Re: FG 504 problems
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anything but the most trivial manuals.
Between what they withhold for proprietary reasons, what
they put in odd places, what they got plain wrong, and
what they simply didn't get around to documenting, there
is always something missing... something to wish for.
I needed access to the boards on a FG504 I am currently
repairing, and so I pulled the cables off of the floating
power supply board and removed it...
It took me an hour to trace all of the unlabeled connectors
back to their origin, so that I could figure out which one
went on which pin.
Yes, I know, I should have taken a picture... but I had another
FG504 in for repair so I figured I could just crib off of it...
except that someone had beaten me to it, and removed all of
the same connectors on that unit... OOPSIE!
Honestly, I am pretty happy that Tektronix did as good of a
job as they did on including pertinent information in their
manuals... I'll hold them to perfection when I can achieve
Colin Herbert via groups.io wrote:
Thanks for that info, Dan. Would you believe that when my wife brought me a mug of tea in bed this morning, I was reading the FG 504 Manual and noticed where the jumper is marked on the schematic. I think I was thrown as to its circuit location by the physical location on the circuit board. However, that revelation left me with the puzzle of which was the default (non-VCF) position and I was wondering as to how I might investigate that, when I looked at my email and your reply gave me the answer!