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Fleischer Electronics Service

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Business hours 7 days a week 10:30am to 4:00pm.
(775) 461-3530 (please, NO phone calls after 4:00 p.m.)

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Please read carefully! 

FIRSTLY, since I get so many telephone calls on this subject, NO, we do NOT work on TV's, nor video games.  More things we don't work on are in a red box, below.

My repair shop is very popular. I am well-known for quality repair work.

I have restricted my working hours due to age (85); medical problems; and, need for an occasional life outside the repair shop.  I had a pacemaker installed in February 2023, and it took some time to heal around the surgery and internal wires, which slowed me down in my shop.  I am now increasing my working hours, ...and, increasing the weight I am allowed to carry or move about.    Besides the medical stuff, the weather has not cooperated, with very slow shipments of parts from around the world still affecting my work.  I'm presently working on items placed on the WaitList at the beginning of November 2022.  I may well be catching up even faster, from April 2023 onwards.  I've been quoting 4-1/2 months to those who call asking to be placed on the WaitList...but, I think it will be considerably less as I am now working extra hours and on weekends.

WaitList?
The repair shop is smaller than when I did electronics repairs at So. Lake Tahoe for 48 years.  The 'new' shop in Carson City has limited storage space for incoming & outgoing items ...thus I use a "WaitList" for incoming items. 
Please write down your WaitList number, and perhaps attach it to a tag on your item ...because I will likely ask for it ...if you telephone about your previously made WaitList position.   It's OK to phone to inquire about your position on the Wait List (8:30 am to 4 pm).

As I get down to your name on the WaitList, I will telephone you to set a time and date to bring your item(s). If no answer, or you don't have an answering machine, I will use E-mail if I have your E address.  I DO NOT sell, give out, spam, etc., anyone's E-address or phone numbers. 

Some people screen their phone calls and don't recognize my number, so they don't answer the phone…. and some have never set up voice mail messaging, so we cannot leave them a message.  Sometimes we hear  "voice mail box is full and can not take messages".

Whether OR NOT I CAN leave you a message,
I WILL usually stop trying to reach you after a minimum of 3 tries at differing hours/days.

<<<<After you are notified of your repair being completed, I appreciate you promptly picking up your item, due to our limited storage. >>>>

 

 
THANKS FOR ALL THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN SO VERY PATIENT!


Fleischer Electronics Service is an old-fashioned service business, serving the greater Lake Tahoe to
Carson City, & Reno areas ...and far beyond ...since 1973.  We moved the repair shop from South Lake Tahoe to
Carson City in November 2019.  We work on modern & vintage items: radios, HiFi, stereos, phonographs & turntables,
musicians electronics, and general electronics.  We work on both vacuum tube & transistorized items, both analog and digital.  NO TV's!

I stock an exceptionally large amount of very old, old, and newer common parts; and, branded parts.  
 

NO work on:
TV's, games, computers, smart phones, walkie-talkies, office machines, car radios made after ~1980 (we can tell by a free inspection, if the car radio is removed & brought to us ...by appointment only please).  I DO NOT crawl under car dashes, nor do I remove nor install car radios. NO home or business service calls at this time, and maybe never again.

Exceptionally heavy or very bulky items with some exceptions, will NOT be worked-on.  Heavy Sub-woofer cabinets with built-in amplifiers.  Juke Boxes (we will work on most Juke Box amplifiers).  Electronic pianos/keyboards ...except for such as broken power jacks or signal jacks/plugs or bad walwort power supplies.   No work on horizontal radio consoles due to our lack of space.  We occasionally take-on a vertical radio consoles, with or without phonographs.

NO work on:  certain Bugera products. Peavey's Eddie Van Halen amplifiers 5150 (any version, NO exceptions).  Krell products. No work on certain B & O products, such as their linear tracking turntables, ...but we do still work on the early B & O turntables with the speed-select touch-sensitive buttons that light-up.  Most Bose CD players. Certain very hi end CD players by McIntosh and Marantz.  I do work on most other CD players.

I WILL NOT do 'warranty paperwork' for you.

I DO NOT
accept incoming-shipped items and I DO NOT do "return shipping".   On rare occasions, I may, but ONLY by prior arrangement.  DO NOT ship repairs to me without pre-arrangement!

We accept cash.  In our 48+ years at So. Lake Tahoe, and 3 now in Carson City, we've never had cash bounce.   WE DO NOT accept credit or debit cards, and are not too happy about accepting checks.

SORRY, NO restroom is available.

