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Helper instruments co SM1000

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Donald Henderickx, May 16, 2019.

  1. Donald Henderickx

    Donald Henderickx

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    Oct 12, 2015
    Would anyone have any experience with troubleshooting a Helper SM1000 service monitor.
    Service manual or schematics (if they ever were available) would be great.
     
  2. bob91343

    bob91343

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    Mar 24, 2010
    I found a user manual at mods.dk but you will have to register to download it. I downloaded it but it's sketchy. No luck with service manual. I have a Singer/Gertsch FM-10 that needs some work but I think I am going to part it out, unless someone wants to have a go at it.
     
  3. Donald Henderickx

    Donald Henderickx

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    Oct 12, 2015
    Thank You . I have the original users manual and as you stated it is very sketchy. I also have S/G FM-10 which worked the last time I tried it. I have all the manuals for the FM-10 if they would help you. My experience with the FM-10 is if it has been siting for any length of time is to spray the bank of switches with radio shack or equivalent switch/pot cleaner and it will wake up.
    Thanks again for trying to find a service manual for me.
     
  4. bob91343

    bob91343

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    Frankly I don't really want the FM-10. It's too big and heavy, and I have other instruments that can do the same job better. It was given to me and after spending a couple of hours with it,, I realized that it doesn't fit in with the rest of my lab. I did some switch spraying but that didn't solve all of its problems. So my plan is to tear it apart and throw away most of it. I tried to unload it on ebay without success. Of course, packing and shipping for a bulky 50 pound instrument wouldn't be cheap for anyone but a local buyer.

    I also have problems with other obsolete gear, such as a Leader 322 signal generator that would be nice to have. It has dropped out of phase lock and so far I haven't been able to repair it.

    Good luck with your Helper unit. There are so many units out there that only need a bit of help.
     
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