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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:07:46 AM on 21 September 2020.
Stockjg's Gravatar
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
 Member since 21 September 2020
 Member #: 2441
 Postcount: 5

Hi there everybody,

I have just posted my help request under - "Help needed for newbie with Philips RF780 RadioGram Repair" but thought it would be rude not to introduce myself.

My name is John and I live in Brisbane. Over the years I have accumulated a few 'toys'.
A Rowe Ami Juke box (purchased back in the 70's for 50 quid), a pinball machine, Gottlieb 'Flying carpet' and a tabletop space invaders. Both the space invaders and the Pinball machine were not working but luckily for me they were straightforward power issues that I was able to fix.

I especially love the older electromechanical circuitry as I can sort of work my way through it in a logical fashion. Unfortunately I have been brought down to earth with my attempted restoration of my latest acquisition, a Philips 'Flight Deck' radiogram circa 70's I believe. The cabinet is in good condition just one scratch on the lid top, speakers work and record deck works although sound from it is very quiet.

The main problem is power issues, it trips the house circuit breaker whenever I turn it on. I have read "Electronics for Dummies" (classy I know but it is an easy read) and am in the process of diagnosing a fault - I think I need help. As I look at a sea of wires, resistors, diodes, caps it's daunting

Anyway here's to fixing this

Cheers John.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:30:32 PM on 22 September 2020.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6503

G'day John,

Welcome to the forums. Best of luck with the radiogram too.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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