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#1 dkanarek

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 04:00 PM

Just purchased Hitachi TRK-9150W. The unit powers up however in all modes (radio, deck, line in) only static can be heared thru the speakers.  Does anyone had the same or similar issue with Hitachi units ? What can be the problem ?  Thanks in advanced.



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 04:41 PM

Hello!  :hi:

 

I think you'll find THIS is the best place to start.  :yes:



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 06:04 PM

Thank you ;-)



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 09:25 PM

Function switch is the most common cause with the 9150W - it supplies power to the tuner etc. Not the easiest model to work on although you can remove the top panel after removing the back to get at those switches.

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:00 PM

Function switch is the most common cause with the 9150W - it supplies power to the tuner etc. Not the easiest model to work on although you can remove the top panel after removing the back to get at those switches.


Thanks for the tip, I'll try to take it a part and give a good old Deoxit and Calilube treatment.

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:08 PM

Function switch is the most common cause with the 9150W - it supplies power to the tuner etc. Not the easiest model to work on although you can remove the top panel after removing the back to get at those switches.


Last but not least, do you happen to know where I can score Radio tuner knob ? I've searched eBay but no luck and looks like you've restored one of these units and expert on the subject. Thanks in advence.

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 11:02 PM

I may have one in my parts bin. I'll check tonight.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:06 AM

I may have one in my parts bin. I'll check tonight.


Thank you, I'll be most appreciative and of course compensate you for the part and shipping. Let me know

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:55 AM

Well there's good news and bad news.....

The good news is I have the Hitachi Part that will fit the TRK-9150W. The bad news is the only version I have is from the TRK-9200W (same box but the controls are chrome):Attached File  image.jpeg   43.35K   39 downloads

Short of spray painting it low sheen black, you may want to keep looking.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:01 AM

Well there's good news and bad news.....

The good news is I have the Hitachi Part that will fit the TRK-9150W. The bad news is the only version I have is from the TRK-9200W (same box but the controls are chrome):attachicon.gifimage.jpeg

Short of spray painting it low sheen black, you may want to keep looking.

It's all good news :-). Silver is just fine, there are some chrome elements on the box thus will match perfectly  Can you message me how and how much I can compensate you for this. Thanks you're a life saver.

 

you for this part. 



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:46 PM

PM me your shipping address. Remember, I'm in Australia.

James

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 06:18 PM

Well, my Hitachi TRK-9150W arrived and must say it is in a 'challenging' shape.......but since the world belongs to the brave and I'm excited to start my project....

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My first two cosmetic challenges are to find right mic cover as it is damaged. If anyone happen to have one to spare I'll be glad to buy or trade....

 

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...second is more common than most, the antenna. Perhaps someone knows where to get one or what was the length of the original...

 

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...while searching for the cosmetic parts...... I've  started my restoration inside  by taking everything a part and servicing the obvious, pots and switches. Thanks to James's suggestion :thumbsup:  got instant gratification by cleaning Source Selector and pot after which  getting a clean sound from line-in source :clap:

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Now it's time for the big challenge 'The Giant Deck' Thanks again to James who shared his own restoration I was able to separate the deck from the rest.  Belts were so old they've turned into tar making not only extremely hard to clean but impossible to figure how they should be re-installed.

Last not but not least... a challenge for my fellow Boomboxery bloggers :-P .  While taking a part the unit, I found a loose part in the battery compartment.  I'm assuming by it's color and shape it belongs to the deck mechanism. Does anyone knows where ??? Picture or description will be greatly appreciated.  :bow:

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....more to come :-P



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 06:25 PM

If that part is from this deck, it may be from either the pause or timer stand by mechanisms. I can't check the decks on my parts 9200K or 9140E as that timer mechanism doesn't exist on their decks. And I'm not prepared to pull down my minty 9150W right now!

Does the timer lever (the one on the far right of the deck keys) operate normally? It should lock down and only be released by a half press or full press of the pause key. The mechanism of my unit was completely frozen and needed extensive lubricating to free up.

You should have told me you needed mic covers! I've got a pair here if you want them:Attached File  image.jpeg   63.92K   12 downloadsAttached File  image.jpeg   58.87K   9 downloads

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:04 PM

Thanks for checking it makes perfect sense as the timer mechanism doesn't lock and as in your case it took a bit of W40 to make it move again.  No need to take your apart as I know now where to look.

 

As of the mic covers, I didn't know at that time as the unit was in transit and photos of  it weren't that clear.  That being said if you don't mind parting with the right one I'd cover the cost of shipping and compensate if so desired.  Since we're on the topic of parts do you happen to have these tiny rubber insert that goes between switch leg and pull ? If so, I'm looking for two :-D . Thanks again for your help and support on this project, it's so comforting to know there are people willing to share their expertise and helping with this great hobby of ours :clap:

If that part is from this deck, it may be from either the pause or timer stand by mechanisms. I can't check the decks on my parts 9200K or 9140E as that timer mechanism doesn't exist on their decks. And I'm not prepared to pull down my minty 9150W right now!

Does the timer lever (the one on the far right of the deck keys) operate normally? It should lock down and only be released by a half press or full press of the pause key. The mechanism of my unit was completely frozen and needed extensive lubricating to free up.

