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Mains Cord Was The Culprit In This Philips Radio

By on July 29, 2020
How To Repair Philips Radio







MAKE AND MODEL: Philips RL118/00 FM-AM Radio – Thrishul


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TROUBLESHOOTING AND RECTIFICATION DONE: Opened and cleaned the set thoroughly. Found the mains cord was the culprit. The set was not working from its internal battery, which was found to be totally discharged and leaked. After replacing the mains cord, the set started working. As a preventive maintenance and part of my routine, I did dry solder patch up of the PCB and replaced the nine electrolytic capacitors. Cleaned and replaced the Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium Batteries.

Checked and found that the charger circuit was working and the set worked very well from the battery, without any external electrical disturbances. In fact, the Radio works very well from batteries than mains. After checking it for continuous running without any hitch for many hours, called up customer to come and pick up the Radio. Mission accomplished with satisfaction getting dropped to its collection bag!

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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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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    July 29, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    From your many repairs we see that the name Philips doesn't do bad at all! Even Philips televisions sets that survived a flood at a heavy monsoon were brought back to life in the past if I'm not mistaken!

    • Parasuraman S

      July 30, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      Yes, true. If you see more of Philips in articles, is it good or bad, though I do agree they are of good quality! Yes, it survived floods. But is it still alive, is a question mark, as customer would never turn back to us, if it becomes bad again! In all probability, they would go for a new one!

  2. Yogesh Panchal

    July 31, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Sir, now a days most of portable electronic equipment comes with rechargeable battery and most of time we found battery is completely drained and are unusable because equipment is not in regular use. some peoples are kick start or jump start the battery for reviving as i have already try out practically and it works i will share in my article soon.

    • Parasuraman S

      August 1, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      Yes, it is true. But in this case, the battery was not in a condition to jump start using an electrolytic cap. I always prefer to replace, though!

  3. Humberto

    August 3, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Wow! A great satisfaction when you repair a set. Congratulations.

    • Parasuraman S

      August 4, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Many thanks!

  4. Raj

    August 5, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Good lessons. thanks

    • Parasuraman S

      August 6, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      Many thanks!


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