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Repair Intempo RDI

Categories: Electronics
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Exposing the PSU
The faulty PSU
Bulging caps

The RDI was the industry’s first iPod speaker dock with integrated DAB digital radio.

I’ve had mine for a couple of years so it’s well through the warranty period. About 12 months ago it started to show signs of dying. It would work fine as a DAB radio but if you plugged in an iPhone it would cut the audio out. The speakers would emit a high pitched whistle which changed in pitch over time. You would then get a crack and audio would return. It was obviously the power supply at fault. It sounded like a cap was struggling to charge and once charged all was well.

I lived with it until it eventually broke completely. The display was even dim.

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