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Dry Solder And Defective Capacitors Found In Philips AZ380/94

By on February 4, 2022
PHILIPS CD PLAYER REPAIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the start of this article, I request the readers to see the following links, which has all the external and internal photos, which I do not wish to repeat here:

Servicing Philips CD Sound Machine AZ380 | Electronics Repair And Technology News (jestineyong.com)

Rusted Crystal Caused No Radio In Philips CD Player Model AZ380/94 | Electronics Repair And Technology News Rusted Crystal Caused No Radio In Philips CD Player Model AZ380/94 (jestineyong.com)

This similar three-in-one Philips set belonged to my neighbor living opposite to my house. He brought it to me with the complaint that the Radio was not working and the CD was also intermittent. I had attended to this set a few months back, when the problem was found due to dust collection in the function switch.

 

I had then opened the set, cleaned it thoroughly and just lubricated the switch and found everything working just fine. So, this time, I dismantled the set like in the two cases referred to above.

Philips 3 in 1 cd player repair

I did a thorough dry solder patch up of the boards (the picture above is after doing that work) and replaced all the electrolytic capacitors as most of these were out of the permissible ESR readings.

Then checked the functions one by one; Radio, USB and CD and found these to be working.

how to fix a broken philips 3 in 1 cd player

So, refit the boards back to its case and checked the set thoroughly for several hours before giving delivery to the customer.



Here is a picture of the defective components:

faulty capacitors

Mission accomplished with satisfaction getting added to its collection!

This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 72 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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18 Comments

  1. Tayo

    February 4, 2022 at 10:49 am

    As always, well Parasuraman.
    Seems to be a popular model and you are the right man for the job.
    Also, good lesson regarding the uController from the other article.
    These are things that may come to mind in the future if I get similar errors.

    This is why these articles are so invaluable.

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    • Parasuraman S

      February 4, 2022 at 4:36 pm

      Many thanks! Our this close-knit-family can do wonders with these interactions and sharing, which was made possible because of the generous gesture of our great Jestine Yong! Many thanks!

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  2. jai Etwaroo

    February 4, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Painstaking, well done PS. quite a challange.

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    • Parasuraman S

      February 4, 2022 at 4:37 pm

      Many thanks, dear!

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  3. Waleed Rishmawi

    February 4, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    That is a lot of capacitors to be replaced, I hope it was worth the time and money spent on this repair. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day my friend.

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    • Parasuraman S

      February 4, 2022 at 4:37 pm

      Many thanks, dear!

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  4. Albert van Bemmelen

    February 4, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    This Philips AZ380/94 probably never worked better then right after your thorough checkup!

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    • Parasuraman S

      February 4, 2022 at 4:37 pm

      Many thanks, dear!

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  5. Imoudu Onwumah

    February 4, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    As usual, caps changing is your pleasure .I'm trying to emulate you,as changing of caps goes a long way in refurbishing these appliances.Changing about 49 caps neatly is commendable.Thanks for sharing sir.

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    • Parasuraman S

      February 5, 2022 at 12:08 am

      Many thanks, dear!

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  6. Yogesh Panchal

    February 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Good Repair! Sir

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    • Parasuraman S

      February 7, 2022 at 12:41 am

      Many thanks, dear!

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  7. Tito Kanshulu

    February 6, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Well explained Parasuraman. As usual piece by piece explanation leaving no student behind. Many thanks

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    • Parasuraman S

      February 8, 2022 at 12:18 am

      Many thanks for your support!

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  8. GIFT ELIJAH

    February 7, 2022 at 3:42 am

    Good result Wonderfully achieved. Thanks for sharing as we keep learning everyday.

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    • Parasuraman S

      February 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

      Many thanks for your support!

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  9. Anil Kumar V K

    February 7, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    great sir,Thanks sharing the experience

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    • Parasuraman S

      February 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

      Many thanks, dear!

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