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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:48:57 PM on 12 October 2011.
Larry's Gravatar
 Location: Mildura, VIC
 Member since 5 May 2011
 Member #: 896
 Postcount: 108

I recently got a HMV Little Nipper, which I had recapped & upgraded the power cord, It now plays great, Despite the cosmetic damage to the case, This is all Complete, Except it's missing the rear cover, I have tried my best at making a Replacement from junk, I think I did a good job!.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:31:16 AM on 13 October 2011.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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That should work fine, I actually have had one same colour for several years.

There are alot of them out there and I have fixed several, one particular "Black covered) audio transformer type in these has a very high attrition rate.

The good thing about a back like this is that it stops lifting via the top. This is becoming a problem as the cabinet material becomes more brittle.

Onething that helps crack the back is where the cable exits on some. There is a 90 degree bend that can lead to stress on the back.

If I fit a three wire cable (& I have some 6.5mm) and it looks like doing damage I will move it into the big hole & use a reversed gland.

Not original, but a lot safer & less risk to the cabinet.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 11:59:28 AM on 10 November 2011.
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 Location: Mildura, VIC
 Member since 5 May 2011
 Member #: 896
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Update: I have now fitted the original Back cover to the radio, I have also discovered a great way to remove the paint marks, Hairspray actually works quite well, let it sit for a few seconds and scrub off with a cloth, it'll remove the paint!, additional stubborn marks will require a little scrape off with your fingernail, then wipe with a damp sponge to remove the hairspray residue, the result is a nice clean paint free surface!

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