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#1 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:25 AM

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So, I'm watching TV, laying on the couch almost passed out when I hear a horrific CRASH behind me. Scared the p**s out of me.

 

I sit up, turn around and to my horror a framed picture has fallen off the wall and taken a radio down with it.

 

The walls of this house are concrete, so I used a 3M strip to hang my Lasonic Calendar framed poster. It ripped the paint off the wall and fell, hitting my Crown 950 (sorry Joe, look away bro) and taking it off the top of a 4 high radio stack. Oh, the dangers of stacking radios  :-O

 

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It took a horrible fall and totally smashed the rear case.  :sick:  :-/  :  :sad:

 

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:bang:  :bang:  :bang:  :bang:  :bang:  :bang:

 

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Completely TOTALED!  :sad:  :  :sad:  :  :sad:

 

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SO, ANYONE GOT A REAR 950 CASE?

 

The worst part of it all....

 

I just ordered a set of custom machined aluminum knobs from member Trommelmops, I haven't even received them yet, they are in the mail right now  :blink:

 

Tough day in Boomville  :-/



#2 MyOhMy

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

Gawd, my heart was thumping reading this so I feel for you - this is devastating.  That curtain in pic 3 isn't likely to billow and snag on an aerial or anything else, is it?



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:40 AM

Gawd, my heart was thumping reading this so I feel for you - this is devastating.  That curtain in pic 3 isn't likely to billow and snag on an aerial or anything else, is it?

 

No, that window is closed, the curtain just blocks the sun.

 

It's hard to look at, that's for sure



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:45 AM

Oh my god.....

 

Feel free to send it to me. I will fix it for you. Need a little time but i help you.

 

Looks in the first moment terrible but i give all my skillz to fix it.....

 

It is more possible than the most think in the first moment.....



#5 JustCruisin

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:04 PM

Aaarrrghh!
I know this is after the fact, but a fellow car builder had mentioned something years ago that I often think about..
When tearing down a car and leaning hoods against walls, stacking fenders, etc.. He had a car part fall onto another part and damage it, now he organizes things "just in case"..
Meaning, if you were to bump into it/snag something on it/earthquake/etc it would only damage itself and nothing else..

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:05 PM

Oh no Chris, I feel for you! I wish I had the ability to fix the shell of your 950. But I can ask the brother of a very good friend of mine, who used to work in a garage so he may have the right know how.

 

Of course Trommelmops's help is unvaluable and I do not want in any way to overlap or intrude. This is just to give you a second option, and also in case you wish to accelerate matters, since shipment to my place would probably be faster.

 

Update asap. Meanwhile be brave but also confident: in a way or another a solution will be found



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:12 PM

Oh man, that sucks :thumbsdown:



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:32 PM

Oh no... no no no no no. That totally sucks. I'm glad it didn't take out any others with it though. Definitely changes my faith in those things.

Actually... the strip seems to have done it's job actually huh? It's the paint that failed.

Sorry to hear it Chris.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:33 PM

Ooh nasty. I'm sure you'll fix it tho

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

I had a conversation with Geoff (Nikonfoo) about where he keeps his boxes in Tokyo. He said mainly on the floor because of earthquakes mild or strong. Stacking boxes worries me too but what can you do? It's one of the problems with this hobbie......managing space!

Don't worry Chris, I have a back cover of a 945 which you can take a look at when you come over. I believe it's similar.

#11 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

I HAVE TO SAY.....

 

I immediately feel SOOO much better! 

 

This is the best support group EVER!  :hooray:

 

But it's just brutal....Blu_Fuz is going to PUKE when he see's this thread, since I bought this radio from him. 

 

She was beautiful. She was about to get, and still will get the aluminum knob kit from Trommelmops. 

 

 

Oh my god.....

 

Feel free to send it to me. I will fix it for you. Need a little time but i help you.

 

Looks in the first moment terrible but i give all my skillz to fix it.....

 

It is more possible than the most think in the first moment.....

 

 

Oh no Chris, I feel for you! I wish I had the ability to fix the shell of your 950. But I can ask the brother of a very good friend of mine, who used to work in a garage so he may have the right know how.

 

Of course Trommelmops's help is unvaluable and I do not want in any way to overlap or intrude. This is just to give you a second option, and also in case you wish to accelerate matters, since shipment to my place would probably be faster.

 

Update asap. Meanwhile be brave but also confident: in a way or another a solution will be found

 

Thank you both for your generosity. I'm going to hold on to both thoughts as an option. First, I am going to hold out for a full rear case. If that can't happen, we'll go to the next step of attempting a repair. I have repaired worse (See "Body work GF 8989z"). 

 

I will say this about this box. When I got it from Joe, it was nice. Un-restored really nice. I never had the desire to do a full rebuild or anything. Just a set of Tremmelmops knobs and she would have been... : perfect :sad:

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: DAMN IT!

