I ran out of batteries for the remote for my stereo

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  1. radiocaster

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    It's about 20 years old. I had no problem just walking up to it to set the basic functions.

    However, the 5 or so radio stations I have memorized were not accessible via the console controls. So I had to buy some batteries for the remote.
     
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    Unfortunately, no memory nor remote control were available with these...:(;)

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    And yes : no appli, no software to download or update, etc... :D

    -tbln
     
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    "I bought some batteries once, but they weren't included. So I had to buy them again... "
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    ???? aaaahm...yes?
     
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    Nothing really. Since it was about 20 years old, I wanted to see if people on here with newer gear can use their stereo without connecting it to a phone or computer.
     
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    My wife is always amazed that us guys try to solve it by pushing harder on the knobs , LOL.....
     
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    So you ran out of batteries and ran out to buy some batteries.
    yep, makes sense.
     
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    Nah, I waited several days. The program I wanted to listen to on the other radio station didn't come on except a couple of days later, every Saturday.
     
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    Currently my stereo is my phone connected via “Airplay” to an Apple TV module playing through my studio monitors... 1 North Korean EMP and we wont know how to breath...
     
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    I can't really explain why, but I manage to get a couple of extra days out of batteries by rubbing them on my shirt. This is particularly for the AAA batteries in my PC keyboard, but I have also done it successfully in a digital camera.
     
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    damn,that looks absolutely great...I want one,too! Must be heavy...I had an old Kennwood Receiver from 1969 and it weighed 15kg (33lbs)
     
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    I haven't even used my stereo system for three or four months, when I needed to learn a bunch of bass parts for a LOT of old Beatles songs. It was easier to use CD's than youtube. BTW.....if anyone cares, an inexpensive Chinese made Hofner Club Bass NAILS McCartney's sound, and many of his lines are so much easier to play on that slim, short scale neck.
     
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    The fact that you used the word "stereo" said a lot...
     
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    That probably won't help. Stuff that old used a small battery to back up the memories. They last a decade or two before going kaput. I have three pieces of equipment on the shelf right now that all need me to get in there with the soldering iron and install new ones.

    With things that don't draw a lot of current, more often than not the contact between the battery and the device oxidizes just enough to create resistance that prevents current flow. Anything that breaks that up will be enough to make them work again.

    Story: In the 1980s, I worked for a company that built the boxes you see installed at the side of the road to count passing cars for traffic studies. These things ran on four D cells and drew minuscule amounts of current -- on the order of a few microamperes -- while they weren't doing anything. Because the recorders were out in the weather, we shipped them with expensive Kodak lithium batteries that could tolerate temperature extremes and keep working. Getting a heavily-used recorder back a couple of years later with the same batteries we'd installed at the factory wasn't unusual. At one point, we started getting units back that lost their minds and stopped counting for no apparent reason. After a very long investigation of almost everything else, someone noticed that Kodak had changed the contacts on the battery from gold, which doesn't oxidize easily, to something else that did. That was enough for the batteries to stop working until the contacts were cleaned, and that became part of the prep procedure we gave our customers.
     
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    It could be the title and the lyrics of a Rock'n'Roll tune :cool::cool::cool:

    Yes, thanks ! These were built in an era where Hi-Fi was in a "State-Of-The-Art"... The 2250B weights 12.5kg, that's true.

    I also wanted a Kenwood Receiver too (excellent brand, indeed :cool:) but none of the one I found were interesting or enoughly preserved... :(

    But I could snag a Sony STR-6055 in pristine condition - just in need of tad of service :

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    One day, I'll find a nice tube receiver too... Maybe...

    -tbln
     
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    I know about changing batteries in drum machines, but the one in the stereo loses content if you unplug it for a minute, and it's been like that since a bought it new. It's not the same kind of memory.
     
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    Sold my last Marantz 2 years ago. Such great sounding stuff! Sold my 1975 JBL L166 Horizon speakers to a collector at the same time. I mostly listen with headphones or in the car now.
    If someone could build SS guitar amps that sounded as good as those Marantz did they'd have a winner. I often wondered what made them so great. My theory is the huge output transistors and the big transformers. Thus HEAVY, so no weight saving over tube amps!
     
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    maybe buy two batteries.
     
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