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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:17:20 PM on 29 June 2011.
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 GTC
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On a familiar subject, here is a verbatim extract from an eBay listing for a Tasma 801:

"Condition:I purchased this radio from an estate home , upon arrival back home I was excited to test it without realising that the cable is very poorly damaged from old age , Once I placed plug into power after a while light came on and a radio channel came on and worked , than I was changing channels and suddently I heard electricity power noise .

Due the very old age the power cable cord is damaged making the 2 wires to touch each other , all my electricity was off. I than cut of the cord on the radio and wired it again . Placed it back into electricity and than it worked again but this time theres no light , still works and changes channels . If your into fixing radios this can be a weekend project also can clean the bakelite case.sold as shown as is thanks."


Wait until you see the condition of the power cord!

http://tinyurl.com/3ztdten.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:55:08 PM on 29 June 2011.
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Hey it wasn't me ! I swear ! No seriously thats scary
dangerous. I have very limited electrical knowledge
but that means I don't invite stupid actions and only work in my small area of know how.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:05:13 PM on 29 June 2011.
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Some people don't deserve Internet access or even access to old radios. The seller is a twit, plain and simple.

Anyone even entertaining the thought of plugging a cord in that is in that state should be locked up. I am still trying to work out whether the 'electrical power noise' means mains hum due to dried condensers or sparks across the bare wires.

Update: I'll add that this radio in its current condition is a death trap, new cord or not. It would need a complete rework to be considered safe.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:22:04 PM on 29 June 2011.
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When he says the wires touched each other and all his electricity was off I gather he shorted out the power cord. Why are we not surprised?

And I love the bit about it being "a weekend project" to fix.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:22:19 PM on 29 June 2011.
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Unfortunately I have seen radio's with cables like that, which have been "plugged in" to see if they work?

At risk of being criticised, the understanding of things electrical appears to be similar to the grammar.

I wonder where the authorities, or those regulating the site are? This seems to be a way of circumventing regulations.

You would not in Victoria (perhaps other States) be allowed to offer something as deadly as that set, at a public auction.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:52:40 PM on 29 June 2011.
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At risk of being criticised, the understanding of things electrical appears to be similar to the grammar.

I was pondering on that myself. I doubt any criticism will be forthcoming though, rather the general opinion will be akin to universal condemnation of that seller.

The fact that he/she admits to plugging that set in and the tone of voice in his description would mean he has absolutely no idea of the danger he placed himself in. Shock


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 12:26:50 AM on 30 June 2011.
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QUOTE: And I love the bit about it being "a weekend project" to fix.


Well, if none of the hard to obtain parts were damaged, it could be a weekend recapping job. And a new power cord. I'd want to keep the original power plug, if it can be unscrewed apart to allow the replacement of the bad wire.

But it's not a beginner's project!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 12:50:23 AM on 30 June 2011.
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Well, if none of the hard to obtain parts were damaged, it could be a weekend recapping job.

Maybe, but what I love is this matter of fact statement coming from a seller who is obviously clueless.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:02:58 AM on 30 June 2011.
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I agree - definitely a job for an old hand or perhaps a demonstration.

I've saved a photo of the damaged cord near the inline switch so when Ebay's erasure policy kicks in I will replace the link in the original post with the photo. Wink


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 8:51:06 AM on 1 July 2011.
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I'd say it would Need ALL The caps replaced, That cord is long gone,Definitely a New cord, Caps, & Dial lamp is all it should need


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 11:04:02 AM on 6 July 2011.
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What a Genius....I would say the power noise he heard was the mains power shutting down to his premises..thanks to safety switches..but in his case all the lights are on and no ones home


 
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