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Dedicated to the Consumer Electronic Service Technician


The T.S.S. Logs are dedicated to technicians that repair all types of television products. If it were not for the untiring efforts and cooperation of technicians in our company, this page would not have been possible. The T.S.S. Logs are a collection of detailed symptoms and cures collected over a decade as my role as Technical Advisor for a major service and retail sales company in Southern California. 

It is my sincere belief that information should be shared among all technicians. The better informed we are, the better we can support the product, our customers, and provide the quality service our customers deserve.

Many documents in this web site are in a Portable Document Format (.PDF). This has been adopted by many . manufactures. This format allows documents to be viewed on many computer systems and platforms. to insure user compatibility for printing, and viewing. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader available on the internet. 

If you don't have it click here to get it.

If anyone out there has any ideas on how I can improve the site, or any comments about the site please feel free to share them with me.

If you find this web site helpful and wish to contribute to the efforts of gathering the information and hosting cost, feel free to leave a donation on my Paypal account.

 

E-mail me if you discover and broken or dead links or just comments.



Thank You

Dennis Viereck 
 

TV TECH FORUM

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This forum is for TV technicians by TV technicians. In here is a virtual wealth of knowledge from across the country by many technicians with years of collective experience. If you are a TV technician working or retired, or working in a related field of electronics, you are welcome to apply for an account to this forum. Please fill in your profile outlining your experience.   

 

Expectations from this group



Please Follow Guidelines For Posting!

 

If the first 6 “Guide lines” are followed the forum can be an excellent resource in resolving that “DOG” of a TV. If the Guide Lines are not followed, you may not get the answer you expect. If there is abuse your account will be deactivated and you will need to contact me.

Dennis Viereck

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Interesting Web Sites Related To My Hobby

Stephen P. McGreevy's ground-based ELF-VLF recordings Steve's McGreevy's Web pages
McGreevy WR-4B and WR-3E E-Field VLF receiver WR3E VLF radio receiver
INSPIRE VLF radio receiver at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Listen to some sounds that My son and I recorded on some of our camp outs and sun rise drive in the Angeles Crest mountains North of Los Angeles. Strong whistler recorded Dec 15-2006 during solar storm Glendora Ridge, California

Whistler with a beep from an unknown sourc recorded a few minutes after the one above

Weak whistler with 60 hz noise

Very Low frequency &  Extremely Low Frequency 
Electromagnetic Radio Reception
Natural Radio Sounds
Are you into building H.F. mobile antennas for Ham Radio? Here is a neat calculator the figure's out the inductance of an open air coil for a center loaded whip. I use this to calculate coils for my 40 and 80 meter mobile antennas. They requires 5 foot mast below and at least a 6 foot whip on top of the coil. I will post more on this subject when I start building theses antennas again this winter.

Photos and construction details will be posted soon.

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PARTS, EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS

 
Andrews Electronics  Dealer login site .Login and Password required
Hakko Soldering & De-soldering Equipment
 MCM Electronics
 NTE Electronics Inc.
Tritronics Inc
Vance Baldwin

Articles & Learning

CURRENT CHIPPER CHECKER USERS!!!!!   

Chipper Checker II Upgrade ver 1.86A

Check out this project that is easy and simple to build. It will allow you to adapt the Chipper Checker to initialize EEPROM's in the CTC175, 176, 177, 186, & 187 chassis's. No more replacing them. Did you know that 95% of those EEPROMS do not need replacement, just re-initialize them. 

Click Here!

HDMI Demystified

 Learn about this New video & sound interface format

Click Here

CATV Problems???? 

Learn about those annoying white vertical lines are on the East and West sides of the picture when viewing premium CATV channels. Read why CATV descramblers using Gated Suppressed Sync have this symptom.          

Click Here

Digital Light Projector (DLP)!!!!!   

New Technology. Learn the concepts of DLP      

CLICK HERE

Learn about LCD devices and LCD Televisions  

Click Here

Learn about Plasma TV and the technology behind it.

 CLICK HERE

WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ ABOUT THE NTSC VIDEO WAVE FORM?   

AN EXCELLENT NTSC VIDEO TUTORIAL.

Click Here

 

Learn about the History of the Color TV. Featuring the RCA CT100

Click Here

Great Tutorial for Digital Television. 

Learn about new technology & terminology. 

What does it all mean?

Click Here 

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Projects

Build the Homemade SMD DVM Meter Probe 

 Click Here

 

Build The Infrared Receiver 

Check Out Those Pesky IR Remote controls    

Click Here

Repair Your Own Woofers 
{Excellent documentation on Woofer repair}

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 Check out Dave's TV Test Disk for all the needed Test Patterns and Audio Signal

 

 

 

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Photos of TV Symptoms with Descriptions

 Gallery of pictures of sick televisions with Technical descriptions of the symptoms

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CAUTION:

The following technical information is designed for experienced repair technicians only. It is not designed for use by the general public. It does not contain warnings or cautions to advise non technical individuals of potential dangers in attempting to service a television product. Any product powered by electricity should be serviced by experienced professional technician. Electronic equipment contains dangerous voltages that can be hazardous to unqualified individuals. Only those with adequate training, equipment, facilities and experience should attempt to repair any electronic equipment. The information offered on these pages is intended for electronic repair professionals only. Anyone not qualified or lacking the equipment, facilities or experience for proper and safe electronic repair should consult with a electronic repair professional.

