How To Repair Radios

If you are tired of looking at your broken radio, quit wondering and just learn how to repair radios. Fortunately for you, we have a great step-by-step tutorial that will hopefully have you jamming to your favorite radio stations in no time.  

Things You Will Need:

  • Pencil
  • Electrical Contact Cleaner
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Replacement Fuses
  • Replacement Antenna
  1. The most common issue with radios is problems related to the device being dirty.  Cleaning the device is an easy way to repair a radio.  A dirty radio can lead to issues with reception and audio quality.  You can use a pencil's eraser to clean the cable pins on the radio.  You should also spray electrical contact cleaner to clean any jacks or terminals on your radio.  
  2. If you are unable to pick up any stations at all, or you have switches that are not working, you may need to check the radio's fuses.  In order to repair a radio that has a blown fuse, remove the housing for the device.  A screwdriver can be used to remove the housing.  Once you have removed the housing, locate the fuses for the radio.  If any of the fuses are blown out, replace them.  After you have changed out the fuses, screw the housing back into place.
  3. To repair radios that have poor audio quality due to a faulty antenna, replace the antenna.  In order to replace the antenna, you need to contact the manufacturer to get a replacement antenna or stop by your local electronics store for one.  Using a screwdriver, remove the antenna's screws.  Be careful to keep up with how the wires are connected to the antenna. Connect the wires to the replacement antenna and screw it into place.

More complicated repairs to radios should be handled by a skilled technician. If you have a warranty, contact the manufacturer for information on having the device repaired.

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