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Offline Vincent.P

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Re: Tektronix CSA-8000 / TDS-8000 repair experiences?
« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2021, 02:51:10 pm »
Dear all,
I'm looking for restore CD's for a CSA8000. It was running under W98; but i'm afraid the original disk died. Because it was alreay a 2nd hand , i unfrtunately don't get them.
Is there any one able to make copy/image of those ?
I basically need the special OS CD. It seems the application is available on Tek site.

Thank you.
Vincent
 

Offline dannybeckett

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Re: Tektronix CSA-8000 / TDS-8000 repair experiences?
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2022, 11:00:19 am »
Dear all,
I'm looking for restore CD's for a CSA8000. It was running under W98; but i'm afraid the original disk died. Because it was alreay a 2nd hand , i unfrtunately don't get them.
Is there any one able to make copy/image of those ?
I basically need the special OS CD. It seems the application is available on Tek site.

Thank you.
Vincent


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Offline xerxes

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Re: Tektronix CSA-8000 / TDS-8000 repair experiences?
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2022, 08:11:14 am »
Dear broken TDS8000 owners,

I have to say, I was reading the eevblog posts over years, and really here and there get very good advice or hints.
I have been repairing test equipment for mmm say more than 20 years now profesionally, but not for much profit, more for fun.
Since my main job is the design of radar and test equipment. But dont want to talk long here.
Here I want to give something back to the forum.
TDS8000 mostly suffer from flash corruption in the Xilinx 95xxx CPLDs. This is probably through the excessive heat on the motherboard in combination of time.
So errors look different on each scope, as bits may toggle in any of the 10 CPLDs. To find this out I sadly needed to buy 2 scopes
and read out CPLD flash contents. Since some of them have same content, i was able to reconstruct the original content.
On one PCB one CPLD was even dead.
Please find instructions attached. These files allowed me to successfully reapair two mainboards.
Please have fun and share.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2022, 07:20:33 pm by xerxes »
 


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