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Angela Jefferies

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Mar 14, 2022, 1:50:22 PMMar 14
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Does anyone know of a television engineer who could visit a boat on the Macclesfield Canal, please?

John Williamson

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Mar 14, 2022, 2:04:21 PMMar 14
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On 14/03/2022 17:50, Angela Jefferies wrote:
> Does anyone know of a television engineer who could visit a boat on the Macclesfield Canal, please?
>
Depending on what the problem is, all they can do nowadays is take it to
the workshop and swap a board to fix it, and that very often costs more
than a new set.

What's the problem?

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Angela Jefferies

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Mar 14, 2022, 2:13:11 PMMar 14
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Thank you so much for your reply. The boat concerned is a shared boat, and my husband is the Boat Manager. The people who are on the boat this week cannot get the tv to work, but I do;’t know the specific problem.

John Williamson

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Mar 14, 2022, 2:48:27 PMMar 14
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The only check I can suggest is "Is the standby light on?", as the
commonest problem is that the power is off at the wall or it has tripped
a breaker.

Either that or the remote control has a flat battery.

Sorry if that's not much help, but the local TV guys want an arm and a
leg to prize them out of the workshop nowadays. If they are passing this
way, I can have a quick look as they pass Longport, but my workshop days
are long gone.

Angela Jefferies

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Mar 14, 2022, 3:18:10 PMMar 14
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Many thanks John, for your help. Both of these things have been checked, which is why we need an engineer.

Angela Jefferies

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Mar 14, 2022, 4:00:43 PMMar 14
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You’re very kind, John. I appreciate your help. At the moment
the boat is at Bosley locks

ChrisND @UKRW

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Mar 15, 2022, 1:09:53 PMMar 15
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Just to be clear, you are absolutely sure there is power reaching the tv
from the socket on the wall (or whatever)?

I spent 30 years as a university electronic engineer (not a tv repair
man as such) but in that time I realised that most electrical problems
were actually mechanical - usually of the 'air gap' variety!

Other common faults were fuses that looked ok but weren't followed by
bad solder joints.

HTH, Chris D

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Nicholas D. Richards

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Mar 15, 2022, 4:29:38 PMMar 15
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In article <j9bviu...@mid.individual.net>, ChrisND @UKRW
<chr...@privacy.net> on Tue, 15 Mar 2022 at 17:09:50 awoke Nicholas
from his slumbers and wrote
We had a lecturer on a PC maintenance course whose favourite trick was
to turn the contrast and brightness down on a VDU. You would be
surprised how often it caught someone out.

I rather enjoyed it when someone (not guilty, honest) removed the fuse
in the plug to his laptop charger.
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The Nomad

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Mar 15, 2022, 4:39:00 PMMar 15
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OK, how did you know ... :-)

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Nicholas D. Richards

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Mar 15, 2022, 6:19:43 PMMar 15
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In article <DP6YJ.695491$X81.2...@usenetxs.com>, The Nomad
<no...@the.desert.invalid> on Tue, 15 Mar 2022 at 20:38:59 awoke
Maybe I was caught out and maybe I was not.
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