Re: 454 screen brightness issues?

Jack Ohme

Oh dear. The Z axis blanking doesnt seem to work either. Maybe this is a
grid issue after all

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:55 AM Jack Ohme via Groups.Io <machinamancerjack=> wrote:

Where should I be looking for those DC restorers, in the -1920v?

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:52 AM Jack Ohme via Groups.Io <machinamancerjack=> wrote:

Upon resistance testing the cathode and grid, it seems to want to conduct
one way (in negative resistance, according to my meter), and not conduct
all the other...
So perhaps the grid is not broken after all? Although this was with the
whole socket connected, so for all I know I could just be reading a diode
in the circuit, although the -10Mohm resistance would be odd for that.

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 8:10 AM Chuck Harris <cfharris@...> wrote:

I saw that once in a 2456B's CRT. An internal weld between
a strap and an element broke, leaving an open circuit on
the CRT's intensity (control) grid .

The symptom was the intensity started out low, readout seemed
fine, and the beam could be moved with the intensity control,
but the beam kept getting brighter and brighter.

-Chuck Harris

Mlynch001 wrote:
wondering if maybe the grid assembly was knocked loose during
maybe? I'm not intimately familiar with the CRT construction, so
someone more well-acquainted with Tek's CRTs could give me some idea
what may be going on...
While fixing my newest 465 I recall seeing a post where a 465 had a
similar problem. The OP found an internally disconnected Grid pin.
is the post.

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