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Sony ICF SW55 repair

The batteries in my SW55 leaked and since then it has not worked. I opened it and cleaned all the contacts and found out that the the the ribbon cable had corroded.

Is there a way I can get this radio fixed?

Thank you


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  • Robert Gates Sep 14, 2008

    I have the same problem. Shipped it to Sony under their swap program but they didn't have one and said parts no longer existed to do a repair.


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