New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

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New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by maxio098ui » August 6th, 2009, 11:04 am

Just got my NAC in, and i'm wondering what the exact specs are for a replacement light for next to the speakers. all i know is that it is 15W as read in the manual what are the other specs if there are others. what size also.

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by ElPancho » August 6th, 2009, 3:55 pm

Just go over to a Gamma or similar and buy a 15W 43cm tube.
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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by maxio098ui » August 7th, 2009, 9:24 pm

I've installed the light and it isn't working. Is there a switch or something? whats the chance of the fitting being dead?
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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by goatboy » August 7th, 2009, 9:30 pm

Check if the starter is screwed in tight? I've had that too. ;) It could be that they loosened it to stop the broken bulb from flickering.

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by maxio098ui » August 7th, 2009, 9:42 pm

goatboy wrote:Check if the starter is screwed in tight? I've had that too. ;) It could be that they loosened it to stop the broken bulb from flickering.
Where exactly is the starter?
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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by goatboy » August 7th, 2009, 9:53 pm

Zit aan de TL armatuur naast de travo. Kun je niet missen. Lijkt op een klein lichtje.

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by goatboy » August 7th, 2009, 10:00 pm

If that's not it check the wiring.

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by maxio098ui » August 7th, 2009, 10:19 pm

Is there supposed to be something in the fitting next to the trafo? looks like a bulb fitting but it has nothing in it.
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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by goatboy » August 7th, 2009, 10:27 pm

So the starter missing then.

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by CPS2 » August 7th, 2009, 10:30 pm

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This is one from an Astro. The NAC is similar but hexagonal.

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by maxio098ui » August 7th, 2009, 10:34 pm

that looks exactly like what i need where would i be able to get one.

Loads of thanks goatboy, el pancho and CPS2 without i might of gotten a whole new fluorescent light fixture.
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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by CPS2 » August 7th, 2009, 10:39 pm

I've got a spare for a NAC, no good to me since I have an AC. Yours for the price of postage.

MP me with your address.

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by bitkid » December 4th, 2010, 4:00 am

Hi, I am new to cabs too and I also got a New Astro recently with a busted light fixture. I haven't actually opened it up yet but does anyone know a site where the parts are relatively easily available?

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by AeroCityMayor » December 4th, 2010, 10:34 am

bitkid wrote:Hi, I am new to cabs too and I also got a New Astro recently with a busted light fixture. I haven't actually opened it up yet but does anyone know a site where the parts are relatively easily available?
Your cab is 15 years old so new parts will be very hard to come by :cry:

Your best bet is posting a wanted ad on these forums or trawling Yahoo Auctions Japan

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by LoRez » December 4th, 2010, 12:32 pm

You would very likely find a suitable tube in a DIY/Home Depot type place.I did for my NAC.Probably be able to find a complete new fitting also.If your's is busted just replace the lot :)

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by bitkid » December 5th, 2010, 6:10 am

Thanks guys. I don't mind just building a new assembly if that is what I would need to do. I don't really need to find original parts since I'm just interested in playing on it and having fun, not restoring it at this moment (maybe later).

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Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Post by maxio098ui » February 15th, 2011, 2:14 am

I fixed this in the end with a replacement tube from a DIY and a new fitting for the starter plus the right starter, works like a charm.
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