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RE: Different Phosphor colours.

@jayceebee Thanks for the info, that is interesting. I didn't realise there were such different screen Phosphors used in domestic tubes. I realised that screen colours had changed over the years but n...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
Different Phosphor colours.

I have been sorting through the sets in my collection recently and getting them wired to a signal source so I can give them a run without having to heave them onto the bench. As I get older it seems s...

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

It can get a bit disheartening when you get problems like this. We have all been there! A tube may turn up, retrotech is just around the corner!

In forum Black & White Television

3 months ago
RE: Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

I wonder if you could get the gun to shake with a degaussing coil? Enough to get it to flash across to weld?

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

That is bad luck. It looks as if you have tried everything fingers crossed for a replacement!

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: Philips French radio, BF-121

What a nice looking set! French sets seem to be nice designs. With a few exceptions I think the British market sets were designed to match the drab old brown furniture that seemed so popular after the...

In forum Radio

4 months ago
RE: Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

@lloyd That's not too bad... What to do depends on how perfect you want the cabinet to be. You could improve it no end by letting in some replacement bits of veneer and staining to match you will see ...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: RetroTechUK is back on the 8th May 2022

@neil1974 Hi Neil if you go please remember to bring that A774 back cover and tuner if that's still ok with you?. I am in the process of sorting a bit of stuff for the stall I am sharing with my mate...

In forum Events & Other Websites of Interest

4 months ago
RE: A Brace Of Co-op C2001s

Looks as if you have your work cut out there! All part of the fun though! I find it interesting to see the various repairs a set was subject to during it's life. - The Field engineer's dodges that got...

In forum Colour Television

4 months ago
RE: Defiant 7109 cabinet

@19seventie It's a shame when worm ruins the cabinet of an otherwise saveable set. Ply seems particularly prone. I once saw a huge shed full of sets which had been badly damaged. Some sets were beyond...

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

4 months ago
RE: HMV Dual Standard - BRC 1400 Chassis

@jskinner97 That will clean them but I would suggest a little shot of switch cleaner ( I use Servisol) would be better as it leaves a trace of lubricant. check there is no corrosion on the inner wiper...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: HMV Dual Standard - BRC 1400 Chassis

This is my example with the parts that needed to be replaced to get it working. Attachment : HMV Dud bits.jpg Attachment : HMV ITV.jpg

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: HMV Dual Standard - BRC 1400 Chassis

@jskinner97 Hi Jamie. A nice set! I have just restored exactly the same model, all of the brown and blue/grey capacitors were leaky it is surprising though how well the set will perform in spite of th...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: G11 at switch on bright picture

@stevesje71 There was a modification to the beam limiter circuit. It is decades since I did one but I remember removing the can of the module on the RGB panel and lifting one end of a diode from the p...

In forum General Technical Discussion

4 months ago
RE: Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

@lloyd That is a great way to test if a tube is intact! Let's hope it will prove to be OK. I have a mis-trust of tube testers, particularly the B&K which always seems to read low or very low on mo...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

@lloyd I wouldn't worry too much about the condition of the tube until you get a picture on it. I don't test tubes anymore prior to restoration as I found tubes that tested poor or really poor actuall...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: Bought another telly, GEC BT5145

That is a nice find LLoyd! GEC sets seem much less common than the usual Bush and Ekco offerings. Are you going to warm the LOPT up before applying power? Woodworm and the seeds suggest it has been s...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: A day in the workshop

The Ultra feeling better and the guilty capacitor. Attachment : Faulty capacitor.jpg Attachment : Ultra 1591.jpg

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
RE: A day in the workshop

Attachment : 1591 dust splatter.jpg Attachment : 1591 chassis.jpg Attachment : 1500 Line lock.jpg Attachment : right wall T.Vs.jpg @cathovisor Hi Mike yes I have had more time...

In forum Black & White Television

4 months ago
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