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Old 11th Nov 2018, 1:58 am   #1
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Default Philips 17" BW tube set

Hi to all.

I am from Portugal and I like to collect and repair old radio and TV sets.

i just purchased this amazing Philips 17 inches set from a local advertisement for only 60€. I replaced the tar capacitors (across the line and boost capacitor) also replaced the capacitor from the Pl36 heater to ground wich normally fails. It had a broken wire on the CRT socket and a bad power switch.

After those repairs it is working with a very nice picture and all original components and valves.
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 11:16 am   #2
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Default Re: Philips 17" BW tube set

Well done. Is that a 1768 or something similar. Those black capacitors are generally fairly reliable but changing them certainly wont hurt.

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Old 11th Nov 2018, 3:28 pm   #3
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Default Re: Philips 17" BW tube set

HI
it'a 17tx291a
i also have a similar model with a 21" screen
they work beautifully

the philips black tar capacitors from my experience on philips devices are always deformed/melted and badly leaky , i have one here in the bench 0,022uf at 10000v which lets 71volts dc pass through when applied to it a voltage of only 100vdc...so its almost shorted...

but the yellow "mustard" capacitors and the tropical fish ones in philips sets i never found a single bad one..
electrolytics are also very reliable.. the 21" set i have restuffed them for precaution but on this 17" they are the original ones.

here are some pics of the 21" set, i also paid 60€ for it but the lady wanted more, i had to convince her to do that price.

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i have lots of great german sets i would like to share their stories and some hours of footage of capacitor restuffing, repairs etc but the other forums i tried seem to be quite empty and few people are there. Here in Portugal the vintage tv and radio community is non existant virtually.
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 6:00 pm   #4
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Great result. The rounded corners suggest it is a 110 degree tube. Maybe a variant on the UK 17TG100U. Any chance of some internal pictures? John.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 1:35 am   #5
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Hi !
the small 17" set uses the AW 43-88
the 21" set has a rebuilt AW 53-88 it was rebuilt in the 80's by GE Portugal

i dont have more photos at the moment but i have a couple of videos
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