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Minitor III distorted and starchy

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nick223

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I have a minitor 3 the volume knob is the same as the function knob. it is so distorted and starchy I replaced the speaker with a brand new one and it's still like this. I think it has something to do With the volume knob being the wrong one because it's lose and when you barely have the volume turned on its even worse. Any ideas. also we are still wide band not narrow band
 

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Is it the wrong volume knob or wrong volume pot. The pot is the part inside that is soldered to the board. The knob is a rubber part that fits over the metal part inside.
Volume pots can become dirty and somewhat corroded to the point where they dont pass audio well. If you try to adjust it you get a scratchy or starchy (sorry couldnt help it) noise when its adjusted.
Im curious as to what work has been done to it. Did someone put the wrong volume pot on it and use parts they were not supposed to use?
 

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Is it the wrong volume knob or wrong volume pot. The pot is the part inside that is soldered to the board. The knob is a rubber part that fits over the metal part inside.
Volume pots can become dirty and somewhat corroded to the point where they dont pass audio well. If you try to adjust it you get a scratchy or starchy (sorry couldnt help it) noise when its adjusted.
Im curious as to what work has been done to it. Did someone put the wrong volume pot on it and use parts they were not supposed to use?
I know it's the stored function knob on it. Not sure on the pots will have to open it again. If you send me a message with your email I have a video of it recording. Also it's pretty scratchy when adjusted this could be the problem. Thanks
 

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Thats the minitor III for ya. I dont know how you even have knobs on yours all of ours fell off.
 

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I have had a few volume controls go bad on the IIIs, but the mode selector switches tend to strip out.
 
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