Re: Repairability of SD-24, SD-30 & SD-32 sampling heads

Reginald Beardsley

I rather feared that was the case. So "For parts" units are a significant gamble. I was very lucky that the two SD-22s I got for $150 delivered both turned out to be good. That seller mostly dealt in electrical power parts, boxes, breakers, etc.

And one never knows if the claim "untested" is true or not. It's very easy for someone to have two eBay accounts. One selling tested kit and the other selling "untested" which are actually known to be unrepairable and for which they have a "no returns" policy.

I have verified that the NVRAM does *not* store the last instrument settings and it does not store the RTC values. But what they store is still a mystery.

I'll summarize my adventures once I replace the NVRAM.


On Mon, 3/25/19, Bob Koller via Groups.Io <> wrote:

Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Repairability of SD-24, SD-30 & SD-32 sampling heads
Date: Monday, March 25, 2019, 10:07 AM

These are thin film hybrid
microcircuit assemblies. Easy enough to repair IF you have a
well equipped hybrid lab and access to the right chips.
Figuring out the correct parts, and then finding the die,
could be a major problem, as hybrids are bit of thing of the
I was a hybrid microcircuit
manufacturing engineer in a past life.

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