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by Janitor Tzap
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realistic specs
Replies: 30
Views: 4009

Re: Realistic specs

Nice. :) Only I wish you had better pic's of the front controls. Plus, more pic's of the Tape mech, and Phonograph. I hope you checked the Belt on the Tape player. {That is if your youngin has got a bunch Cassette Tapes she likes to listen too.} :lol: Belts will stretch, and start to slip as the rub...
by Janitor Tzap
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realistic specs
Replies: 30
Views: 4009

Re: Realistic specs

Youngest (22 atm) likes lots of retro stuff, but does have mobile phone, Bluetooth (lotsa stuff!), but thought it was a "cute" little unit. Wants me to put an Aux input for computer / bluetooth / media player in there because it is small and wants to use it near the computer desk. Kids'll be kids. ...
by Janitor Tzap
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realistic specs
Replies: 30
Views: 4009

Re: Realistic specs

Noise from the speaker on each channel on FM - had some blanking spots near appropriate stations Sounds like the Tuning Capacitor has gotten dust or dirt in it. Take some of the Contact Cleaner, or Isopropyl Alcohol and rinse it though the Tuning Capacitor. Turn the Tuning Knob back and forth while...
by Janitor Tzap
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realistic specs
Replies: 30
Views: 4009

Re: Realistic specs

Yep, FF/Eject. I don't really expect much more than 3-5 watts. It only came with 1 of the speakers, and it is still in "Quarantine". Don't expect to get to it until maybe this weekend. Gotta get some cleaner for the pots. Hopefully the amp chip will be marked and I can get a datasheet for it. Eithe...
by Janitor Tzap
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realistic specs
Replies: 30
Views: 4009

Re: Realistic specs

Hmmm................. This unit was one of the really low-end systems. Radio Shack must not of made or sold a lot of them. Because NOT even SAM's PhotoFacts covers it. Thus, what you got, could be considered a rare Item. I've worked on similar units, of different brand names. They had, maybe 5 - 10 ...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realistic specs
Replies: 30
Views: 4009

Re: Realistic specs

Hail CeaSar! Are you sure you have the right model in your post? I've looked up several of the Realistic Clarinette Series, and the early numbered units are only Kid's amplified record players. :???: If this has any of these features: 10 Watt Amplifier AM/FM Radio Cassette Tape Deck 8-Track Turntabl...
by Janitor Tzap
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To read revolutions per second on multimeter ?
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: To read revolutions per second on multimeter ?

Here's a video for checking the RPM of an electric motor.
https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... LB57fgBQ10

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by Janitor Tzap
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAT IZZ IT?
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: WAT IZZ IT?

Can you take a picture of the parts, and post it here?



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by Janitor Tzap
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAT IZZ IT?
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: WAT IZZ IT?

If I'm not mistaken...... It sounds like you have a Plasma Globe Kit, that has an audio input for making it respond to music. :smile: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81pAU9l1fcL._AC_SX466_.jpg I've looked online for DIY kits. But I'm only seeing ones for 5" or larger Plasma Globes. ...
by Janitor Tzap
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet another battery charger question...lol
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: Yet another battery charger question...lol

Hmmm............... Sealed Lead Acid type batteries, {SLA} are not as tolerant to over charging, or under charging as the Flooded Lead Acid type batteries{FLA}. Thus, you need a circuit that will stop the charge at the preset voltage level, and come back on when it drops to a set voltage level. Here...
by Janitor Tzap
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?
Replies: 25
Views: 9732

Re: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?

UPDATE: I still haven't tried putting the Fry Tub, or Baskets into the Dishwasher. Because they have been cleaning up really easy with just a sponge, hot water, and some Dawn dish soap. :mrgreen: But, I'm not liking the mechanical timer on this unit. It is very imprecise, especially when you need t...
by Janitor Tzap
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: Ghosts

I don't believe in ghosts anymore! Black tape over the IR detector has stopped the random turn-on problem! As I recall, years ago when IR remotes were in their infancy, I recall a "kit" that used a high power IR emitter that was good for several hundred feet of range. Wondering if one of those is l...
by Janitor Tzap
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: Ghosts

the last TV's I worked on that had a similar issues were the RCA CTC131 Series. they were notorious for having cold solder joints around the tuner housing. this would lead the tv to do all kinds of weird things. turning on or off randomly, changing channels, making the volume go up or down.. or mut...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: Ghosts

Hi John. Seen a TV remote control emitting commands by itself caused by a nearby idle cell phone. Without any other actions, tape cover the TV infrared window; move the remote to another room with batteries removed just to confirm, and come back... :???: Very Interesting............ You could do th...
by Janitor Tzap
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Toshiba is dying help...
Replies: 22
Views: 3735

Re: My Toshiba is dying help...

Pop the drive out and hook it to another system with a drive adapter. The software application, or system, may be protected but the data files may be accessible. It's a do no harm attempt! Actually......... Using a "Live USB Stick" is a lot easier. :D Simply first go into the CMO Setup on the Lapto...