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Broken oscope. suggestions on what to check?

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jrz126

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Hi All,

My broken oscope just arrived and I'm trying to figure out what needs to be replaced. Looks like it is out of focus. Hopefully it doent have any other problems, but I guess i'll find out once I get the display fixed.

Any idea where to start? I'm thinking it might be something with the high voltage board? I have another dead 2430A that I could swap with, but the board layouts are different. So I'm not sure if they are interchangable?
 

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Mr RB

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Yeouch! Looks nasty. ;)

The vert timebase is oscillating, maybe the horiz too, and there is a very obvious lower freq noise component shown by the darker areas...

I bet it's got bad caps in the PSU and the PSU rails look more like AC.
 
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