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 Post subject: Sony SW7600G/GR Not Working - Recapping Needed ?
PostPosted: Dec Mon 05, 2022 11:02 pm 
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My brothers Sony ICF SW7600G & SW7600GR radios were in storage for a very long time and he just recently tried to turn them on to see if they still worked and none of them worked.

Ebay used to sell electrolytic capacitor replacement kits for these Sony radios but now for some odd reason they only sell a cap kits for the older original Sony SW7600..Does anyone know who sells a electrolytic capacitor replacement kit for a Sony SW7600G & SW7600GR multi-band radios ?

UPDATE - I told my brother to turn them on for while and then turn them off for a while several times throughout the day and finally the SW7600GR started working. I know that since the radios are 20 + years old there is a good chance that some of the SMT caps may have to be replaced...

We will keep you updated on my progress.


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 Post subject: Re: Sony SW7600G/GR Recapping Kits ?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 06, 2022 7:41 am 
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I never bought kits. I just order the quantity of parts I need in the parts store.

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 Post subject: Re: Sony SW7600G/GR Recapping Kits ?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 06, 2022 8:11 am 
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Sony 7600G and 7600GR receivers usually don't have capacitor problems. Model 7600 has this problem with smd mount capacitors


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 Post subject: Re: Sony SW7600G/GR Recapping Kits ?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 06, 2022 3:23 pm 
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Hi US7IGN,

Since the USPS shipping costs have increased so much I thought that I may save some money buying a cap kit because to order just a few caps the shipping will be close to $9 US dollars.

I really enjoyed watching your youtube videos last night. I watched (.Poor Mans Active Probe, 1000 watt 144 MHz amp and Blackout in Kyiv. What kind of radio were you using in the Blackout in Kyiv video ? (It looked cool)

Frank


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 Post subject: Re: Sony SW7600G/GR Not Working - Recapping Needed ?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 07, 2022 8:28 am 
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Hello Frank!
Our shipping costs about $1.
I use different receivers. On VHF, this is of course Icom IC-706mk2g.
On LW the best is Riga-104 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka7Tl4HoUGs
On medium and short waves - VEF-214 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25D6qNY10I4&t and Grundig G3 Globe Traveller https://www.us7ign.com/?p=2160

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 Post subject: Re: Sony SW7600G/GR Not Working - Recapping Needed ?
PostPosted: Dec Wed 07, 2022 5:16 pm 
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Hi US7IGN,

$1 sounds good, but unfortunately we have to pay $6 to $9. and sometimes even more.
The USPS prices are extremely high because the USPS is poorly managed.

Thank you for sharing the links, I will watch some of your videos later this evening..

Frank


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