Dad's old Onkyo sound seperation question

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  1. Jose G

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    My step dad's old Onkyo (must be 20 years old), has decided to stop seperating the music sources. I mean that when you play the CD player, there are times when he can hear the am radio at very low levels. This is happening also with the tape deck. Any ideas as to why this would happen?

    Please don't tell me it's time to get a new receiver- that we know; we want to know why this would happen.
     
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    Why? Probably just because it’s old and some components like resistors, capacitors or diodes are breaking down. I had a 20-something-year-old Marantz that started putting out static and other noise from the pre-amp section (the amp section still works). Nothing lasts forever, Jose.

    But the good news that it probably won’t cost much to repair, if you are really fond of it, because there are no digital circuits or expensive large-scale IC’s. I’m guessing under $150.

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