Tektronix HV differential probe failure

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by opeleg, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. opeleg

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    May 15, 2009
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    I was surprised to see that my P5205 probe is broken and giving me a distorted waveform. I paid $1500 for it a few years ago from Tektronix. A new one costs about $1200. Tektronix wants $1100 to repair it, and I haven't even sent it to them yet.

    Anyone know a good alternative for repairs? I might have to attempt to do it myself but i'm short on time at the moment.

    Thanks,
    Omer
     
  2. kubeek

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    What kind of distortion? Can you post a picture of the actual signal and the signal through the probe?
     
  3. opeleg

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    May 15, 2009
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    Violet is accurate, Green is the distorted waveform. I have 3 of these probes and 2 are working correctly.

    I tried opening the bad probe and its seemingly impossible without breaking something. I don't think I'll ever be buying from Tektronix again.
     
  4. opeleg

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    Found something, disconnecting the Red lead does not affect the waveform at all, so it seems like there is a broken trace or bad fuse inside the probe for that lead. However I can't seem to open the damn thing.
     
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