I was surprised to see this little yellow sticker after removing the deck from a damaged DCC900! Perhaps Philips should give me my money back? I bought this deck knowing that it had had a knock and a couple of small plastic parts had broken off the loading tray, so removed the deck from my other 900 thinking I could put them side by side to find out where the parts had come off from but (just my luck) the two decks were manufactured differently. I hope my service manual gives me the corerct diagram though (just thought about that!) I can’t see any surface caps on the r/w board which also differs from the one in Ralf’s cap change video in that it seems to also have the header for the tape head connection so may be a bit trickier to remove? Anyway, I’m still curious about the little sticker.
So the sticker is on the back. We have 3 of them at the museum.
1 of them looks 100% the same and is also not working. No playback for any audio (Analog / DCC).
The other two have the extra board to compare them with CD during audio session, but the boards are different. The serial you have is very, very early.
We received ours from Gijs Wirtz, one of the key intenvtors of dcc at Philips. How did you find this one?
I would like to see another picture of the board that is attached to the mech to confirm it is the same, if it is not too much trouble.
Hi, this the best I can do (The loading tray is stuck at the moment). I found it on ebay and bought it as another restoration project. I’ll put some time to it as it would be good to get it operational given it’s history.