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Tandberg 12

Have obtained a Tandberg 12 in excellent physical condition.
All functions work well but there is no volume output on either channel.
This was Tandberg's first foray in transistorized equipment.
Wondering if any "Whiz Kids" have any suggestions.
I Purchased a 64X deck in 1968 in Kuwait (all tubes) fantastic machine.
I will add this to my collection By hook or Crook.

Thanks
Johnso.



Re: Tandberg 12

Make sure it's not stuck in record mode; it will erase your tapes.

Re: Tandberg 12

Great machines and really useful too. Sounds like a record/playback switch problem.
Johnnysan is entirely correct too watch you don't unwittingly wreck your recordings.
Get a blank tape and carry out an intended recording, see if it plays back on a friends machine if you can
let us know what happens!!!

Re: Tandberg 12

Thanks guys,
Sorry for delay in responding. Had one hell of a dose of flu along with my wife.(4 weeks to totally recover)

I opened it up and found the .2amp fuse kaput and one of the index arms broken. I cleaned the slider switches but the bigger problem it seems to me is that all the male tabs on both power amp boards have a lot of Verdi grease. (green stuff)I removed the boards and cleaned them with 90% alcohol but the female tabs are on solid core wires and not much room to work with length wise. Any ideas about cleaning them short of re wiring.
I can have a buddy make a new index arm with his 3d printer.
Can the be made of thin steel or would that cause a conductance problem?

Re: Tandberg 12

Me Again,
I do have a service manual.