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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by JM, Feb 11, 2004.

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  1. JM

    JM Guest

    I've dug up my old digital multimeter. The display is very weak, can barely
    see it. It wasn't like that when I last used it years ago. Yes I know, new
    battery. Is this a quick fix?
     
  2. Sofie

    Sofie Guest

    It needs a new battery.
     
  3. RubbishRat

    RubbishRat Guest

    Try a new battery anyway, but you didn't mention the model. There was a
    problem with the LCD display on some early FLUKE digital meters, if the
    contrast of the display isn't improved with a new battery then bin it and
    get a new meter.
    Pete
     
  4. Eric

    Eric Guest

    If it is Fluke meter with poor LCD display visibility. Replace the electric
    capacitors under display section.
     
  5. RubbishRat

    RubbishRat Guest

    MMmmm !
    Sofie was probably right then.
    Pete
     
  6. JM

    JM Guest

    quoting:

    Micronta/Radio Shack 22-198U
     
  7. JM

    JM Guest

    quoting:

    Oh come on, try harder than that.
     
  8. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Don't toss a Fluke, those things are great and will last forever. I had the
    same problem with mine, I fixed it by cleaning the contact strip to the LCD,
    it's been fine ever since. A new one is around $200 so this was well worth
    it.
     
  9. Sofie

    Sofie Guest

    JM:
    Geeze man, replace the battery and see if that solves the problem...... it
    can't get any simpler than that. If a new battery doesn't solve the dim
    display problem I have some other suggestions. Try a new battery and post
    the results.
     
  10. JM

    JM Guest

    quoting:

    I already tried two batteries. It's not the battery.
     
  11. Bob Kos

    Bob Kos Guest

    Cool trick on the Flukes. I've done both of my hand helds for the same
    reason. The second one I picked up for $20 because of missing display
    segments. You gotta love the easy fixes....
     
  12. rstlne

    rstlne Guest

    Yea your lucky..
    I clean'd ours at work too (stoopid me), They were just gonna buy a
    replacement.

    Tho I do have a question.. What is that strip made out of ;)
     
  13. gothika

    gothika Guest

    I have an old 8060A that started giving me erratic dispays and low bat
    signals.
    After changing out the battery twice with no success I gave it a
    slight flat whack against my work table top(rubber mat) and it's
    worked fine ever since.
    I have a top of the line Sperry as well as couple of big counter top
    DMM's. Not to mention all my old Simpson's but I've gotten to like my
    Fluke the most.
     
  14. Another cool trick is opening up the 'budget' model only to find all
    you have to do is cut out the case blanks and add a couple of rubber
    buttons to have the (considerably) more expensive 'full featured'
    model.

    --

    Australia isn't "down under", it's "off to one side"!


    www.stanblaz.customer.netspace.net.au
    www.cobracat.com (home of the Australian Cobra Catamaran)
     
  15. WbSearch

    WbSearch Guest

    Can you provide more details re. your statement? I bought one of the cheapo
    models at JayCar in Paramatta, Australia for basic checks on our boat .
    Similar to the $ 2.99 model Harbour Freight sells here. Manual discusses
    things like continuity buzzer, low battery indicator, but they are not there,
    Thanks in advance,
     
  16. Bob Kos

    Bob Kos Guest

    That's a REALLY cool trick. Care to share a model # ??
     
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