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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:37:50 PM on 14 May 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
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Repair man wanted to repair this Pye Radio chassis.
The chassis is working but only out of one channel. The chassis has been removed from the unit and the power lead is still attached.
No one has worked on the chassis yet other than cleaning it.
The unit is a Pye TS6 from around 1968.
Payment would be what ever your going rate is .
It all works ,but only one channel.
Im in the Dee Why area and can deliver it .
I have sent the photos of the chassis to Brad to post.
Thank you ,Pete

Pye Radio
Pye Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:42:56 PM on 14 May 2017.
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 Location: Hobart, TAS
 Member since 31 July 2016
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Put the chassis under your arm, Jump on a plane and bring it down to Hobart.
We will fix it together while you wait.
JJ


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:43:58 PM on 14 May 2017.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:38:19 PM on 14 May 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hi JJ,
Been a long time since ive been too Tassie, but I would need my woollies stitched on to go down there this time of year.
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:41:15 PM on 14 May 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Yeah Robbert thats the one .
All I can do is clean it because I dont have the experience to repair that .
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:13:35 AM on 15 May 2017.
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 Location: Auckland, NZ
 Member since 14 May 2017
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I'd be more than happy to do it for you but I'm over the ditch in NZ.
Postage would probably be $60 each way.
Just an offer in case you get stuck but I am sure you will find someone closer.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:47:26 AM on 15 May 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
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. Radioresto.
NZ,,,Yes ive always found you guys to be very helpful people .Great place too NZ. I spent lots of time there once.
Well I will see what I find here .
Thank you for your help.
All the best, Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 5:29:25 PM on 15 May 2017.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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It is likely that the electrolytics have dried out. That causes loss of volume in solid state stuff as they become less conductive. A lot were used for coupling caps and they can go short. Car radio's are the worst offenders.

Rule number one with a dead stereo channel, is not to interfere with the working one: That's your reference for voltages etc. Make sure the dead one is well & truly working before you touch the other one.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:44:23 PM on 15 May 2017.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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The only thing that has been done to this chassis is a spray with circuit cleaner


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 10:22:38 PM on 15 May 2017.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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There should be someone in the Sydney area that can fix it.

The furthest I have had them come in from is Geelong


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 11:34:07 AM on 16 May 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Yes you would think so, but its a matter of knowing somebody and I dont know anybody


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 3:50:13 PM on 16 May 2017.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Yes you do!
No probs to fix that for you Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 4:54:37 PM on 16 May 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 564

Ian!

Oh thank you, I will pop it in a box and leave on your door step on my way too Hornsby on Thursday if thats ok with you?

Thats great Ian, it would be beyond my limited knowledge. 1968 is quite modern, Thanks again speak soon.

All the best Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 8:49:32 PM on 16 May 2017.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Yep! You may not know the fixers personally, but you are about to meet one and there was one out there.


 
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