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Bad Capacitor Found In Philips Radio DL167/40
This Radio belongs to my School Teacher, who is in his 90+, whom I meet often, during Alumni Association activities and other occasions. Very lovely teacher, who is one among the few who would take the students along the way he wants and puts knowledge and wisdom into us through his loving care and concern. Highly respectable person, who also got many awards for his services in Literacy. He told me that the Radio was intermittent in its working. As he is fond of listening to Akasavani (All India Radio), Thrissur right from the early morning when the station is switched on, he wanted me to fix it as early as I could.
So, I brought it home, opened it and cleaned the inside very well, as usual. I was so excited for having got a chance to pay tribute to my mender and great master! Just see the condition of the set inside:
I think the set was never opened for service, after it was bought. I saw there were a lot of dry solder and on checking, the ESR of all the capacitors were out. So, did a thorough dry solder patch-up, replaced the capacitors and switched it on. It worked very well.
Here is a picture of the components replaced.
I completed the work overnight, reassembled it and delivered it first thing in the morning, before AIR starts at 5.55AM! He was so happy and blessed me well as usual. I politely refused to take any charges from him, such a great man!
Another more than satisfactory work added to my list, along with blessings from an elderly person.
This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 69 years old and has more than 30 years’ experience in handling antique equipment like Valve Radio, Amps, Reel Tape Recorders and currently studying latest tech-classes conducted by Kerala State Electronics Technicians’ Association. He has done graduation in BBA degree, private diploma in Radio Engineering and retired as MD of a USA company. Presently working as Consultant to Hospital and other institutions.
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