I think I need some help...
I popped open the 'Funken 1M this weekend and was surprised at what I found.
1st off, the VU's were just resting against the face to keep them in. After a long search (I'm not a S2G member) I found a S2G post with a couple of pictures of the main unit with the face removed. I saw that there is supposed to be a plastic piece that acts as both a reflector for the light and holds the VU's in place. I'd love some detailed pics of the piece, if anyone has some ("guts" pics seem to be pretty rare for the HIFI Studio units). I'm thinking of making a mount/reflector myself from aluminum - just thinking about it.
I also noticed that all the lights, other than the ones for the tuner dial, have all been carelessly ripped out. Not a problem, since I'll be doing an LED conversion
Here are the VU's in their current state while I have this thing open:
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Next, I'd like to know where this loose spade connector goes to:
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Finally, my biggest issue are these loose wires near the power switch and front jacks - pretty sure they're related to battery charging:
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I traced the blue wire (pay no attention to little flag labels I made) back to the 12V power input.
The white wire goes to the (-) battery terminal.
The red and green wires go back to the board for the deck, but I can't really chase the exact position on the board without removing it, which I'd like to avoid.
I found a picture of the top of the power switch on some Russian site, but the resolution was really bad - Like some of my pictures!
I have the service manual (freebie), but it's either poorly written or it's missing content. It's just so difficult to trace a circuit when the diagrams and scheme's are spread out over multiple pages in PDF.
Any photos and/or advice would be greatly appreciated. I rarely reach out here, but I think I'm getting lazy as I get older.
I can't believe I was silly enough to run this thing with all the loose wires inside - I know better than that.
Other than all the BS noted above, it works and sounds great.