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  #11  
Old August 20th 14, 09:12 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Norman Wells[_6_]
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ZVictor1 wrote:
On Sunday, 17 August 2014 06:49:33 UTC-11, Norman Wells wrote:

This may be a bit late for you but have a look at ebay item No
111435811215. The title is Sony ICF-SW1 capacitor replacement service.
It could be what you need.


Thanks for that. I'll hold it in reserve in case my little man with a
contact who has a soldering iron can't cope. 50, though, including the
P+P both ways, may be getting a bit uneconomic, as I guess all
electronic repairs now are.

I remember when half a crown would .....

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Old August 20th 14, 09:39 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 20/08/2014 09:12, Norman Wells wrote:
ZVictor1 wrote:
On Sunday, 17 August 2014 06:49:33 UTC-11, Norman Wells wrote:

This may be a bit late for you but have a look at ebay item No
111435811215. The title is Sony ICF-SW1 capacitor replacement service.
It could be what you need.


Thanks for that. I'll hold it in reserve in case my little man with a
contact who has a soldering iron can't cope. 50, though, including the
P+P both ways, may be getting a bit uneconomic, as I guess all
electronic repairs now are.


Considering how much worth you put on an old piece of equipment it is
dirt cheap.

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  #13  
Old August 20th 14, 02:22 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Davey
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On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:39:45 +0100
Peter Crosland wrote:

On 20/08/2014 09:12, Norman Wells wrote:
ZVictor1 wrote:
On Sunday, 17 August 2014 06:49:33 UTC-11, Norman Wells wrote:

This may be a bit late for you but have a look at ebay item No
111435811215. The title is Sony ICF-SW1 capacitor replacement
service. It could be what you need.


Thanks for that. I'll hold it in reserve in case my little man
with a contact who has a soldering iron can't cope. £50, though,
including the P+P both ways, may be getting a bit uneconomic, as I
guess all electronic repairs now are.


Considering how much worth you put on an old piece of equipment it is
dirt cheap.


Yes. I had an old Hacker radio that fell dead. Not having the knowledge
nor time to try and fix it, I found somebody who specialises in
repairing Hacker and Roberts radios, and paid a total of £60 to get
it working again. I know I could buy a new one for less, but this has
sentimental value, and it just looks so good. I would happily do the
same again.
But when my Goodmans receiver, of about 1975 vintage, developed a loud
hum, I was able to repair it with much help from good folks on one of
these Newsgroups, replacing lots of old capacitors on the way.

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Old August 20th 14, 02:27 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Johny B Good[_2_]
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On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:12:05 +0100, "Norman Wells"
wrote:

ZVictor1 wrote:
On Sunday, 17 August 2014 06:49:33 UTC-11, Norman Wells wrote:

This may be a bit late for you but have a look at ebay item No
111435811215. The title is Sony ICF-SW1 capacitor replacement service.
It could be what you need.


Thanks for that. I'll hold it in reserve in case my little man with a
contact who has a soldering iron can't cope. 50, though, including the
P+P both ways, may be getting a bit uneconomic, as I guess all
electronic repairs now are.

I remember when half a crown would .....


.... buy you an OA91 diode and leave enough change for four thrupenny
lucky bags?
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Old August 21st 14, 11:19 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
tony sayer
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In article , Davey
scribeth thus
On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:39:45 +0100
Peter Crosland wrote:

On 20/08/2014 09:12, Norman Wells wrote:
ZVictor1 wrote:
On Sunday, 17 August 2014 06:49:33 UTC-11, Norman Wells wrote:

This may be a bit late for you but have a look at ebay item No
111435811215. The title is Sony ICF-SW1 capacitor replacement
service. It could be what you need.

Thanks for that. I'll hold it in reserve in case my little man
with a contact who has a soldering iron can't cope. 50, though,
including the P+P both ways, may be getting a bit uneconomic, as I
guess all electronic repairs now are.


Considering how much worth you put on an old piece of equipment it is
dirt cheap.


