Member: ionTrap When I first started in rental tv service engineering I was called to a customer with an RGD deep 17. The complaint was a bar of interference across the screen about 1.5 ins wide, which came and went. Continue reading Elusive transmitter
Member: TheProfessor I had a complaint from an elderly customer when I was a 19 year old tv repair man. He had one of the original Philips G11 teletext tellies, it was changing channels and Ceefax was coming on at Continue reading Channel changing and Ceefax at random
Member: Wolfie While being apprentice trained I often went out with the other engineers learning the ‘ropes’ as was the norm. Geoffs favourite saying was ‘Mind that!’, usually a few seconds AFTER you’d tripped over something or banged yer head, Continue reading Mind that!
Member: Jayceebee This short story happened to me many years ago, although bench based most of the time I was occasionally required to help in the field at busy periods. This day I received a call to go and look Continue reading Duracells, they just go on and on and on…..
Member: ajayw49 I was working for Granada TV Rental at the time. I think it was the late 70s and I was crouching down removing the back from a colour tv when a rather large Alsatian intent on giving me Continue reading The alsatian and the budgie
Member: Slidertogrid During the 1980’s and 90’s we had a fair few slot meter rentals, some of the customers were a little..well let’s just say “Rough diamonds”. One of the ones I quite liked visiting was Debs she was always Continue reading DDouble D DDebs
Member: Wolfie One cold and frosty morning I pulled up outside the customers on what was a fairly steep downhill, there were other cars parked up and down. After some time behind their TV there came a knock at the door Continue reading Run, run, run away….
Member: Wolfie I remember this tale from our B/W only engineer. He had gone to deliver a TV to a customers house and left the back door of the estate car open, you could in those days. When he returned Continue reading No access
Member: Wolfie The very first day I started in Huddersfield was a cold winters morning, the job was local in Golcar and there was snow around. I got to the house and it was a Georgian glass paned door, I gave Continue reading The very first job
Member: Wolfie When I worked out of Huddersfield, one of the other engineers sons was taken on as apprentice, he was a nice lad despite his Skinhead style. Very often the only vehicle left to move things around would be the Continue reading The Apprentice #2