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Old 8th Nov 2006, 8:51 am   #46
G0PKH - Pete
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Default Re: Are AF11*'s repairable?

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I decided to take the transistor apart, but it proved somewhat recalcitrant. I'd definitely got it hot enough to melt the solder, only the 'lid' seemed to be on tight. Eventually I gave up
I have also noticed this, the very first Hacker that I restored (an RP18)also had transistors that I simply could not get apart. I even tried with a mini gas blowtorch .

However like Kat, I thought I may as well test them before binning, and was shocked to find they actually worked.
Even after 2 years, the set still performs wonderfully.

I have another RP18 that I am restoring for a friend, so I will try this first before struggling to remove the transistors.
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