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  • Re: Beogram 4000 Type 5215 - dial lights issue

    I did a test. Cut the red +24V wire from the reed "always on" switch and temporarily connected with the +24 grey wire on the other working relay: everything fine, lamps off when TT is in standby and lamps ON together with motor, strobe and arm pressing ON. I ordered some new 2x14 mm glass reed contacts hoping they will fit and work. Many thanks to Martin who provided the possible solution. I will update the post when the switches will arrive.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Velvet on Mon, Dec 3 2018
  • Beogram 4000 Type 5215 - dial lights issue

    Hello, first post here in this wonderful forum. I started recapping and fine-tuning my BG4000. This beauty came from UK (I live in Italy) around 2005 in terrible conditions because of a bad packaging. Luckily nothing was broken but many parts were disassembled including the arm mechanism. I was able to put everything in place and let it work for many years since then. But at a certain point it began to develop strange issues: self power-on, 7" not recognized and other little gremlins. Ok, time
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Velvet on Mon, Dec 3 2018
  • Re: Financial Times “Bang & Olufsen dives 27%”

    Long time ago B&O was a leading pioneer in design and tech research. This ended during the early 2000s; now they are selling overpriced luxury objects with a baraque and questionable design (to be rude, many products seem to be designed for Saudi Arabian market) and a medium level technology. It's no surprise to me that the company does not have good health.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Velvet on Fri, Dec 21 2018
  • Re: Beogram 4000 Type 5215 - dial lights issue

    Just to complete, time for final adjustments before connecting to an amp... - re-checked motor supply voltages, frequency and distortion. I lowered voltage to 6,10 volts @33rpm just (manual says not to go over 6,5V so I guess 6,1 it's a safe and good voltage). Clean sine-wave, no distortion here. - checked arm alignment, adjusted arm height, and zero-balanced it. - adjusted 7", 10", 12", start and stop button-springs positions and tested with different records. Here testing the
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Velvet on Wed, Dec 12 2018
  • Re: Beogram 4000 Type 5215 - dial lights issue

    Thanks Craig. I could find the problem related to unrecognized 7" records. It was simply the spring that should press the corresponding button on the arm contacts board which was not low enough to be effective. Sorry I didn't took photos -I will do tonight- but it is the first button from right on the board (the only in grey color in my 4000, others are red). A little bent on the spring, wich is flat on below contrary to the others that have a 45° angle shape, cured the issue. But I
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Velvet on Wed, Dec 12 2018
  • Re: Beogram 4000 Type 5215 - dial lights issue

    Hello again, reed switches arrived and carefully fitted in the relays. Everything fine, now the BG shuts off and powers on how it should. Thanks. Another couple of issues to solve, the main is 7" records not recognised. I will search across the forum before asking your help again. Old reeds removed: New reeds in place: TT spinning again:
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Velvet on Tue, Dec 11 2018
  • Beogram 4000 Type 5215 - dial lights issue [solved]

    Hello, first post here in this wonderful forum. I started recapping and fine-tuning my BG4000. This beauty came from UK (I live in Italy) around 2005 in terrible conditions because of a bad packaging. Luckily nothing was broken but many parts were disassembled including the arm mechanism. I was able to put everything in place and let it work for many years since then. But at a certain point it began to develop strange issues: self power-on, 7" not recognized and other little gremlins. Ok, time
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Velvet on Mon, Dec 3 2018
  • Re: A Beogram 4000

    Beolover kit is a true beauty. Hot glue and adhesive felts (the ones you put under the chairs legs) will do the trick to keep the original brackets with smaller caps. I did this way, and the result is not that bad.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Velvet on Tue, Dec 4 2018
  • Re: Beogram 4000 Type 5215 - dial lights issue

    Yeah, sorry Craig.. But you saved both of us Martin, we didn't know the Reed tubes are replaceable It will be a late night, keep-calm affair (those tiny coil wires are so close to the tubes soldering points..) but let's give a try.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Velvet on Tue, Dec 4 2018
  • Re: Beogram 4000 Type 5215 - dial lights issue

    OMG that sounds a difficult challenge... I will take some measures around the relay this evening. I guess there are no direct interchangeable parts on the market today :-(
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Velvet on Mon, Dec 3 2018
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