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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 7:35 pm   #1
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Default Philips Radiogram.

can any one tell me what model it is the pickup stylus is reluctant to work some times i think i need a new one but from where ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QHBrKWsVxw

oh yeah just got it today 15 quid
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 8:56 pm   #2
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Default Re: Philips Radiogram.

A decent photo would help. You can't see much detail in the video.

I don't know about the radiogram itself, but I think the record deck is a Philips AG1114, produced about 1957-59. It has had a non-original combined cartridge/headshell fitted at some time.
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 9:14 pm   #3
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non-original combined cartridge/headshell ?
i do not know about that but it has another with it with 2 stylus on it its all gooey and kerpunked will not work
oh yeah how do you put picks on here i tried and failed is they a sticky on this subject
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 9:19 pm   #4
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Default Re: Philips Radiogram.

I think the original cartridge was AG3025.
http://www.hupse.eu/radio/reproducers/AG3015.htm

The one with the microgroove and 78 stylus was the replacement for the 3025.

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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 9:26 pm   #5
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Default Re: Philips Radiogram.

It looks very much like the F5G86A (1958-59). There should be a identification plate on the back, and another on the radio chassis.

The original pickup would have been the AG3016. This will have failed many years ago, and been replaced by a later version.

The attached PDF gives a few details.

Hope this helps,

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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 9:41 pm   #6
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Steve,
When you say it is reluctant to work sometimes, do you mean the cartridge, i.e no sound.? If this is the case, you will need a new cartridge. (Not cheap!) Just pull off the complete cartridge (may have to wiggle it gently) and there should be a number on a small square sticker on the underside. It should begin with AG....... (probably). Unfortunately, they are now more or less obsolete, but there was a thread on here not long ago, in which one of the members (Ben) pointed us to a Dutch site that was selling them. I have looked for the thread, but it escapes me! They were, however, very expensive, I think about 40.00.

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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 9:42 pm   #7
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brilliant thank you thats the one
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 9:44 pm   #8
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no it works only on not full volume if i tap the underside of the stylus it sometimes makes a thumping sound then the full volume kicks in
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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 9:58 pm   #9
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Default Re: Philips Radiogram.

Sounds like the cartridge has gone, unfortunately. But make sure before buying another. I have just found the site that Ben recommended.

http://www.jvanschaikconsultancy.nl/naald.html

There are two with the female fitting like yours, 49 euros!

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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 10:18 pm   #10
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Default Re: Philips Radiogram.

Just a thought... Is the stylus seated correctly? Just behind the actual stylus point, the shank of the stylus arm should be held in a tiny clear plastic clip, which sticks out of the actual cartridge. This is what transfers the signal from the stylus to the cartridge, and if the stylus is not located properly in it, you will get intermittent sound. Worth looking!

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Old 2nd Dec 2009, 10:59 pm   #11
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Just a thought... Is the stylus seated correctly?

I dont think so. It looks like it is lopsided, the stylus that is.

Last edited by Brian R Pateman; 3rd Dec 2009 at 6:11 am. Reason: Quote fixed (FSK).
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 10:40 am   #12
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It shouldn't be! Gently lift the metal bar that the stylus is mounted on, move it so that the bar is directly over the plastic clip, and press the stylus bar into the clip. Now see if the volume improves. If it does, this was the problem,if not, then there's a very good chance that the cartridge has gone.

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Old 5th Dec 2009, 7:38 am   #13
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its ok now. it was the actual push button supply to the turntable
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Old 5th Dec 2009, 10:17 am   #14
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Default Re: Philips Radiogram.

Therein lies a lesson; as is often said, it's always worth checking for quick and simple things like dirty/dodgy controls before doing anything else. Much time and expense can frequently by saved in this way.

I'm sure Steve thanks those who gave their time to try and assist with this repair.
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Old 5th Dec 2009, 3:33 pm   #15
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Therein lies a lesson; as is often said, it's always worth checking for quick and simple things like dirty/dodgy controls before doing anything else. Much time and expense can frequently by saved in this way.

I'm sure Steve thanks those who gave their time to try and assist with this repair.
thanks 4 having me here. and also thanks a darren. as i said i am a comlpete novice. but i have learned a bit already
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