|[AMRadio] Octal Sockets.... more Ranger stuff|
w5jo at brightok.net
Sun Oct 22 08:46:04 EDT 2006
Jack I have successfully removed pins from other sockets and inserted them
into the desired socket. Look at how the pins are locked in and use either
a set of long nose pliers or a small jeweler's flat blade screwdriver to
Then careful insert them into the desired socket. I have managed to do that
on 9 pin octal, 7 & 9 pin miniature as well. Just takes a little work.
There is a tang that holds the pins in place. Just straighten it to get the
lock past the shoulder and push the pin out with a tube or sharp pointed
> My new Ranger gets stranger by the minute.
> Inspecting the modulator section, not only are the tubes missing but the
> cathode pin (8) has never been soldered to. As far as I can tell,it
> should be connected to 8 on the other socket.
> Furthermore, two of the pins on this socket are missing and they are not
> unused pins. The sockets are riveted in so installing a new one would be
> a pain to say the least.
> Question: can new pins be inserted into such a socket to repair it? If
> so, where would one get replacement pins?
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