I do not claim ownership of the information which follows. I have had this information since the late 90's. It is just one of several articles about the Sony 2010 I obtained via packet radio.
01/05/93 15:08:00 From: GREG HORODECK To: BILL OXNER Subj: SONY 2010 FREQUENCY ADJUSTMENT I have a Service Manual for the Sony ICF-2010 and the alignment procedure forwarded by you from Genie is partially correct and I am amazed how the original author stumbled into it just by looking at the radio. Following is the instructions taken from the manual, which leave something to be desired, since pictures of the actual circuit board are part of the procedure and are important for identifying the adjustment points. Sync Adjustment Note: Frequency setting may alter when adjusted with shield plate (K) removed from sync board. Setup: Band: AM Mode: as directed AM RF GAIN Control: as adequate Frequency: as directed MANUAL TUNE MODE: SLOW SYNC switch: as directed Remove shield plate (K) and connect a test lead to pin 6 (varicap voltage) for VTVM and frequency counter and reinstall shield plate (K). (There is a picture of a PC board trace with arrows where to attach the VTVM, Frequency counter, and Oscilliscope which defy any way of being described here. There are three adjusting points; CT601 (a variable cap) which is located through a small hole in the shielded SYNC unit itself, VT1 (a pot) which is located directly next to the shielded SYNC unit on the right, and VT2 a pot) which is on the left of the shielded SYNC unit near the corner of the printed circuit board.) Procedure: 1. Correctly and just tune in the set to a known, stable and strong AM station in NARROW and SYNC MODE off modes. 2. Set mode to USB. 3. Adjust VT1 for a 1.5V DC VTVM reading. 4. Adjust CT601 for a zero-beat note and waveform. (There is a picture of the proper and improper oscilliscope waveforms.) 5. Turn SYNC switch on and, adjust VT2 and set it to the point at which SYNC LOWER indicator just turns off to SYNC UPPER indication. Slowly turn VT2 back to the point at which SYNC UPPER indicator just turns off to SYNC LOWER indication, and leave VT2 as is. 6. Turn MANUAL TUNING knob to obtain a frequency indication just 100 Hz above the carrier of the station being received. (only one advancement in the final digit). Now, the SYNC UPPER indicator should light. 7. Frequency counter should read 3.640 MHz + or - 100 Hz. Refer to the original message from Gary Pupurs on Genie as forwarded to this echo by Bill Oxner for a description on how to open, precautions to take, and how to identify the SYNC unit. Since my display is spot on, I did not open up the radio to verify the colors of the pots. The service manual is quite comprehensive and includes the owners manual instructions, disassembly instructions, adjustments and alignment procedures, voltage testpoint tables, sample waveform patterns, mounting diagram (ghost of PC board and components), schematic diagram, and parts list. It can be ordered by calling 816/891-7550 and going through the automated voices to publications. Cost was around $10 when I got mine three years and they do charge $3 for shipping and take plastic. As Gary Pupurs warned, fooling around without a Service Manual is not for the faint hearted and a trip to the Sony Service Repair Center will most certainly be more costly than the Manual. I order a Service Manual as soon as I acquire any consumer electric item and they have certainly paid off. Greg --- * Origin: The Emporium BBS HST/V32/V42 708-551-9275 (1:115/551) --