I bought an X26 on ebay "non functioning" and I've been able to bring it back to life, barely. I had problems with what I perceived as motor noise, being amplified in the machine and coming through the outputs, but was able to work around that (if I let the machine run for a couple of minutes after turning it on the noise seemed to drop to a level barely noticeable). Now, however, after about three happy hours of recording, it is beginning to go into some new death throes, where it starts chopping sound like a bad tremolo on all channels and my recorded sounds are disappearing upon playback and turning into a garbled mess. If I put the same tape into a different machine, the tape plays beautifully, so it seems the problem is in the end/output amp area. My assumption is that some caps need replacing, but since there are about 50 electolytic capacitors inside, I don't know where to begin. Any and all ideas appreciated. Thanks!