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Troubleshooting The Instrument; Objectives; Concepts - Philips M3001A Service Manual

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Troubleshooting the Instrument

Objectives

In order to meet this chapter's objectives, you should be able to diagnose and isolate
hardware failures to the level of the "field replaceable part".
In addition, this chapter describes how to troubleshoot problems using error codes and other
support functions including:
• How to use the Status Log to check for error codes, and other service information.
• How to interpret error codes and how to use them to isolate faults.
Use this chapter when you suspect you have a problem with your Monitor, your
Measurement Server or your Measurement Server Extension, or whenever you are referred to
this chapter from another part of the Service Guide.
This chapter is divided as follows:
Part 1 Troubleshooting Checklists—This part provides check for the obvious hints and tips.
Part 2 Isolating and Solving Instrument Problems—This part provides the following:
• Tables that list Instrument symptoms as well as causes and remedies for Instrument faults.
• Techniques for troubleshooting the Instrument before you disassemble it.
• Checks you can make to isolate problems down to a specific replaceable part, for example,
the Power Supply.
You can often determine whether a failure has occurred simply by referring to the
troubleshooting table in "Part 2 Isolating and Solving Instrument Problems".
Part 3 Using Support Functions—This part describes support features available to the
Measurement Server and the Measurement Server Extension as follows:
• Information on how to use error codes.
• A description of the boot process.

Concepts

Trouble
shooting
INOPs and
Error Codes
Troubleshooting the Instrument
This is the essential diagnostic step to be taken prior to any repair.
These are the types of messages that generate and display to inform the user
when the Instrument has been unable to perform an operation.
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