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Have a late 70/s TRANSISTOR record player model GF819/053

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have a late 70/s TRANSISTOR record player model GF819/053
moter powers amp . but now glass fuse on amp blows any idea/s

Hi Keith,

Thank you for using Just Answer my name is ***** ***** I will help with your question. I suspect the problem is that one of the transistors has gone short circuit and that's what blows the fuse. The first thing I would suggest is to have a good look over the pcb for burn marks also have a look at the transistors for any holes in them. It may not be a transistor that has failed it could be something else but when I am looking for shorts I tend to start with semiconductors (transistors and diodes).

Do you have a multimeter? would you be looking at repairing the unit your self?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there r no burns on the board and have a multimeter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i know so much fromm when i worked at samsung years ago

I would start testing all the diodes and transistors are see if you can find any that are faulty. I will have a look and see if I can find a schematic for the player. Could you send me the make also if you could send me a photo of the amp that would be a great help too.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just took photo of amp just seing how to send pics to you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
amp has no diodes and not sure about transistors tested them still in amp all open circuitunless i have to take them out to test them do i
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the transistos are AC176
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is 1 solid state rectifier and 1 capacitor
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
anybody there. oh well byeeee

Sorry hectic day. I always test the transistors in circuit on the diode setting on my meter. Could you check the capacitors it could be they have dried out. Did you have any buzzing on the speakers before it packed up?

Did you test the BC147 and BC148 transistors?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi carldaysoz am now working away from home so i will contact when i get bk to look at the record player also i have ordered some transistors.
regards keith
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi there bk frm working away. have replaced transistors cap and get a humming soundthen fuse blows so i am asuming the rectifier is dead.