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matador43
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matador43 posted on Wed, May 22 2019 7:22 PM

Hi Guys,

Maybe you already noticed that, but I'm kind of mad about papers and even more when they are B&O related: User Guides, Catalogues, Brochures…

I also find printed material more convenient when you have to dig in it to extract some sort of information.

That's why I start to restore… Service manuals from items I use and may have to repair one day.

Nothing very technical (no recapping involved at all! Big Smile):
- Cleaning the original scans and making them black & white instead of dark grey over light grey.
- Straightening the pages and aligning them from one spread to the next.
- Reconstructing diagrams and schematics into large spreads.
- Printing covers on colored paper close to those on the pdfs.
- Binding the whole thing.

Here are some shots of the service manuals for Beosystem 10 and Beocord 1200/1600.

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BEOVOX141
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Brilliant!

On that note,- Am I the only one getting a great deal of corrupted pdfs when downloading service manuals from Beoworld. 

One of many: BeoVision 7-40 Mark III Type 9370-9384 simply wont open.

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I had some trouble too, though maybe this is not your particular problem: I found that the server is impatient dealing with slow connections -- it just ended some of my downloads prematurely!  For the larger PDF's I had to go to a friend's house with a faster internet connection.

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Tim84 replied on Thu, May 23 2019 8:49 AM

This is an amazing work. Looks like i have a new project ;-)

What are you using for binding? Are you doing it by yourself?

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matador43
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Tim84:

This is an amazing work. Looks like i have a new project ;-)

What are you using for binding? Are you doing it by yourself?


Thank you Tim,

Yes, all by myself! Its quite easy in fact.

The binding is done with an upholstery stapler. Its strong enough to staple through 8mm of stacked paper at once.
5 staples. Then the overflowing "teeth" are folded by hand with plate screwdriver or any other flat tool.
The the whole staple row is hidden with the band of black paper glued with double side adhesive medium-strong.

Upholstery staples comes in various length so you can go pretty far in terms of pages.

I've stress tested the resulting book and it hold well.

 

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Good to see this Smile Off topic, but your work kind of reminds me of the the 700+ reprints of the manuals that Porsche is offering now for its past models. 

 

Vähintään yhdeksänkymmentä prosenttia suomalainen! 

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beocool:

Good to see this Smile Off topic, but your work kind of reminds me of the the 700+ reprints of the manuals that Porsche is offering now for its past models. 

Maybe I'm not the only one mad about papers then Big Smile

(When I had my midlife car crisis, I searched and paid a lot for the original commercial brochure for that car. Quite a shame since I trashed a lot of copies since the AD agency I worked for had, beside B&O, also that brand as a client too !)

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Peter replied on Fri, May 24 2019 9:54 PM

If you want more service manuals, I have a fair few that I will never use - we were given a large bundle and I scanned a fair few, which it has to be said did them no good at all ! I have a lot of the video range which are of course of very little interest to anyone on site these days! The best ones are the 60s manuals which had the great diagrams as you show in your pictures.

Peter

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Hi Peter and thank you for your offer.

I'd love to see at least one in real. I'm not sure if they'll be of more use to me but I like to make collection of things.
And of course share them with anyone who may need them. 

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Jeff replied on Sat, May 25 2019 5:54 PM

There is something useful about paper manuals as opposed to PDFs and such on a screen. They can lay open there and be right ready to go when you come back to them without punching up a tablet screen or such. I find that for cooking I print out recipes rather than rely on my tablet to use in the kitchen, it's heavier and always turns itself off when you want to review the recipe, and usually my hands are too dirty for the fingerprint scanner to work! So, yeah. I still prefer books too but read on a Kindle or app because as my eyes age the increased text size and contrast makes a big difference.

So, good luck with the manual project, it looks like you're doing a good job with it!

Jeff

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Beo_Jean replied on Sat, May 25 2019 10:10 PM

Amazing idea Jeff!

I'm sorry if it was asked already but do you have plans to redo the user's manual as well?

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Beo_Jean replied on Sat, May 25 2019 10:11 PM

ooops just saw it in your first line...

matador43
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New additions! Beosound 3, Beomaster 1001 and Beograms 1203, 2000 and 3000 mixed up and in custom colors (couldn't find the right paper!).

matador43
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Beo_Jean:

Do you have plans to redo the user's manual as well?

Of course!

 

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