Testing a Dead VT52

From: Ashley Carder <wacarder_at_usit.net>
Date: Fri May 7 09:46:17 2004

Something strange is going on. I posted this message last night, but I
sent it from a different email address. Then I noticed that it wasn't
up on the list, so I used the email address that I used when I registered
CCTalk and then it showed up on the list. It seems that my this particular
message was held hostage until it was released by the CCTalk email filtering
police! Maybe that's what happened with the "stolen altair" email from last
year that just showed up again recently.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ashley Carder" <Ashley_at_carderweb.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 11:21 PM
Subject: Testing a Dead VT52

> I acquired a dead VT52 DecScope today and I am going to attempt
> to revive it. I have a copy of the VT52 maintenance manual. I
> am also getting a second one that "lights up" in about a week.
> I am hoping to be able to create at least one functional VT52.
> Does anyone here have any experience repairing a dead VT52
> DecScope? When I apply power, I hear a mild hum coming from
> the transformer area, but there is nothing on the screen..
> no cursor, no raster. I just turned it on this evening and
> have not followed through the debugging information in the
> manual. One thing I did notice is that the manual talks
> about a fuse on the back. There is no fuse on mine, but I
> do see what appears to be a circuit breaker button on the
> right side near the on/off switch.
> Any ideas from experienced folk would be welcome!
> Thanks,
> Ashley
Received on Fri May 07 2004 - 09:46:17 BST

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