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PostSubject: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 03, 2010 7:35 am

the vintage Tie Interceptors...do all models of this have lights AND sounds? I ask because I have two that both light up but they don't make any sound. Are they both faulty? Would be incredibly grateful for a quick answer on this as I have an interested buyer.

Thanks so much in advance. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 03, 2010 7:41 am

Did you say.....quick answer? (da-da-da!!)


Yes they all had sound. The good part is that it's easily fixable. There is a motor inside (under the cockpit) that is most likely just stuck. If you carefully unscrew the cockpit you'll see it. You need to just turn the motor by hand for a while and then - DAGO-BAM!!! It will start turning on it's own, making contact with the little plastic strip that makes the sound!

Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 03, 2010 8:01 am

@Darthberizing wrote:
Did you say.....quick answer? (da-da-da!!)


Yes they all had sound. The good part is that it's easily fixable. There is a motor inside (under the cockpit) that is most likely just stuck. If you carefully unscrew the cockpit you'll see it. You need to just turn the motor by hand for a while and then - DAGO-BAM!!! It will start turning on it's own, making contact with the little plastic strip that makes the sound!

Cheers

john

John,

You are a towering colossus of a man! Sending you a big man hug (strictly platonic) across the pond!!

Thanks so much man! bow

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PostSubject: Re: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 03, 2010 11:29 am

Just wanted to add...have now successfully got the sound on both working. John you're a legend - I owe you a pint. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 03, 2010 9:16 pm

John is a lover of the man-hug.
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PostSubject: Re: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 03, 2010 11:16 pm

Jeremey glad I could help you out mate! If I cross the pond, I want that pint! Oh and the hug too. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2010 7:02 am

@Discobob83 wrote:
Just wanted to add...have now successfully got the sound on both working. John you're a legend - I owe you a pint. What a Face

I got to say i have got a real buzz in the past when i have managed to fix the light and sound on vintage ties!


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PostSubject: Re: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2010 8:15 am

@Tank1252 wrote:
John is a lover of the man-hug.

Rightly so. I believe that, done correctly, it is one of nature's most spectacular phenomena.
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PostSubject: Re: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2010 8:16 am

@Darthberizing wrote:
Jeremey glad I could help you out mate! If I cross the pond, I want that pint! Oh and the hug too. Smile

Done and done. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: need help asap please....   need help asap please.... I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 04, 2010 8:23 am

@jaymassive619 wrote:
@Discobob83 wrote:
Just wanted to add...have now successfully got the sound on both working. John you're a legend - I owe you a pint. What a Face

I got to say i have got a real buzz in the past when i have managed to fix the light and sound on vintage ties!


Yep...it does feel really good. I've been on a roll lately with the electrics, fixing AT-ATs, Falcons, a Snowspeeder and now these. But I wouldn't have been able to do these without John's help. I wasn't even sure that they had sound and I certainly wouldn't have thought to manually turn the motor (I had no idea that's how the sound on these would work - It's pretty cool, makes a surprisingly accurate screeching sound)

So far, nothing I've tried to fix has been complicated, or had a problem with the electrics themselves, it's always mechanical in some way, usually to do with the battery contacts either being corroded or mis-shapen. It's been a useful thing to learn.
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