in my business, articles about music or local gigs, things I have got for sale (usually hi-fi or PA gear), info about local events and occasionally something personal. Hopefully, you will find some things that are interesting!
This blog will, from time to time, contain articles relating to the repair and modification of electronic apparatus. The information provided is 'as-is' for private study only. While every attempt is made to be accurate, the information is not guaranteed to be free from errors or applicable to all examples of the model concerned. Dismantling, servicing or modifying your electronic equipment carries several risks - the most serious hazards are the dangerous mains voltages, and sometimes (as with valve amplifiers) potentially lethal HT voltages present inside the unit. These can cause injury or even death. Be aware that these voltages may be present even after the unit has been unplugged from the mains. Whilst assembly of components is generally safe and straightforward, once the equipment has been switched on it becomes potentially dangerous and remains so until the mains has been disconnected and any power capacitors have been fully discharged. Be sure that you know how to be safe around high voltages and that you know how to discharge electricity stored in capacitors before attempting to work on equipment. Servicing or modifying equipment may result in damage to the item itself or other products used with it. Do not attempt to repair, modify, or work on any equipment unless you are absolutely certain that you know what you are doing. If you have any doubt about your abilities to work on electrical appliances, please find a qualified technician to do the work for you. The author disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage and reading further implies agreement with this disclaimer.