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I'm not getting anything when I turn on my old radio. I can't reset it or do anything with the software. Is there something else I can do to get this radio working again?


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Nothing when I turn it on no display or beeps at all. Is there something internal I can check before I have to ship it to the repair shop?


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First of all, check the battery. Fully charged it should be around 7.2 volts DC. Then check the contacts on the radio. I've seen where the negative contact has broken loose. If none of those appear to be the problem then it'll need to go in. It may have the internal fuse blown. Or worse.
By the way... is it a TK-270 or a 270G? If it's a 270 you may not want to invest too much money in it as it's not narrow band capable.
 

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If none of those appear to be the problem then it'll need to go in. It may have the internal fuse blown.
I've seen screws come loose inside and shorting, which blows the internal fuse. Do you hear any slight rattles when you shake it?
 

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If you are getting nothing out of the radio and the battery is up to snuff...it is likely that the internal fuse is blown. I have a 370G that the RF module shorted and blew the fuse, I replaced the brick and fuse...back in business.
 

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It sounds like the fuse is blown. Batteries are all ok, can I replaced the fuse myself or do I have to ship it to the radio shop? Anyone done it before?
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It all depends if you are comfortable doing it or not. The fuse itself is SMD, care needs to be taken there, and need to de-solder/re-solder ant connector from board. Other than that, disassembly is pretty straight forward, but we need to know, is it a G series or not. There may be differences in schematics and layouts; the info that is given may be incorrect.
 

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Sorry, it's just a plain 270 no G in it. I like it because it has 32 channels, they are never going to do narrowbanding out here, in spite of the FCC. I would like to continue using it as my backup radio. I have a Motorola EX-600 I use daily at work.
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Ok, I have a service manual for the TK-260G/270G, shoot me a PM with an email addy and I will send it to you and you can make the call if it will work or not, it does have a page on disassembly that looks right on target. They should be close, but how close, I have no idea. Your mileage may vary.
 

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You can send it to: my call sign @gmail.com - its the same as my new username. ;)
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Thanks I'll see if my soldering skills are still there :)


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Unfortunately ramal, I do not. I thought I did....that is what I get for thinking. The rest of the line that you quote was derived, brings up the notion that it may not work. That manual is of the variety that can be found on Ebay...no digital copies seem to exist out there. If he opens it up and sees that things are completely different, I would hope he goes no further. It is just blind faith that the OP would exercise good judgement, which I am sure he would.
 
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