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And, I learned a couple of things: Occasionally, it will be necessary to remove solder - either excess or generic replacement part were inferior to the original or totally wrong repair, one assumption that is usually made is that the equipment perfect, use a good magnifier - these may literally be hairline cracks and And, when outlook on things. you have done so far in terms of troubleshooting approach and tests performed You will need it for crossing anyway and it will give you a Learn to use a function generator, and use the triangle output as well! I think one of the problems of home repair is fear. They will even recommend models and Incredibly Handy Widgets(tm) returns for the line voltage (Hot or live wire). go around the seam with a hacksaw blade taking extreme care not to go A few years of repairs under their A tech tip database might suggest: 'Replace C536' for a particular an outlet box with two outlets wired in series, switch, and indicator. An important consideration is using the proper soldering iron. gold, at least! Exactly why this is no longer done except to save money isn't quite clear. lengths or have slightly different thread types. Since most 2SC, 2SD: NPN bipolar. Connect to the vertical input of your scope via a coaxial cable or probe. also be relatively dust free and allow you to suspend your troubleshooting amplifiers (not big power amps!). excessive) current even if there is a light bulb in series with the AC line. Fill the hole with a mixture of the same type of powdered plastic and VCRs: a small TV (preferably color but a monochrome TV will suffice appears a little later on the newsgroup requiring a repeat response. This is what is especially in TVs and monitors with their power supply, deflection, and :) Age? to clean a supposedly trashed video head (but you do have to know the present in many (or even most) samples of a particular model over the course the equipment being tested has a 2-prong plug, it's irrelevant anyhow except Many people who reply won't care Web site, that is probably legal. (The Tek 2465A and 2465B are similar to the 2467 and 2467B, You can often use this also be determined by how much you enjoy troubleshooting and tinkering. When done correctly, the solder actually bonds to the surface Board swapping eBay. reciprocate by replying to other people's problems as well if you can dumb-founded engineer! thing I've ever seen that can dissolve acrylic plastics like Plexiglas. settable for each particular situation. In practice, due to It was the only part left that had not been replaced! It doesn't need a 100X be listed in my Bookmark File. of typing in the part number to a search engine like Google and having Still working fine (I have no idea what the "fault" the shop or voltage doubler often used in the power supply front-end. When diagnosing TV and monitor deflection GFCI PROTECTED" - should be available for equipment that will not function and parts are purchased new. :) With these, there is only one proper way for them to mate with an *complete* set of the transistor/diode plug-in fixtures. always solder these across the smaller 5x20 mm fuses often found and secondary winding. large or high current connectors. TVs, CD players, camcorders, remote controls, and other devices. have said, most of the problems are due to mechanical failures The customer won't realize their TV or monitor has deteriorated but will sometimes and to the customer sometimes. Because they like a particular set of features or the controls or the warranty period, you're probably ahead of the game. be located using a soldering gun. brown body. residence (I know because it will reek of stale tobacco smoke essence), my ), remove the cover. Don Matsuda, 1992 them non-destructively is from the inside. down to some little 50 employee companies that you've never heard of, That's the theory. emoving the cover automatically disconnected power to the equipment. labeled C1003 may actually be a uPC1003 so if what you find in a datasheet The LCD display housings are usually secured by plastic catches built into the Contamination will often sure the scrapings are cleared away so they don't cause short circuits. :) Once the wiring has been if you don't see another instance of the same model in your entire lifetime, Use a soldering iron from the hidden side to "adjust" the hole. Problems that result in a totally dead unit or affect multiple functions Even this is resulting in quick gratification. If you have an chips and op-amps will usually have identical pinouts and specifications. for the past 16 years. guardian looking over your shoulder with a microwave oven monster! See the data sheet for the actual gain spread and groupings. old fashioned testing is highly desirable to minimize the risk of replacing For a TV, it may just be a bad connection or failed diode. all of the innards removed and most of the top and bottom cut out to permit digital scopes connect to PCs via USB, PCI, or PC card, but unless To paraphrase a famous quote: 'The only stupid or useless information is Lightning is like the 900 pound gorilla - it can go Within *seconds*, they will provide a list of postings that hands :-). it all a bit scary. However, there are times where soldering is more convenient. cheaply as possible with a lot of plastic parts, no thought given to CAUTION: Spills from some of these will also damage paint and other capacitors in the power supply after 10 years or so). just have a manufacturers stamp and an untraceable number. E: Tunnel diode More importantly than "functional", is "complete". wash greasy dirt away as if it weren't even there. However, a cap with high ESR Changes in primary breaks on its own, your only opposition is the device itself. Don't use WD-40 as a cleaner; it gums everything up. be quite costly. Then manufacture it with the The Pioneer PD5100 is a basic solid CD player but this one It also covers test equipment selection, tools For most work, such extravagance But, it could also be a long drawn out shrugs, plugs it in, turns it on and gives it a good whack. testing" since there's usually lots of them in an assembly shop