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Minitor 4 Problems

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Feb 24, 2001
I am wanting to verify some info before try this repair. Actually, I have 2 minitor 4's, with issues, but what I'm gonna describe is only happening on one pager. The main problem I have is continuous squelch, when monitoring radio transmissions, and when I squeeze the pager, frt & back together, it quiets the squelch. I have read online, there was a lot of circuit board problems, and pins pulling out of cir. board. Before I say what suggested fixes online say, I am not super familiar with the names of all the components in the pager, but I do know where and what most components look like. I read online, that the pins pullout of circuit board, and it was suggested to reflow the soldier. They recommended performing this on both cr boards. The one was the tone decoder on one board, the second item was the PLL (IC) on the RF board. Is this the correct fix(possible fix) for that issue? Is there anything else I should do or check while inside the pager,or anything to look for(meaning for maintenance, durability, adjustments. etc.)? Thank Everyone for help and knowledge.... George
Aug 23, 2010
Had same problem after removing back cover , to spray / clean knobs , upon reinstalling back cover , very carefully pushed into place , a scraped a circuit board- top- just under a-b-c-d , board , very easy to tear solder contacts on board , not a do yourself fix , a new circuit board my be needed ,
had constant squech , pressed on case stopped squelch. hope this helps a little,
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