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John is right. In both my BB's, it was a failed speaker.
It already has 2 new speakers, that is the first thing that he tried to get it to work.
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I think that's normal Tom. My '82 did that and so does my '86. Plays whatever it is set on when the power switch is turned on, and after that, each time you press the play button.
Thanks! I've never had one that worked so I didn't know that was the case.

I'll just add that to the massive list of "Things I Don't Know"

The only list that is bigger is my "Things That I Knew But Have Forgotten"

That one is totally out of hand...

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I have been talking with my younger brother to see if maybe we can figure out how the songs are stored etc. That will be for another day.
My guess would be the 2 chips with the yellow “lundsford” stickers are where the songs are stored. It was my understanding that you could select a custom playlist for your bird. I believe it was even possible to send the chips pack for reprogramming.

As to the file format, that’s a different story. But knowing it was 1980 something, the available audio file formats was limited.
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Just for reference, I'll throw in a reminder that the speakers are often the only problem.
I’ve been curious about the speakers. My horn works, but I was wondering if better speakers would improve the audio quality? The current sound quality is about what one would expect from a PA system speaker. I’ve seen those Water proof speakers on some of the ski boats and was curious if it would improve the audio quality. Has anyone tried a different speaker?
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My guess would be the 2 chips with the yellow “lundsford” stickers are where the songs are stored. It was my understanding that you could select a custom playlist for your bird. I believe it was even possible to send the chips pack for reprogramming.

As to the file format, that’s a different story. But knowing it was 1980 something, the available audio file formats was limited.
Yes Tim, those are EPROM memory chips. Some suspect they may have used MIDI format but has not been confirmed. More research will need to go into how the chips are programmed.

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I’ve been curious about the speakers. My horn works, but I was wondering if better speakers would improve the audio quality? The current sound quality is about what one would expect from a PA system speaker. I’ve seen those Water proof speakers on some of the ski boats and was curious if it would improve the audio quality. Has anyone tried a different speaker?
I will have to ask my buddy what kind of speakers he purchased as replacement. However i would guess that the module does not put out that high of quality signal either, especially if it’s MIDI format.
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If you can't get it working, you could make your own horn system.
Here is a video on it, pretty sure you could load anything you want onto it and play it through the roof speakers.
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