Simple Faults

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Title

Simple Faults

Description

A sheet detailing how to check for faults in a piece of electronic equipment [unidentified].

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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One typewritten sheet

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Identifier

MNealeETH1395951-150731-101

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Transcription

[underlined] SIMPLE FAULTS [/underlined].

1. [underlined] NOTHING ON SCREEN [/underlined].
(a) See that switches on control panel and above Indicator are on.
(b) Turn up brilliance control.
(c) Check valves alight in Indicator and Receiver. If not, change 4 pin plug to another 4 pin socket on the control panel.
(d) If the green light on the control panel is not on, check the main D.C. fuse (No. 23 on main fuse panel, labled [sic] Special Radio).
[underlined] NOTE [/underlined]. The green light may be u/s. and so no light will be seen even if the fuse is O.K. If the valves in the Receiver and Indicator are alight, it indicates all fuses are O.K.
(e) Check cables for tightness.

2. [underlined] TIME BASE PRESENT BUT NO GRASS OR SIGNALS [/underlined].
(a) Check time base and Calibration toggle switches for correct setting.
(b) Check A – J switch on “N” position.
(c) Turn up gain control.
(d) Check blue lead to both Indicator and Receiver.

3. [underlined] NORMAL PICTURE BUT NO SIGNALS – OR WEAK SIGNALS [/underlined].
(a) Check that frequency switch on Receiver is on position 5.
(b) Check green lead to Receiver and at Aerial.

4. [underlined] SIGNALS DRIFTING ON TIME BASE AND UNABLE TO LOCK [underlined].
(a) Check that switch at top of screen is in the vertical position.
(b) If set has just been switched on, give it time to warm up.
(c) If set has been on a long time, switch it off a while to cool.

5. [underlined] ABNORMAL PICTURE ON SCREEN – HALF TIME BASES, NO CALIBRATION PIPS ETC [underlined].
(a) Usually toggle switches are responsible – Flick each up and down several times to clear dirty contacts.

6. [underlined] OPERATION – USING ONE STROBE ONLY [underlined].
Example: “C” strobe missing:-
(a) Take “B” reading in ordinary manner.
(b) Drift “C” signal to top time base.
(c) Take “C” reading as if it were a “B” and add 30.

7. [underlined] REPORTING FAULTS [underlined].
All faults should be entered in the snag book with as much detail as possible.

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Citation

“Simple Faults,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 14, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16782.

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