You should have told me you needed mic covers! I've got a pair here if you want them:attachicon.gifimage.jpegattachicon.gifimage.jpeg



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:24 PM

You mean the little white rubber bit below the switch lever?Attached File  image.jpeg   71.52K   37 downloads

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:42 PM

Yes, that's it. Tried to find the name of it but that's it.

You mean the little white rubber bit below the switch lever?attachicon.gifimage.jpeg



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:51 PM

Yes, that's it. Tried to find the name of it but that's it.

No worries, I've got two here for you. :-)

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 02:15 AM

Well, my Hitachi TRK-9150W arrived and must say it is in a 'challenging' shape.......but since the world belongs to the brave and I'm excited to start my project....

 

" 'Challenging' shape"........My, Oh My I had to laugh, thanks for bringing a smile to my face with the understatement of the year!  :lol:  :lol: :lol:   I wish you well with the project and hope all your efforts are rewarded.  Go for it! 



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 02:33 AM

To those boombox fans who may not even consider the admittedly bling less looking TRK-9150 a worthy collector box, be warned!!

If you're street blasting and come across a guy with one, be prepared for a bass whipping!! These super loud 1979 model 15 volt Hitachis kick arse with that thumpy 3 piecer bass line that may embarrass your shiny one piecer!! :-)

I'm just super happy to see another one saved from the tip!!

Keep going dude!

James..... :-)

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 08:49 AM

Count me in that, been keeping my eyes peeled for a while but the only one's I've come across so far have been way overpriced, too far away, totally wrecked and so on.  Keeping my fingers crossed, though............... :yes:



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 04:15 PM

...so other words in challenging condition :-) I'll keep my eyes on it and post a distress call if I see one for sale.  BTW I paid $55 + shipping for mine under the assumption it doesn't work at all.

Count me in that, been keeping my eyes peeled for a while but the only one's I've come across so far have been way overpriced, too far away, totally wrecked and so on.  Keeping my fingers crossed, though............... :yes:



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 04:18 PM

" 'Challenging' shape"........My, Oh My I had to laugh, thanks for bringing a smile to my face with the understatement of the year!  :lol:  :lol: :lol:   I wish you well with the project and hope all your efforts are rewarded.  Go for it! 

Thank you, so far is going well thanks to James. All got cleaned and waiting for the belts to arrive.  I'll make sure to post pics and video after all is done.



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 04:21 PM

To those boombox fans who may not even consider the admittedly bling less looking TRK-9150 a worthy collector box, be warned!!

If you're street blasting and come across a guy with one, be prepared for a bass whipping!! These super loud 1979 model 15 volt Hitachis kick arse with that thumpy 3 piecer bass line that may embarrass your shiny one piecer!! :-)

I'm just super happy to see another one saved from the tip!!

Keep going dude!

James..... :-)

Thanks to you James I might actually be able to pull this off. You Rock !!!! :rock:



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 06:05 PM

...so other words in challenging condition :-) I'll keep my eyes on it and post a distress call if I see one for sale.  BTW I paid $55 + shipping for mine under the assumption it doesn't work at all.

 

In UK I've noticed higher prices for 'less than desirable condition' models but, also, high prices seem to be justified by sellers claiming the model is 'rare' or even 'extremely rare' - almost everyone selling one says the same thing!    :blink:  :-D



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 07:41 PM

I bought three:

TRK-9140E - $100
TRK-9150W - $25
TRK-9200W - $11

As they don't shine in the sun, the prices stay under control on EBay. (Which is a good thing).
They are the classic 'under promise and over deliver' boombox!

James.... :-)

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:44 PM

Yes, they may not "shine in the sun" but what they do offer is a fair consolation.  This box looks confident & sure of itself, imposing & durable but, most of all, It looks holds the eye in a manner many of it's equals could only aspire to.  It's a winner for me. :yes:



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Posted 26 October 2015 - 11:38 AM

In UK I've noticed higher prices for 'less than desirable condition' models but, also, high prices seem to be justified by sellers claiming the model is 'rare' or even 'extremely rare' - almost everyone selling one says the same thing!    :blink:  :-D

Well if you're still looking for one. I just found TRK-9140E on Polish auction site for 399zl (£67) Seller claims that it is in working condition.
http://allegro.pl/hi...5753815555.html

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 12:04 PM

Well if you're still looking for one. I just found TRK-9140E on Polish auction site for 399zl (£67) Seller claims that it is in working condition.
http://allegro.pl/hi...5753815555.html

Thanks, dkanarek!  Allergo (different countries) is a site I've frequently visited following a link but always fail to remember to go directly to.  I just can't understand my strange ways sometimes................................. :blink:  :hmmm:



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Posted 26 October 2015 - 07:20 PM

Well, if you decide to go for it and need translation of the description please let me know. I'm fluent in both Polish and English.

Thanks, dkanarek!  Allergo (different countries) is a site I've frequently visited following a link but always fail to remember to go directly to.  I just can't understand my strange ways sometimes................................. :blink:  :hmmm:



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:46 PM

Well...., work in progress but I think it looks a lot better than few weeks ago.  Deck re-belted, replaced all of the bulbs, cleaned everything, tuner still needs some work as FM does not tune correctly....and some left over cosmetic touches....

 

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