Restored A Philips Radio That Got Spilled With DOSA BATTER
This Radio and its AC Adapter (in a battered condition – with double meaning) was brought to me by a close friend of mine. The story goes that this Radio and the ACA was kept inside a bag along with Dosa Batter inside a tin, by his Dad, who traveled in a long distance Bus. When a sudden break was applied, the bag rolled over, spilling its contents around, and also battered the ACA to pieces. Well, for us it might look funny, but for his age old Dad, it was too much to bear with. The batter had already dried up well when the Radio was brought to me.
I opened the set and look at what I found:
I removed the grill of the speaker, as the batter had entered into the sides. Did a thorough cleaning of each and every part. Cleaned and lubricated the connectors, controls and switches.
The result of the cleaning will be evident from the following: (The ACA was working too!)
Tried after giving power and found the Radio to be still working very well! So, assembled it back. Fixed the broken screw lugs of the ACA properly.
No components replaced! A job well done and qualified to be passed on to the Satisfaction Bag!
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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