Category Archives: Repair

Repair of malfunctioning equipment

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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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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Fluke 26-III Corrosion Repair

The Fluke 26-III and 79-III models are identical except for the model number.  This model adds some extra features not available on the 77-III (and its identical twin the 23-III), like frequency and capacitance measurement, 4000 counts vs. 3200, RMS … Continue reading

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Ideal Carbon Footprint

No this is not about green energy or climate change.  It’s about DMM repair, of course.  I found it interesting for two reasons, the fact that a very simple fault almost escaped detection, and that the root cause was, while … Continue reading

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Fluke 80-series Faded LCD Segments

This is probably the single most common problem with older Fluke DMMs such as the 83, 85, 87, and 88 models.  Referred to as “faded digits”, “faded segments” or “fading display”, it happens when the connections between the printed circuit … Continue reading

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Fluke 170-series Kickstand Repair

Does your Fluke 179 have a loose kickstand (tilt stand, tilting bail) that pops out whenever you try to prop it up for use on the workbench?  Blog reader LDSisHere from over at badcaps.net contacted me with this problem, and … Continue reading

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