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VX-8GR external mic connector

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Once Bitten, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Once Bitten

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    Clipped my VX-8GR to my belt and my external mic to my lapel pocket.
    When i reached for the mic and pushed the PTT, nothing. The mic has come out of the radio and is not connected. Now the mic jack is way loose and does not make connections to microphone plug. (and now no audio from internal speaker)



    Is this an easy repair? should I send it to Yaesu? It is out of warranty.

    I just bought the super extended battery, too :(
     

  2. Mudfoot

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    Might be some disassembly videos on YouTube. Warranty is usually a year for original owner with receipt.
     
  3. Once Bitten

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    UPDATE:

    Good : I was able to open the radio. One nut on the rotary switch and two screws in the back. then five screws to separate the control board from the RF board.

    Bad : The speaker/mic jack was surface mounted to the control board. Now it is loose and floating inside the radio. Beyond my capabilities. So off to Yaesu it went

    Good : Yaesu repaired( replaced) the control board and verified specs.

    I am happy I have my radio back, however my wallet is not.

    $184.00 for the control board.
    $35.00 labor

    Radio was sent 3/19 via UPS as per Yaesu's instructions. It was returned via FedEx on 4/4 :unsure:
     

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