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Radio just goes away

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Stomper, May 3, 2004.

  1. Stomper

    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    This may be an ez one, but on one of our tractors, when you turn the radio on it works for a few minutes. Then after a while the volume goes down slowly until it is gone. It only works once a day, after it goes dead it won't come back on. Any idears /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    How old is the unit? Sounds like something inside of it is overheating, probably one of the semiconductors for the power amp. When it heats up there is greater resistance in the semiconductor so the speaker is getting less power. Just a guess. Try taking the cover off of it and have a 12V computer cooling fan mounted above it and see if that helps.
     
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    It's only 28 years old /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif I really hate to get a new one...you know they don't make 8-tracks anymore /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif Thanks for the idea /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I may try the fan or just break down and get a new radio /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    you know they don't make 8-tracks anymore

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    Scratch my last idea, it probably has vacuum tubes instead of semiconductors. New idea - get a newer stereo, something with at least a cassette player. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    It's only 28 years old /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif I really hate to get a new one...you know they don't make 8-tracks anymore /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif Thanks for the idea /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I may try the fan or just break down and get a new radio /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Take it to a local radio/tv repair shop. You gotta have some old guy close to retirerment that'll remember how those thangs worked.
     
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    They're all dead /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif.....seriously /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Hmm, if ya really want to stay with the 8-tracks, I have one of the original Pioneer SuperTuner under-dash stereos with 8-track. It still rocks and has the best tuner reception of any radio that I've ever owned! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    GEEZ, ya know, you CAN replace the thing with a half ass decent head unit for about $99, maybe less, since it's going in a tractor or semi or whatever you have it in, don't need anything real expensive. Just replace it bub, quit being cheap /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    hell when i was an OTR driver, i always took out their factory $99 units and installed my $400 head unit and new speakers. Always kept the olds ones so as to replace them when i turned in the truck of course. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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