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Offline lordvader88

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Obtaining schematics legitimately these days ?
« on: July 25, 2019, 11:33:57 pm »
What brand name consumer electronics could an average consumer even buy a schematic for ? When did companies making stuff like radio's, TV's, VCRs, computers, EE equipment, , stop selling/including schematics, or anything useful to a repair-person(or robot) for that matter ?
 

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Re: Obtaining schematics legitimately these days ?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 11:55:54 pm »
You're currently on post 930, so that's only 70 more to go.
There are lies, damned lies, statistics - and ADC/DAC specs.
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Re: Obtaining schematics legitimately these days ?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 11:59:09 pm »
Grrr, now you've got me started.

I still remember the days when a circuit diagram was stuffed inside the back of every TV set. Today there is no excuse for a circuit diagram or service manual not to be made available as a PDF via a free public download.
 

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Re: Obtaining schematics legitimately these days ?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 12:14:42 am »
Grrr, now you've got me started.

I suspect that was the OP's principal objective :(
There are lies, damned lies, statistics - and ADC/DAC specs.
Glider pilot's aphorism: "there is no substitute for span". Retort: "There is a substitute: skill+imagination. But you can buy span".
Having fun doing more, with less
 

Offline texaspyro

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Re: Obtaining schematics legitimately these days ?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 02:05:14 am »
I have a small GE microwave oven that I bought around 15 years ago.   The button than operates the door latch broke.  When I opened it up there was large foldout sheet  service manual in an envelope taped to the inside.
 
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Offline lordvader88

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Re: Obtaining schematics legitimately these days ?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 03:05:58 am »
So what does Tektronix and the like do these days ? I guess let the machine do a self-test and give you a service department.
 


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