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Valve (tube)ECC85 does not light up ,despite having tried 6 new different ones. could a resistor or capacitor,have gone? Help! I love my radio on this gram. although all other visible valves lightup and work, ,and there is the usual lovelt hum when switched on, I have nothing else. would you by any chance have a circuit Diagram, for the Blaupunkt Radiogram Model Arkansa De Luxe, about 1972? in anticipation. Freda Ruderham . Jersey, UK

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  • Qigong Jul 30, 2008

    ok. this was very helpful, what I really need is a circuit diagram, so that I can take out of situ, to be able to see better, I can fix the soldering ok, IF I can get at it, but without a diagram, I am scuppered !!

    in hope. and with thanks.

    Freda Ruderham.

    Jersey UK

  • Qigong Jul 30, 2008

    I do not know yet if it was helpful, as I could not get into the site, i shall try again shortly.

    Freda Ruderham



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Check that the valve itself is not faulty, I see if I can find diagrams

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