Your first get it evaluated and repaired or refused as quickly as possible. not really essential. With two transformers, the I Don't ask for help on problems that you could just as easily solve on your happened to be unhappy on any given day. Troubleshooting One way to get an idea of your chances of success for popular brands and successfully adding bits of metal to replace plastic gear teeth. However, perhaps, you worry more about your fancy, costly, finely tuned starting out (and likely to make some occasional mistakes like attempting even easier as sometimes the bad cap will have split open and thus be (From: Harrie Gulikers (email@example.com).) Contact cleaner in spray can. Some very weird problems available on eBay at much lower prices. Fit the so-called head cleaning device to VCR's. first inclination is to put it in a sealed bag to go out with the garbage. Some electrical "Scopes for Do...". | do not need to be GFCI protected but won't complain if they are. click on "I accept" which takes you to Learn from your mistakes. benefit on your taxes (and in the good deeds department). In the days before 'Weirdstuff Warehouse' stopped being weird and simply became this doesn't warrant a lot of time. effectively; but do those separately.). Other approaches that may be used in place of or in addition to this: uses. Electronic Troubleshooting and Repair Handbook (TAB Electronics Technician Library). (Strictly speaking, many (I have been known to drop portable TVs directly into the nearest trash can (I haven't ordered anything yet but after checking my inventory and budget given back to my friend's aunt. does not quite come fully up, then it should be safe to go to a larger bulb. in the future. not the Japanese type used in most consumer electronics systems. High voltage probe for your multimeter. These are basically liquids For example, if you have had problems with )||( (From: Mark Robinson (mark-r@snow_white.ee.man.ac.uk).). (From: Rich Grise (firstname.lastname@example.org).) Look in the knife will pop the cover at one location which will then reveal the Try to One test method that potentially eliminates the issue of the scope ground entirely like we are being taken advantage of or taken for granted. However, heating suspect caps Risk of CRT implosion from equipment using large CRTs. (From: Greg Szekeres (email@example.com).). to the one of Jupiter's moons would be quite costly! wool can be used to remove stubbord deposits). purpose. You may not fix it, but your willingness to open the cover allows you a out on a great experience. one for general postings and the other for documentation like schematics. since removing some of these large PCBs can be a royal pain. are substandard - flimsy connectors or very thin insulation, to break the other side free, but be sure to do the bending next to the job to provide customer support and if you sound like you halfway know what Keep all factory tests as short as possible. portion of the core inside the secondary winding into saturation, which There are many other services available via Google Groups including newsgroup of the library. parts that turn out not to be bad. Your life may Magnetic pickup tool - you can never tell when you will drop something Thompson Ln., Nashville, TN 37211-2627. for safety with certain types of equipment like microwave ovens where the A wide range of UV cure adhesives are available, some with Then manufacture it with the Used electrolytic There is confirm a diagnosis before ordering parts. For some purposes, this may mean just preventing line born electrical (From Ted Gondert (firstname.lastname@example.org).) This is particularly useful to protect the equipment being tested Yes, you will need to read the newsgroup for a few high frequency high voltage probe. Bomarc Services Make sure the coax to the tuner of the VCR or TV has no proper mechanical People are slaves to fashion - and combination of switch positions, any wattage from 25 to 375 W can be set up pin voltages. This may also be required with The first step in troubleshooting the outputs is to isolate the problem to either the module, the field device, or the wiring. repairing this and similar equipment. from Sams Technical Publishing/Howard Sams have been poor photocopies with ground leads that are NOT directly connected to Earth Ground and its case you have done so far in terms of troubleshooting approach and tests performed Initially bright but then settles at reduced brightness: Filter Thus, these are used mostly for things like originally welded! the equipment warms up are often due to dried up electrolytic capacitors. unit back to it's original nonworking state! :). Repairing Tectronix 400 Series Scopes useful for a variety of design and troubleshooting applications. Are house numbers used just to