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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:55:43 PM on 12 May 2020.
Laoatian's Gravatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 11 May 2020
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Have just purchased a 1958 GSJ 17" Astor Lowboy TV.

I'm after some advice on getting it restored electrically - I have an elec degree but this tech is way out of my league, and I really don't want to screw it up, even with schematics and youtube to help.

Can someone recommend a quality repairer in Melbourne that can get it up and running, with care for its vintage ? Wanting to keep it original as much as possible.

Have no idea what condition it is in, apart from the fact that it's pretty much original from the factory.

Cheers !

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:19:13 PM on 12 May 2020.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Looks like today's the day for early TV finds! Good to hear you want an authentic restoration.

I can do it but I'm in Sydney. Let's see who else responds closer to you.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:04:43 PM on 25 May 2020.
Laoatian's Gravatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Thanks Ian,

So far not much joy finding anyone local to take it on, but good advice and support to do it justice or nothing at all.. wise words Smile

Will keep looking, let me know if you come across someone in Vic with the tools / experience that you would recommend.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:23:13 PM on 25 May 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
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There is a Guy in Melbourne who Repairs them , I have spoken to him a few times over the years ..
He also Collects HMV sets .. He does not come to this forum,,, but you can find him at Vintage TV and Radio collectors parts/help/troubleshoot Australia FB .....


 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:51:42 PM on 26 May 2020.
Laoatian's Gravatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 11 May 2020
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Great news, I’ll see if I can track him down. If not I’m up for a long drive to SydneySmile

Thanks Pete!

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:57:41 PM on 26 May 2020.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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There is a Guy in Melbourne who Repairs them

Suggest having Brad add him to the Services Directory here.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:29:32 PM on 26 May 2020.
BurntOutElectronics's Gravatar
 Location: Alexandra, VIC
 Member since 2 October 2019
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Unfortunately I haven’t heard of anyone who does it in Victoria publicly.
Only for themselves.
If only local ham meetings were going as you might find someone.

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