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philips: replacement or repair of the ON/OFF switch

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Forum » Radios and other type of sets (Physics) etc. » MODELS DISPLAYED » philips: replacement or repair of the ON/OFF switch
           
Donald Cochrane
 
 
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20.Jan.20 22:48

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My ON/OFF switch is broken in the ON position.  I cannot see an easy fix and wondered if anyone had any experience with it?

 

Mein EIN / AUS-Schalter ist in der EIN-Position defekt. Ich sehe keine einfache Reparatur (außer einen Schalter in das Netzkabel zu stecken) und frage mich, ob jemand anderes auf dieses Problem gestoßen ist.

 

Regards,

Donald

Robert Latzel
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21.Jan.20 14:24

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Hello,

I think, I would try to repair - or to replace with a rather similar switch. (And than the original switch I would hold in a little paper at inside of the radio - for historical research.

To put in a line-switch is the last solution.

What is the problem in this switch? No contact, or a mechanical defect (broken outside nose?)
Perhaps with some pictures from the switch I can try to give more advice for repair.

With kind regards

Robert Latzel

 

This article was edited 21.Jan.20 14:25 by Robert Latzel .

Donald Cochrane
 
 
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It is one of the most complicated switches I have ever seen.  A very strong spring inside a plastic frame.  A piece of the plastic is broken so the switch assembly will not lock in the off position.  I was hoping to find someone who has opened and repaired one as this seems to be a common problem in this model.

Best regards,

Donald

Rolf Beckers
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21.Jan.20 15:25

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Hello Donald,

You are right, this switch is the most complicated I've ever seen. If there is something broken you can almost forget it. What you can do is using the push-pull-switch on the same axis. This switch has more or less no function, it changes the bias a little bit, but you won't hear any difference. This is just a single phase switch, but most of the US radios are like this. To me this is a better solution then a switch in a line cord.

Regards,

Rolf

Donald Cochrane
 
 
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21.Jan.20 15:37

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That is awesome information.  Thank you very very much.

Best regards,

Donald

  
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