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I have a goodmans gmr1886dab set which has started crackling

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i have a goodmans gmr1886dab set which has started crackling dependent on whether it is sitting on a surface [crackling] or quiet when it is held off the surface.any comments please as this has started recently after a few weeks perfect performance from new.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Is the surface wooden or metallic, or something else?
Does it happen with lots of different surfaces?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was happening with a variety of surfaces but it has now relapsed into a clicking routine with the sound barely audible which then fades away into silence.The radio is now virtually silent when turned on after being unused for a period.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
Ok, so no response on any surface at all now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
correct
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
The radio likely has an internal fault, possibly a bad solder joint or a bad component that is failing over time and has now completely failed.If you have a soldering iron, you can try resoldering any suspect solder joints.If that doesn't work, then the electronic components will need debugging to locate the fault.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
Please reply back if you need clarification on any of the above, or even if you just want to say "thank you" :-)
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