 


WARNING….your old or antique radio/ETC, likely contains "electrolytic capacitors", which can be, but not necessarily will be, damaged, if you plug the item in and turn it on, if it has been sitting, UNpowered, for a long time (many months to years). My advice is strongly to not power it, unless you have something like a Variac, that enables starting at a very low voltage, and, overnight(+), slowly increasing the voltage; or, if no Variac, you know and understand the trick of using progressive wattage incandescent light bulbs in the AC power circuit, in conjunction with an AC voltmeter while powering it up.  Both methods can often 'reform' the $$$ capacitors. Many of these capacitors are expensive and/or original types no longer available.  Wrong initial powering-up can also cause capacitor bursting, and might even spray a corrosive substance.  Quite a few types of BRAND NEW electrolytic capacitors in high voltage ratings are now being manufactured, on the original machines, in the original aluminum 'cans'.   This is quite helpful to technicians like myself, who repair old vacuum tube radios/stereos/etc.  Axial 3 and 4 lead types are also becoming more available.   Low voltage electrolytics as used in transistorized items are much less affected, but some are being newly made. We do NOT charge extra for the capacitor conditioning process.

 

 

You must have a specific day and time appointment to be here!  Phone: 1-(775) 461-3530
>>> Show up without an appointment and I can be UNpleasant!  <<<


So, you finally have an appointment day & time to drop off (or, pick up) your item; ...now what?

(You might want to keep in mind that we DO NOT accept credit or debit cards and dislike checks)

Arriving:
I often see you arriving if you use Gambrel Dr, and I am in my office....but I suggest you call 1-(775) 461-3530 to let me know that you are
here (the shop garage door is typically closed, ESPECIALLY SO IN WINTER, OR ANY WINDY DAYS).  If you can not phone, you may
knock loudly onto the shop garage door.  NOTE that if I am in the garage-shop, I MAY NOT hear the ringing of the front door bell.

Some maps and GPS's are WRONG about finding my address!    Follow directions, below!

The electronics repair shop is located in my garage, located inside "Quail Run",
a 55+ gated community, a long-ago part of Heritage Park. 
A small building with letters HP still exists at the corner of Saliman & Fairview.

My address is 1903 Teal Drive, located where Gambrel Drive meets Teal Drive, see below map.
DO NOT use what seems, on some maps and GPS, to be an entrance to this area from Saliman Rd.
DO USE the Bobwhite Drive entrance from Fairview Drive, see map, below.
From the mid-block corner of Bobwhite Drive and Fairview Drive, A FEW FEET after passing through the big open gate
on Bobwhite Drive, immediately turn RIGHT onto Bandtail Drive.  You could also use Gambrel or Partridge, see the map below.
 


Parking areas

(1) The most convenient place to park: on my driveway.
(2) Or, at the parking area on the left side of Teal Dr.  at the curve (at the postal boxes area);
(3) Or, at the parking area just barely past Gambrel Dr, on the left side of Teal Dr, just a few feet from my house/garage.

If I do not see your arrival and open the garage door within a minute, then phone me at 1-(775) 461-3530


We service MANY more brands of all sorts of electronics

Bargain Basement (CLICK HERE!)



 


 

 

 


Some of our test gear at one of our 4 messy workbenches at our prior So. Lake Tahoe address. 
We have more test equipment now, such as more analyzers, oscilloscopes, power supplies,
signal generators, etc. We sold-off a few pieces of test gear we no longer have use for.

Below are photos of the new Carson City shop

   

Inside shop storage............and..........outside storage building:

  


A professional 4 track recorder...we've done quite a few of these.
Many repair shops won't work on them after 'trying' to fix one.  
We've also worked on MANY open reel recorders (we've had to stop working on the heaviest types).


For decades we did in & out of warranty service for Fender and many other brands.  Warranty work is time-consuming; and, with paperwork, handling, & any receiving-shipping, it was always a PIA, so warranty work was often a money loser. Doing it now would cause price increases, so I do not.  Of course, I guarantee my work for you!

I do not accept packages shipped to me, unless by prior arrangement.

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Our HINTS page covers speaker phasing, etc. I have added to that page now & then with things for musician's & HiFi/Stereo/HomeTheatre owners.   If you have a subject you would like covered on the HINTS page, let me know!

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I DO NOT 'try to sell you' parts nor service that I think are a waste of your money.  I sometimes recommend that I do not repair items you have brought to me, if I think you will have continuing problems in the future due to such as extreme aging or other reasons.  I will also tell you if I think a repair is not worth the cost.

