Sinclair MTV-1 Micro-TV Restoration – by John Staples W6BM

After restoring the world’s largest B&W TV, the monumental 1952 30 inch DuMont Royal Sovereign, I restored the world’s smallest TV, a 1978 2 inch Sinclair MTV-1 pocket TV. This hand-held TV, produced in England, features both European and American TV standards, an internal battery pack of 4 NiCads, and a 2-inch CRT.

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  1. Hello,

    thanks for this article…I have a broken MTV1 and I want to try to repair it. But how can I get the chassis outside? The problem is the foot of the antenna…

    Can you explain me the secret of that?

    1. Hi I’m in Australia, and have 2 MTV1 Sinclair micro B&W 2” TVs both have a faulty power IC ST3 schematic reference IC401, no one can supply this IC, or provide replacement info, I cannot find a substitute or listing in any of my old books, I think it is a Texas Instruments chip with Sinclair ID stamped on it, can you please help with a supplier or substitute information, many thanks John..

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