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How to repair Motorolla Talkabout 250 antenna
I have just repaired four of these radios, with complete success.
You need a tube of black Stixall (currently £5.81 from Tool Station), a skeleton gun and a saucer of water with a good squirt of washing up liquid.
Take the back off the radio, take out the batteries and remove the rear cover by undoing the retaining screws using a screwdriver with a star shaped bit. Unscrew the circuit board now exposed using the same screwdriver bit. Remove the damaged rubber aerial with coiled copper core, being careful not to damage or distort the copper core. It lifts off one of the screw lugs revealed when removing the circuit board. Get rid of all of the old rubber.
Now put the end of the copper coil back over the lug (where it came from) and screw the PCB back on followed by the back of the unit.
Now form a new rubber cover to the copper aerial using Stixall, squirted into place. Squirt it down into the aerial housing so that it will get mechanical purchase from the body of the radio. Put on plenty, completely coating the copper aerial. Now dip your fingers in the saucer so that they don't bond to the Stixall and mold it into a smooth aerial shape. Leave it to cure for 24 hrs and then dust it with flour. Job done.
I have tested my repaired radios and they are great, the new "aerials" have lasted well. I am especially pleased that I don't have to throw them away.
Good luck - regards SJP
Yesterday | Electronics - Others
My Ally Doll is saying she needs her pack? Where is her pack?
When Ally starts chanting "I need my pack", it can become your worst nightmare. I can't find "the pack" but I'm guessing it's the keypad that you plug into her wrist. My bet is the pin/plug connectors in these dolls were not super awesome quality wise and sometimes didn't register they were connected (the program cards were a bit glitchy as well). Once the batteries need replacing, the doll needs to be reprogrammed hence the keypad connection request. Just a guess...
on Jul 26, 2019
How do I charge my Motomaster Mobile Power Pack Model 11-1540-2?
It should have a small 120V to DC wall adapter charger with a DC wire / connector jack that plugs into the back of the power pack. Plug the wall adapter into 120V outlet and plug the DC connector jack into the back of the Power Pack. Leave on charge until the unit indicates it is charged fully (several Hours if it was fully discharged).
on Jul 14, 2019
2004 Honda Pilot Left Hand Window Controls.
Just sharing that if you change out the controller arm for the window raise and lower, and you are trying a test run of the new control arm before installation,
YOU WILL NEDD TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL, ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS ARE HOOKED BACK UP. INCLUDING THE DOOR SAFETY PANEL LIGHT.
( No need for the speaker connection at this point).
If if you have one electrical plug not plugged back into where it came from, you will not get any action from the window motor control arm AT ALL !!!!!!
Hope this helps someone soon. Thanks goes to another user of this sight of open knowledge as he had mentioned it in a reply that I was able to read and add to I hope.
on Jul 06, 2019 | Electronics - Others
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