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Radio charges batteries but thats about it.

When I goto power on the radio the lcd give just a flicker of light then nothing. It seems to charge batteries just fine but tunes would be nice at the job. I checked the fuse inside and it is fine. Could a bad transformer cause this problem. I had it open and plugged it into 110v and tested the transformer It was giving out about 63.2 volts. I am not sure if this is the right output. Any help would be much appreciated.

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It say's beside the lcd the info of what type of flicker gives you.
it will till you if the battery you chager are good

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Check the AA Batteries.

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