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 Post subject: Dump find RCA
PostPosted: Aug Thu 17, 2017 4:36 pm 
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Welp, might be no saving this one. At least it looks cool on my back porch. The dump is an old family one back in the woods behind my house and judging from the "shape" (haha) :mrgreen: its in, it was rolled down the hill. I know its an rca super but its wierd, i cant find info on it
Anything would help!

PS anyone wanna do a craigslist ad? I think it would start "beautiful mid century styling, plugged it in but no picture"


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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
PostPosted: Aug Thu 17, 2017 5:25 pm 
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That looks way beyond help. Probably was a 1956-61 set.

At this point it is best use is lawn art, or parts chassis + scrap metal.


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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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Looks like a view in a funhouse mirror.

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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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Yeah, way beyond help. And that funhouse comment was really funny. So i think the craigslist ad would continue "All original paint, electronicly restored, tubes are black must be burnt out, includes a second one for stereo picture"

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The horizontal hold is off . You need to adjust it


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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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wiscojim wrote:
Looks like a view in a funhouse mirror.

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Yeah no kidding. I've seen sets with deflection geometry issues before, but this is the first time I've seen a set with cabinet geometry issues. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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You know it might just be the horizontal. At least the controls are on top :mrgreen:

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So ugly and horrible you have to keep it. 8)

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Put a string of Christmas lights inside, run the cord out the back. Now your ad can say, "Powers Up!"


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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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You could be one of those guys who shows off just how good his restoration skills are by restoring a hopeless case, even though you could probably find something much nicer for free and not looking very hard. We all would indeed be quite impressed to see this one made beautiful again.

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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
PostPosted: Aug Sat 19, 2017 5:49 am 
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Your right tom, i probably could. Oh and if anyone was curious i might post a picture of "whats left of" the speaker, its actually interesting, i left it in the dump with the remains of the screen cover, its laying in the tangled up vines in peices.

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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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Naaa. Leave it unrestored as a "survivor."

Collectors go nuts over them. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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I'd want to put some tubes in it and see if it would power up.

Maybe you could send it to shango066 on Youtube for one of his TV Resurrection videos.


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"Probably just needs a tube", wrote the ebay seller. :|

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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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would be interesting to see this tv brought back to life. it certainly would prove you are a great tec. good luck if you decide to try fixing it.

just curious is the crt still in one piece? kind of doubt it.

would be interesting to see pics of what is left of the speaker.

hopeless cases are fun to resurrect if you have the necessary time and money and needed parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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thomas13202 wrote:
just curious is the crt still in one piece? kind of doubt it.

What CRT?

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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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Mercury78 wrote:
Welp, might be no saving this one. At least it looks cool on my back porch. The dump is an old family one back in the woods behind my house and judging from the "shape" (haha) :mrgreen: its in, it was rolled down the hill. I know its an rca super but its wierd, i cant find info on it
Anything would help!

PS anyone wanna do a craigslist ad? I think it would start "beautiful mid century styling, plugged it in but no picture"


Oh, I think you can just buff that out, no problem

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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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Thomas i didnt find a crt anywhere (though i was looking) just the shattered screen cover. Im pretty sure the parents recycled the crt when the set went on the frits, then told their boys to throw it in the dump, so naturally they rolled it down the hill where i found it. And Eric, yes, he probably could fix it. Honestly i find it funny how he says he resurrects tvs but their 99 percent of the time cheap 90s tvs lol

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 Post subject: Re: Dump find RCA
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Mercury78 wrote:
Thomas i didnt find a crt anywhere (though i was looking) just the shattered screen cover. Im pretty sure the parents recycled the crt when the set went on the frits, then told their boys to throw it in the dump, so naturally they rolled it down the hill where i found it. And Eric, yes, he probably could fix it. Honestly i find it funny how he says he resurrects tvs but their 99 percent of the time cheap 90s tvs lol


i was hoping maybe the crt had been saved somewhere in the house on the off chance they had a working tv which used the same one. guess not.

he has resurected a few tvs found in a dump in the desert. a few tube radios also. its amazing how tough these old electronics are. try that with your hidef flat screen. doubt it would work again after being out doors for years.

one radio the speaker cone was gone and he held a tube box against the voice coil of the damaged speaker and surprisingly you could hear sound. that is hifi lol. not really.


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