|I am going to give a go at refurbishing a limited set of boards. Those will include those from the Athena 1200 - 2000 - 2005 models. For now, those boards will include the
Logic - Servo and Override boards only. If things work out, I will attempt to expand to the 1060 - 2001 and 2010 models and the Diana as well. With that said, I do not
have Logic Boards for the Athena or Touch Tronic 1200 models, however the Servo and Override boards are compatible.
Pricing and Rules:
The boards, unless stated otherwise, are $75.00 plus a $20.00 core charge, you MUST return your old board. A shipping label and instructions will be supplied. If you do not
return the old board upon confirmation of delivery within 30 days, YOU WILL BE BILLED AN ADDITIONAL $20.00 PLUS THE POSTAGE LABEL PROVIDED.
Return labels will have tracking numbers available.
Pattern Panels will be subject to a $10.00 core charge. As above, you MUST return your old Pattern Panel. I may, or may not, be able to refurbish, but none the less, you
must return your old pattern panel for the core charge refund. Athena and Touch Tronic Panels do differ in appearance, but the 2000 and 2005 models are interchangeable.
Sample pictures below, and you are free to swap parts between the original and provided panel, but again, must return a complete panel for a core charge refund. Examples of
panels shown below.
If you have questions, do please ask before ordering. I sincerely hope this helps those with these machines and wish to keep them running.
All my boards are tested and will be non DOA. However, I cannot provide a warranty, as I have no idea who is going to install the replacement board. One must understand
and remember, you should have the machine professionally scanned and have the boards adjusted to meet proper voltage outputs. I have tested, adjusted if necessary, but
cannot not guarantee that the same board will perform in "your" machine as it did in mine. Each board is dependant upon the other boards it connects to for correct voltage
outputs. Should you have a board that is out of spec, and it damages the refurbished board, I cannot help that. If you are going to DO IT YOURSELF, no problem, but I
highly recommend that you order the appropriate service manual at the same time, so you have the spec's, and can achieve proper voltage adjustments.
You should equip yourself with a highly accurate digital multimeter, capable of reading thousandths of a volt, or millivolts.
And to wrap this up some, PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME WHAT BOARD YOU MIGHT NEED. I have no idea, you must scan your machine to determine which board is at
fault, and I cannot second guess that for you. Wish I could, but in all honesty, I cannot.
|Athena 1200 - 2000 - 2005 & Touch Tronic 1200 - 2000 - 2005
Some Items in repairing may also apply to: 2001 - 2010 models
|The Athena made its debut in 1975, and in my opinion, was an instant success. Singer had set the standard in Electronics, and open the door to a whole new world. Later the machine would be relabeled as a "Touch
Tronic". Why, I don't know right off.
No letter should precede any digits, if it does, and this refers to when they debuted in 1975, then it was a factory refurbished machine. Meaning it was return to the factory, mainly due to electronic problems that could
not be solved in the field just yet. If I recall, the serial may start with an X or F, or perhaps both XF...plus, keep in mind, serial numbers were normally stamped in the frame before they were painted. So if the number is
stamped in a non-painted area, that would provide some clue, or a display of what appears to be a double stamping before the serial number. (updated 10/20/10)
Ok, it goes like this: example serial is 5123321 (5 - 123 - 321)
The 5 is the year made, 1975 - The 123 was the number of machine off the line that day - The 321 was the day of the year it came off the line. One could determine if it was built on a Monday, or perhaps a Wednesday.
Now I may have the last 3 digits backwards, and will update this when confirmed If you know for a fact, do let me know.
3/23/14: Update for the Athena 1200 - 2000 and Touch Tronic 2005
For those interested, I am finding some of the components easier to locate today than years before. As such, I have deleted previous text that was here and wish to advise that YES, I am finally am going to give a go at
attempting to repair these specific boards for now. Boards in the Athena 1200 and 2000, and those in the Touch Tronic 2005. If things go well, and if components are obtainable I may even attempt repairs to the Touch
Tronic 2001 and 2010 models, and to include the 1060 and Diana 560.
The information is available at the bottom of this page, but again, I wish to stress. Merely changing a board may not cure the problems. A full scan of the machine should be performed and all adjustments made.
Installing and connecting a refurbished board to another board that is out of electrical voltage spec may very well damage the refurbished board. See more information at the bottom of the page Plus at the bottom of the
page is some information about in-expensive meter I found while on vacation. It cost me about 40.00 bucks and did the job just fine. It is not a recommendation, surely there are other meters out there that do the same.
|The Free Stuff - Tips & Schematics
|Winding the bobbin
|Load Wound bobbin
|Getting to know the 2000
|Removing the bobbin case
|Remove Slide Plate (all)
|2000 What it came with
|Bobbin Case Inspect
|Check the Futura page for guides on:
Back to the Futura Page
|2000 Panel Removal
|Repair guides on the Futura page will apply to these models, however, differences to: Panel Removal, Bobbin Case Settings,
Timing Marks & Parts Removal will vary from model to model. The theory of operation & adjustment is fairly standard.
If you are handy with a screwdriver, the guides should be of great help.
It should be noted that one does need a little mechanical imagination.
Please feel free to check out the Yahoo Athena group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/singer_athena/
|2010 Panel Removal
|Serial # Location 2000 / 1200
|Circuit Breaker & Fuse Location
|Repair Guides & Manuals - Specific to the Athena 2000 & Touch Tronic 2000 - 2001 & 2010 - in PDF Format
See Futura Page for related adjustments - The manuals apply to machines made for the US Market
|If you find any of the Free Items helpful
in your repair efforts,
Care to make a small donation to
support my efforts in providing it?
|$1.00 - $2.00 - $5.00 Your Call
How much do you think it was worth?
Free Knowledge is hard to come by :)
|CIRCUIT BOARDS - EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
|1200 & 2000 Schematic
|Basic Electronic Test Point Guide
This guide applies mainly to the Athena 1200 & 2000, but does apply to the Touch Tronic 2005
The guide shows basic test points of the Servo Board only, normally has been the root to most problems in the Athena & Touch Tronic series
This is not a complete guide, it is the Servo Board only, for a complete scan & repair guide - reference the SM-2005A below - PDF format
|Notice the difference between the top and bottom panel?
|No Override Board Lights on Control Panel - No Feed Adjustment - No Width Adjustment - Sandpaper Trick
This guide applies to the Athena 1200 - 2000 & Touch Tronic 2005, or others with similar override boards
The guide shows how to clean the contact springs and hopefully restore the "touch activation of each dial - PDF format (7/9/14)
|Continue to add items that are 2nd hand & hard to find
It is always a work in progress digging through my
donor parts to see what I have that you might really need
Equipment Purchased at Sears and Radio Shack
|Good deal for about $40.00
Very accurate and within specs from
what I found in my results
Found at Sears - Model 82008
This isn't to say there are not many other little
meters out there that will do the same job
today - merely what I found and did the job
for me while on vacation and repairing my
mom's Athena 2000
fit right on the end
of the pin probes of the meter
and make scanning pin points
on the circuit board fairly easy
$3.49 at Radio Shack