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#1 blu_fuz

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

I bought a project M70 that is dirty, had a broken side panel, one missing antenna tip, and a pin missing from the power plug.

This was purchased solely for this BT mod to install and test. I'm trying to just get it back to stock finish but with the Bluetooth installed internally.



I got one of the BT modules with the wire whips already soldered on and sealed up for $34 shipped. I will be cutting the RCA ends off the wires and solder them to the input pads on the PCB. The 12V +/- I will try to find a switched 12V circuit to hook the BT module to so it isn't on all the time when it isn't needed.

This is the ebay auction for the BT module:
http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT




Here is the M70, got it today in untested, AS-IS condition so hopefully it isn't totally dead or this thread will be totally dead too. HA!


The goal is to show how anyone can add this feature to a M70 since almost all of us have one or want one.

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#2 riker1068

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:04 PM

Following



#3 Northerner

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 03:01 PM

Very interesting :-)

#4 trippy1313

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 03:40 PM

Neat-o. I'll be watching as well. Might try something on my little panny 5031, since it's not super fancy I won't be worried about it. Good luck Joe, I know it'll work.

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 05:30 PM

You got my attention, good luck man... :-)

#6 blu_fuz

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 07:04 PM

Well thats great, the BT module doesn't even work. Piece of shite.



The good news is the M70 is dirty but everything works including the cassette!

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 07:37 PM

Haha Nooo!!! For real?

#8 blu_fuz

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 07:37 PM



#9 riker1068

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:24 PM

Omg. That's kinda funny. Sorry to laugh about it. Can you use the crap lasonic that has the blue tooth and USB hook up. I grabbed one for 70 bucks and the volume control is jacked up and I really can't stand the crap. I thought of taking it apart

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:30 PM

It was kind of funny, but irritating. I have to return this BT module and then the company will send me another one.


There goes a week to wait now...... Damn it.

The customer support is quick to respond and sent me a return label already.

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:36 PM

Sounds good. Surprising since it looks so dirty.

Is there no button to sync??? It's just an open device?

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:44 PM

The BT unit has no button to sync. As soon as it has 12v power it is suppose to be sending its BT signal for my phone or ipod to connect to.

I'm very happy with the dirty M70, took a gamble on that one.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:58 PM

The BT unit has no button to sync. As soon as it has 12v power it is supposes to be sending its BT signal for my phone or ipod to connect to.
I'm very happy with the dirty M70, took a gamble on that one.


Dam that sucks about the blutooth, what a bummer. Isn't it funny how some of the dirtiest, filthiest boomboxes sound so good sometimes? Congrats on the M70 at least!

#14 blu_fuz

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 09:01 PM

Thanks SLO, I was pleasantly surprised!

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 08:51 AM

BT module is packed up and being sent back today. See you guys here with updates in at least a week! :bang: :dunce:



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

New BT module is shipped as of today and on its way to me.

 

Cool, maybe later this week I will be able to dive into it while the kids are sleeping.

 

 

Very excited.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 04:24 PM

Round 2...

#18 SLO

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:52 PM

:popcorn: 



#19 blu_fuz

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 07:44 PM





And what the hell did I find inside this boombox?

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#20 -GZ-

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:18 PM

I googled oxadon and absolutely nothing came up. That's a first.

#21 blu_fuz

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:20 PM

I saw something for ADHD, but nothing describing the drug.

#22 trippy1313

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:50 PM

It's a drug to help with boombox addiction. It's mislabeled as BOXODONT.

#23 blu_fuz

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 09:01 PM

Hahahahahahahahahaha oh shite hahahahahahahaha

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 09:24 PM

It's a drug to help with boombox addiction. It's mislabeled as BOXODONT.


LMAO!!! Trash em!

#25 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:24 PM

So it works ok. What sort of range does it have?

Thanks,

James.... :-)

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:52 PM

Since no one said it, DIBS on the oxadon

 

Next, I HAVE NEVER HEARD JOE'S VOICE! That's not you!!!!  :lol:

 

With all the bluetooth I have had, only my Blue Ant Ear Bud connects every time reasonably quickly. All the rest have required finessing and have randomness in them.

 

Still really cool, Interested in the final product. If this works, I will follow suit for sure!



#27 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:53 PM

So it works ok. What sort of range does it have?

Thanks,

James.... :-)

 

Most of these are 20-30 feet

 

Joe? how about yours?



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:16 AM

Since no one said it, DIBS on the oxadon
 
Next, I HAVE NEVER HEARD JOE'S VOICE! That's not you!!!!  :lol:!

I agree, I honestly expected a bit more bass! :-)

James.... :-)

#29 blu_fuz

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 05:23 AM

I didn't test the range of the BT, i will do that after the install is complete.

The M70 has been opened before but the chassis has never been removed. Both black handle tensioners are missing, which is strange.....

It isn't broken, just really dirty. Breaking it down to clean should be done anyway. So far so good. I will get the bits cleaned up quick and put it back together with another video showing the points to install, how I wired my 12v, and what kind of working range it will have.

Next vid I will use my real voice, that was my 'kid tone' for when I talk to my daughter lol.



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:57 AM

The M70 has been opened before

Opened before??? Apparently it was used for smuggling drugs!!!


Anyways, with connecting it, have you noticed it being any different if you wait say, 30 seconds after powering up the module?