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Products => Test Equipment => Topic started by: Kitski on June 13, 2021, 03:58:52 am

Title: Transplanting a tracking generator option into another 8591C
Post by: Kitski on June 13, 2021, 03:58:52 am
Hi Team,

I have a non-working 8591C with option 011 (Tracking generator) installed and am considering removing this assy (as shown in the Service Guide, p469, Fig 11-18) and inserting into another working 8591C.
While it looks like a nightmare to physically remove and replace, would the donor's 8591C firmware recognise the new module, show on the user-menu and actually do it's TG magic ?

Any suggestions and hints warmly welcome !

Thanks in advance,

Kitski
Title: Re: Transplanting a tracking generator option into another 8591C
Post by: bob91343 on June 13, 2021, 05:15:37 am
I would love something like that for my 8594L.
Title: Re: Transplanting a tracking generator option into another 8591C
Post by: Kitski on June 13, 2021, 05:35:51 am
Hi Bob91343,

Are you seeking a complete replacement option 011 assembly to replace an existing faulty assy or to retro-fit the option like I'm attempting to do ? 
I'd rather hear from someone who has successfully removed this 011 assy before attempting it myself as any securing screws are (very) well hidden and the service manual offers few, if any clues.

If the assy can be transplanted and the firmware recognises the option, it may be a worthwhile exercise.  Otherwise ....  :)

Kitksi


Title: Re: Transplanting a tracking generator option into another 8591C
Post by: ps on June 19, 2021, 12:22:17 pm
I have a non-working 8591C with option 011 (Tracking generator) installed and am considering removing this assy (as shown in the Service Guide, p469, Fig 11-18) and inserting into another working 8591C.
While it looks like a nightmare to physically remove and replace, would the donor's 8591C firmware recognise the new module, show on the user-menu and actually do it's TG magic ?

With a HP 8591A this worked without any issues. There are two calibration constants that need to be entered after the TG has been fitted. Usually they are written onto the module, otherwise you will have to extract them from the donor system before scrapping.