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Many times people request that I just repair their radio with minimizing costs in the process. Older radios and amplifiers can be "just repaired" but they are sure to fail in a relatively short time.

After we have replaced the electrolytics in a radio, and located any current malfunction, the radio now powers up with reinvigorated high voltages. These high voltages are applied within the radio to other components that are sometimes 50-70+ years of age. This will invariably cause these components to fail and you will have a dead unit and face the expense and trouble of sending the unit back.

Thus, I will "just repair" but I will not return the radio without replacing these other 50-70+ years old components [ usually capacitors] with their associated costs. It is extremely frustrating to our customers to face returning the unit shortly after they get it back. These additional component costs can be trivial or major depending on the radio. This is why we insist on restoration in certain classes of radios. A full restoration is always safer but we can try to weed out high failure probability components during the process of repairing the radio at additional cost. This is not a "restoration" but prudent replacement of those items that represent little time bombs ready to go off.

To reiterate, any radio that is submitted to us for repair, will have ALL items that are prone to possible short term failure , - replaced. That means, we not only fix the initial reason for non-performance, but replace those items, that would likely fail in the short term. This will add to the cost of "repair", but is usually substantially less than shipping charges to send the radio back and return it.

This is also a good place to re-iterate that we do not do cosmetic repair or restorations.

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