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Offline t_ryner

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Eye Candy
« on: May 11, 2017, 12:34:59 am »
These are some links to the photos I took of some co-ax input circuits from some old CRT Tvs. They are like art! The winding traces, the colorful coils- just eye candy to me. By using this link, I can share these photos in their full glory, and avoid exceeding the file size for the site. As long as you have a Gmail account, this will work.
- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0T3gelonW2VUnZ0N0xOU21MTDA 
- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0T3gelonW2VMzRMcWE3eW94T2s
- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0T3gelonW2VZ1VCRU54cVJsb2c
- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0T3gelonW2Vb09WYzB1Ri02ekE
 ( I am using a school chromebook, and do not have access to editing software. Yes, I could try downloading some, but schools tend to disable things they don't understand)
Enjoy!  :-+
 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 12:54:07 am »
Your pictures work for me.
Interesting seeing all of the smd parts. Guessing that since the tv is crt based, it is all through hole.
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 01:03:56 am »
Indeed. Another interesting detail is that the inductors (I think) are hollow. One of them has strange traces. I could post some more too, but the new ones are more compact.
 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 01:05:37 am »
There were lots of SMD parts in later CRT TVs, starting around the mid 90s it got fairly common. Lots of through-hole too but a fair amount of SMD on the underside of the board and on various modules including the tuner.
 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 01:16:42 am »
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 02:26:54 am »
These are some links to the photos I took of some co-ax input circuits from some old CRT Tvs. They are like art! The winding traces, the colorful coils- just eye candy to me. By using this link, I can share these photos in their full glory, and avoid exceeding the file size for the site. As long as you have a Gmail account, this will work.
- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0T3gelonW2VUnZ0N0xOU21MTDA 
- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0T3gelonW2VMzRMcWE3eW94T2s
- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0T3gelonW2VZ1VCRU54cVJsb2c
- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0T3gelonW2Vb09WYzB1Ri02ekE
 ( I am using a school chromebook, and do not have access to editing software. Yes, I could try downloading some, but schools tend to disable things they don't understand)
Enjoy!  :-+



EDIT: That didn't work. I was trying to get all your pictures displayed with out redirects.

But It looks like some one beat me to it.

What "vintage " is that beast? Good for scrap parts?

Is that early 80's? Odd SMD...
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 02:29:15 am »
They look like little cities with streets and buildings.
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 02:36:13 am »
Interesting to see wavy matched traces. I guess for RF it makes sense.
 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 02:39:40 am »
They look like little cities with streets and buildings.

I always used to think that when I was taking them apart when I was a kid, Then we would tie some type of gunpowder charge to it and see how much of the city would be leveled and at what height. Very scientific, actually it was; we made little strain gages and mini bikini g force plates. In case of an attack you are best hidden with in a relay or transformer.
 
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 04:18:12 am »
Interesting to see wavy matched traces. I guess for RF it makes sense.

These may date back to when boards were basically drawn by hand and tape was used to lay down traces.
 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 04:33:36 am »
Interesting to see wavy matched traces. I guess for RF it makes sense.

These may date back to when boards were basically drawn by hand and tape was used to lay down traces.

I doubt they're that old - I'm pretty sure that tape was out before SMD was in.  A lot of my old 60s era HP gear has what appear to be tape and vellum art boards, but I think that method (at least commercially) had gone the way of the dinosaur before surface mount stuff became mainstream.

Here's a link to a pic of an old 'tape' board: https://pmanning.smugmug.com/Electronics/HP-3440A-DVM/i-hXGjLNQ/A

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OP, cool photos!  It's always neat to see closeups of this sort of thing.

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 09:48:27 am »
I love TV tuners too. Beautiful RF wizardry!
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 11:52:32 am »
Old tuners are lovely, even better in pre IC era
All these nice tiny colorful coils poured in wax

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like this one with lot of manually tuned coils, must be insane job to poke coils all day  :o
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Tuner2001.jpg
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 02:48:58 pm »
They're all pretty modern, but SMD has been around for a *long* time, it was definitely around when I was repairing tellies as a 17 year old and I'm 49 this year.

The really pretty ones had nary an IC in sight, there's a schematic of one of the (later) ones I used to repair here:

http://www.philipstv.org.uk/blog/early-philips-colour-tv/g8/g8-electronics/

and there were plenty of others earlier than that, some with valves/tubes, some with germanium transistors working up around 900MHz, others were Machiavelliean works of mechanical torture...

 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 03:19:58 pm »
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and there were plenty of others earlier than that, some with valves/tubes, some with germanium transistors working up around 900MHz, others were Machiavelliean works of mechanical torture...

Haha, yes those were fun to play with. I remember there was a mod to turn the transistor ones into UHF TV sound converters, by modding the LO to bring the IF up into the FM broadcast band - one of the shops on the Edgeware Road sold modified ones. It was mono of course, but a lot better quality than you could get by tapping into the back of the TV (particularly live chassis ones!). I had lots of fun tweaking the coupling strips and end vanes of the multi-gang tuning cap, that ran the length of the tuner between the individual tuned cavities, to try to get best selectivity. I think I gave up after the third tuner and left it as was.


Edit: Just the right amount of black magic for a mass produced device....  :)

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2017, 05:28:22 pm »
Colorful candies , and socketed 2N3904 .. ???




More candies and coils shiny springy thingies ...  :-DD




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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2017, 06:08:22 pm »
How about some nests of wire:



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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2017, 07:08:29 pm »
That one looks as if it was taken at sunset  ;D
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2017, 07:09:16 am »
Old tuners are lovely, even better in pre IC era
All these nice tiny colorful coils poured in wax

//edit:
like this one with lot of manually tuned coils, must be insane job to poke coils all day  :o
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Tuner2001.jpg

When I was a kid I used to think that the odd spaced coils were just the result of incompetent factory workers. I remember the ones that were hand tuned then stuffed with foam and wax was poured over them. That job would make me want to be homeless. They were in those cheapo transistor radios so you know the people couldn't have been paid very much.
 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2017, 02:36:27 pm »
That big one is from a curbside TV- a big one too. It was full of passive components, but I spared this beautiful board from the iron. I saved three more CRT boards recently, but the new ones are not as impressive- the cheap ones that is. They don't even have legitimate heatsinks! I'll post them later. not under this though (not eye candy)
 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2017, 02:52:49 pm »
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2017, 03:31:01 pm »
Burr-Brown thick film hybrid ICs, and a faulty 'scope CRT.
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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2017, 04:22:10 am »
Just found two interesting tuners. I do not have my camera with me currently, so I will post them in the morning. They use the same chip and layout yet are remarkably different. Featuring: the D400M "Doom" crystal, the SN76-1674 chip, and wacky RF wizardry!
 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2017, 05:17:29 am »
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Huge array of identical-looking 16-pin DIPS? Will those are likely RAM of some sorts. The identical 20-pin chips may be PALs.
 

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Re: Eye Candy
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2017, 06:36:23 am »
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Huge array of identical-looking 16-pin DIPS? Will those are likely RAM of some sorts. The identical 20-pin chips may be PALs.
I am guessing a counter of some sort?
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