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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:07:57 PM on 10 November 2010.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Hi, I'm Andy and I am new to this site and look forward to the wealth of knowledge and information I'm sure it will provide me. I have a couple of great working valve radios (including an STC 5210/4 that has been in the family since new in the early 50s and never given a problem) and have a basic understanding of their workings but I have not had any experience with repair or restoration.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:03:42 PM on 10 November 2010.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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It's highly likely that the capacitors are leaking and the electrolytics are shot. That will destroy the rectifier.

Likely needs a major overhaul. A set like that should keep one amused for a few hours. I have met a few that can take a week.

Check a couple of the Tutorials.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:00:35 PM on 11 November 2010.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Thanks Marc, I kind of guessed that was going be the response. As I haven't done a job like this before should be an interesting challenge that probably will take me more than a week.

Also realised I shouldn't have posted my tech enquiry into this section so have moved it to relevant one

Andy


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:33:56 PM on 11 November 2010.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Moving may have not been a good idea as the reply made may not sync with the question asked. causing confusion to those watching, or wanting to chip in with some pointers.

Marc


 
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