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AWR1-1W Just died. No lights on display. Power out of transformer yet I do not know what the voltages should be. Is a transformer available. Capacitors OK. Static heard when pulling cord from outlet. Output power transistor OK. This seems to be a common problem with this unit. Is there a common component and an easy way to test for this issue. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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  • kenkress Feb 03, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestion. The rectifier and the cap both had 15v out. Still no fix.

  • kenkress Feb 03, 2009

    Thanks again,

    I tossed the unit. Got to be too much time invested.


  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    Time light does not stay bright.

  • pieterbull Feb 08, 2009

    I have the same model and problem: no power, no display, with or without the 3 AA batteries. No sound or pop at all.
    Any help appreciated!

  • okheffta Feb 08, 2009

    Radio died--no clock

  • Jon Watt Feb 10, 2009

    Today, noticed all possible lights were light up on the display, tried to turn radio on but it would not turn on, then unplugged the power and replugged now nothing, no lights or sound, but when I unplug it again I hear a pop in the speakers.

  • JimB22 Feb 12, 2009

    Same problems as previously reported by others, noticed all possible lights were light up on the display, tried to turn radio on but it would not turn on, then unplugged the power and replugged now nothing, no lights or sound, but when I unplug it again I hear a pop in the speakers.

  • pieterbull May 11, 2010

    mosfet guy,

    I'm not sure if you're comment was for the earlier folks or me...I just posted a few days ago...but I can certainly use the info/help!

    Much Appreciated either way!!



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Check the rectifier next to the transformer, the dc out should be around 15 volts and the big main cap as well.

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  • tim Feb 03, 2009

    well im waiting for the bridge amp and a to92 mosfet for mine i believe this is the problem. if you know where the regulator is there should be around 18 volts in and about 12 out.

  • tim Feb 11, 2009

    well if you are still looking to fix the radio i have some info for you. email me if you would like the info as i cant type to fast and it will take me alittle while to explain. my radio is fixed now and its great.

    mosfet guy


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