Author Topic: Tabor Electronics 8553 Arb signal gen repair  (Read 194 times)

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Offline Romain

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Tabor Electronics 8553 Arb signal gen repair
« on: October 18, 2021, 08:07:39 am »
Hi, I have this arb signal generator that had a rough ride.
When powering it on, it made cracking noises and released the magic smoke. I suspect the mains caps and should have checked them first, but didn't have the time...

My question is: is it worth fixing, or just dump it...
(same question for the scope in another thread)

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Offline Kleinstein

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Re: Tabor Electronics 8553 Arb signal gen repair
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2021, 09:01:14 am »
If there was litterally smoke, after not using it for an extended time there is a chance this would be input filtering caps. Such a failure is usually relatively easy to repair though the unit may stays smelly for quite some time and really to remore the last residue can be hard. It is at least worth a try and look.
 


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