Zenith transoceanic 1000D

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kcoady6629@proton.me
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Jan Sun 22, 2023 4:21 pm
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Zenith transoceanic 1000D

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Why is it that I hear slight noise of broadcast through my speaker even though the power is switched off?
Any explanations please?
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chipveres
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Oct Tue 31, 2023 12:33 am
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Re: Zenith transoceanic 1000D

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How close is the nearest broadcast station?
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chipveres
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Oct Tue 31, 2023 12:33 am
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The other easy possibility is that the switch on the volume control is stuck. So the set turns down but not off.
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Mar Sun 10, 2013 9:59 pm
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Re: Zenith transoceanic 1000D

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Is this a Halloween Ghost Story?
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khutch
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Oct Thu 04, 2018 1:11 pm
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Re: Zenith transoceanic 1000D

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Remove the batteries and/or AC power adapter. Do you still hear it? If so then something in the radio is rectifying a very strong local station and passing it to the speaker. It's acting like a crystal radio in other words.

If the sound goes away with power removed then it probably is a power switch that is not turning off. I have a 1000 that does not turn on, which might suggest that power switches are a common problem on these. I don't know about this radio but some battery portables did not go to zero volume. The slight output at minimum volume was meant to remind you to turn it all the way off. But of course if the power switch doesn't work you can't do that.

Good luck with finding and fixing the problem.
xrhonda91
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Oct Mon 26, 2009 9:02 pm
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Does the power switch "click" when turned off ? If not, the internal "actuator" could be damaged and not opening connection at switch.

Has radio been worked on ? Possible that the terminals on back of switch have been bent causing short.

Good luck !

John
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