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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by M.Maaz, Sep 26, 2021.

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  1. M.Maaz


    Sep 26, 2021
    please help me my tektronix 2235 refuse to turn on at first time i plug it in the smoke come out and nothing and when i plug it in 2 time nothing no smoke no display even the power indicator light was off i click and rotate every button and nothing happens please tell me what should i do now thankyou
  2. 73's de Edd

    73's de Edd

    Aug 21, 2015
    please tell me what should i do now . . . . . .
    How long will it take you to figure out that the odor /smoke will tie into a component . . . and it will probably / usually show it.
    Drop the cover and concentrate on the center to right rear and center to right side quadrant, as that is the heaviest concentration of most likely parts.
  3. bertus

    bertus Moderator

    Nov 8, 2019

    Smoke coming from the instrument sounds bad.
    There must be something burned inside.
    It is likely in the powersupply section.
    Have a look at the Service Manual.
    It can be downloaded here:

  4. bertus

    bertus Moderator

    Nov 8, 2019

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  5. Externet


    Aug 24, 2009
    That model oscilloscope has the nastiest most convoluted complex switching power supply circuitry I have worked on.

    Use visual/nose detection of components burned and relate to schematic.

    Barely remember a small electrolytic capacitor at the edge of the printed circuit board failed often in several units. Other times also open electrolytic capacitors needed replacement in the same area. Typical symptom was ~1Hz repeated attempts to turn on.
    Once I had to give up on one of a dozen I repaired, all with power supply problems.. Could not find the failure :(
    That same day I gave my Tektronix to a needy person and never bought that brand again, no matter how famous they were. My wimpy Hitachis have never failed.
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