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Old 24th Sep 2017, 8:17 am   #1
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Default Repair of Murphy A122 -Aberdeen Area

Good Morning,
I have a Murphy A122 which was working fine a few years ago, but now, after many years in storage, no longer works. This has been in our family since new, and I'm keen to get it working again. I still have the original instruction manual.

I would like to find someone in the Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire area who is competent and able to repair the radio.

If you know of someone reliable in the area, please could you let me know.

Many thanks

Richard Rose
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Old 25th Sep 2017, 11:21 am   #2
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Richard - I've sent you a PM. Regards, David
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 11:56 am   #3
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Hi
If you do not find a local to refurb the radio I will do it for you if you can get it up to Wick
cheers
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 10:41 am   #4
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Richard - if you're viewing this post - your Private Message system is not accepting messages - says your capacity if full!
I've sent you an email via the Forum, and you've already got my phone number.

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Old 10th Nov 2017, 6:55 pm   #5
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If all else fails and your prepared to send it to me I will take it on

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Old 20th Nov 2017, 2:19 pm   #6
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Well, that's the A122 working fine after a good clean & polish. Mahogany veneer & fau black japanning on the sides were a bit scratched, but have come up pretty good.
Main circuitry fault was a broken shaft connection for the volume pot's wiper. Good clean with thinners & a wee dollop of araldite sorted that. Changed a couple of resistors & caps. Replaced perished two-core rubber mains lead with gold pvc 3 core.
Now ready for Richard to collect.

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Old 20th Nov 2017, 2:48 pm   #7
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Well done David. It's good to see a thread in this section reach a successful conclusion.
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 2:52 pm   #8
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Lovely job. What did you use on the siides, please?
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 4:26 pm   #9
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Nick - the sides, like the whole cabinet, were given a jolly good clean with meths. To get rid of 70 years of grime, tobacco smoking deposits, spilt tea & other beverages. The scratches on the sides & edging were stroked over with a narrow black felt-tip pen two or three times. Then the whole cabinet was rubbed over with dark liquid "scratch cover" wax. Did that twice, & touched up with the f/t pen if necessary in between. Then two applications of a good furniture wax. Putting on these coatings & polishing them afterwards required(as the actress told the bishop), a lot of circular finger tip motions. Didn't use mechanical buffing.
Right enough, I was lucky that the scratches weren't too bad nor were there any serious stains. I try & avoid use of razor blades or fine wire wool if I can. I'm not skilled enough in serious veneer restoration.

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