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Tivoli iPal Low volume, can't barely hear on maximum volume and noise when plugged to wall to recharge.

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Send it back! I have had 2 fail this way.

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Why has my Tivoli iPal AM/FM Radio stopped working?

Try removing the battery and power on. If it does not on, replace the unit, a new unit would cost you less that a repair of this unit

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Tivoli PAL volume problems

I posted this tip elsewhere but the FixYa site is, shall we say, challenging.<br /> After years of use my Tivoli PAL started having volume problems. The audio began popping, volume changed erratically, static, booming, almost feedback sounds.<br /> In my case, and others as well, I've gleaned, the problem was the volume potentiometer. Apparently it oxidizes over time and the poor electrical contact is the reason for the erractic audio.<br /> I'm not an electrical repair kind of guy, so this isn't pretty.<br /> The volume and frequency controllers are secured to the knobs with metal collars. I pried the collars loose and got the horizontal board off, I sprayed Stabilant 22 into the volume pot. There are other electrical contact cleaners as well.<br /> Put it all back together. Let the flud dry. Good as new.<br /> Good luck.

on Apr 27, 2011 | Tivoli PAL Radio

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Bought a used iPal and it only came with a european compatible plug. I bought a US converter. Plugged it in and can't make sense of it. The radio doesn't work. When off, there's no green light....

If the radio has a European-style plug, it's probably expecting 220-volt power since that's their standard. If you got a plug adapter but not a voltage converter, the radio won't work because the line voltage is too low.

Check the radio for a ratings label which will tell you for sure what the radio expects. There may be a selector switch on the back which will let the radio work on our line voltage. Otherwise you'll need to purchase a voltage converter to use the radio.

Jun 20, 2011 | Tivoli (PAL) AM/FM Radio

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I have a Tivoli Ipal and I have a broken antenna. I have a new replacement antenna but need to install it. help.

Bought a replacement antenna for my iPal for about $5 plus a couple of dollars shipping. Installed it in 5 minutes without taking the back off of the radio. No big deal. Simple, cheap, fast.

Jan 20, 2011 | Tivoli iPAL AM/FM Radio

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The battery is fully charged. It works while connected to the mains, but if i turn it off and remove the power cord (so it works on the batteries) it won't turn on. However, it will turn on while connected...

Change the battery in it. It can be found online. It is easily accessed on the back of the radio, by unscrewing 2 philips screws. I had the same problem with mine, with an old battery. Once turned on, I could unplug it and it would play for 12-14 hours. Apparently the iPal needs a higher voltage when it turns on, so your old battery is not able to deliver that.

Nov 19, 2010 | Tivoli iPAL AM/FM Radio

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Tivoli model Satellite will not turn on. Had intermittant power issues. Moved the radio and it will no longer power on

The power control problem is easy to fix.

It can as simple as a fuse (I'm sure you check it already) or a switch that is piggy back on the volume control.

Radio Shack has a similar one HERE

Disconnect the AC outlet and open the main Tivoli unit.

Look at the back side of the volume switch and you will see a power switch piggy back onto the volume control.

You can bypass it or get the correct value Potentiometer + SPST switch.

Use an ohm meter to meter the both end of the potentiometer and if it's 10,000 ohm or 10k then just go to Radio Shack and ask for
10K-Ohm Audio Control Potentiometer with SPST Switch Model: 271-215 | Catalog #: 271-215

It's a direct replacement.

If the ohm read is other then 10K then you will need to order it for an electronic supply house.

Tivoli makes great radio.....if you want to sell it I want the first dip.

Jul 30, 2010 | Tivoli Henry Kloss Model Two FM/AM Radio

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My Tivoli Model One makes a loud screech/buzz noise

I had the same problem and was able to repair it quite easily. Only thing needed is some basic soldering skills.

Problem description:

  • Suddenly a quite loud and disturbing (scratch/screech/buzz) noise appears.
  • Sometimes the noise is gone but it reappears sooner or later.
  • Changing volume or radio band / input (am, fm, aux) does not affect the noise (even on volume turned down all the way).
  • The signal coming out of the Headphones / Rec Out plug is not affected.


  • Cold solder joints


  • Unplug from mains
  • Remove back panel (the two black screws next to the plugs in the center). The back panel sticks quite firmly, so it might help to remove the front panel first (the 4 screws in the corners) and carefully press out the back panel from the inside. (The other two (silver) screws are used to attach the transformer to the back panel) and need not to be loosened.)
  • On the circuit board at the back panel locate the plug that goes to the speaker (is says "J2"). Check the solder joints. In my case, looking closely, I could see that they're not good anymore.
  • Renew the joints by heating them up and applying some fresh soldering tin. I also renewd the joint from the wire bridge next to the plug. Just check the other solder joints on the board.

In my case afterwards the problem was gone and the device is working properly again.

Apr 03, 2010 | Tivoli Kloss Model One AM/FM Radio

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Get a lot of static when try and turn volume down fact, sometimes it is hard to get sound when you turn the volume is either full blast or silent.....lots of static like noise when...

This is an easy fix with a can of volume knob cleaner i think its called. You should be able to get it at radio shack. You just spray it into the volume knob and let it dry. The instructions are on the can.

Dec 03, 2009 | Tivoli Kloss Model One AM/FM Radio

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Mar 23, 2008 | Tivoli Henry Kloss Model Two FM/AM Radio

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Battery won't charge

this is what you should do: charge it.. then when it's still connected to the power switch it on.. then you can remove the power plug and enjoy it for hours...

I know it's weird...

Nov 12, 2006 | Tivoli iPAL AM/FM Radio

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