DIY repairs are at your own
Whatever you do, make sure you disconnect the mains cable from the plug
socket in the wall before opening up the cabinet.
Risk of physical
Due to the high power required for rewind, there is a high risk of serious physical injury, were
the unit to suddenly go into rewind (it can trigger itself to do this!), so keep fingers, sleeves
or ties well out of reach of the tape mechanism.
Unsuitable for DIY repair
Mike Solomons offers salutary advice to
non-specialists or lay persons thinking of repairing Schaub-Lorenz Music Centers themselves.
"These machines are not suitable for DIY repair. A DIY-er will be "astonished by the number of
faults he'd find. Learning to repair these idiosyncratic machines only comes with years of
experience repairing them. Given that faults have to be
fully recognised and diagnosed. DIY-ers should not attempt to repair this machine themselves. Get
an experienced, skilled engineer do the repair work instead."
CAUTION: High voltages (un-insulated) are available inside the
Several visitors to the website have told me of their
successful DIY repair jobs on their Music Centers after purchasing the two
maintenance manuals available through me. Others have taken their music centers to Mike Solomons or
other experienced repair engineers. Be warned, some repair engineers can charge over the top for relatively small repairs, mainly because labour
costs can be unnecessarily high.