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the Fluke - realy something from a Fish !

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hi al,
no, I realy do not like to come here.
BUT :
in August 2001 I bought a new Osziloscope, a Fluke Scope Meter serie 192. price 4287.- Swiss Franks ( yes, 4287 of the real , good and hard ones !! )
now, this winter , as I am not in good healt, I used the time to send the Oszy to the Fluke Service Agend in my country for repairing Chanel 1, get a new Accumultor and get made new Calibration of the Instrument.
stunning by the Answer I recived : Scope Meter 192 is not reparable,- no service will be done on it !
I was thinking: bloody laisy Swiss, - so I have to go to a bigger one in Germany, where Fluke runs three big service centres, they promysed to repare al Fluke Instruments !

----- should I continous with typing what a answer I got from them :?:
<908 <1002 <013 <056 <067 <096 <128 - and so on.....
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a "throw away" scientific instrument - that is deplorable :!: :!:
if i ever want to buy an oscilloscope it won't be a fluke :!:
i know that reads funny, but it's not :roll: :roll:

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Yeah beat, get well soon.

Maybe there is no market for repairing oscilloscopes as there are now dozens of cheap copies made in China? Seems to be the way of the world these days. Unfortunately.

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Beat,

Sorry to hear that you have not been well, I wish you a speedy return to good health.

On the subject of Fluke meters, I don't think they are anything like the top product they used to be. I bought a 196B for it's 'scope function last year, the screen is not really big enough and the resolution of the trace very poor. It just about does what I need it for (testing pots), but I was disapointed.

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hi al,
abouth the Oszyloscope:
steve m wrote:if i ever want to buy an oscilloscope it won't be a fluke
( ore any other Mesuring Instrument )

this is what I was telling this company as well !!!

abouth my healt: in a month ore two I guess it will be ok. ( just right for the new biking season <1010 )
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My 'scope is a Tectronics TDS210, cracking little thing with some good software. Second hand off evil bay fro a couple of hundred quid. Had it five years knocking around in the van, still works great. Not a great believer in calibration, modern tolerances on components are very good, and if it is a software calibration, why should it change? If it does, it will be obvious, and easily checked against another meter (the chances of two meters drifting the same way are infinate, well almost). I have repaired my fluke meters (Fluke 87) and spares are available if you hunt around, what is wrong with the channel (most common is the BNC connection to the board, or some large bit vibrated off its mount), a visual inspection should show if it is home fixable, and if not then landfill is the answer (but you probably can't do that in Switzerland).

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yes minety, soon I will have a look in there.
evan with one chanel only but a accu which is o.k. it will do the job for me. ( partly )
ad this time, it is a bit hard to persuade my wife I do need a new one. :oops: <211
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hi al,
my fluke is running agayn !
as I have opened the instrument, checked everyting with my eyes , my hands and my nose - could not find anything wrong.
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just the akku pack wich is to old of cause I took it out , bought 6 new cells and solderet it together as the original one.
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fit al back in place and reset the software part back to factory setings -- and a miracle happens, - it works like brand new !!!!
funny - isn`t it ?
and Fluke sayd- not repareable - ore if they do it, - no warranty - and costs of around 1500 SFr. - so not advisible to repair !

you may beleve ore not -- I feel a good bit beter now :!:
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Most things can be fixed with gaffer tape and/or velcro, but with sticky metal and sticky plastic anything is possible :thumb
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Hey beat

It's a miracle!
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Yeas Ian,
Ian Hingley wrote:It's a miracle!
this happen`s sometime... ;-)
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Ian Hingley wrote:It's a miracle!
just to say, - MIRACLES DO NOT HOLD FOR LONG MOST OF TIME :cry: <218
after the summer season I started again on the CDI. - but, the Fluke failed again.
tryd everithing, - result: the METER input is stil working, ( 2.5 mesurings a second ), but the two BNC inputs chanels are NOT running anymore ! <076 <096 <125

ordered a other one ( X- mas present from my wive for the year 2020 :oops: )
ATTEN ADS1062CML, hope then I can get on the winterhobby agayn....
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Your fluke had two isolated channels, the ADS1062CML has two, but they share a common ground.....carefull beat
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thanks minety, but I think I can live with this one...
I use almost only one chanel ad the time, so it could do it for me
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hi gents,
as I was still surching from time to time for a place that probably will repair my scopemeter, GOOGLE dropped me in to a forum where they discussed a nearby similar mesuring instrument.
there seams to be a adress of: Joel Friend at scopemeterrepair.com in Hartville, Missouri 65667 US.
anyone ever heard of it ?
I will sending it away tomorrow and see what is coming out on this one....
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( I would like to go out for a ride and recording what the Voltage is doing, as there must be a miracle somewhere..... :???: )
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Spend a few franks and buy an analogue meter they are easier to read.
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no skyp, - I do need a recorder, -enough gauges on my board to keep a eye on them.....
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beat wrote:there seams to be a adress of: Joel Friend at scopemeterrepair.com in Hartville, Missouri 65667 US.
anyone ever heard of it ?
I will sending it away tomorrow and see what is coming out on this one....
hi all,
recived a postpack today, - and it looks good inside!!!!
guess I can say more in a vew days <216
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hi all,

abouth my Fluke Scopemeter 192.

first I must say: I have not had ever a beter service on a Repair then with this Adress:
beat wrote: Joel Friend at scopemeterrepair.com in Hartville, Missouri 65667 US.
Gentlemans, this is realy a frendly and honest place, and they do not only giving promises, no, they do what they say! ( very unusual in this days :!: )

the Story is :
when I found this adress in the net, I mailed him the situation of the Instrument .
he gave me clear answers abouth the repair and the detailed costs of it, evan a top limit of the costs when something other will be found brocken down inside.
lots of the prices for repairs are noted in the clean webside of the place and by the end they keeped very close to it !
also with the timetable for the repair it was spot on!

once the scopemeter was back in my place, it was working for exactly 10 days and it was broken down agayn :(
a Email to Joel Friend in Hartville with a description of the new fault and a other 7 days later I recived the new part from the postman.
it was the Foil underneath the buttons wich was faulty by age, and the replacing part was a new design by this guy, much stronger in the shape of a printed plate.
a exactly advice how to replace was making it easy to do for me and since then, <1005 <1005 <1005 it is working perfectly
the price for this platine : free - nothing - gratis - no charge !!!
the all repair was around 800 SFr. ( today same in $ US ), therefrom 200 was for postalfee only.
and the scopemeter works as good as by the first day when it was new, new charger, new accu, all inclusive and some time a warranti on the thing now.

so what is to say: if you ever hear from some Fluke Scopemeter problems ore repairs, - keep the fallowing Name in mind:

Joel Friend , Boiles Road in Hartville Missouri 65667 US < scopemeterrepair.com >

( the place is near Springfield, where the SIMPSONS live, maybe HOMER works there, - how ever - a perfect Job they have done !!! )

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All Fluked up then beat? :???:
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A "happy ending" story! Thanks for telling us about Joel and his business.
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minetymenace wrote:All Fluked up then beat?
:?: :?: :?:
Jack Gifford wrote:A "happy ending" story! Thanks for telling us about Joel and his business.
yes, one of the good storys. ( and a good name to keep in mind.)

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