Hp 1630D logic analyzer

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Sparky49, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Sparky49

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    Hi all,

    I have found a logic analyser which is a really good deal, however, there is one problem with it. The leads on the back have been cut.

    It's the Hp 1630D logic analyzer, and I presume the cut leads are for the probes.

    Is it possible to fix these - can I buy or make some myself?

    Here is what I'm talking about;
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    It's the thick wire coming out of the back.

    Many thanks,

    Sparky
     
  2. #12

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    Lovable as you may be, I can't seem to pickup what you are pointing to.
    Please help me see what it is you want.

    In general, if a human attached that wire, you can too.
     
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  3. Brownout

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    Who would commit such a heinous act on a harmless instrument?! Looks like the wires are all there. Why not just splice them back together?
     
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  4. praondevou

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    I think we have one or two of those lying around and will soon get rid of them (nobody is using it). If you explain better what you mean I could have a look next week.
     
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  5. Sparky49

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    My apologies guys, this isn't the actual photo, I'll see if I can get one up in a minute

    praondevou, if you do end getting rid, could I have one of the probes please?
     
  6. Sparky49

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    Here's the pic:

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  7. #12

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    OMG! That's awful! And the Phillips screws are badly worn.
    It's a big job, but you can do it.
    Start on a day when you have all the patience in the world.
    That will be the most important requirement.
     
  8. Sparky49

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    I have a lot of patience!

    I haven't bought it yet, but it is repairable?
     
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    It would be repairable for me.
    It just needs a lot of nice, clean, soldering to attach the cut cables to the inside of the machine.
     
  10. Sparky49

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    That's the thing though - it doesn't come with any probes. Would I be able to get some that work with this scope?
     
  11. crutschow

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    Next time you post a picture, please compress it to a smaller size. It's humongous. ;)

    I'm quite sure you need those rectangular boxes which are the interface between the probes and the logic analyzer. If you don't have those I think you are SOL. :(
     
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  12. Sparky49

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    I might buy it anyway - atm it's only £5.

    Still if anyone can spare one probe... :)
     
  13. Sparky49

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    And my apologies for the big picture - straight from the sellers site, and it's a lot smaller too.
     
  14. Sparky49

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    Well, I didn't win it. Seems like I can never get a decent bit of test equipment...
     
  15. Brownout

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    Here's what I do. Everyone waits until the last 10 seconds or so, and then tries to guess what the winning bid will be. If I want something, I add 30% of the price at around 15 seconds or so, and if the price I calculate is reasonable, I bid that price at 10 seconds to go. Doesn't always work, but I've won some nice gear like that.
     
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  16. Sparky49

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    I tried that, but the winning bid was in excess...

    In fact I try that with everything, but I still can't get any test equipment like that. I'm very lucky to have been given a simple oscilloscope, and I made my own power supply, but they are both not very helpful when I need more precise measurements. Hopefully some day I'll find some good stuff, but cost is the biggest factor right now.

    It makes debugging much more fun! *twitch*
     
  17. Brownout

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    You can buy simple pc-based logic analyzers nowadays for cheap. Though those you are showing are nice instruments, and the ones to have in their days, they aren't really necessary for the home developer. I don't have links, but I was looking not long ago, and found PC-based logic analyzers for a hunders bucks or so.
     
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  18. Sparky49

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    I'll have a look, thanks for the tip. :)
     
  19. praondevou

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    Well , one of those we have here is a HP 1662ES, the back looks quite different from yours. The other one is a Philips something...

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    EDIT: Oops I just saw you didn't win the auction...
     
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  20. Sparky49

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    Well, if your company doesn't need one...

    How much would postage be (roughly)
     
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