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Radio suddenly lost sound, a slight hum when operating on mains can be heard, will also not work using battery.

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Grundig Satellit 500 "Radio Boy"


Hi,

Offhand, can you pls try and do a reset. This model don't have a reset button, but you can try removing the batteries for say an hour or so. The idea is to reset the microprocessor if the problem is software/firmware. Preset/memory would be erased as well as any personalized settings if you do this. But the unit will be back to factory default.

If the reset doesn't work, then your particular version/model has a slight offset resulting to the "humming sound". This is a known problem and many in the "ham" world have written corrective procedures which would require an insulated tuning/alignment screwdriver or at the very least a jewellers screwdriver and doing a bit of alignment by "ear"

If you are adventurous to give this a try, pls post back. Otherwise your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified ham radio technician.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Mar 16, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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I have a grundig yacht bot 205, serial number 001143. I was wondering what year and where it was manufactured?


The Grundig Yacht Boy 205 was early 90s and could have been made anywhere. The Grundig Yacht Boy 205a was early to mid 60s and made in Germany.

Apr 28, 2011 | Grundig Yacht Boy 205 AM/FM/SW Radio

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Analogue receiver loses preset stations frequently.


I would guess that their could be an internal battery, like the ones in digital watches, that feeds a memory chip. There's another possibilty that the feed to the chip is a memory retention capacitor. If so look for something like this on the PC Board. They are always 5.5 volts if that helps.

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Mar 31, 2010 | Audio Players & Recorders

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My 4 year old YB P 2000 suddenly quit broadcasting AM. I took the radio apart and cleaned everything. Now only some FM stations and no SW reception. Can you help?


Look at the front case and locate reset hole. Insert cocktale stick or similar and listen for slight click. Insert new batteries, ensuring correct polarity and that there has been no leakage from old batteries on terminals. If leakage ie green/ uneven appearance, try to scrape clean with suitable implement when disconnected from mains only.

Feb 10, 2010 | Grundig Yacht Boy P2000 AM/FM/SW Radio

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Hi, I have a vintage GRUNDIG YACHT BOY 210 RADIO; Battery & Mains & sadly although the radio works on VHF it does not work on any other waveband not even static! Can you help? Thanks, Melvin...


HI Melvin. It is hard to diagnose issues like that over the net. But my first suspicion would be the bandswitch, if so equipped. Contacts can get dirty. I just had a look at your radio's photo, and it looks to be the age of a set that would have a bandswitch.

If you are experienced at romoving the rear of the cabinet, you may be able to see the band switch. It is full of contacts. You can use a contact cleaner, (make SURE it is safe to use on plastics) spray a little on the wafer switch, the work it back and forth.

[img]http://antiqueradios.com/gallery/d/109664-1/philco+band+1.JPG[/img] This is what a typical bandswitch looks like.

This is the most common reason a set will not pick up on some bands. Pushbutton operated radios is the next common cause of no reception on certain bands. I strongly doubt it would be from an open coil or other major issue.

Good luck an hope you get the set working.

Oct 02, 2009 | Grundig Yacht Boy P2000 AM/FM/SW Radio

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Grundig yacht boy 400 radio does not work with mains operations


I had the same problem. Examined the wire from the transformer,and found a break. Repair of the wire solved the problem. WLD

Mar 01, 2009 | Grundig YB 400PE AM/FM/SW Radio

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Sharper image clock radio for shower


To set tuner presets:

1. Manually tune desired frequency.
2. Press MEMO button, Display will flash.
3. Manually enter memory position, 1-5.
4. Press MEMO button again.

The manual is available as a PDF file from the Grundig web site. Or, if you will e-mail me at deepblack <at>ugaalum<dot>uga<dot>edu and put "Yachtboy" in the subject, I will e-mail it to you

Mar 23, 2008 | Grundig Yacht Boy P2000 AM/FM/SW Radio

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I have a Grundig Satellit 500 "Radio Boy"


If you sent it in 3 times, then I would suggest getting a new one if you know for sure that other's work in that area. If other's don't work, then then you have some type of interception between the radio waves and your radio. There is nothing I can do about that, and probably nothing you can do.

Otherwise, you should get a new radio.

Good luck!

Mar 16, 2008 | Grundig Satellit 800 AM/FM/SW Radio

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Loses sound


It is soppoused to seek when pressing search and scan and scan buttons If you dont like the idea of that for now on only use tuning up and down dial or buttons.

Nov 20, 2006 | Grundig Satellit 800 AM/FM/SW Radio

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