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Trevor Adams
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From: Auckland,New Zealand
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 - posted September 03, 2019 12:17 AM      Profile for Trevor Adams   Author's Homepage   Email Trevor Adams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just aquired a Chinon DS300. It shows a nice picture but the only sound I can get out of it is a high pitched whistle.Open to ALL suggestions! [Confused] Trev

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Maurice Leakey
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Trevor
I have just looked at my log-book as I had a Chinon Sound 7500 with no sound.
I see that the problem was rectified by replacing two faulty power capacitors, 1000uf(microfarad) 50volts. A new 2 amp fuse was also needed.

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Melvin England
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 - posted September 03, 2019 03:25 AM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Trevor - Notwithstanding Maurice's sound advice (no pun intended), I had a problem like this with my projector. I simply pressed the record button for a second or two (no film in the projector)...released it... job done!

Maurice - If my method made you cringe after reading this, my sincere apology!

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Maurice Leakey
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Every little helps (thanks to Tesco). [Big Grin]

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Trevor Adams
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Update.'tis the bewitching hour at Auckland(and the rain is pelting down!).I tried the "RECORD' button to no avail.The high pitched squeal just got louder. So,looks like capacitators next ,thanks Maurice. I've had three of these machines and this is the first to remain 'silent".It has been reasonably well stored.I had to clean rust off the lamp pins to get light.Having done that it gave a nice steady picture.Maybe someone has a service manual that mentions the high pitch squeal????Thanks chaps.

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Maurice Leakey
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Trevor
You can get a printed repair manual (and also an operator's manual) from Oldtimer Cameras here in the UK.
I use this company very often and can thoroughly recommend them.
https://www.camera-manual.com/model.php?modelid=2587

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Winbert Hutahaean
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Hi Trevor, I bought all your 8mm films back in 2011... are you returning now? Good to know that...welcome back! 😄👍

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Trevor Adams
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I've just sent off for a copy of the repair manual thanks Maurice.The projected picture is sharp and steady.Had a listen with headphones but no sound (save the high pitch whistle)is getting through at that level.

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Steve Klare
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 - posted September 03, 2019 08:18 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Other than the ones I've been able to kill by working switches and jacks, the whistles I've had from my machines have been because some amplifier has gone sour.

An amplifier "magnifies" the signals going through it. If the output is fed back to the input, the signal can grow all by itself and the thing doesn't need an input to make an output anymore.

When this is intentional, it's called an "oscillator". When it's not, it's called "instability"! (It's also what happens when somebody with a microphone stands in front of his own speaker.)

I developed a whistle on track 2 of my ST-1200HD. I found the only way to tame it was replace the pre-amp IC for that track.

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Trevor Adams
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 - posted November 04, 2019 07:32 PM      Profile for Trevor Adams   Author's Homepage   Email Trevor Adams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Reckon you are right Steve!

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