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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Two Roland CR78 CR-78 for Parts

via this auction

Some interesting pics of the inside and underneath the front panel.

"TWO CR78 drum machines both with battery acid burns on the main board, this burns the circuit traces under the battery and prevents the machine from working. Let this be a lesson to change the rechargeable battery in your CR78!!!!!

One machine is totally complete and assembled with acid burns on the main board where the battery would have been (the leaky battery has since been removed) but other than that looks sharp with minor wear. The face and back are REALLY clean looking and the black tolex has minor wear. IF you have the skills to replace burnt traces and replace a few bad caps or chips (just speculating) you will have a really nice CR-78. I do not know what caps or chips are good NO attempt has been made to repair this by me. The previous owner took it to a lame organ/accordion store in the 90s for repair without success. They removed the leaky battery and handed it back to him with a shoulder shrug."

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