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 Post subject: Zenith Stereo Console Identify
PostPosted: Jan Tue 29, 2019 9:14 pm 
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Hello,
Just purchased a Zenith stereo console probably 1967-70, non working.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Stereo Console Identify
PostPosted: Jan Wed 30, 2019 3:48 am 
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For service documentation, you will need to get the individual chassis numbers. They will be rubber stamped in ink, or pasted to paper tags attached to the main-body (metal chassis).

The record player will have a model number (usually on a paper label) pasted underneath.

When disconnecting interconnecting cables, label them with masking tape flags or directly with a sharpie.
Example: tuner chassis terminal-A to amp chassis terminal-A
B to B etc.

otherwise you'll get lost when it comes to reassembly... :shock:

A digital camera makes a great aide-mémoire.


You can post photos as attachments straight out of the chute. No need to wait 24Hrs.
Posting photos to a forum thread...
The skinny: viewtopic.php?p=2717120#p2717120

Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Stereo Console Identify
PostPosted: Jan Wed 30, 2019 3:52 am 
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Post a photo of the front of the unit, one of the inside (showing turntable + radio/amp controls), and a closeup of the back panel where you found the numbers, and we might be able to help you.

Or, you can remove the back panel and look for ID numbers on the radio/amp.

Final (and perhaps the easiest) option is to visit the radiomuseum (radiomuseum.org) website and search on Zenith products from 1967 to 1970 (or whenever). Enabling the "photo" option will return pictures of the products that you can compare to your set.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Stereo Console Identify
PostPosted: Jan Wed 30, 2019 5:41 pm 
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That's it. I worked on my folks mid 60s solid state Zenith console and got the number off the chassis in order to order a SAMS manual for it and work on it. Presumably they could install the same chassis and record changer in various cabinet styles. I changed almost all the caps in my chassis but the main issue was bad/noisy Germanium transistors and dirty pots, etc.

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