Re: 475 Triggering Issue -- Will recent 468 Triggering Issue Thread Help Me?


Hello Tom,

I will gladly avoid touching the tunnel diodes, and will start with David's suggestion. The only service manuals I have are from BAMA, which are the Army TM--- model manuals. Will these do, or can you point me in a better direction? BTW, Bert's post is a warning to me that the 475 has potentially unobtanium parts. Right now, Tucker has Tek tunnel diode kits for sale. Can you, or Bert, post the proper kit part number for my scope? I should buy a kit now if it's one of those listed at Tucker. Tom, I noticed my thanks for your input on my 3325 repair effort got cut. Let me thank you here.


--- In TekScopes@..., "Tom Miller" wrote:

If you do work on the tunnel diodes, be sure to use a heat sink right up against the diode body. Ge tunnel diodes are easily ruined with heat.

However, I think David's comments are more likely the issue. That is because of the external trigger working.

Do you have the correct service manual for your 475?


----- Original Message -----
From: Bert Haskins
To: TekScopes@...
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] 475 Triggering Issue -- Will recent 468 Triggering Issue Thread Help Me?

On 01/25/2013 03:46 PM, stan_katz wrote:

I have an ancient 475 scope which works fine with an external trigger, but will not trigger on any of the internal sources. Should I start by reviewing the recent 468 triggering issue thread to get me going? If not, can anyone recommend a thread I should start with? Of course, I'd be delighted to receive help on this thread.


Probably not.
Going from what I had on 465Bs the triggering problem is often that
the tunnel diodes have changed in value.
There are many! threads about this in the archives.
It may be worth your time to try swapping the TDs from the B sweep section
with the A section to see if things change.
I had this problem come up when I was hunting for a process control network
problem while working in factory in a different country.
I swapped the TDs and the scope has been near perfect ever since.
Go figure.

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