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Doug <carroll@...>
 

Hi,
my name is Doug and I am looking for a User Manual and Service manual
for a Tek 454 Scope. I had seen a source on the web but can't seem
to find it now. Does anyone know were I might find these manuals?
I understand tek is very expensive for printed versions of the manual

Thanks
DOug


Bill Gardner <gardnerwm@...>
 

Try this one. Bill

http://used-line.com/cgi-bin/manuals/manuals.cfm

Doug wrote:

Hi,
my name is Doug and I am looking for a User Manual and Service manual
for a Tek 454 Scope. I had seen a source on the web but can't seem
to find it now. Does anyone know were I might find these manuals?
I understand tek is very expensive for printed versions of the manual

Thanks
DOug


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Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@...>
 

Hi Doug,

I doubt you could get that manual from Tek at any price these days. Anyway,
if you go to the following URL, you can find a list of companies and people
who can supply you with copies of Tek manuals:

<http://www.reprise.com> Click on the Tek reference section and keep looking
around. You will find the list you are looking for.

Stan
w7ni@easystreet.com

Doug wrote:

Hi,
my name is Doug and I am looking for a User Manual and Service manual
for a Tek 454 Scope. I had seen a source on the web but can't seem
to find it now. Does anyone know were I might find these manuals?
I understand tek is very expensive for printed versions of the manual

Thanks
DOug

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james89es@...
 

You may also want to look at www.big-list.com under "manual
dealers". I have had good luck finding manuals from several entries
in this list.

Jim


Michael Dunn <mdunn@...>
 

At 5:07 PM +0000 2001/4/08, Doug wrote:
Hi,
my name is Doug and I am looking for a User Manual and Service manual
for a Tek 454 Scope. I had seen a source on the web but can't seem
to find it now. Does anyone know were I might find these manuals?
I understand tek is very expensive for printed versions of the manual

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Doug <carroll@...>
 

Thanks to everyone who replied,
I've contact several and am looking for the best price

Doug

--- In TekScopes@y..., "Doug" <carroll@u...> wrote:
Hi,
my name is Doug and I am looking for a User Manual and Service
manual
for a Tek 454 Scope. I had seen a source on the web but can't seem
to find it now. Does anyone know were I might find these manuals?
I understand tek is very expensive for printed versions of the
manual

Thanks
DOug


dhuster@...
 

Hi, Doug,

Check out the "Q&A" column in the February 2001 issue of "Poptronics"
magazine (formerly "Popular Electronics" and "Electronics Now"
magazines) for a list of manual sources. Also check out my post at
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/nostalgiaair/messageboard/newforum/840.htm
for manual source listings. Tek doesn't offer any manuals in paper
for older instruments, only on microfiche, but it's cheaper anyway.
Used 'fiche readers are cheap or many libraries have reader/printers
available.

Dean Huster
Contributing Editor, "Q&A"
"Poptronics Magazine"
q&a@gernsback.con
http://www.poptronics.com/forums/index.html


Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@...>
 

Hi Doug,

Are you really sure Tek still offers older manuals on microfiche? Last time
I checked I thought they had discontinued that, too.

Stan
w7ni@easystreet.com

dhuster@pb.k12.mo.us wrote:

Hi, Doug,

Check out the "Q&A" column in the February 2001 issue of "Poptronics"
magazine (formerly "Popular Electronics" and "Electronics Now"
magazines) for a list of manual sources. Also check out my post at
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/nostalgiaair/messageboard/newforum/840.htm
for manual source listings. Tek doesn't offer any manuals in paper
for older instruments, only on microfiche, but it's cheaper anyway.
Used 'fiche readers are cheap or many libraries have reader/printers
available.

Dean Huster
Contributing Editor, "Q&A"
"Poptronics Magazine"
q&a@gernsback.con
http://www.poptronics.com/forums/index.html

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dhuster@...
 

Hi, Stan,

I was the one (Dean) who mentioned the manuals on 'fiche. I suppose
that I'm only assuming that they're doing that since they were so hot
to get all of us Service Center technicians to quit using paper
manuals and rely solely upon 'fiche for our documentation. It must
have been the same folks who did the mechanical design on the 434
that came up with that idea. In 1982, you could order the manual of
Tek's oldest scopes on 'fiche. I just assumed .....

It also makes me sick. I may have told you this story already.
Since I was the sole tech at the OKC Service Center, I got all
the 'fiche updates each week and dutifully made them. But I never
threw away the old 'fiche as it was replaced with the new. When I
left Tek, I had a nearly complete set of 'fiche from the oldest
instrument to the newest, through all the T&M, television, medical,
IDG (computer) and old catalogs and sales literature. I literally
gave it all away to a friend in Dallas who owned a cal lab there (a
lab that was sucking away an alarming amount of business from the
Dallas Service Center -- I'll have to tell you about Dale sometime)
in trade for a few pieces of older hp test equipment. I'll bet that
I could sell that 18" stack of 'fiche on eBay for an easy 4-figures
today, especially if Tek no longer produces it. I assume that
they've converted it all to PDF?

Dean


Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@...>
 

dhuster@pb.k12.mo.us wrote:

Hi, Stan,

I was the one (Dean) who mentioned the manuals on 'fiche. I suppose
that I'm only assuming that they're doing that since they were so hot
to get all of us Service Center technicians to quit using paper
manuals and rely solely upon 'fiche for our documentation. It must
have been the same folks who did the mechanical design on the 434
that came up with that idea. In 1982, you could order the manual of
Tek's oldest scopes on 'fiche. I just assumed .....

It also makes me sick. I may have told you this story already.
Since I was the sole tech at the OKC Service Center, I got all
the 'fiche updates each week and dutifully made them. But I never
threw away the old 'fiche as it was replaced with the new. When I
left Tek, I had a nearly complete set of 'fiche from the oldest
instrument to the newest, through all the T&M, television, medical,
IDG (computer) and old catalogs and sales literature. I literally
gave it all away to a friend in Dallas who owned a cal lab there (a
lab that was sucking away an alarming amount of business from the
Dallas Service Center -- I'll have to tell you about Dale sometime)
in trade for a few pieces of older hp test equipment. I'll bet that
I could sell that 18" stack of 'fiche on eBay for an easy 4-figures
today, especially if Tek no longer produces it. I assume that
they've converted it all to PDF?

Dean

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Well, Tek USED to do exactly as you described . . . make all the old data
available on microfiche. I think they quit doing it a couple of years ago.
I am not familiar with the term "PDF" but I assume it is some form of
computer readable pages that would put the old microfiche images on your
computer screen. I am not aware that Tek has bothered to do that with any
but current instruments. I think all of the old data is simply "gone" as far
as Tek is concerned. And yes, that pile of old microfiche is probably worth
all of 4 figures today. Very sad . . .

Stan
w7ni@easystreet.com