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Krolroger
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Krolroger posted on Sun, Sep 9 2018 7:17 PM

This BC5000 one came my way and looks to be worth repairing. The main problem is the programming flap hinge and the plastic friction plate which is unobtainium as far as I know.

Before I get stuck in, I just wondered if the pickup arm should be parallel to the straight edge of the programming section when at rest?  The line drawings in the service book suggest perpendicularity but give no clue as to how this might be achieved.

As shown in the photo, it's off by about 4mm.

It sets down in the right place.

Any info, anyone?

Many thanks

 


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solderon29
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A good unit with a particularly nice sounding amplifier too!The programming lid components breaking up is quite common,with no easy answer as far as I know,although someone here may have salvaged parts or a novel solution?

The pu arm parking postion isn't crucial as long as the arm lowers and lifts at the correct postions.

I imagine that you will need to overhaul the tape mech,and Martin(Dillen)supplies a comprehensive kit which includes not only the correct belts,but also replacement rubber tyres.

There are some "usual suspects" ie common component failures that will need investigating,but you should be rewarded with good results.

 

Nick

Krolroger
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Hi Nick,

Thanks.  Apart from the usual mechanical problems, this one seems to be pretty good - no missing led segments either.

Big drawback with this version is the lack of an aux socket on the back of the unit, though there is one on the front.  No remote control, either.

Simon

 

solderon29
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This was the "budget" version of the series,so some of the innovations are missing.Still a respectable unit of course,with the same basic chassis,so same good sound as the other unit's.

The need for external source connection was limited to eg a  second tape recorder for copying,and thought to be of only occasional use,so the socket was at the front

The later Centres had a Tape2 connection(at the rear)for permanent connection of another tape recorder.

As tape cassette was the main recording media,we could make up tapes(playlist's in modern parlance?)for our mates,and for parties,and of course for playing back in the car.Happy relatively simple times?

It's possible to modify any of these centres to provide a dedicated "aux" input for connecting an i-thingumy.

It's well worth refurbishing the output amplifier,as the caps deteriorate of course,and the preset 's become oxidised.

These units sound particulary good with the bigger "box" 'speakers from the era,such as S80's and 120's etc

Nick

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