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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:43:55 AM on 18 February 2017.
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 Location: Lake Macquarie, NSW
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Recently acquired a old non working AWA Deep Image television, does anybody out there know the model number of this beast ?.....

AWA Deep Image Television
AWA Deep Image Television

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:57:45 AM on 18 February 2017.
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 Location: Adelaide, SA
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Take a Photo is the best option... My family had 2 Deep image TVs while I was growing up. One of them was from around 1978 ish. but need photos and descriptions
VHF and or UHF
Location of controls (Our deep image set had a mostly hidden main power switch behind a flip down door)
Any other details of things that stick out....

Valve radios, They just don't make them like they used to

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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Photos uploaded.


A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:54:29 PM on 18 February 2017.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hi, there is your chassis number on the back on the chassis there,
Look at those spiders hanging on to the transformer, gosh I hate spiders. I would rather deal with a Tiger snake .Hey whats happen too the wiring around the Yoke and the neck ? Missing plug ? Or what ? I'm trying to see that yoke ,but I cant see details. It looks corroded ?
I have an old pye and the yoke is badly corroded and the insulation is so brittle its falling off and the tube is dead so I think it will be my parts TV.
All the best pete

I think your TV is a N4 1962 model.

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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Yes Pete, you're right.

It is a Model No. 4, using a DX-QY-K chassis.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 12:40:54 PM on 19 February 2017.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hi Monochrome,
Yes I've seen this model before,but I dont collect these. Most of my TVs are splayed leg models. In fact I dont have any AWA TVs.
I like Krieslers,Thorns, Pye and Precedent.
All the best , Pete

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I will email Brad the schematic. It's actually for a DX-Q series but you'll find it's close enough.

Sad to say, you may find that original CRT is bad. I hope I'm wrong but I must have replaced hundreds of that generation AWV CRTs during the late 60's and early 1970s. The glass to metal seals were less than optimum.

The plastic used on those yokes would crumble away and sometimes lead to a breakdown between yoke windings. Probably due to ozone generated from the open air EHT connector on the CRT, in conjunction with dust and humidity. Certainly looks like it on your set.

I watched the Apollo 11 moon landing, live, on one of that model TV, after fixing it! Open circuit vertical linearity pot. You don't forget these things!


AWA DX-Q Circuit Diagram

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 5:36:53 PM on 19 February 2017.
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File uploaded to Post 7.


A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 10:26:40 PM on 19 February 2017.
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. Ian
Hello Ian, Thats interesting regarding the Yokes. I have seen it lots of times on old TVs and I wondered what caused it. Often the Yokes appear that condensation has been there causing the corrosion and in most case ive seen the yoke and tube is stuffed and that mostly means the project is not worth bothering with unless its a rarer set. Thats why I commented on this AWA yoke and tube.
Strangely though when I have seen this corrosion on the Yokes its often in a set where the chassis is immaculate looking, which is the case with the Pye I own with a corroded yoke and stuffed tube, parts only now for that set .hope ya well,,pete

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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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I posted a HMV table radio a while back that could go in as a feature radio, for radio of the week. That was refinished in Nitrocellulose after the original failed. Nitrocellolose levels extremely well really well as the new coat actually dissolves into the previous one.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 12:42:18 PM on 27 March 2017.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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AWA must have had a dozen versions of that chassis. They all looked the same with that large elongated hole in the centre but could be quite different in circuitry.

I distinctly remember watching one being delivered to our house as a five year old and being fascinated watching them set it up.

When I was a teenager I overhauled it, replacing the CRT and all the paper caps etc. I was staggered at the poor workmanship of previous repairs done to the set.

From that point on I told myself that all repairs should be undetectable other than the fact that the parts are new.

As an apprentice I repaired a lot of AWA tellies and found them to be very well made and they performed quite well.

Ah the days when we made things in this country!! (don't get me started)

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