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Galaxy dx959 cb radio

I think Ihooked up the power cord backwords, now the radio doesnt turn on. when I contected the radio to my 12V power source it doesnt work, what part usually blow, or what can I do to fix this problem, plaese help. Thanks

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There is a protection diode at the back of the radio right under where the power comes in. If you replace the diode the radio should work, if not you need to replace the PLL also.

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Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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Lol buy it for parts???? another crook if you hooked it up back wards it is a very simple fix the radio is worth fixing for sure simply replace the rectifier diode behind the power input done!
cost about 40 cents dont sell your radio for parts !

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Dixie Outlaw, that is not right to try to take advantage of someone who just blew their protection diode. Techs like you are why I started working on cb radios so there would be some honest technicians out here.

Listen to the other two, DO NOT SELL YOUR RADIO FOR PARTS. It is a cheap fix and any honest technician will fix it for $10 to $15. If I were close to you, I would do it for you. But for me, you have to come all the way to TX, lol.

I just purchased some of these diodes from parts express, which I have a dealers account with them, and they cost me $0.02 each. Don't let someone do you wrong.

Rollin CBs
Mt. Vernon, TX

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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    I appologize, I need to make a change to my comment. The diode did not cost me $.02 it was $.05. Still doesn't change the price of the repair.



Their is a protection diode on the inside of the radio that will be a simple fix. Should not cost over $10 to get it fixed by a cb tech. The diode is a cheap part that costs less than $1. Oh yeah its located at the input behind the plug inside the radio. Note the location of the banded end.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

Hopefully your radio was fused,(usually on the red wire in a case) if not yuur machine is probably no good.

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If it was hooked up backwards it will more that likely cost you more that the radio is worth as these radios were already cheap price and quality radios anyway. If you decide you want to sell it I might be interested in it for parts only as I operate a CB Shop

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