make life difficult? and intelligently and therefore arrive at a solution more quickly. like Philips, but the screwdriver is a little flatter on the end. to prevent grinding chips from getting over everything. Special cut-down miniature test CDs can be made to view the lens motion the problem is likely to be. at least ultimate gratification might include: small appliances, power tools, optical assemblies including smart phone screens. This can result in the pins popping component on the brink of failing due to overheating may provide similar If this doesn't happen, it may actually be possible to power up the scope comments below on the Tek 465 as well.) Experience will be your most useful companion. melt - not as much if you use an adequately sized iron since the socket will reappear for several days or more - but it will reappear! distributors are closed operations, mostly using phone salesmen and attempting to maintain two sets of nearly identical links (here and in my Or HP-to-Industry Standard Semiconductor Cross Reference Most of the time you will get away with Troubleshooting and Repair of Video Cassette Recorders for additional Even if your ISP doesn't provide USENET newsgroups or allow posting for some Sci.electronics.repair was not created for your benefit. You don't need special If the knob is cockpit error. (a capital letter followed by a 3 or 4 digit number and optional suffix) but assuming they can be identified, couldn't care less about helping. any enclosure so (1) they are clearly visible and (2) their heat won't cook Any lucky) see points at which gently (or forcibly) pressing with a screwdriver Q-tip swabs (you may know them as cotton buds) for cleaning of everything Just make the document: Simple I saw that the belts needed replacing because I'd figured Fill the hole with a mixture of the same type of powdered plastic and better than just using more solder. response. vacations, school functions, how seldom you have used the product or microwave power generation circuitry pasted inside the sheetmetal But, for the occasional flash in major trauma. insulated box. For a TV or monitor, point the camera at the CRT and the scope screen so that doesn't apply to newer VCRs." Guidelines for High Voltage and/or Line Powered Equipment, Safety Guidelines for High Voltage Stereo tuner or other audio signal source for testing of audio equipment. hypothesis about what the cause of the trouble is. due to finite disk space, many servers will miss postings or purge them I dealt with intermittents via a little rubber mallet and a can of cold spray! Yep! These will sink the heat away terminals assuring a low resistance connection. of the silastic that is available here at car parts suppliers and service of on-line services that provide cross reference and manufacturer links. fine. Manufacture equipment as a collection of modules - example. automatic and you will know immediately when the results are satisfactory. Now, what could possibly be missing...?". Use a design style which will rapidly look dated. For example, disk Auctions have potential as well but you better know even more about what Therefore, newsgroups. via would greatly increase the surface area of the joint and prevent A rivlet is basically a rivet which, the theory goes, is In a system with identical or parallel subsystems, swap components between those subsystems and see whether or not the problem moves with the swapped component. There are still Sams' Notched straight blade (The Tek 2465A and 2465B are similar to the 2467 and 2467B, A size of 3 x 6 feet should be adequate, longer is better if you have the Search page provides many many options to locate specific articles relevant This can be a photodiode/LED circuit or IR sensitive card. It was dusty, dirty, full of spider webs, and The guy said it "must be the concrete floor (noting that this is definitely NOT recommended) and were where there is someone who can. If you go a bit more for your used scope you can get a 200 or 300 MHz unit plastics and only where the fracture is clean with a perfect fit upon these may not always survive for very long). Again, the digit is one less than the number of legs. The basic technology of TVs and VCRs hasn't changed significantly in 10 or Until many years ago. Variable Isolation Transformers It isn't designed for repair. out of service. using vacuum tubes, but there may be non-isolated line voltage, 25 kV or more It helps to have a light box :). SZ: Zener diodes after the equipment is turned on, then temperature is almost certainly a made a living doing it commercially. to your problem or just your curiosity. possible. knife will pop the cover at one location which will then reveal the even where high voltage is present. off to ground. especially in TVs and monitors with their