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Old 11th Mar 2019, 10:46 pm   #1
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Default Waltham W154 issues

Hi,

I've been cleaning my Waltham W154 for the past half an hour or so to remove all dust and grime. However, I've noticed that the plastic over the screen is very dirty. I've cleaned the outer side, but inside is quite dirty.

I've had a look inside to see what's holding it on but I cannot see anything. It all looks as though it's the CRT supports. I don't want to begin stripping it down if it's not necessary - I will if there is no other way as it's very dirty, and distracting when watching TV on it.


My second issue with it is a non functioning radio. I have never been able to get a signal through the radio, and I would like to get it working to complete the set.

I don't get any sound from the radio at all, and I'm wondering if I have a faulty aerial. I can possibly use the aerial on another TV with built in radio to see if it is the aerial if need be.

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 12:17 am   #2
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Default Re: Waltham W154 issues

Assuming by aerial this is a telescopic one. It's unlikely to be that. In any case these are only used for FM, AM reception will be using the ferrite rod. Do you hear anything at all when switched to radio?
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 12:28 am   #3
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The aerial is telescopic, but is quite damaged, so might be replaced for aesthetic reasons. When I flick the input to radio there is a "bump" sound from the speaker and then just white noise. If I change FM/MW/LW there is noise from the speaker, but i'm assuming the contacts need cleaning.

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 5:14 pm   #4
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Default Re: Waltham W154 issues

I just came back to see if there were any replies, and I just thought - wouldn't this be better off in the audio section? It's more to do with the radio and audio side, apart from the dirty TV screen.

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 7:33 pm   #5
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Hi!

There's a very good chance the multi–contact Radio/TV/FM selector switch is itself the cause of your trouble – they have tiny contacts that have to carry the very large battery current of the TV sectionand burnt or intermittently defective contacts were very common on "all–in–ones" of this type!

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 9:35 pm   #6
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Oh that makes sense. Would this not affect the TV and tape part of things, though? Or are there three wires, each to the respective part?

Thank you for your help!
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