Author Archives: modemhead

About modemhead

Fixologist and multimeter junkie.

IBM 8060A/AA (Fluke 8060A) Refurbish

Not much time for blogging these days, but this one is overdue.  A reader of this blog was kind enough to send me his retired IBM 8060A/AA multimeter.  (Thank you HK.) This is really a Fluke 8060A in a light … Continue reading

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Reality Check

Just a note to say that Mr. ModemHead has been occupied with some of life’s realities the last few weeks (well, months actually) and hasn’t been able to respond to all your questions and comments.  The real-life situation is still … Continue reading

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A Very Unique Fluke 8060A

Blog reader “Dmitri” has sent pictures of a very unique and interesting modification he performed on his recently acquired Fluke 8060A.  The LCD was ruined, so he has fashioned a replacement using green SMD LEDs arranged to form 7-segment numerals, … Continue reading

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Fluke 80-series Jack Assembly Rebuild

There seems to be a trend in Fluke repairs here lately.  Other than your occasional fusible resistor, the problems seem to be related to materials instead of electronic bits.  Cracked and broken plastic, and metal fatigue.  Are these design problems, … Continue reading

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Dirty Multimeter Clean-up

Recently someone asked how I get the old used multimeters featured in these blog posts to look shiny and clean.  For the most part, the answer is surprisingly simple: disassemble, scrub parts with soap and water, dry, and re-assemble. But … Continue reading

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Fluke 70-series Knob Removal

Happy New Year 2014!  Doing some housekeeping and software updates, found this information was buried in the photo galleries. Here’s how to remove the knob on a Fluke 70-series DMM (the older, rectangular-style meters.) This includes the original and series … Continue reading

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