Re: Recapping Tektronix 2465


Thanks for clarifying that, Chuck.

Was there a different model where that was a problem? I seem to recall the issue but don't recall which model(s) were affected. Hopefully I'm not crossing up Tek and HP with this...

Barry - N4BUQ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Harris" <>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 12:57:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Recapping Tektronix 2465

All of the capacitors on the 2465 supplies have their polarity
markers pointing in the same direction. A few are non-polar
electrolytics, which don't matter.

-Chuck Harris

On Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:46:03 -0400 (EDT) "n4buq" <>
I don't recall exactly to which model(s) this may apply, but I think
one of the 24xx models have the polarity marked incorrectly on the PC
board for one of the filter capacitors. Apologies if I have this
confused with a completely different model/series but I thought it
worthy of mentioning here.

Barry - N4BUQ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ozan" <>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 11:37:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Recapping Tektronix 2465

You may already know but at least in some service manuals component
placement diagram shows location of C1132 and C1115 swapped
(wrong). This was the case for my 2467B, I assume it also applies
to 2465B. While desoldering take a note of the original value to
make sure. Ozan


C1132 would be 160V. C1120 can be 100V. C1130 would be 160V.
If you want
to use the original values of capacitance, fine. They can be
higher capacitance if you want. C1101 and C1102 would be 25V. If
I put 16V numbers there, it was my mistake. In mine, I used 16V
or 25V types (I do not have mine open at this time) for the 5V
supplies and 35V for the 15V supplies. These I had in stock along
with some other parts. I ordered what I needed. The
330mfd Mr. Yachad says to use, I did. The kit he sells is nice.
He is exactly
right about the film caps! Replace those! The X1 and Y1 can be
used if you want even higher voltage capacity than the 2 types.
In mine, the 1 types are
400-500VAC types. A 2 type can replace a 1 type. A 2 type is not
to replace a 1 type. The ones Mr. Yachad uses are also an
excellent/ideal choice. If you are on 230-240V mains, the higher
voltage caps are best. If you
have not already done so, go to Mr. Yachad's site about 2465B
recapping. I used that site as a reference do to mine. It was my
first time working on this
model. I did notice in mine the two 39meg resistors (R710 and
R910) on the bottom board were high, 45 and 50meg, and the 100meg
on the high voltage board
was 170meg. They are now 40 and 100meg respectively. I could not
get 39meg without a long string of resistors. Mine also did not
have R1010 and R1019 across the NTCs. That was factory done.


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