Customer brought in his Keracolor TV today for repair. First fault to sort out is frame timebase failure, that shouldn't be too difficult as the chassis is the well known and proven Decca 10 series "Bradford".
Has your customer come from 1972 ?
It's gonna be a true story. The Keracolor was brought in on Saturday afternoon.
One subject discussed with the owner is the possibility of installing a Freeview box inside the cabinet. but let's get the set going first.
Back in 1972 I did accept these sets for repair. Always avoided taking the set away to the workshop for repair because of the awkward shape made handling difficult.
Here is one I did a few months before the closure of the shop, a 26 inch version. Although the casing was tidy the chassis was in a bad state with many burned out resistors, duff LOPT soft CRT etc. Fortunately we still had a CRT Re-gunner locally in 2005 and I later found out that the CRT was the last one he did, like me he closed doors completely in 2006. The finished job was excellent indeed with a sharp and bright picture.
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At last I've got around to removing the cabinet back to find that the set is equipped with the Decca 30 series chassis. The CRT is a Mullard A63-120X, the tube which has what Mazda call "rimband 3" implosion protection.
The cabinet style is certainly iconic 1970’s, never to my taste. We didn’t sell them, not a style that we could move, about the most modern style was the painted Murphys, those sold well.
Its nice and clean inside, or have you cleaned it up before the photo?