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Hi, I've got a GOODMANS GCR1875IP clock radio with Ipod dock and there is a constant buzzing coming from the unit. It sounds like others are having a similar problem when I searched the internet but is there anything that can be done to fix it,please?

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  • dselvage Nov 17, 2009

    So it sounds like I'm still going to have to get a technician involved then. There's no way I can do the testing at home?

  • dselvage Nov 17, 2009

    Thank you for your help. You sound like you know what you're talking about!

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Hi.

You can get a similar problem on any audio equipment.

The buzzing noise on an audio circuit is caused by a grounding problem or by a defective component.

Test the radio on a different AC main.

If you still have the problem, then there is a faulty component.

In that case the unit must be taken apart and tested at component level by a technician.

If the clock is less than one year old, see if there is a phone number on manual, or call the retailer. This Items are supposed to have one year factory warranty and in that case the unit must be replaced.

Regards.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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    Ginko Nov 17, 2009

    Hi.

    You can do the testing yourself if you have technical training and experience on circuits.

    A basic training on electronics is about six months course.

    If you have training all you need is a multimeter and a capacitance meter.

    Testing is mainly done reading continuity (measuring impedance) to check if components or parts of the circuit have conductivity (circuit is not open).

    You set the multimeter to an appropriate Ohms scale, depending on the component you are testing.

    Testing will start from power cord earth. Read if it has continuity. The unit must already be taken apart to measure impedance from soldering on board.

    Then you test one or two resistors located directly on the ground AC circuit, before reaching the PSU big electrolytic capacitors.

    Then yo have a look to capacitors, if any looks bulged or leaking , then that is already faulty. Capacitors can only be tested using a capacitance meter.

    After that you locate putput lines from PSU (one on this unit), and control line from main circuit. You test resistors on output.
    A technician will also read volts out, that is quicker, but for a newbie it will be better not to work on hot wires.

    The only simple test that an untrained user can do is disconnecting the unit and testing it on a different main.
    moving power cod and gently whacking the unit to see if anything changes.

    If unit reacts positively to a whack test, then there is simply a broken contact inside. It will still require testing at component level and re-soldering.

    I do not like to suggest the whack test because if the user will put to much strenght , the unit may result damaged.

    Regards.



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