# Tektronix HV differential probe failure

#### opeleg

Joined May 15, 2009
3
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

#### kubeek

Joined Sep 20, 2005
5,650
What kind of distortion? Can you post a picture of the actual signal and the signal through the probe?

#### opeleg

Joined May 15, 2009
3
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.

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