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  1. I have a Fluke 8060A (True RMS) DMM.

    I turned it on the other day, and nothing happened, so I changed the
    battery, and when that didn't work, I tried another fuse to no avail.
    There is nothing on the screen at all.

    Does anyone have any ideas on anything else I can try, and tell me if
    it is worth it to try to get it repaired? Or should I just toss it and
    get a cheap DMM?(That way when it breaks, I won't be out of a lot).

    Thanks a lot.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
  2. DaveC

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  3. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Fluke is one of the best available. I would call Fluke directly and enquire
    about servicing it properly. Their service rates are reasonable, especially
    when you see how much the cost to buy.

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    I have a Fluke 8060A (True RMS) DMM.

    I turned it on the other day, and nothing happened, so I changed the
    battery, and when that didn't work, I tried another fuse to no avail.
    There is nothing on the screen at all.

    Does anyone have any ideas on anything else I can try, and tell me if
    it is worth it to try to get it repaired? Or should I just toss it and
    get a cheap DMM?(That way when it breaks, I won't be out of a lot).

    Thanks a lot.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
  4. Ross Mac

    Ross Mac Guest

    That's a nice meter......and very accurate. I think I bought my two for
    about $450 or so. In any event, I would just send it to them. Last time I
    sent one of mine out it cost $150 and it comes back calibrated in a few
    weeks or so. You could fix it yourself, but unless it is something simple,
    you may have to recalibrate it. Unless you are so equipped for that....well
    I guess you got the picture....
     
  5. Mally

    Mally Guest

    open chassis and w/ohm meter checkcotinuity from pos side of battery
    until open circuit is found. also possible ringout gnd side circuit
    and/or traces. possible cold solder or open resistor. If all else
    fails, a reputable repair center (who is actually qualified) is Peach
    state Instrument Co in Marietta Georgia phone 770 424 0447. If you
    find open resistors (they're precision value) peachstate will probably
    give you the value but will definitley sale the parts. Ask for Dana.
    He's an old timer who knows these units very well
     
  6. Andre

    Andre Guest

    Its got 9Vbatterycontact-itis. :)

    Try replacing the 9V holder and see if it starts working again.

    -A
     
  7. It seems that what it costs repair one of these units, can more
    logically be used to buy several cheap, new DMMs.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
  8. larry

    larry Guest

    How old is the meter....fluke has a very good repair policy.
    Larry
     
  9. Thanks for the advice.

    It's probably cold solder.

    Nevertheless, I'll look into replacing the battery holder , and then
    the next step would be calling up the repair center(if I determine it
    is worth it).

    Thanks again.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
  10. ========================================

    Darren,

    I have emailed a URL to you, so you can download the Fluke 8060A
    Service Manuals. I can also email you a separate (military)
    calibration procedure manual for the Fluke 8060A, if you want it.

    The 8060A service manuals (two versions available: about 140 pages/5.7
    MB (PDFs) each; one is for the 300V version of 8060A) do include a
    troubleshooting section, full schematics, theory of operation,
    maintenance, calibration, etc etc.

    If you need any other service manuals, I have *hundreds* of them,
    listed at:

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    http://www.fullnet.com/u/tomg/manuals.htm

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    And I can often find ones that I don't yet have listed.

    Good luck!

    Regards,

    Tom Gootee



    http://www.fullnet.com/u/tomg

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    "If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished."

    "There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand
    binary and those who don't."

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  11. Peter Lowrie

    Peter Lowrie Guest

    I thort Fluke has a lifetime warranty.
     
  12. Darren,
    I do have a Fluke 8060A True-RMS Multimeter manual for mine which is I
    believe a 1000V.

    But would I have any use for a calibration procedure manual, since
    I've never even seen the inside of a multi-meter?

    Thanks.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
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