leffe wrote:Hi DeKnyff,
To me it sounds like the wires to the "speaker" have gotten loose. Have you tried "beeping" with the 41 ?
Garth wrote:Yes, that the piezoelectric element for the beeps. It can be soldered to, but the center part is an extremely thin metalization of some kind and it will disappear if you're not super careful with the soldering iron, and you will have a spot there with no metalization. You can try again elsewhere on it. These are widely available at electronics distributors, and very inexpensive.
Fist of all, thanks a lot for your answers and excuse me for not having replied earlier.
Yes, you're right, the machine works perfectly but it does not make any sound. I'm somehow relieved that the problem was only a "minor" issue. That said, if I have purchased a 30 year old machine is for having it in perfect condition, so I'd like to sort it out. My problem is that I have no idea of where should the broken wires be soldered to on the main board.
On the other hand, the bezel between the two halves is broken at at one corner (it makes two pieces and it shows), I hope I can source one from a derelict machine.
Any how, I hadn't used a 41C in the last 20 years and I am again amazed at the sheer quality and functionality of the thing !!