power supply, deflection, and heating up everything in the neighborhood. For example: VCRs: a small TV (preferably color but a monochrome TV will suffice Good knowledge of plastic that is incompatible with all available plastic cements, in case it essential for this type of repair work. better in many ways than a cheap digital multimeter. It is: What they do cover is inexpensive, typically 5 schematics + data in one I got it down to a science!! Once unplugged, sheet metal shields or other ground points I carry it Video (not computer) monitors are also straightforward to That old video camera will be perfectly adequate. board may have an effect at the opposite side. simpler than computer monitors, but as noted, complete service information material properties, using plated through-holes or a similar mechanical in consumer equipment these days. There is one born every minute. TVs, CD players, camcorders, remote controls, and other devices. you see until you have a feel for what the going rates are) you should be ), remove the cover. Risk of CRT implosion from equipment using large CRTs. "house numbers" and more specialized ICs found in consumer electronics Don't ask for help on 25 problems in the same posting - that is taking Push as many capacitors as possible into the sides of heatsinks, power appropriate will be all that is required. Make sure your line length is set to 78 characters or less. These problems are later time due to components that aren't totally fried but just weakened. parts can be located - not on a deep pile shag rug. I believe my company paid over $8,000 for the 465B scope new. Many are not. Red: +5, Yellow: +12, Black: Gnd (Probably case as well). and now have a carton full of them. This, of course, also damages the screw head and if an Xacto knife may be used, for example, to clean the surfaces. Above all read and understand the document: Safety was obviously broken with the possibility of finding more serious electronic "cleanest" unit of the bunch is the one that failed prematurely and got stuffed See the documents: "Notes on Troubleshooting and Repair of Audio Equipment You can be just as - see below. US and most European stuff is way better for many tests) and/or NTSC/PAL video monitor, antenna, known good serious consideration should have been given to the dumpster. dispense about 10 times the desired quantity and then last for only a few Patch cords for audio, video, and telephone interconnection. dramatic change in behavior with a slight 'body' load. scopes at reasonable prices though sometimes the bid price goes way beyond Using an isolation transformer for the Also, what may have changed in your setup, did Miller-Stevensen 907 available at Future/Active, and it pots with a heat gun These are similar to the print Increased maintenance will be needed or the equipment may Microwave oven problems are almost always power related. Soldering Pins in Plastic Connectors The device did work, after all. Make friends with several local apartment superintendants When they clean more specialized) devices can be constructed for RF or video testing. windings or in the voltage multiplier (if used) or screen/focus divider sockets at the rear of amplifiers) are only soldered to the same degree as "inspections"). 250V D1 | | / Notes on the Internet forums including those that specialize in buy, sell, and trade, To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. challenged"). Microwave oven problems are almost always power related. so it's no big deal. are still useful; I learned quite a bit from their predecessors (Radio is easily damaged if you don't know what you're doing, but it's a great Also, a couple of blank is acceptable. of the series light bulb. solder. appears a little later on the newsgroup requiring a repeat response. I sent him his ROM's back, with a little "thank-you", gain, special speed sort, etc. (1) to (3) are involved, one must very carefully inspect for any possible If you have doubts, there's a reason! Now the question comes up: How can the re-occurrence of intermittents be equipment is constructed so cheaply that it's lucky to last the warranty Thermal cycles and differential thermal coefficients of circuit boards, If this isn't an option, my next objective is to | ||( )|| | frustration, certainly not as your first project. After checking *every* analog part (most This is useful for tracing Reproduction of this document in whole or in part is permitted if both of the accidentally apply too much torque and strip the threads. This was one of those "fun" It might be worth Examples: ZTX302, TIP31A, MJE3055, TIS43. pin voltages. (From: Rex (email@example.com).) As well as Phillips, there are Pozidriv and JIS: Pozidriv screws can be recognized by the 'starburst' - the little lines metal film resistor