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Old 30th November 2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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I have a Motorola Solid State 100 Stereo/TV Console. I can't find a model number and am having issues finding any related information on it. I'm guessing it is from 1958 through the early 60's, but not sure. I'm debating on fixing it or selling it. Right now, the only thing it does is turn on. Any assistance in what direction to take from here would be GREATLY appreciated. Squinter96@yahoo.com
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Old 30th November 2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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If you wanna sell it, its worth more in original comdition. If repaired, it'll be worth next to nothing.
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Old 30th November 2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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I was searching for information to even find out the value of it, but have not been successful of finding any pics even close to what I have.
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Old 30th November 2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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That either means its super rare and super valuble, or so common that noone bothers.
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Old 30th November 2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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Typically charity resale shops won't accept these old consoles as donations. The record players typically have a 3-5 gram arm, often with a ceramic phono cartridge that may rip high frequencies off records. The television, in the USA, is obsolete with no signal for it being broadcast. The color ones, I remember from the sixties, were like watching TV through gauze, and my parents wouldn't buy a color TV until 1980 because of the horrible (but fashionable) picture all our rich friends had.
However, if it has sentimental value, fix it up. Read about the energy storing function of the color TV tube under the tubes and valves thread, before taking the plastic cover off the back or delving into the high voltage box. These voltages must be measured at below 25 VDC and discharged, if not, before touching any metal.
These units were covered by Howard Sams photofacts documents, which may be available for resale.
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Old 30th November 2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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Here are the pics of my set.....TV is in color and works....Looks like somebody has been messing with the speaker wires so I'm exploring that right now. Need to find out the history of this thing and the value of it.
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Old 1st December 2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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Let's try this again. Everything works and tv is in color. Looking for the history and the value. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 1st December 2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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Everything works and tv is in color. Looking for history and value.
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Old 1st December 2012, 03:45 PM   #9
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I would guess late sixties. Possibly very early seventies.

Value? I am afraid close to none, except from any sentimental value.
But I am not familiar of what might be in the US.

A beautiful piece it is anyhow.
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Old 1st December 2012, 04:11 PM   #10
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Thank you for the information. It belonged to my grandparents and the sound is awesome.
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