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Old 10-31-2018, 07:54 AM
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Any good source for Photofacts or Zenith factory manuals?

I need a schematic (at least) for a Zenith 13X15 chassis, which is in Sams 1076-3, and I haven't had any luck finding one online downloadable; since I live halfway around the world from...everyone else, this would be ideal vs. a hardcopy.

That said, I ordered a hardcopy from theschematicman, but he just refunded the purchase with no explanation. Nothing on eBay. So that leaves my only option a blurry, overpriced low-res scan from Sam's.

Are there any other resources for this? I'd even take a Zenith manual instead of a Photofact.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:31 AM
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If that is a color set I likely have the schematic and possibly the manual. I don't sell the originals, but can copy.

Sam's you can only buy the hard copy or the one on Sam's site legally...all Sam's before a point in the 1960's are still under copyright and you can't legally upload them or sell anything but a Sam's issued print...heck most of the Sam's on the ETF have expired copyright and Sam's has been hassling the ETF anyway.
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:09 PM
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I checked my collection but its missing. Must have sold it already.
E-bay lists a lot of OEM manuals. Also there used to be a lot of used Sams
dealers but most are probably gone. Is there anything particular you need ??
Maybe I can pull a similar & help. I assume its a B&W.

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Old 10-31-2018, 05:46 PM
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I need a schematic (at least) for a Zenith 13X15 chassis, which is in Sams 1076-3, and I haven't had any luck finding one online downloadable; since I live halfway around the world from...everyone else, this would be ideal vs. a hardcopy.



That said, I ordered a hardcopy from theschematicman, but he just refunded the purchase with no explanation. Nothing on eBay. So that leaves my only option a blurry, overpriced low-res scan from Sam's.



Are there any other resources for this? I'd even take a Zenith manual instead of a Photofact.

For what it's worth, one time I bought one from Sams and the resolution was poor. But I contacted them about it and they were very responsive & understanding, and they rescanned it for me. It was much, much better.

So, while nobody is perfect, they at least worked to make it right.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:34 PM
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I checked my collection but its missing. Must have sold it already.
E-bay lists a lot of OEM manuals. Also there used to be a lot of used Sams
dealers but most are probably gone. Is there anything particular you need ??
Maybe I can pull a similar & help. I assume its a B&W.

73 Zeno
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Thanks for the offer! My set is a 12" B&W that was built under license in Spain by Telerasa, with no model number sticker. Inside it has the standard Zenith sticker with the chassis number 13x15. It's a standard mostly-tube B&W from the mid-late 60s, with all American tubes. It appears in every way to be a US-spec set with a 110/220V switch in the back. I think just the standard Photofact or other schematic for that chassis would work. I've been all over eBay, Radio Museum, and the other usual places and turned up nothing.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:30 AM
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Well, ****. Never mind. I just opened it up to check the CRT and it's been necked. It looks like the set was dropped.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:50 AM
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You might find a compatible CRT if you keep an eye out for less desirable 12 inchers.
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Yeah there are scads of Emerson 12" sets from the same era going for almost free. Hopefully I the tubes are compatible. The Zenith has a leather case and is otherwise a real looker.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:47 PM
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You might find a compatible CRT if you keep an eye out for less desirable 12 inchers.
That CRT isn't that common. It uses the Sylvania type base, but that's no big deal. There's a possibility that it could be a low G-2 CRT. Zenith was great for that! Possibly, a lot of mounting differences.
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I need a schematic (at least) for a Zenith 13X15 chassis, which is in Sams 1076-3, and I haven't had any luck finding one online downloadable; since I live halfway around the world from...everyone else, this would be ideal vs. a hardcopy.

That said, I ordered a hardcopy from theschematicman, but he just refunded the purchase with no explanation. Nothing on eBay. So that leaves my only option a blurry, overpriced low-res scan from Sam's.

Are there any other resources for this? I'd even take a Zenith manual instead of a Photofact.
I have it I think, lemme check
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