Repair or Replace? [Was: Repairing Timex]

From: Adrian Graham <>
Date: Tue Jul 18 07:39:44 2000

Am I right in assuming DVM=digital voltmeter?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas Quebbeman []
> Sent: 18 July 2000 13:34
> To: ''
> Subject: RE: Repair or Replace? [Was: Repairing Timex]
> > Surely any serious computer hobbyist, especially one who is a
> > collector or preservationist, has at least the following: DVM,
> > oscilloscope (even if just an old 5mHZ one to look for
> things like PSU
> > ripple/spikes), soldering iron, logic probe, assorted hand tools and
> > perhaps a logic analyzer. These are not things that the
> average hobbyist
> > should be unlikely to have.
> I guess I got spoiled by working at the university and at a local
> electronics trade school, and then later for a small embedded systems
> firm. I almost always had a scope of someone else's available to use.
> Now I don't, and I regret not picking up a dual-trace 15 or 20mHz
> scope when I'd see one available, cheap, from time to time.
> My favorite was the Tektronix storage display scope. Now, I just
> try to get by using a Rat Shack logic probe and a DVM. Plenty of
> soldering irons (one Ungar, one generic one-piece, one Wahl), and
> various hand tools. A manual wire-wrap pen somewhere. A CSC bread-
> board. A fair selection of components, new and used.
> -dq
Received on Tue Jul 18 2000 - 07:39:44 BST

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