mitsubishi: Mitsubishi 8X-910L - not picking up stations

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This article refers to the model: 8X-910 L (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)

mitsubishi: Mitsubishi 8X-910L - not picking up stations 
23.Mar.19 17:36

David Steele (GB)
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The only fault with my apparently dead 8X-910L turned out to be a fractured detector diode; it is located in a really vulnerable position on the edge of the PCB, probably touching the speaker frame.  The good news is that it is really easy to find and change. I have added some detailed views of the PCB underside - the detector is very obvious with a white case & diode symbol.  So not the dreaded germanium RF transistor whiskering I expected!  And quite a relief not to have to intervene in such a crowded PCB.

I hope this saves someone a little time.

Regards, David

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