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Author Topic: My Grundig SAT800ME dead  (Read 726 times)

Offline Radio Boogie

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My Grundig SAT800ME dead
« on: August 26, 2019, 1600 UTC »
I was moving some stuff in my studio and I moved the Sat800ME from one shelf to another. After it was hooked up on the other shelf, I noticed the display was blank even with the power connected OR disconnected. Yes, it was the correct wall wart. I removed and checked the batteries, which were fine, and put them back in. All I can think is maybe there was a spike when I reconnected the power lead.

Looking at my *horrible* pdf schematic, I really do not see a fuse indicated in the power section, unless it's in the resistor shown in series with the zener diode. I have not disassembled the rig yet.

Just wondered if anyone may have some insight on this issue or can hook me up with some info on this?

FWIW, I didn't catch the the familiar smell of electronic catastrophic failure. 30+ years in broadcast engineering has tuned my nose to that odor quite nicely. That is why I am inclined to think fuse or fused resistor.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 1604 UTC by Radio Boogie »
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Re: My Grundig SAT800ME dead
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 1844 UTC »
Problem solved. There was a cold solder joint in the battery compartment.
Grundig Satellit 800 ME with 35' sloper
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Re: My Grundig SAT800ME dead
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 1845 UTC »
Surely there's a reset button?
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