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Author Topic: Grundig Satellit 750 warning  (Read 74738 times)
KAPT4560
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« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2018, 02:32:07 AM »

 I have serviced the Eton, Tecsun/Redsun volume control pots. They are manufactured by CTS (think: the Toyota gas pedal recall).
 Cleaning or deoxit doesn't help. Replace the control with a generic 'audio taper' pot. Mine was a dual 10KΩ unit of the same dimensions (metric). I was able to reuse my old shaft on the new control.
 The resistive coating on the pot 'shoe' had worn or flaked off in spots along the wiper path at the low-volume end of the shoe. This caused intermittent high volume blasts and a very touchy volume control.
 I inquired about factory service (hi hi) and they wanted more than the radio was worth. They said that they could sell me a used audio control board for $150. The company only services the controls as a board assembly.
 It is best to go with Mouser (or a similar outfit) and DIY.
 Use ESD precautions and an adjustable temperature, small tipped iron with good lighting and magnification for removing the pot from the audio control board. Through-hole solder lands can be fragile.
 I touched up and reflowed many suspect solder joints while I was inside the radio. So far, so good.
 
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N1RND
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« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2018, 07:46:54 AM »

Just stumbled across this old post.
For those having trouble with the volume pot. on the 750 get one of these it is an exact replacement the way it functions and mounts to the board.
just have to shorten the shaft some.
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Bourns/PTD902-2020K-A103/?qs=QARuOjD9jaH%252bU9Qb4%2FgqJg%3D%3D

Do you recall any significant access challenges when replacing the pot?  Or how much you had to shorten the shaft?
It wasn't too hard to do.  If you have some experience with working on radios.  If I remember correctly I opened the back of the radio and I had to remove the the board below the speaker. That board has all the tone controls on it.  From there it was as easy as de-soldering the old control and installing the new one.  I only had to grind of about an 1/8 of an inch or so.
I have might have,  extras PM me and I might be able to send you one.
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KK4GMU
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« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2019, 02:03:11 PM »

Well, I did it.  If my workmanship were graded in a high school electronic shop class, I would have gotten a "C" for sloppy workmanship.  If it was "pass/fail" I would have passed.

I have one of those solder/heat blower work stations that I've never used the blower on a circuit board to remove anything.  But the pot removed nicely with the uniform heat to all 6 points.

The sloppiness occrred when I attempted to shove the 6 prongs of the new pot into the circuit board while heating the area with the blower.  In the process I lifted the copper on the board.  So I abandoned the blower technique to resolder and reverted to a thin tip solder iron to patch things up.

Anyway, problem solved.  I now have a normally functioning volume control.  Thanks, everyone, for the repair tips.  Maybe I'll be hired by Grundig to screw things up like they do.
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N0TLD
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« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2019, 04:02:21 AM »

Congrats on the repair job, sloppy or otherwise! Smiley

Mike
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N1RND
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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2019, 11:57:32 AM »

Sounds like you used the smd blower to melt the solder, pull off the old part and while keeping the solder molten, push the new part into place.
I did mine the old fashioned way, small iron and solder wick.
Did you have to shorten the length of the shaft?
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DRLALLAL
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« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2019, 09:25:21 AM »

Dear Sir
Where can i find replacement potentiometers (value unknown) for the Squelch, RF gain and the SB BFO controls? The radio is a Eton Grundig Satellit 750 which is the same as Tecsun 2000. Anyone with the schematic diagram please can you tell me the values or where i can buy the 3 pot module board. The controls are broken to the extreme that i can't measure the R values . Thank you so much !
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I have serviced the Eton, Tecsun/Redsun volume control pots. They are manufactured by CTS (think: the Toyota gas pedal recall).
 Cleaning or deoxit doesn't help. Replace the control with a generic 'audio taper' pot. Mine was a dual 10KΩ unit of the same dimensions (metric). I was able to reuse my old shaft on the new control.
 The resistive coating on the pot 'shoe' had worn or flaked off in spots along the wiper path at the low-volume end of the shoe. This caused intermittent high volume blasts and a very touchy volume control.
 I inquired about factory service (hi hi) and they wanted more than the radio was worth. They said that they could sell me a used audio control board for $150. The company only services the controls as a board assembly.
 It is best to go with Mouser (or a similar outfit) and DIY.
 Use ESD precautions and an adjustable temperature, small tipped iron with good lighting and magnification for removing the pot from the audio control board. Through-hole solder lands can be fragile.
 I touched up and reflowed many suspect solder joints while I was inside the radio. So far, so good.
 
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