 

What really sucks, is I haven't revealed the new "MEGA BOOM ROOM / MAN CAVE" Italian version yet. Filming was to commence tomorrow but now we may run into production delays, over runs, crew scheduling conflicts, union issues, hospitality and catering reschedules, equipment rental returns, budgeting problems, financing back outs....it just snow balls out of control. Needless to say, I'll be up in the boss man's office getting my ass chewed all morning trying to keep this production on line!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :w00t:  :cool: all because of a 3m failure! Next time, I'll use 6x the recommenced amount!  :annoyed:



I had a conversation with Geoff (Nikonfoo) about where he keeps his boxes in Tokyo. He said mainly on the floor because of earthquakes mild or strong. Stacking boxes worries me too but what can you do? It's one of the problems with this hobbie......managing space!

Don't worry Chris, I have a back cover of a 945 which you can take a look at when you come over. I believe it's similar.

 

I would like to see a picture of that case



#12 JVC Floyd

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

Ha the same thing happened to my TRC 920, like the English say my toast fell butter side down lol.

#13 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

Ha the same thing happened to my TRC 920, like the English say my toast fell butter side down lol.

 

35 year old plastic on hard tile floor equals  :thumbsdown:



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:16 PM

Damn! That really sucks.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:21 PM

Ha the same thing happened to my TRC 920, like the English say my toast fell butter side down lol.

 

So a possible future solution to stacking boxes could be, strap a piece of buttered toast to the back of every box, that way if there is a fall the soft dough will cushion the fall :-D



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:35 PM

Feel so great to see that you get support from members to save this 950 Chris  :-)

When i first read that thread thought the damage was so much worse.

At least it only stayed in only one unit left damaged

which will be saved at least from helpful members.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:47 PM

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So, I'm watching TV, laying on the couch almost passed out when I hear a horrific CRASH behind me. Scared the p**s out of me.

 

I sit up, turn around and to my horror a framed picture has fallen off the wall and taken a radio down with it.

 

The walls of this house are concrete, so I used a 3M strip to hang my Lasonic Calendar framed poster. It ripped the paint off the wall and fell, hitting my Crown 950 (sorry Joe, look away bro) and taking it off the top of a 4 high radio stack. Oh, the dangers of stacking radios  :-O

 

attachicon.gifIMG-20170617-WA0021.jpegattachicon.gifIMG-20170617-WA0023.jpeg

 

It took a horrible fall and totally smashed the rear case.  :sick:  :-/  :  :sad:

 

attachicon.gifIMG-20170617-WA0013.jpeg

 

:bang:  :bang:  :bang:  :bang:  :bang:  :bang:

 

attachicon.gifIMG-20170617-WA0015.jpeg

 

Completely TOTALED!  :sad:  :  :sad:  :  :sad:

 

attachicon.gifIMG-20170617-WA0019.jpeg

 

SO, ANYONE GOT A REAR 950 CASE?

 

The worst part of it all....

 

I just ordered a set of custom machined aluminum knobs from member Trommelmops, I haven't even received them yet, they are in the mail right now  :blink:

 

Tough day in Boomville  :-/

Ouch, Chris! (That is your name, right? I mean, that's what Samovar and Rudey have called you,  I shrug.)

 

Moments after signing in to take a look at the scene of your mishap -- with this being the first Boomboxery posting that I clicked on today -- I actually winced and jerked backwards slightly at photo' number five. The cracked rear panel of that Crown CSC-950 does look ruined and lost. Good thing, though, that Trommelmops in Germany has offered to repair it -- for a reasonable fee, I suppose.

 

Permit me to here observe the "old school" length of the aerial (or "antenna") of that -- ahem -- felled cruiserweight of a Crown in picture number four.

 

And now wondering about the tuner needle's position: had someone been tuning anything pumpin' on, say, 97.3 MHz ("Radio Ibiza") over in Naples, Italy before you started catching up on -- shrug -- BBC World News via the telly? ;-)

 

Anyway, I hope your '950 Is fixed up, uprighted and returned to jammin' duty. :yes: 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:47 PM

shlt man that is bad, horrible feeling just looking at it, just get it fixed up and use it as a beater << i hate that word



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:06 PM

Oh No!!

 

Sorry to see this buddy, I would be heartbroken :bang:

 

Rudey has a 945 rear case & it would appear that they are identical :-D  :-D  :-D

 

Here's an Ebay image followed by a full res image of my 950's rear!! (Ba Dum Tish!! I'm here all week etc etc)

 

I always wondered if those special hooks were safe....................... :drool:

 

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:34 AM

Thanks for the support guys. The plan is to get more shelving. I already have some units, need to order more. Probably going to end up with 7-8 units, it's just a matter of getting them bought, shipped and assembled. Stacking is a temp pollution. But nothing will save me in a major earthquake. 

 

If the 945 case is the same, I am in business.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:20 AM

Internals and front is all good huh? Minus the crack on the base? I'm sure you already looked right away huh?