I stock quality parts including vacuum tubes that I know from experience & testing will hold up to the stresses of musician's use.  I stock a lot of radio tubes.  I have a variety of selected tube brands because no single brand of vacuum tubes always provides the quality and specifications I want. This is especially so for modern production of vacuum tubes.  You are not likely to find out about how serious this can be from other service sources. 

I offer free advice on maintenance & use of your equipment.  See my HINTS page!  I offer tube matching & bias services.  Want to know the truth about operation of vacuum tubes, such as fixed versus cathode bias on output stages?  Standby switch sequence operation versus tube life (a bit of a lengthy story)?  You may ask me specific questions about vacuum tubes and use of your equipment, and I will try to clear up misinformation and outright hype found on social media and in manufacturer and sales department literature. 

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I am not a retailer although I usually have some repaired items for sale, and I do supply parts to hobbyists, particularly so now that Radio Shack has mostly disappeared.  Here is a link to our page of repaired & other items for sale, or trade, and I often some FREE things there too!  THE PAGE DOES NOT COVER ALL WE HAVE FOR SALE (or TRADE, or for FREE)
bargain basement (CLICK!)

I SERVICE, Modify, Design, & REPAIR.  I DO NOT DO FRETWORK & NECK WORK on guitars. There are nearby places that do, such as Legacy Music.  I DO work on the electronics inside of many guitars.   Sometimes I teach/instruct wanna-be technicians on how to work on electronics ...mostly I do this in hopes that they will want to purchase my business; or, at least get started in a business that has been good to me for many decades, and which needs younger blood.

Some stores continue to send their repairs to me; especially the most difficult repairs. 

We were featured on KOLO-TV/Reno for our expertise, SERVICE, and WORKMANSHIP!  I have a copy of their certificate to me for anyone to see, in my shop.  I have other such things.


https://fleischerelectronicsservice.com/businessforsale.htm
Very few knowledgeable/qualified technicians now work on older (or newer!) audio equipment, and I am constantly swamped with work, with an overly long backlog (Wait List).  I'm over 85 y.o., and it's long past time that I sell and retire.  I'm not going to be around for more than maybe another few years due to cancer and heart problems.   The business is for sale.  Parts, test gear, and all other assets. 

If you are knowledgeable/experienced, and want to work part time (or even full time), this might be for you.  I've reduced the price, so you will only need someplace between $10,000 and $15,000 for everything (and there is a WHOLE LOT of 'everything').  Price depends on how much 'help' you need to get established, and how much of the test equipment, tools and parts, workbenches, machinery, etc., that you actually take.    Contact me if you, or someone you know, is interested in purchasing the business assets such as test equipment, parts, customer files, etc.  Some or even considerable training, if needed, can be included.  Here's more:
https://fleischerelectronicsservice.com/businessforsale.htm


CHECK OUT THIS SCHEMATIC!


My wife, Penny, was a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children) in the SLT area for a long time. Member of Friends of the Library.  Until mid-2019 we were actively volunteering our help for Bread & Broth at St. Theresa's;  ....& Penny was volunteering for Meals on Wheels. Director of Bringing Art To Schools program (BATS). Volunteer at the Juvenile Treatment Center.  Charter Member of the Lake Tahoe Ukulelians way back to when it was called the Tahoe Aunties! She is trying to get a ukulele group going in the Carson City area, & has played/sung at several senior's places, & was volunteering at the Fremont school to help children with reading problems ...until the pandemic.  She's got involved again, such as with the School of Rock, and is starting up a ukulele group, etc.  We both have had our #1, #2, #3 and #4 Covid vaccinations, and I will get my 5th soon.  As I type this in late March 2023, Penny is volunteering to help at the Carson Tahoe Hospital, in the ER (Penny has a past that included being a RN in the Navy, and for schools)

We may re-join the Muscle-Powered bicycling & hiking group here in CC.  Due to my age and physical problems I have given up backpacking & downhill skiing, and gave away my last pair of downhill skis, boots, most of my ski clothes, etc.  We like Ballroom Dancing, concerts, travel, events. I don't often manage to do many of these things, due to my health.

I've had a long life, many experiences, have a great wife, and, a few friends I am very thankful for.
 

More on Charitable & other organizations we've been associated with:

Sons In Retirement (SIRS): ....I was also their Webmaster.
Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra.  Involved with Kiwanis for local children. I chaired the stein-holding contest for years at the Kiwanis annual Septoberfest.  Penny was Kiwanis President-elect. Penny & my involvement included the Vikingsholm station for the Tour 'd Tahoe & Bike the West (both, multiple times).   I participated in most Kiwanis activities, but my involvement slowed & finally stopped, mostly due to health problems.  With our move to Carson City ...& the Pandemic, ...we have not yet re-joined the local Kiwanis Club.  We probably will continue with our present volunteering, however.

