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Old 27th November 2012, 05:18 PM   #31
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Two years later, I feel very happy using this neon bulbs as indicator.

Last saturday, I found the neon bulbs constantly glowing!

I opened the backcover and found some dust bridges between the psu and the backcover (I did not mould the psu in wax, it is open).

After removing the dust (sorry, I should have made a picture), the bulbs are flashing now every two seconds.

The panels are beginning to leak. I will have a closer look at it soon. Maybe now it's time to refurbish the panels?

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Old 29th November 2012, 10:33 AM   #32
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Two years later, I feel very happy using this neon bulbs as indicator.

Last saturday, I found the neon bulbs constantly glowing!

I opened the backcover and found some dust bridges between the psu and the backcover (I did not mould the psu in wax, it is open).

After removing the dust (sorry, I should have made a picture), the bulbs are flashing now every two seconds.

The panels are beginning to leak. I will have a closer look at it soon. Maybe now it's time to refurbish the panels?

Franz
Before re-furbishing everything, if your only problem is some not-severe leakage, you can just remove the dust cover and re-insulate the outter part of the stator with serious tape (black 3M).
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Old 29th November 2012, 04:58 PM   #33
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Thanks for this advice, Fabien

You recommended me the same procedure two years ago :-)

I plan to do this during Christmas Holiday.

Franz

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Old 29th November 2012, 09:01 PM   #34
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You mean you already did that 2 years ago and this happens again ?
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Old 30th November 2012, 05:13 AM   #35
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No, I didn't
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Old 30th November 2012, 08:29 AM   #36
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No, I didn't
So maybe time to try it.
You will probably notice at that time that the current tape which is applied has aged.
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Old 30th November 2012, 06:37 PM   #37
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(black 3M).
Can you say more about the Black [magic] tape?
3M has hundreds, maybe thousands types of tape

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Can you say more about the Black [magic] tape?
3M has hundreds, maybe thousands types of tape

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I am using one or two layer of the classical electric black tape (3M) + 2 layers of the thin transparent tape used for parcels.
The black tape covers the rivets themselves, not the sides.
Take care that if too thick, it will be harder to install back in the frame.
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Old 1st December 2012, 06:19 PM   #39
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Fabien

I am a happy guy as I got an old spare bass panel some weeks ago. It has severe oxidations and the dustcover is damaged.

Click the image to open in full size.

I can use this panel to explore the construction in detail before I work on my other panels.

Franz

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Old 2nd December 2012, 10:29 PM   #40
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Hi,

I have Quad 57's with serial numbers 21258 & 21253. I guess these should have clamping boards for treble units. I have disassembled one speaker for investigation & power plug replacement but cannot see a clamping board anywhere. Is it within transformer casing or its missing?

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