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Soap, water and a scrub brush?

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westcoaster

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All this will take is a bit of soapy water and some elbow grease to get working again, right?

Kenwood TK-2312
I guess it was sitting outside in a puddle for a while....

I am justifying the $10 I paid for this thing as "entertainment"

If I were to find a variable bench power supply, I would need to send 7.4V to the radio?
Battery won't charge in the 'bay clone? kenwood charger that came with the radio....
 

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kb4mdz

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Yeah, let me know how that works out for you.

Here's my philosophy on immersed radios.
1) You lost your radio somewhere.
2) You found another one that looks JUST LIKE your lost one.
3) It seems to be programmed with all the same channels,features, etc.
4) Treat it like a gift from fickle gods. Thank them, loudly & profusely.
5) Also realize you know nothing about its history, condition, or future reliability. It could fail tonite, tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. No way to tell. No way to predict.
6) Realize it may fail at any minute, possibly leaving you in a compromised situation.
7) Plan on replacing it as soon as possible. Time and luck are NOT on your side,
 

westcoaster

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Yeah, let me know how that works out for you.

Here's my philosophy on immersed radios.
1) You lost your radio somewhere.
2) You found another one that looks JUST LIKE your lost one.
3) It seems to be programmed with all the same channels,features, etc.
4) Treat it like a gift from fickle gods. Thank them, loudly & profusely.
5) Also realize you know nothing about its history, condition, or future reliability. It could fail tonite, tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. No way to tell. No way to predict.
6) Realize it may fail at any minute, possibly leaving you in a compromised situation.
7) Plan on replacing it as soon as possible. Time and luck are NOT on your side,


I didn't have high expectations from this when I bought it. Essentially, I bought a charger for $10 and got the radio "free"
This is a whimsical "toy" to play with for the moment until I get tired of it and stuff it in a drawer.
It would be nice to get it going, if for no other reason than to get a bit of experience repairing these things without the pressure or worry of messing up a good radio.
 

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if you just want to try and clean it up on the miracle chance it comes back on it is pretty simple. a can of wd40 and a toothbrush. spray the bristles and scrub. once you get the corrosion off then wash it off good in rubbing alcohol, though this step is optional as the wd40 really won't hurt. I refer a wash though just in case any bits of corrosion are still laying around on the boards. understand that that radio is most likely toast, the processor is probably shot and if so it will never even turn on. if you ever have a working unit get water inside, you will know what to do.
 
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