 

I owned a part-time electronics repair business since my mid-teens when I was still in school, and later, college. Early-on I was employed as an electronics technician, and later as an electronics engineer.  Upon receiving my MSEE, & prior to moving to Lake Tahoe, I was the Chief Engineer of Linear Corp.  Having reached the position I always dreamed of, after a few years I left Los Angeles to enjoy outdoors life more.  At Lake Tahoe I initially serviced TV's for two major resorts and did stereo & hi-fi repairs for local stores as a sub-contractor.  I sometimes did electronics design work.

I expanded my repair center and eventually my employees and I did nearly all the electronics work within ~80 miles, from a building on Washington Ave; and later in a building behind Kings Center.  HiFi, Stereo & other electronics repairs; design & installing sound systems in homes, businesses & churches. We sold & installed car stereos as Ultimate Auto Stereo from a separate building.  We did an increasing amount of repairs & modifications for musicians.  I eventually moved the repair business to a large private garage to avoid drop-in customers, which distracted us from our work and nearly caused me to have to hire a receptionist/greeter/secretary.  That move kept costs down & I continued my substantially lower prices.   Today, the company consists of just me, working part-time, which keeps me from getting bored and annoying Penny.  It pays for utilities and some few of my medical bills.   I'm NOT interested in working full time.  The business has been for sale, but the only 'listing' is in this website, link is in the lower left side column. Pass the word, you could earn some referral $, if a deal is done.

BSEE (UCLA).  MSEE (Stanford).  Many decades working in electronics. Patents in electronics.  Published in industry magazines, etc.  Member IEE (now IEEE).  Lots more boring-to-you stuff.

Worked for other companies besides Linear?  Yes... Douglas; Hughes Systems & Malibu Labs; BMW (motorcycles); RadioPlane; Telemeter Magnetics; Stoddart Aircraft Radio and Stoddart Electro-Systems; Medical Measurements Corp.

Who designed, wrote the old HTML code, & maintains this lousy, trashy, messy, way-overly-wordy antique of a website?   ME

Grumpy?   Seldom; unless you show up without an appointment!...or phone after hours...amazing how many DIScourteous people call me while I'm cooking, and at dinnertime.  If I've had a bad day, YOU will get my grumpy-ness, unless I feel like being nice.

Pricing & Policies:
Prices are kept low by not paying rent & utilities for an on-highway building; not having a receptionist; not having additional technicians....and using a WaitList.   Shop parts & labor policies/rates are detailed here: pricing.   There is a lot of detailed information on that page, for repair categories, etc!

Licensed: State, City; FCC;  etc.


Served in the Military?
Yes, for a very long time. Semper Fi! 
Yes, I had three careers going on at the same time!
If interested, you can ask me about such things.


I have had many hobbies & involvements ...photography, back-packing, flying, hot rods.  I restored, rode & raced old motorcycles ....and sidecar rigs.  I authored & still maintain a massive BMW m/c technical repairs website that is known all over the world. I was the traveling tech/fixer for BMW motorcycles (dealer level) on the West Coast.   My BMW repairs site is:  https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/. I am a well-known 'guru' for BMW bike repairs, had my own shop for many years.  Earlier I was the head of the shop at a dealership.  Most of my motorcycling was on 2 wheels, not 3.  Photo below was one of my sidecar rigs that I built; and, yes, I've driven it to ski resorts. I have over 650,000 miles on BMW motorcycles, maybe 850K on all brands of bikes.  I stopped riding in 2019 when my health problems increased.  I greatly miss the fun/sport.

What else?
I was a pilot, and hold certificates (licenses) for a variety of aircraft types; and, for flight and ground instruction, ETC.   I worked for two Agencies of the Government.
WHEW!


I try to play classical, jazz, and rock music on my piano.  I used to be pretty good at it.  Penny plays the ukulele.  I do not have room for large machines in my present garage, so have given up being an amateur machinist. Gave up riding motorcycles too, due to health problems and no room to have even one.  I very rarely fly airplanes now.  It's too expensive.


I have worked with the Special Olympics; LTATF; and was Chairman of The Ryan White Consortium for both Alpine & ElDorado Counties for several years.  For years I volunteered to take care of the computer network for So. Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center. I no longer do that, nor anything else at Lake Tahoe.  Since late 2019 I've been a year-round resident of Carson City, and am enjoying the area.

Last check/edit: Friday, March 24, 2023