Question about Sony ICF-SW7600 AM/FM/SW Radio
I have a 13 year old Sony ICF-SW7600. The radio has not been used for a long time. When I switched it on recently the radio does not work on any band. I could only receive very low signal from a local radio station. The local radio seemed to be not changing even I tuned the radio to a diffferent frequency. Please advice if there is anything I can do to fix this radio.
Sony radios of this era had notorious capacitor problems.... also several other brands were affected. These capacitors were underrated and the technology to make them was not at it's best back then. The cure is to replace the capacitors on the board with new electrolytics. About 28 of them need to be replaced but the big problem is to find someone to do this. the original capacitors are surface mount and must be removed and new radial lead caps put in their place, some are rather tough to get at and the new ones have to be placed carefully. My SONY ICF-SW7600 now works as new and maybe even better!
I have done this myself as I have skills working with surface mount capacitors. I offer my services to those who cannot find service for their radios. Please email me for details, I am not into making bucks on this, I just want to see these radios kept working and bringing enjoyment to their owners.
Good DXing Rod KB8DNS
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
I do have the same receiver. but i couldn't get chip electrolytic capacitor. i have soldering skills. can i replace those capacitors with ordinary types instead of chips? the height will be a problem but i can place the capacitors horizontally. in the dc to dc converter it may be a problem to place the capacitor. please help me sir
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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