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EEVblog #1336 – DT71 LCR Tweezer Destructive Teardown + Lab Update

Destructive teardown o nthe Miniware DT71 LCR meter Tweezers Plus a lab move update. Forum: ...


  1. Hi Dave,
    pretty cool machine, I used to stand at the fairs in front of those machines with the big eyes 😀

    You could try booting the machine from cd with the knoppix distro and access the drive from there. Redhat is kinda cranky sometimes…

    I’d look in /home /var /usr/local and /srv for interesting the things.


  2. RedHat Enterprise is for systems that require better reliability and long-term support.

    While starting up, kudzu was checking the hardware configuration to see if any new hardware was added that needs to be configured. The message about the missing sound card was associated with that.

    If you can get the keyboard working, open a terminal emulator and poke around in /proc. You can learn a lot about the hardware by looking at various text files there. Also, run the command “dmesg | more” to read startup messages. Many are related to finding and starting support for hardware devices.

    If it were mine, and I had some use for it, I would try installing openSUSE Linux. 😉

  3. PSU looks like a re branded SPI or Sparkle Power PSU. Very good psu manufacturer. Still use one at work, its about 10 years old and still ticking.

  4. This crazy looking ISA + PCI connector isn’t PCI slot.
    Probably it’s very special and expensive 32-bit ISA slot.
    Search for it: VLB = Vesa Local Bus.

  5. Hi Dave.
    I think your RSS feed is messed up for this episode. It’s not appearing on either the BitTorrent or the RSS.

    Looking at the RSS XML it looks like something went wrong. It’s causing my RSS reader to spit out errors. Could you please take a look?


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  7. Dave, May want to get into this system, I reckon this would be management for your Rubidium/GPS standard?


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