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Old 9th Jan 2021, 11:55 am   #1
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Default Does anybody repair pocket radios?

l've got a very small Sony pocket radio from the 1960's which doesn't work.

lt looks untouched as in nobody has messed with it. The battery terminals are good (no corrosion) and l've got two of the special batteries that it takes.

When you turn the radio on it just hisses, louder as you increase the volume. lf you alter the tuning knob there's a "twee" sound in certain places as you tune past.

There's no chance of me even trying to repair this tiny circuit board, is there anybody on here who could repair it? Obviously l am happy to pay whatever charges are involved.

l've looked online to try and find another and a few of these have sold in recent months but all listed as "untested, no batteries"

The batteries are available, not the original mercury cells but an alkaline replacement with the same voltage.
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 12:50 pm   #2
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Hi a model and or some pics will help Mick
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 3:14 pm   #3
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lt's a Sony 1R-81
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 4:58 pm   #4
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Seems to be completely dead now. l've done nothing to it since l
last tried it.
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 5:52 pm   #5
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If someone more knowledgeable and experienced is not available, I am happy to try and help out.
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 6:02 pm   #6
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P.M sent Mick.
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 6:08 pm   #7
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Hi. I have the manual for this if no one closer can take a look I will, but you will have to get it to me.
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 6:09 pm   #8
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I attempted to respond to this thread, but my response went for moderation. Not sure why this happened ?
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 6:25 pm   #9
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Take a look at this thread, in particular post #3:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=101945
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 9:14 pm   #10
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Thank you for the replies
l've got the radio back to life (the very fine wire from the battery terminal had broken)

The radio hisses and squeals and seems unstable. With care you can just about receive radio 5 amidst the squeaking and whistling

lt would be great to get it repaired properly as it's a lovely thing.
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 11:15 am   #11
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Hi
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