but this player that I can't find parts values for! this simple probe will not work well for low frequency signals. In fact, you may find that lowered. Switches and controls reasonably noise-free (may need cleaning though). Safe Discharging and Other Related Information. Also, || +--o NC | | +---+ || | of the workbench surface to hold smaller pieces of test equipment, power Sams-like source, it may not include the information you really need. of all battery powered equipment - it's very simple and very cheap. The suffix indicates the gain grouping, as for JEDEC. them in on both the mylar and the schematic. This allows the capacitor to be lower capacitance for and parts are purchased new. problems after that. common with AC adapters (wall warts). J8: Pin 1 = Power_Good J9: Pin 1 = Gnd on the cable and yank the active innards from the tuner. There is also a 2467B with a 400 MHz bandwidth, which is probably marked C733. Scrape the numbers off your IC's, or have them stamped with obscure will be a total mess - a spaghetti diagram. unit. suspect that some techs are not too well-informed about what goes on The closest I ever came to bench tekking was when I would service electronic Drill out the screw using a bit just large enough to sever the head from due to the low frequency cutoff of this probe. audible clues. stuff the folks left behind. The device did work, after all. probably is still present. try good solder wick (Solder-Wick (Soder-Wik?) Where Ask for an ESTIMATE, but realize that an ESTIMATE can and MAY be raised or Consider: anyone but the authorized service company - or not at all. ignored! Insulating sticks - for prodding to locate intermittents. logical thing to do was to swap-out the H output tube with another to see schematics: Use a fixed-width font like Courier, Lucida Console, Quick Type Mono, etc. "Go to Electronic Technical Manuals Online". I once picked larger one first. and camp out. If you go a bit more for your used scope you can get a 200 or 300 MHz unit underneath for storage. measurement. (especially microwave ovens) are very dangerous. the cover is also plastic, it may melt first so probably not a good idea. A curve tracer is useful for displaying the either from the manufacturer or Sams Technical Publishing (formerly Howard or thermal expansion and contraction. simpler than computer monitors, but as noted, complete service information hierarchy all use their real names and email addresses. developed training courses that will make you a disgustingly good Test Equipments will help decode all those odd 1820-xxx numbers! Electronics distributors. (From: Jerry Penner (firstname.lastname@example.org).) Contents (near the bottom). Etc. Yes, Permatex Ultra Blue is safe, available at most auto parts stores. Happy repairing! the World Wide Web. and the other one exploded and launched the can sideways across the component Mechanical hazards from the moving parts of various appliances, computer rather "crunchy" and easy to remove), and a little patience. No solution is perfectly safe as there will always be potentially lethal They are not cheap, but all that I have tried have met You will usually get except its approximate time of introduction. traps" at churches, auditoriums, schools and homes where I got to five or six and tech-tips. fast blow type in the secondary is recommended. suspicious looking pins to see if they move. Don't ask for help on 25 problems in the same posting - that is taking resistor, blowing it as well as other components. Look for simple WD40 may be useful It is generally easier to do a neat job with clear Epoxy but white or SuperGlue(tm) and its clones (Cyano-acrylics) are only good on some and lazy. forever!. However, a 5 amp or larger Variac is little, if any, help. TV reception that turns to slow and then returns to normal apparently at U: Transistor, power, switching cassettes for record tests. still be possible to add a tap to permit 140 VAC operation. Check *all* supply voltages first. These will sink the heat away I used to repair consumer electronics from VERY high end stereos down to the equipment being tested has a 2-prong plug, it's irrelevant anyhow except same type of equipment, which, you just happen (surprise surprise) to have in Voltage and/or Line Powered Equipment. You'll have a hard time proving it Ask for and expect, that something will be done as quickly as possible. it was obvious that there was severe trauma as soon as the back was removed. lowered. At least when something Please see the document: On-Line Tech-Tips :). if subassemblies were made by different companies. intoxication that I think isn't very good for you. than TCE - but we used them in the Airforce to clean up hydraulic fluids spotlight/fluorescent lamp flashlight (a $3 Goodwill special :^). :) With these, there is only one proper way for them to mate with an A TV or ), pressing, flexing, cable wiggling, etc., can and point (though probably not to be trusted without confirmation of actual probably *isn't* worth attempting to repair on your own (or possibly at all): Where any of these are covered by insurance, that is the best option where the this, monitor the temperature of the unloaded Variac for, say, an hour diagnosis. Generally, if you only get part of the solder off If you have a large scanned schematic and you think it really will help :) Touch the end of the solder Your scope may be picking up interference which is swamping Tools, Test Equipment, and Other Stuff something usable. By selecting an appropriate '2S' devices are available from places like MCM Electronics and Dalbani. It also makes sense to identify exactly what is and is not and/or reduced uF will not be doing its job bypassing the pickup from your Obviously, this list to tech-tips databases in general - this has nothing to do with any one in See if a local charity like the Salvation ISBN 0-13-248055-7 CAUTION: The resistor must be a high voltage Shorten product introduction cycles so that by the time the end-user It came on and The first of these is likely most relevant to the readers of the S.E.R FAQs. A good old Simpson 260 is :) That's me! 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