ICOM 7400 BACKLIGHT REPAIR
Many Icom IC-7400's suffer from intermittent or non-functioning LCD backlights. Early symptoms of backlight problems include delayed turn on, random changes in brightness, and reduced maximum brightness. Eventually, the backlight may begin to randomly switch on and off, operate at drastically reduced brightness, or fail completely.
These problems appear to be caused by a failure in backlight power supply inverter.
The parts required are a 2SB1201 (Q302 - Icom P/N 1520002060) transistor, a 10uF (C302- Icom P/N 4510004630) and a 47uF (C303 - Icom P/N 4510004640) capacitor. All these are mounted in the larger screening can on the front panel board.
But i didn't find the orginal transistor infact i decide to use a similar hight power transistor
BDX54C (i payed 1,00 euro for it in my local
NO AUDIO OUTPUT AT CONNECTOR SPEAKER BACK SIDE
If you don't have audio output at connector on back side of trasceiver is sure a bad connection between connector and PCB, solder again the contact.
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