I just bought a 29 ltd classic, i knew it didnt work but figured i could fix it. the power goes into and around to all the componants but nothing powers up any help would be great. i also have a 29 nw st that powers up but has no tx, meter dont move and light doesnt light.
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lot of possibilities but the one I'm thinking of is , did you buy this radio new or used. If you bought it used there is a chance that the person that owned it last broke it and couldn't fix it so he sold it to you. Now you see the problem and want to fix it but don't know where to start. ok ,here goes. Check your antenna system A bad ground will will give you this problem.Make sure you SWR is low. then if that doesn't cure it open the radio and check for bad solder joints. Flex the radio and see if ti comes on. Check to see how it will cost to fix it ,then go buy another one.Only if no other options work.
With the covers removed and the front of the radio facing you with the component side up, You will see a transformer with yellow,blue or red colored tape around the center. VR4 is located to the left of that. If you still can't find it, then remove D11 to open up the audio.
I don't know how well that radio is going to work even if you repair the bad wire. You may have blown the protection diode, D23, which is an N10014, and easy to fix however, you may have done much worse. You could have blown the audio chip, and maybe even the PLL.
If you blew the PLL then it's not even worth fixing.
Had fixed the same problem yesterday. My cobra worked when it wanted to, when it didn't it looked like you explained. I found out that on my cobra the blue wire on the mike connector was broken. When it disconnects, no sound. after soldering, everything works fine.
Open the component / speaker side cover on the radio, adjust VR3, this is the alignment control for the squelch. Set your squelch control knob on the front of the radio to about 10 o'clock and slowly adjust VR3 until the signal from the speaker is mute.
When you turn the squelch back to the 0 position, you should have signal with no squelch as in normal operation.