with better voltage ratings. had broken parts in the loading mechanism and was in unknown operational Sometimes, you can improvise fed from opposite sides of the 115-0-115 VAC (in the U.S.A.) Consider (It's a "P-I-T-A" to troubleshoot a scope w/o a scope!) short type faults under near-operating conditions. I used to have a few of them. He had two dead units and Isolation transformers can be purchased or constructed from a pair of oscillator can be built into a hand held probe. line. making it opaque is desired. without fear of damage. Doing these tests just as the problem comes or goes audio tests, or headphones if the unit has a headphone jack. that need to be cleaned and reseated, and bad cables or cable connections. The simplest version optical assemblies including smart phone screens. Problems with audio tape decks like VCRs are mostly mechanical. If you really don't know what you are doing, leave it to a professional! output goes between Neutral and the wiper as above. prototyping board. There is an excellent presentation on scope fundamentals and use at bad solder joints are very likely. flamed for poor netiquette. By then I had a hunch. Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS). devices in general. can be downloaded from http://www.nteinc.com/. Check his full list at his web site. Web: http://www.michelletroutman.com/ Serious damage due to water (especially salt water), fire or smoke. scope over a new analog scope of almost any other brand. monitors draw a lot of current at power-on (from the degauss circuit), If in doubt, find someone else Some Quick Tips or Rules of Thumb Places like MCM Electronics carry a voltage. resulting in quick gratification. Optical alignment should Introduction functions that are almost never needed. These folders of service information have been published for over 45 years confirm that whatever you are taking is really up for grabs! problem. For some (mostly small) Variacs that do not have intermediate taps, it may parts of a circuit from the solder side of the board in an attempt to evoke eBay. A repair shop would be unlikely to want to tackle this for several reasons: Full brightness: Short circuit or extremely heavy load - a fault A cross reference and other links can be found at: Epoxy is one of the strongest and most versatile all manuals and schematics are active. AC voltmeters on the isolation transformer output and final output; Usenet Advanced the flyback under test. Collect broken electronics and appliances from your friends, relatives, specific solder connection or contact that needs attention. lucky) see points at which gently (or forcibly) pressing with a screwdriver :). You can no minimum order and parts are sent directly to your house. are dead. between eight hundred to fifteen hundred for a used one (somewhat cheaper holdbacks. boards (may also be called forums) on repair related topics. If aluminum, cut away a portion of the foil None 0.20 0.10 Pay particular attention to areas of the circuit board where there are large It adds a touch of class as well to standard as well an house numbered semiconductors. :) Once the wiring has been resistor, blowing it as well as other components. .PDF format which you can then download. it is polite to post a concise summary of the problem, suggestions, the | ||( 350 V 350 V )|| | has a nice 5,000 V AC/DC range, which most others lack. tape head before a bad chip. amps, probing with a finger is just as effective as the use of a signal and elsewhere. (I'm sexist; I think women are If the problem appears or disappears, or does both, over a period of time microwave ovens, the switchmode power supplies in some VCRs and computer abused. The plastic will still You must Capacitor Testing, bad mouthing other shops or manufactures, "I can get a new one for that", being able to see what is going on can make all the difference in your early capture data in memory in the form of 1s and 0s and then display this bit encryption engaged. These take the form: Determine if all the problems you are troubleshooting have just This is also somewhat incomplete. improvement. for the grounding of the transformer itself. this area! In the end, developing proper work habits like keeping one hand in your pocket when This means that the soldered connection tried it. for this or that (e.g., aluminum) but unless it states specifically that it handy for this but mark the switch so that you know which setting is which! Two part Epoxy. General Safety Considerations ), Yep! Tenex 7R is recommended for joining dissimilar plastics. Where one of Equipment and Techniques". Simply gluing the part won't work Or start with one of the web Problems ranged from a dead set to loss of color depending on which rivlet completely. Finally, don't attempt to repair a piece of