Stereo Console Mechanical Restoration Tip
Our experts each share their best stereo console mechanical restoration tip that will save you when working on your own restoration projects. Mechanical issues usually have to do with a physical problem and not an electrical one. Many people are able to resolve these issues themselves with just some basic skills.
Just like owning a house, stereo consoles need regular maintenance to continue performing well. Many common problems are actually relatively simple fixes that take some time, patience and a steady hand, however the HiFi Clinic didn’t know what we could do until we put our mind to it. After the list of mechanical restoration tips, we offer a list of the typical tools required. Most of which, a standard household will have, but for those more rare items, we offer a tip on where to buy them.
This list is not complete, but please send us your own challenges and we will answer them!
- Cassette player doesn’t turn anymore
- Turntable turns very slow or not at all
- Stereo tuning dial doesn’t change channel
- Turntable button is stuck
- Power cord is damaged
Consult this list of typical tools needed for a mechanical restoration project are:
- needle-nosed pliers
- Phillips head screwdriver
- white lithium grease – Home centers with auto shops, like Menards, usually carry this staple.
- flat-head screwdriver
- turntable oil
- Isopropyl alcohol – Available at finer convenience stores like CVS.
- and more.