Yes. I had an old Hacker radio that fell dead. Not having the knowledge
nor time to try and fix it, I found somebody who specialises in
repairing Hacker and Roberts radios, and paid a total of 60 to get
it working again. I know I could buy a new one for less, but this has
sentimental value, and it just looks so good. I would happily do the
same again.



But when my Goodmans receiver, of about 1975 vintage, developed a loud
hum, I was able to repair it with much help from good folks on one of
these Newsgroups, replacing lots of old capacitors on the way.


Yes I remember so you did get it sorted in then end then so what was the
final answer just all the caps or a few or just the one?...


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Old August 22nd 14, 08:22 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Peter Crosland
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On 20/08/2014 14:27, Johny B Good wrote:
On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:12:05 +0100, "Norman Wells"
wrote:

ZVictor1 wrote:
On Sunday, 17 August 2014 06:49:33 UTC-11, Norman Wells wrote:

This may be a bit late for you but have a look at ebay item No
111435811215. The title is Sony ICF-SW1 capacitor replacement service.
It could be what you need.


Thanks for that. I'll hold it in reserve in case my little man with a
contact who has a soldering iron can't cope. 50, though, including the
P+P both ways, may be getting a bit uneconomic, as I guess all
electronic repairs now are.

I remember when half a crown would .....


... buy you an OA91 diode and leave enough change for four thrupenny
lucky bags?


Luxury!


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  #17  
Old September 11th 14, 05:35 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Norman Wells[_7_]
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On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:58:26 AM UTC+1, Norman Wells wrote:
Norman Wells wrote:
Graham. wrote:
On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:49:33 +0100, "Norman Wells"
wrote:


I have a tiny 23 year-old Sony radio (ICF-SW1) that has developed
what appears to be a standard fault of distorted sound through the
speaker but not via headphones. All the websites I've been to seem
to think it's a capacitor problem and that they all need replacing.


It's a quality bit of kit so I'd like it repaired, but I don't have
the confidence to fiddle about with something so small and do it
successfully myself. Do I have any real alternative but to send it
to the Sony Repair Centre? I'm not sure who else does small
electronic repairs these days or where to look.


Any help gratefully received.


Well worth repairing, but a professional repair would be uneconomic.


I'd start by replacing C615 & C616 both 47uF


http://www.radiomanual.info/schemi/R...F-SW1_serv.pdf


Thanks for everyone's help on this. I'll be trying this morning to
get a gentleman of the old school, ie someone who knows what a
soldering iron is, to have a look at it. If he won't, I may be
forced to have a go myself, but it's not something I fancy. Where
have all the proper electronics guys gone?


Maybe now I know! According to the guy I saw, you now need a licence,
extractor fans, masks, goggles and protective underwear to be allowed to
solder anything commercially, though it's OK at home in private
apparently.

It's a strange world we live in. Anyway, he knows a guy who can, so
I've left it with him.


Just to follow up on this, the guy has replaced the capacitors, re-soldered one IC, and returned it with the problem resolved, all for the princely sum of 25. I'm well pleased.
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Old January 26th 15, 08:22 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Norman, I have exactly the same problem as you had with your SW1. Is "your guy" likely to be able to do another one - now that he knows exactly how to do it? I would appreciate any help. Thanks. Warren
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Old January 27th 15, 10:12 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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I imagine he would, but sorry I don't actually know who did it. I took it to a computer shop who contracted it out. The shop was EDA Computers, South Road, Saffron Walden. If you can trace them online and give them a call, they're very helpful and will most likely point you in the right direction (towards Hertford if I recall). Best of luck!
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Old February 14th 15, 07:40 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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This radio was far ahead of its time and no other radio came even close
to its miniaturisation and reception range - and they still don't. In
the end I decided to replace it with a Roberts Ecologic, as - for
better or worse - DAB seemed to be where things were going.

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Jeff



Jeff, Have you still got the radio or have you sold it yet..?
 




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