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Sangean ATS 803A

Though the dial light lights, the radio is completely dead.

when power switch is actuated, no power is coming to the circuits.

Please help me to repair it.

Sebastian from Wellington, New Zealand

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  • HuskerBob Nov 26, 2008

    I unplugged my radio overnight and noticed the clock display was incomplete, when I tried to turn the radio on nothing happened - seems to not have power. Don't see this addressed in the manual and so far haven't found it addressed on-line. Any ideas?

  • sean_fitz_ia Dec 13, 2008

    I have the same problem, no power to the radio, beyond the digital display. Does anyone know about a repari facility? I'd rather spend $50 than $150+ for a new radio.



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Don't be mis-led by the working display. I had the "no power" problem with a working display too. I measured the voltage of the two AA batteries. One was 1.33 volts and the other was only 0.76 volts. Replaced the weak AA and everything worked. I suspect the 'enable' circuitry fails around/below 2.1v.

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Problem is most likely a glitch.
Solution: Unplug AC adaptor, remove ALL batteries, wait 15 min.
Install new batteries, or reinstall old ones if good.

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