Troubleshooting

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by RG23, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. RG23

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    I need to build strong troubleshooting skills

    given an electronic circuit and to find the defect what precise steps need to be taken

    do you really need to know the function of each and every component

    For instance at present when I look at a circuit I am not sure what the capacitor, resistor or transistor etc is actually performing which function.

    Did any of you have the same issue and then became proficient in troubleshooting?
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012
  2. cork_ie

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    I would start by becoming familiar with power supplies both transformer and SMPS types. How they work and how to test.

    It makes subsequent fault finding easier as overloads or no loads in subsequent stages become easier to identify.
     
  3. panic mode

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    first learn how components operate in general then try to understand what circuit does or how it operates.
     
  4. #12

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    First, understand the theory of the circuit you are working on, only then will your measurements make sense. Measuring a voltage or current without knowing what to expect is useless.
     
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