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 Return to top of page · Post #: 31 · Written at 9:57:00 PM on 17 November 2014.
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The Japanese portables started to appear on the market around the mid 1960's but I don't think they started to become a serious threat to the local manufacturers until the early 1970's.

The portable radio market was an entirely different story, the imports were serious competition from the early 1960's onwards.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 32 · Written at 5:32:08 AM on 18 November 2014.
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TV Collector, thanks for your feedback, greatly appreciated, just the answer I was looking for from someone in the know.....

It will stay as it is then.... If I can get it to power up I think the novelty of a working B&W Television is cool! Especially if I can play the old Atari on it!l...

Can you suggest ...should I try it with a 12V battery first or mains power...from a safety point of view...thanks in advance?

 Return to top of page · Post #: 33 · Written at 9:15:30 AM on 19 November 2014.
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I'm glad you have decided not to gut your P5. It is a set well worth preserving. It also has the significance of being the first all solid-state portable made by AWA. They are a very cool/retro looking TV.

Here is a copy of the Service Manual, which could come in handy:-

AWA P5 Television Circuit Diagram
AWA P5 JR Television Circuit Diagram

 Return to top of page · Post #: 34 · Written at 8:00:12 PM on 19 November 2014.
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I'd power it on 12v first as it's gentler on the TV. Once it has run on 12v it should be fine to use on mains power.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 35 · Written at 1:35:42 PM on 21 April 2015.
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Does anyone in this thread hold a collection of the "P series" service manuals/schematics?

Still searching Wink....


 Return to top of page · Post #: 36 · Written at 8:44:48 PM on 23 April 2015.
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Here is the manual for the AWA P17, P18 and Thorn 7233 models. There is also a larger scale version of the schematic as a separate file.

Circuit Pending

 Return to top of page · Post #: 37 · Written at 4:02:14 PM on 5 June 2016.
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 Location: Maclean, NSW
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I just found this old post.
I have an AWA P6, orange, in good condition externally, when powered up I get a white horizontal line across the screen. Been a long time since I have worked on TV's. Can anyone give me a starting point.
Also, does anyone have a circuit on the P6 ?

 Return to top of page · Post #: 38 · Written at 12:09:15 AM on 6 June 2016.
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White line means frame (vertical) oscillator isn't working. According to the schematic it's a transistorised model, so have a look around TR401, TR402, TR403 especially electrolytic caps. Also make sure the relevant windings of the scan coils (yoke) is intact and getting a signal from TR403. There's plugs & sockets there, make sure they aren't burnt out or bad joints.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 39 · Written at 1:43:30 PM on 28 October 2016.
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I have made a post on the design of the P4 set in Historical Features, here: https://vintage-radio.com.au/default.asp?f=10&th=13

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