YOUR DESIRE FOR A WELL-PLAYING RADIO
IS OUR COMMITMENT
Can and Can’t Be Fixed
|Most transistor radios can be restored to playing condition by replacing defective transistors and electrolytic capacitors, repairing bad solder joints, and resolving corrosion/oxidation problems. However, transistor radios with defective oscillator coils, IF transformers, interstage/output transformers, open volume controls or speakers, are very difficult, if not impossible, to fix without the availability of an additional “parts” radio chassis. It is common to find previous repair attempts where parts were "snipped" out and the new parts "tack soldered in place". When I repair a radio, I completely replace the defective part(s). The proper test equipment (signal generator, frequency counter, and oscilloscope) are used to realign your radio as required. With the earlier Zenith transistor radios, some will end up playing better than others because of quality variations in 50 year old components. The later 500-E and the 500-H models are much more consistent performers. Please read the special information about transistorized Zenith Transoceanic radios.|
|Please click here to view the important page that discusses what can and can't be done about restoring the cosmetic condition of most Zenith radios.|
charge a fair price for parts and shipping charges are always actual costs.
100% customer satisfaction is always our goal. All repaired radios are given a final check just before packing. If for some reason radio should arrive DOA, contact me immediately and I will make it right. However, please don’t wait weeks to contact me because something else could easily fail in these 50+ year old radios.
Shipping charges are always my actual cost.
I will gladly ship your radio by FedEx, UPS, or the USPS. These are the shippers available to me. I recommend insurance for full value of your radio(s) only because it doesn't cost that much more. However, in reading postings to the antique radio newsgroups over the last years, I have learned that both customers and sellers have had MAJOR problems in trying to collect for damaged and lost shipments. To collect from any shipper is a major undertaking, many times unsuccessful in the end. I say all this to let you know there is an inherent loss/damage risk in shipping antique radios.
I will pack your radio as carefully as I can. Once shipped, I cannot be responsible for shipping losses or damages.