Dennis Viereck
 

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ADVENT / JENSEN / POLAROID

Manufacture Web Site. Password required

 

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AKAI

AKAI USA

AKAI TSS Logs

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APEX

APEX Vendor Web Site Password Required

APEX TSS Logs

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BROKSONIC

BROKSONIC WEB SITE


FUNAI

Funai Vendor web site  Password required  Covering Polaroid, Jensen, Advent, Symphonic, and Sylvania products.   Also see Petters

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Harman Kardon

Harman Karden Technical Support Password required

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HITACHI

Hitachi's Web Site Passwords required

T.S.S. LOG FOR HITACHI 

 Hitachi TV Guide Plus info. 

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JVC

T.S.S. LOG FOR JVC TELEVISIONS

JVC AMERICA Vendor Web Site password required

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NAP
T.S.S. LOG FOR NAP TELEVISIONS UPDATED 8-28-2004 
NAP D7. POWER LIGHT FLASHES 2 TO 5 TIMES. (FLYBACK)  check it out. ( You will need Adobe Acrobat to view)  D7-DOC.pdf
Phillips F8 chassis  (Thanks to Craig Bell in Sacramento for his efforts in compiling this document)
NAP Web site  Password required
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Mitsubishi

MITSUBISHI TECH WEBSITE

 T.S.S. LOG FOR MGA TELEVISIONS  Updated 12-20-2004 

Thanks to the late Glen Rhea and our pal fedora

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Panasonic
T.S.S. LOG FOR PANASONIC 
 PANASONIC Technical WEB PAGE P.A.S.S.   requires password 
 The TAU DX2P Geometry, Convergence, and Purity Adjustment Proceedure
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Pioneer
T.S.S. Logs Pioneer 
 Pioneer Electronics Vendor Web Page Password Required

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Polaroid (Petters)

Petters Polaroid for the FLMxx32 brands of LCD

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Polaroid (Prima World Wide)

Manufacture Web Site. Password required
 

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Thomson Products
--- GE, RCA & Proscan---

Thomson Tech-Line Web Site password required
T.S.S. LOGS ATC113 
T.S.S. LOGS ATC221
T.S.S. LOGS ATC311
T.S.S. LOG FOR CTC169 CHASSIS 
T.S.S. LOG FOR CTC170/171 CHASSIS 
T.S.S. LOG FOR CTC175/176/177
T.S.S. LOG FOR  CTC178/179
T.S.S. LOG FOR CTC185
T.S.S. LOG FOR THOMSON CTC187 CHASSIS 
T.S.S. LOG FOR  CTC188/189 
T.S.S. LOG FOR CTC195/197 
T.S.S. LOG FOR CTC203
T.S.S. LOGS FOR CTC211
T.S.S. LOGS FOR ITC008
T.S.S. LOGS FOR ITC222 
T.S.S. LOGS FOR DTV306 
T.S.S. LOG FOR DTV307
T.S.S. LOG FOR MM101
T.S.S. LOG FOR MM102
 CTC203 IIC TROUBLESHOOTING STRATEGY
CURRENT CHIPPER CHECKER USERS!!!!!
Check out this project that is easy and simple to build that will allow you to initialize the EEPROM in the CTC175, 176, 177, 186, & 187 chassis's instead of replacing them. 95% do not need replacement.   Adapter
TUNER ON BOARD (CTC187BF2)
 

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SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG Vendor Web Site Password required
TSS LOGS FOR SAMSUNG
 

SANYO
Sanyo Tech Support
TSS LOGS FOR SANYO  UPDATED 1-13-2003
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SHARP

 SHARP ELECTRONICS Web site  Password Required
TSS LOGS FOR SHARP Updated 10-28-2003
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SONY

SONY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Web Site    password required
T.S.S.LOG FOR SONY PROJECTION TELEVISION      UPDATED 10-28-2003
T.S.S.LOG FOR SONY DIRECT VIEW TELEVISION     UPDATED 10-28-2003
Television ID codes (Located in tech menu) These codes are the TV  feature codes Sony ID Codes
 Sony RA2 Quick Parts list
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TOSHIBA
T.S.S. LOG FOR TOSHIBA updated 4-2-2002
 TOSHIBA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE password required
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ZENITH
ZENITH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Password Required
T.S.S. LOG FOR ZENITH updated 3-10-2004
 

To Contact
Dennis Viereck
wa6ati@verizon.net

 If you have any comments or suggestions please E-mail me.

Feel free to E-mail me any symptoms and cures you have experienced