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In Reply to: RE: MR-74 Dial thread Broke! posted by 6bq5 on October 23, 2016 at 21:33:19
A recent purchase is a 65-9ish MR71. Any warning signs prior to?
I CAREFULLY/slowly tune stations in. While the "feel" is still smooth and quiet, I'm aware anything can fail in a 50 year old tuner.
I couldn't imagine trying to restring the dial. Seems like an excercise in patience and fussing.
Something that would have to be done by a shop for me.
It is not a job for the faint-of-heart, that I can attest to-
here are some pictures of the unit operating with the new red thread-
No there was no warning sign - just broke-
I do have a good tech in the area and would have gone to him- but wanted to see if I could get it done myself-
the last picture shows the 'dial indicator needle electrification in detail-
Oh my....it looks complex if you don't have a clue(myself)
The pics are a reminder what I did in the early 80's. I was that copier repair guy who would stroll into your office to fix that damn copier which jammed all the time!
Now and then I would restring the lamp assembly which scans the original. Talk about an electro mechanical mess!
Nowadays, I avoid tasks that involve more than use of a screwdriver.
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