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:40 AM

I didn't know of your masterful restoration of the GF 8989 (shame on me...) :dunce: It's a top-notch job, hat off! :clap:

But it's good to read that hisrudeness has a back cover for your 950. A problems exists in order to be solved, the say in the far east. Case in point, the solution is named after this wonderful forum :-)



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:05 AM

bugger .. hope its fixable



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:25 AM

Damn hooks! They say it can support 15Lbs, 20Lbs and so on. It is all BS. So sad to see things happen like this. Hopefully Chris will fix it like new! Luckily only the rear cover is smashed. Front would have been hard to find. Good luck with the repair. Remove any pics hanging like that around the house.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:34 AM

The hook can probably support the claimed weight but only if fixed to a solid surface.  In this case, the hook was fixed to paint or other covering to the wall surface so, if a material covering the wall has a lesser support weight/adhesive specification, then this would be the weak link compromising the hook support specification.  In other words, the hook did it's job but the wall covering, sadly, didn't.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:42 AM

Internals and front is all good huh? Minus the crack on the base? I'm sure you already looked right away huh?

 

To be honest, I was sick to my stomach, I haven't even plugged it in to test :-/

 

I didn't know of your masterful restoration of the GF 8989 (shame on me...) :dunce: It's a top-notch job, hat off! :clap:

But it's good to read that hisrudeness has a back cover for your 950. A problems exists in order to be solved, the say in the far east. Case in point, the solution is named after this wonderful forum :-)

 

Thanks Sal....that was a lot of work. If I remember correctly, I only paid $70 for that radio  :cool:

 

bugger .. hope its fixable

 

Thanks Boomboy!



Damn hooks! They say it can support 15Lbs, 20Lbs and so on. It is all BS. So sad to see things happen like this. Hopefully Chris will fix it like new! Luckily only the rear cover is smashed. Front would have been hard to find. Good luck with the repair. Remove any pics hanging like that around the house.

 

Yeah, I will be finding another location to hang that picture. NOT over radios.

 

 

The hook can probably support the claimed weight but only if fixed to a solid surface.  In this case, the hook was fixed to paint or other covering to the wall surface so, if a material covering the wall has a lesser support weight/adhesive specification, then this would be the weak link compromising the hook support specification.  In other words, the hook did it's job but the wall covering, sadly, didn't.

 

I agree AND if I would have used it in conjunction with some other "Sticky / Velcro" 3M hangers, like I thought of doing (but though, that's just over kill) this wouldn't have happened!



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:04 AM

Jeez Chris this is terrible. I could only imagine the horror of hearing the noise and then to suddenly walk into the damage. Heartbroken would be my first emotion.

 

If this thread serves one purpose, it's that maybe we should all re-evaluate how we store/ display our boxes and take note of what's "attached" to the walls and ceilings above them. I'm heading downstairs right now and relocating my picture frames.

 

Chris I hope the 950 gets her back fixed.  :yes:



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

That's a bummer for sure.   Oddly enough, I have recently had a few of those style of hangers fail in the same way, they stayed up for a year or two and worked very nice to display some midcentury metal trays but eventually fell off, taking some paint/plaster with them.   I've decided to drill a hole in the trays when they are re-hung so I can use a nail, which is what I was trying to avoid.

 

A masonry drill bit, and a plastic drywall style anchor with a screw is probably a better solution to hanging up that poster.  I know that's not much help now but I feel for you, same shiat happened to me.

 

I've got a pretty tall stack of boxes myself and it makes me nervous too, but they look so good displayed that way!



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:22 PM

Jeez Chris this is terrible. I could only imagine the horror of hearing the noise and then to suddenly walk into the damage. Heartbroken would be my first emotion.

 

If this thread serves one purpose, it's that maybe we should all re-evaluate how we store/ display our boxes and take note of what's "attached" to the walls and ceilings above them. I'm heading downstairs right now and relocating my picture frames.

 

Chris I hope the 950 gets her back fixed.  :yes:

 

It sounded like glass shattering. It's that first millisecond where your brain try's to flash "What is glass behind me". Believe me, this poster will find another wall.

 

That's a bummer for sure.   Oddly enough, I have recently had a few of those style of hangers fail in the same way, they stayed up for a year or two and worked very nice to display some midcentury metal trays but eventually fell off, taking some paint/plaster with them.   I've decided to drill a hole in the trays when they are re-hung so I can use a nail, which is what I was trying to avoid.

 

A masonry drill bit, and a plastic drywall style anchor with a screw is probably a better solution to hanging up that poster.  I know that's not much help now but I feel for you, same shiat happened to me.

 

I've got a pretty tall stack of boxes myself and it makes me nervous too, but they look so good displayed that way!

 

I think I'll be rehanging the other pictures in the house. I was trying to not drill holes in the walls because we are renting, but at this rate, what ever our deposit it, I'll just pay it. It will cost me me it radios!  :thumbsdown:



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:27 PM

Nothin' worse than when a box comes a tumbling down.So sorry to see that Chris. I wish you all the best in the upcoming repairs on this one. I hope in the end its made better than when you got it. It most likely will.