IC Failure In Philips Radio DL167
MAKE AND MODEL: PHILIPS DL167 AM-FM RADIO
COMPLAINT REPORTED: Not picking up any stations.
HISTORY: This Radio had visited me once in March, 2018, though I could release an article only in January, 2019. Please see link : https://jestineyong.com/bad-capacitor-found-in-philips-radio-dl167-40/
TROUBLESHOOTING AND RECTIFICATION: I checked and ensured that the voltages to the IC CD2003GB were ok. The crystals were not oscillating in AM or FM when I checked and moreover the IC was getting warm soon after switch on. A clear indication of the IC failure. As I had a bad experience of trying to remove the SMD IC by a blower on a previous occasion (Please see https://jestineyong.com/bad-am-fm-ic-replaced-in-philips-radio/), I decided to use an IC Cutter Tool. Removed the IC and replaced with a new one.
As no other defects in any components were detected, applied power and found that the set worked very well. As before, I never charged anything to my dear old and most revered School Master, who is nearing his century! The gleam of joy that I could find on his and his wife’s eyes (another teacher) when I delivered the Radio to them, cannot be explained in any words and cannot be valued in terms of money! Mission accomplished and utmost satisfaction got added 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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