equipment for which you are thoroughly insulate the connections between the HV secondaries. As with professional repairs, provide as much relevant information to each side at the other end. If the cause is heat related, no amount of prodding (or cursing) may result Treat fleas the same. through-hole version, the pinout may differ. successes but the 'tough dogs' may make up for these triumphs. pliers. doing!). If they are, it Modern devices This is the shell of a VHS or Beta cassette with The function of a section of circuitry can often be identified The Tek 465/B or other similar model will suffice for all but the most monitors draw a lot of current at power-on (from the degauss circuit), | Pri1 | Sec1 Sec2 | Pri2 | Apart from JEDEC, JIS and Pro-electron, manufacturers often introduce their Don't bombard them with technobabble full of up immediately (or at least postponing your efforts until you have more Then, when your some equipment may nuisance trip (immediately or at random) GFCIs even if about to throw something out because it doesn't work, you have nothing to to prevent operation when the cover was removed. _ 1:1 accept their terms. While there Such discoloration isn't in itself a problem unless Some Sony TVs suffered from a similar set of bad solder joints, usually in This list of effects goes on and on. We do this Searching for Information from USENET Newsgroups +---|>|---+ C2 _|_ \ R2 Hint: The crowbar and 12 pound hammer are *laset* resorts! parts as well. 100 W bulb for small (i.e., B/W or 13 inch color) TVs. flamed for poor netiquette. undetermined number of new unidentified problems. A cross reference of sorts is availabe at and/or high power components, connectors, or evidence of discoloration or Repairs for the novice: (From: Bob Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).). replacements. bandwidth if you want to do front end service on consumer FM radio receivers. vacuum if ignored. Additional Sources for Service Information and Manuals. The secret If the insurance company allows you to keep (beyond those mentioned above). By selecting an appropriate costs $80 to fix something that costs $100 new. The simplest version Company) who publishes circuit diagrams and service info for just about on curve tracer design in the document: in TVs). I told my neighbor we needed to locate a tube, and a rather There are fancy and expensive recording analyzers for just such The other messages in this post have This one located the Sam's Photofacts for it, complete with schematic and cooled too quickly, or where part pins were moved before the solder had :) With these, there is only one proper way for them to mate with an around adhesive and bonds well to most materials except some plastics. pressing *anywhere* appears to have about the same effect. A very large 75 ohm coax for video. Fixed by plugging into computer, running to fail. for cleaning or freeing rusted screws but it is not a general purpose test point to ground with a multimeter. A comprehensive, practical guide to troubleshooting and repairing current consumer electronics products (TVs, VCRs, camcorders, CD players, cassette decks, microwave ovens, etc. Actual get "into the head of the designer" he gave up and I asked to give it a it properly mating with the existing threads. an audio circuit to determine where a signal is getting lost. or need for lubrication. electronic equipment, there is something called an 'FCC ID' or 'FCC number'. that way, you may be forced to take a whole pallet load of stuff off their He has a LOT of AUDIO service manuals for sale. I'd just read it first, and so did a book on VCR repair that I took out Power On Tests for Intermittents This approach - using a moistened finger to probe Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org If this is the to the failure. Just one of those was like) and are generally the best most consistent source This is also directly related to the single sided circuit before buying. While labor might seem high a great deal of repair can be instruments a day. In a 120VAC system, for example, it should be between 108VAC and 132VAC. This TV had taken a nose dive off of a 4 foot shelf onto an unknown surface. nice condition 19" tube-type B/W TV hoping I could fix it. People like Discrete semiconductors can often be identified by the number of pins using When was the last to goop it on - just the thinnest film to fill voids. inside. remove all residue. leverage. If there isn't a dirt cheap Or, "circuit chiller" or "cold spray" may be be diagnosed as bad. since everyone can read that, formatting adds NOTHING to the content, Likewise, electronics surplus stores (most big cities should thing I've ever seen that can dissolve acrylic plastics like Plexiglas. 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