OT: Semi-functional scope?

From: LordTyran <a2k_at_one.net>
Date: Tue Sep 21 17:58:44 1999

About 2 years ago a friend of mine gave me a "Bell & Howell Schools"
scope. I put it in my basement for a few years until I've had time to look
at it. A friend guided me through the alignment over the phone so I get my
dot centered on the screen. But I can't get it to start (is sweeping the
word?) I just get the dot. Turning the controls to any place other than
where he told me results in the dot falling off the screen (to the left
usually). I've tried to get results by connecting low-level audio sources
including music and white noise, but still nothing on the display other
than the dot. Any ideas? I need to have it working by 3rd period Friday
because my friend is bringing an Arp 2600 analogue synthesizer to my
chemistry class to demonstrate different wave forms and it will be a lot
more effective if we can demonstrate the different waves if theyc an be

Oh, I forgot to mention that when I opened it up, there was a REALLY long
CRT (I'd say more than 1.5 feet) that ran the entire length of the
cabinet. Other than a bit of a rusty shield under one of the went holes,
it was REALLY clean on the inside... but had several spider webs and dead
insects. How something can be home to little creatures but not get dusty
is quite beyond me... the only openings are the vent holes in the top,
which are long skinny things that shuold have let it all the dust...

Received on Tue Sep 21 1999 - 17:58:44 BST

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