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Batch of XDRs with tuner module covers removed, ready for alignment:
Unmodified XDR (above)
Modified XDR (below)
REPAIRS: Certain unique parts for these things are becoming hard to find. Replacement DSP & HD Tuner modules are no longer available except by cannibalizing parts from other tuners. The original Sony RMT-CF1A remote control is also now NLA as a separate part. Since remotes are often lost, in the near future I'll have to substitute a universal remote, or just not include a remote at all.
Regardless, if you have an XDR-F1HD that doesn't work, contact me. I can probably repair it, sometimes at very minimal expense (depending on what's wrong). On repairs I generally don't charge anything for my time.
EBAY: Current ebay listing: None, but see the For Sale link!
Comparison of fringe reception on a Sony XDR-F1HD & the new Sangean HDT-20 (use headphones if possible):
UPGRADES: If you're interested in upgrading your XDR-F1HD you can contact me at this address:
Email Address: email@example.com (Dave)
Mods are priced individually as shown, add $15 for return shipping. Or $275 for Items 1 thru 10 when done all at the same time, including return Priority shipping to a US address.
EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY OPTION:
Note about the tactile pushbutton switches: I've been running into increasing problems with flakey pushbuttons. For example you press "DISPLAY" but the tuner behaves like you pressed "HD SCAN". This is caused by the tactile switches developing high resistance across the contacts. I can now replace the switches with new exact replacements for $10. If you want to DIY the switches are Mouser p/n 611-PTS645SSM502. Note that the original switches may have felt pads on top that you will probably need to transfer over to the new switches in the same locations. Otherwise when the cover is installed the buttons may feel mushy or not work without pressing very hard. If you're going to replace any switches at all, consider doing all of them at the same time including the power button.