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Help with self repair of Icom handheld.

Old 07-14-2004, 08:56 PM
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Default Help with self repair of Icom handheld.

I decided that what the hell, I was already resigned to buying a new radio, I may as well pull my Icom M15 apart and see if I can fix it. It turns out it may just be a $14.00 jack they are going to send me so we'll give it a try and see if I can get another season out of it.

I could use some advice though on doing the repair.

The alloy chassis of the radio has some powdery corrossion on it near where the leak occured. The boards seem ok, nice and clean. Should I just scrape and brush this residue off the alloy and blow it off before reassembling?


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Old 07-14-2004, 11:57 PM
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Default RE: Help with self repair of Icom handheld.

I would spray it with a electronic parts/board cleaner and brush it. How are you going to get the old jack off the board? Do you have solder wick?
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Old 07-15-2004, 07:24 AM
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Thanks, the jack just unplugged from the board.

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Old 07-15-2004, 08:10 AM
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WD 40 is actually an excellent electronics cleaner. It's a solvent and, somewhat of a corrosion inhibitor.
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