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From: Winfield Hill
Subject: Re: Broken HP scope 54600A can't be fixed (absolete) !!??
Date: 13 Sep 2002 10:27:06 -0700
Organization: Rowland Institute
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> I just started a job and one of the Sr. engineers told me that I could
> use this scope but to leave it on because is broken. I asked why didn't
> they just send it to have it repaired ? They tried, but Agilent (I have
> the packaging slip) said:
> "UNIT REQUIRES SYSTEM BOARD PART ABSOLETE/INACTIVE. RETURNED UNREPAIRED"
> WOW, I graduated last years and they just had gotten a bunch of these
> scopes for the lab. I thought they were great. Are they really obsolete?
HP changed to the 54600B in 1965, are you sure that wasn't what you
used in school? But those poor folks who bought 54600As in 1964 now
have un-repairable eight-year-old instruments, a sobering thought.
BTW, I thought I'd see what the 54600A is going for on eBay. Searching
30 days of completed auctions reveals a 54600A handle that went for $6.
Bidding for the more modern 54600B is around $350, with reserves starting
at $600. That's not a whole lot more than an Agilent repair bill. Hmm,
perhaps we'd better stick with just the handle. :-)
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