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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62350 on: July 03, 2020, 10:02:56 am »
Was just reading the Condoraudio document. CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE JUST TELL ME I NEED TO REPLACE A SINGLE CAP AND ALL WILL BE FINE???

Yes, you can replace a single cap and all will be fine. Provided you replace the correct cap, that is  >:D

And its brother, which is leaning on it heavily.  ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62351 on: July 03, 2020, 10:21:28 am »
Well, racapped most of the PSU. Gonna call it "Symphony In Wuerth Red". Just a few piss ant small caps left, forgot the bag at home  :palm:.

All caps measure fine this far, not even below nominal. I know it doesn'tell the whome stoty (don't have an ESR meter). But still, in terms of job satisfaction this is pretty much a dud this far.

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62352 on: July 03, 2020, 10:54:47 am »
Well, racapped most of the PSU. Gonna call it "Symphony In Wuerth Red". Just a few piss ant small caps left, forgot the bag at home  :palm:.

All caps measure fine this far, not even below nominal. I know it doesn'tell the whome stoty (don't have an ESR meter). But still, in terms of job satisfaction this is pretty much a dud this far.

Looks very familiar.  ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62353 on: July 03, 2020, 11:20:59 am »
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I hate the German Telekom! Arrogant fucking incompetent bastards!
To be exact: I hate some of ther managers, which decides dumb things!

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just use morse code with a sufficiently strong pulse laser. That will get their attention.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62354 on: July 03, 2020, 11:27:02 am »
Those who survive the experience, maybe...  :o

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62355 on: July 03, 2020, 11:52:55 am »
Mnem ... an exercise in consistency.  We can always trust you to take things just that little bit too far - but to entertaining degrees.


What worries me is that I like it.   :scared:   ;D
 

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« Reply #62356 on: July 03, 2020, 12:31:21 pm »
.......Snicker........ :P :P :-DD

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« Reply #62357 on: July 03, 2020, 01:19:43 pm »
And look at the state of America now  :-DD

I digress. We’re no better here.
 
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« Reply #62358 on: July 03, 2020, 01:21:58 pm »
And look at the state of America now  :-DD

I digress. We’re no better here.

Hey, it was good for the first 200 years or so. But yes, it has gone to shit.  ::)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62359 on: July 03, 2020, 02:04:23 pm »
Well, racapped most of the PSU. Gonna call it "Symphony In Wuerth Red". Just a few piss ant small caps left, forgot the bag at home  :palm:.

All caps measure fine this far, not even below nominal. I know it doesn'tell the whome stoty (don't have an ESR meter). But still, in terms of job satisfaction this is pretty much a dud this far.

I believe it's electrolyte leaking on the traces that's the issue here, though I'm sure there are many ready to correct me if I'm wrong.


re: Brexit new and old, and Western politics generally; A wise man once said, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance". Well, we took our eye off the ball and allowed the demagogues to take over the asylum again.
Since it's only happened, oh, every 3 or 4 generations or so, from the beginning of recorded history until now, we can not be forgiven for forgetting the consequences and allowing it to happen again.
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The plot regarding the FX951 thickens. I picked the package up fro the Post Office this morning, and when I got home from work, opened it with some trepidation.
To my surprise, I found what appears to be pretty much a NIB item, with 4 tips, none of them used, 5 coils of 2mm desolder braid, a tube of Amtech 223 flux, and an iSesame spudger, all new, wrapped, and unused. Indeed, the power unit hasn't even had the sticky feet attached; they're still in a ziplock baggy with the sponge. The mains flex is not new however, but who cares...
The only fly in the otherwise pristine ointment is the absence of the control card, needed to change temperature settings, though I'm sure I can hack that in pretty short order, my guess is it's just a safety interlock type thing.
The ad did mention "no card" though I didn't know what that meant...    ::)



Does make me wonder if the slow dispatch speed was a case of seller's remorse. Typo on BIN price maybe?   :-//
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62360 on: July 03, 2020, 02:19:26 pm »
You're better off without the fuckin' thing; the way they made that lil' bastard, the card is right in your way anytime you want to change the handle, and you have to hold your hand in an awkward position to change the temp unless it's up on the shelf.  |O

If I'd been arsed to hack the stupid thing on mine, I might have discovered whatever fault it had BEFORE it died in a blazing fireball of toxic smoke.  :scared:

BTW, welcome to semi-civilized soldering iron country; let me know when you get tired of the mentally-defective firmware on that thing and want to convert to a nice user-friendly OLED T12 controller.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62361 on: July 03, 2020, 02:32:44 pm »
Confirmed, the second Anritsu i can keep as a part unit, they don't want it back. 8)
i have a teardown and test if interested. ^-^
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62362 on: July 03, 2020, 02:34:48 pm »
You're better off without the fuckin' thing; the way they made that lil' bastard, the card is right in your way anytime you want to change the handle, and you have to hold your hand in an awkward position to change the temp unless it's up on the shelf.  |O

If I'd been arsed to hack the stupid thing on mine, I might have discovered whatever fault it had BEFORE it died in a blazing fireball of toxic smoke.  :scared:

