Burst Capacitor Found In Suns Radio
Make and model: Portable Radio Model No.RP-S500 of Suns Corporation, Japan made in China.
Complaint reported: Set dead
Trouble shooting and rectification done: Opened and cleaned the set thoroughly. On visual inspection, found the main filter capacitor was burst. A lot of dry solders were found. Dismantled the set completely. Replaced all the electrolytic capacitors on the board as a routine maintenance service. Did dry solder patch up. Set worked perfectly well, adding satisfaction to its collection.
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This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 70 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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