Assistance Needed: Repairing Advanced Laboratory Equipment

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Joined Jun 16, 2020
Hello everyone,

I am an electronic engineering student who has had some basic experience with repairs. So far, I have successfully repaired computers, notebooks, mobile phones, coffee makers, and have also handled some automation processes with Arduino and Raspberry Pi among other things.

However, I'm currently facing a new and considerably more complex challenge: repairing advanced laboratory equipment. I'm talking about devices such as chromatographic spectrometers, PH meters, automated condensers, etc.

While I feel confident with my general knowledge of electronics, the intricacy of these devices is proving to be a bit daunting. I understand that they require a solid understanding of both electronics and the physical/chemical principles by which they operate.

I'm reaching out to this knowledgeable community for guidance. If anyone has experience with this type of repair or can recommend resources (books, online courses, manuals, etc.), I would greatly appreciate it. Additionally, any advice on how to approach these challenges, safety precautions to take, or things to consider would also be extremely helpful.

Thank you all in advance for your time and any help you can provide.

Best regards,


Joined Feb 20, 2016
One of the things you need to keep in mind is the calibration of the equipment. Yes, you may well be able to repair the device but then it may need to be re-calibrated by a certified laboratory.