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Old 2nd August 2005 | Show parent
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Once Upon A Time, I used to cite the "Roth Rule":

50% of all electronic failures are due to a mechanical/connector breakdown, 50% is everything else.

In the meantime, Bill Ruck, a good friend of mine with many years as a radio broadcast as well as recording engineer in the Bay Area, begs to differ with MY rule. Henceforth, the Roth-Ruck Rule, with tongue planted only slightly-in-cheek:

"90% of all electronics fail due to connections/connectors...10% is anything else."

Sliding wipers on the resistor "tracks" inside of a pot fit into that rule.....I'd say "the Pot is Shot"!