Hi to you all,
a (hot) girlfriend a looong time ago used to have one of these (can not remember which model exactly) and I always found it mega cool. Surfing in the e-bay I saw one and I bought it not really knowing which model or or or. However the seller told me it was working fine and we closed the deal.
After receiving the package the situation turned out to be slightly different and on top of that the package was damaged in the mail handling so the handle is broken.
The unit fires up, and I have tested the speakers separately, but no tone comes out of the speakers. I have tried it with the tuner (which apparently does find stations as the music is shown in the spectrum analyzer) and the aux input but no tone. Not even a scratch.
The tape deck seem to have some issues also, but this is a later problem as that is not my main focus anyway. The unit will later, if I get it to work, run with some source attached to the AUX.
I just want to see if I can get it to work at all. I downloaded the service manuals from hifiengine but sadly i am not very good with this extreme electronics. I normally fix around with old bmw cars so I have no issues with mechanics but this does not really help me here.
I have a multimeter and test-lamp and such stuff but it would be great if there is some trouble-shooting list or such which I could follow.
Knowing the risk of being dissed due to my low electronic knowledge I still ask if someone would like to guide me (if possible) to check at least the most basic stuff (not stuff like "is the power button pressed" or "is the cord in the socket" )
- Speakers tested elsewhere: Both work fine
- AUX input: Tested and when attaching a phone with a chinc cable playing "My Doorbell" with The White Stripes I can clearly see the very intro in the spectrum analyzer.
My next idea was to take (first the TA-118) it apart and to check if there is any visual damage to the board(s) in the amp. The amp should run with an AUX source without the ST-118 Tuner or TC-118 Cassette part I assume.
Apart from the broken handle, there are other things regarding the visual of the unit (the guy who had the FH-11 earlier should be tied on a rope naked and dragged through town by a wild horse) but that is a later story. I want to make it work first.
Note: If I am not able to fix it myself I will try to get someone else who can to do it for me.
Thankful for any help or ideas
About me; I am a Swedish guy living in Germany since many years. I am mainly into older cars (focus BMW) but I happen to think Boomboxes are quite cool as well. Nothing wrong with that I hope