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  1. zach

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    I got a record player that also has a tape player , cd player , and radio.
    It's not getting power.
    I opened up the back and found a few wires cut.
    I reconnected them and still nothing.
    I can post pictures later today.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Gryd3

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    Depending on how they were cut.. ie multiple cut with a conductive tool.. it may have shorted something out. Do you have a multi-meter? Have you any electronics experience?
     
  3. shrtrnd

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    Before you plug it in again, look it over for any burned parts, or physical problems.
    The wires may have been cut, to remove a circuit (like a AC/DC adapter circuit).
    I don't know another reason why somebody would cut wires inside a chassis like that.
     
  4. zach

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    I do see burn marks under one of the boards.
    And I believe the adapter was cut?
    It had two red wires going in and two yellow coming out.
    I put them back together and checked it with my meter.
    I was getting power on the Reds but not the yellow , so I tried connecting the red to the yellow. And now the board is getting power. But I still can't turn it on.
     
  5. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Ok Ok I am going to ask, have you checked for any blown fuses? I guess you have. When was it last working? Has it been stored for a long time, anyone drop it by accident?
    Adam
     
  6. zach

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    I don't know. A coworker gave it to me for helping her move.
    I believe the power switch is built into the volume knob.
    But I don't see any wiring coming off of it.
     
  7. shrtrnd

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    We'd probably have to look at it. My first guess with 2 yellow wires and 2 red wires, is that somebody may have cut-out a transformer.
    Are there a couple of screw-holes in the area? Where a transformer might have been mounted?
    Don't go willy-nilly connecting those wires to a wall socket or you might destroy the player.
    Are you able to post a picture of what you have there?
     
  8. zach

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    I can post pictures of the unit once I get home.
    This isn't exactly what I have but it's close.
     

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  9. zach

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    Alright here are some pictures.
    If you need a close look at a certain area let me know .
     

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  10. davenn

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    OK the only sort of useful pic is the circuit board one ... the other 2 are just too blurry

    post the circuit board one again a bit closer up and much sharper
    and also post a pic of the other side of the circuit board and again a sharp pic
    if you look at the pic you take and cannot read the component values don't post it
    try taking more pics till you get one that is readable, then post it :)

    ohhh and a sharper version of the pic of those cut wires

    cheers
    Dave
     
  11. shrtrnd

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    What davenn said.
    Can't tell much from what we can see, but it looks like your power transformer is still there, that's good. The bad part is that you mentioned burn marks under one of the boards. You'll probably be able to see a damaged
    electronic component or components on the board directly above the burn marks (or at least ones showing signs of excessive heat).
    I'm wondering if your two red wires were connected to some lighting device for your fancy cabinet, that somebody removed.
    I can't tell from your third picture if the transformer (with two red wires), was then connected to the two yellow wires of the nearby circuit board.
    Having worked in TV & radio repair shops years ago, I'll offer speculation here: Something on the 'burn-mark' board died and the unit stopped working. Somebody decided that a light or other decorative device looked nice,
    and cut it out of the unit to use elsewhere. We'll need more pictures (clear), to narrow this down. But I THINK your primary problem is going to be the 'burn-marked' board, and the open yellow and red wires are a peripheral
    problem that will be easily sorted-out. Don't give-up on this yet.
     
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