BTW, welcome to semi-civilized soldering iron country; let me know when you get tired of the mentally-defective firmware on that thing and want to convert to a nice user-friendly OLED T12 controller.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62363 on: July 03, 2020, 02:34:58 pm »
Fan wiring in an old HP bench power supply. I'm sure it didn't leave the factory like this. But who does something like that  :o
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62364 on: July 03, 2020, 02:35:47 pm »
Fan wiring in an old HP bench power supply. I'm sure it didn't leave the factory like this. But who does something like that  :o[attachimg=1]

That looks perfectly save....
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62365 on: July 03, 2020, 02:38:25 pm »
You're better off without the fuckin' thing; the way they made that lil' bastard, the card is right in your way anytime you want to change the handle, and you have to hold your hand in an awkward position to change the temp unless it's up on the shelf.  |O

If I'd been arsed to hack the stupid thing on mine, I might have discovered whatever fault it had BEFORE it died in a blazing fireball of toxic smoke.  :scared:

BTW, welcome to semi-civilized soldering iron country; let me know when you get tired of the mentally-defective firmware on that thing and want to convert to a nice user-friendly OLED T12 controller.  :-DD

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You keep bitching about your experiences with that Hakko and I have no issues with mine. Works fine.

Sounds like an operator issue to me.  :P :P >:D :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62366 on: July 03, 2020, 02:39:04 pm »
Confirmed, the second Anritsu i can keep as a part unit, they don't want it back. 8)
i have a teardown and test if interested. ^-^



I predicted that.  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62367 on: July 03, 2020, 02:40:01 pm »
Fan wiring in an old HP bench power supply. I'm sure it didn't leave the factory like this. But who does something like that  :o[attachimg=1]

That looks perfectly save....

Gorillas in the Mist.  ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62368 on: July 03, 2020, 02:41:34 pm »
Fan wiring in an old HP bench power supply. I'm sure it didn't leave the factory like this. But who does something like that  :o[attachimg=1]

That looks perfectly save....

Gorillas in the Mist.  ;D

It's a few mm away from the case. May even be a mains powered fan. I hardly dare look.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62369 on: July 03, 2020, 02:42:26 pm »

The only fly in the otherwise pristine ointment is the absence of the control card, needed to change temperature settings, though I'm sure I can hack that in pretty short order, my guess is it's just a safety interlock type thing.
The ad did mention "no card" though I didn't know what that meant...    ::)



Does make me wonder if the slow dispatch speed was a case of seller's remorse. Typo on BIN price maybe?   :-//[/color][/size][/b]

Easily hacked. The card blocks photo diodes.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62370 on: July 03, 2020, 03:04:10 pm »
Mnem ... an exercise in consistency.  We can always trust you to take things just that little bit too far - but to entertaining degrees.


What worries me is that I like it.   :scared:   ;D



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62371 on: July 03, 2020, 03:12:48 pm »
You're better off without the fuckin' thing; the way they made that lil' bastard, the card is right in your way anytime you want to change the handle, and you have to hold your hand in an awkward position to change the temp unless it's up on the shelf.  |O

If I'd been arsed to hack the stupid thing on mine, I might have discovered whatever fault it had BEFORE it died in a blazing fireball of toxic smoke.  :scared:

BTW, welcome to semi-civilized soldering iron country; let me know when you get tired of the mentally-defective firmware on that thing and want to convert to a nice user-friendly OLED T12 controller.  :-DD

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You keep bitching about your experiences with that Hakko and I have no issues with mine. Works fine.

Sounds like an operator issue to me.  :P :P >:D :-DD

Naahhh... I have a wife to grind my testicles into a fine paste and set my workbench on fire; I don't need appliances for that.  :-DD

Glad to hear you're happy in at least one of your relationships, tho...   ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62372 on: July 03, 2020, 03:23:37 pm »


Confirmed, the second Anritsu i can keep as a part unit, they don't want it back. 8)   i have a teardown and test if interested. ^-^

Good deal!  :-+

I suspect there's a reason the CRT hood on that just snaps on; quite likely they had a camera attachment for capturing the graph like Tek and their Polaroid monstrosities. ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62373 on: July 03, 2020, 03:38:49 pm »

The only fly in the otherwise pristine ointment is the absence of the control card, needed to change temperature settings, though I'm sure I can hack that in pretty short order, my guess is it's just a safety interlock type thing.
The ad did mention "no card" though I didn't know what that meant...    ::)



Does make me wonder if the slow dispatch speed was a case of seller's remorse. Typo on BIN price maybe?   :-//[/color][/size][/b]

Easily hacked. The card blocks photo diodes.

Indeed, very simples, just any old piece of opaque card or plastic will do.




I'm surprised no-one else has spotted the reason for the low price yet. Took me half an hour before the penny dropped.

Listing pic:


Maybe that will clue you in.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62374 on: July 03, 2020, 03:46:37 pm »
   The plot regarding the FX951 thickens...   The only fly in the otherwise pristine ointment is the absence of the control card, needed to change temperature settings, though I'm sure I can hack that in pretty short order, my guess is it's just a safety interlock type thing. The ad did mention "no card" though I didn't know what that meant...    ::)

Does make me wonder if the slow dispatch speed was a case of seller's remorse. Typo on BIN price maybe?   :-//

Why? How much did you pay...? Something jammy-worthy...?   OIC... Yup, its a clone. Mine was NOT.  :palm:

   https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3030721

This is what you're looking for, BTW. IIRC, you can also make one out of cardboard pretty quick.  :-+

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