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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by armadillo View Post
    any idea which spare part they said can't find?
    No idea, the guy on the other end of the line probably not too keen to repair old radios, so he uses that as an excuse.
    As far as I know, common parts (diodes, transistors, capacitors) are still available at Sim Lim Tower.

  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    What model of radio do you have?
    Does it use transistors / tubes?
    It might be easier to buy again... there's a guy called wizardofoz at xtremeplace.com, you can also send him a pm.
    Well, it uses transistors. Cannot get similar type of radios nowadays.
    Thanks for the contact but I am not a member of xtremeplace.com

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post
    Well, it uses transistors. Cannot get similar type of radios nowadays.
    Thanks for the contact but I am not a member of xtremeplace.com
    Do you have the brand, model number or at least a picture of the radio?
    To you maybe it's hard to find. But it could be a pretty common item for hi-fi people.
    If we know what you're looking for, we can give better advice.

    If you're looking at quality radios, these days a Magnum Dynalab (pretty much the Leica of the radio world) can be had for less than $1k, so maybe that's why people are reluctant to repair the spoilt ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post
    Well, it uses transistors. Cannot get similar type of radios nowadays.
    Thanks for the contact but I am not a member of xtremeplace.com
    Since you sound keen to repair your radio, then you need to reach out.
    If you join, then you can ask him, your call... depending on how keen are you
    Nikon D750; FM2; FG; 55mm Micro Nikkor; 28-300 VR; 70-200 VR; Nikon V1 + 10-30mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by silencer13 View Post
    Do you have the brand, model number or at least a picture of the radio?
    To you maybe it's hard to find. But it could be a pretty common item for hi-fi people.
    If we know what you're looking for, we can give better advice.

    If you're looking at quality radios, these days a Magnum Dynalab (pretty much the Leica of the radio world) can be had for less than $1k, so maybe that's why people are reluctant to repair the spoilt ones.

    Here are photos of two radios that I am trying to repair:

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    1. SABA Transeuropa Automatic G
    2. Grundig Transistor 865

    I tried looking up Magnum Dynalab, but all I see are amplifiers and high end tuners.
    They do not sell radios. Thanks for your inputs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    Since you sound keen to repair your radio, then you need to reach out.
    If you join, then you can ask him, your call... depending on how keen are you
    Yeah, guess I am keen to get the radios repaired. Will give it a try. Thanks!

  7. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post
    Here are photos of two radios that I am trying to repair:

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    1. SABA Transeuropa Automatic G
    2. Grundig Transistor 865

    I tried looking up Magnum Dynalab, but all I see are amplifiers and high end tuners.
    They do not sell radios. Thanks for your inputs.
    Oh I see! Those are really radio radios! Haha, pardon my misconception I was thinking more of hifi tuners, hence the Magnum Dynalab.

    These will be hard to repair, especially the speaker parts if they are damaged/worn out.

    You can ask Wizardofoz in Xtremeplace, he might give it a go.
    But do note that he charges a fee for assessment also, so you'll need to take that into account.

    The insides look very complicated:

    SABA:


    Grundig:
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  8. #28

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    Imo the cost of repair will be more than the cost of a new retro radio...

    Mustafa sells some retro style radios.
    Nikon D750; FM2; FG; 55mm Micro Nikkor; 28-300 VR; 70-200 VR; Nikon V1 + 10-30mm

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    Chinatown upper Cross Street ,on second floor above sheng siong (diagonal to sheng siong itself, in the middle arm of the U shaped structure )
    Went to check out this place. They are an electrical contractor. They do not service radios.

  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    What model of radio do you have?
    Does it use transistors / tubes?
    It might be easier to buy again... there's a guy called wizardofoz at xtremeplace.com, you can also send him a pm.
    I contacted 'wizardofoz' at www.xtremeplace.com, but he replied that he does not service radios.

  11. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    Imo the cost of repair will be more than the cost of a new retro radio...

    Mustafa sells some retro style radios.
    Thanks, will check out Mustafa the next time I go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post
    I contacted 'wizardofoz' at www.xtremeplace.com, but he replied that he does not service radios.
    wow, if Wiz and Memory Lane don't want to service it, I doubt you'd be able to find anyone who will.

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