CAUTION: Before servicing receivers covered by this
service manual and its supplements and addenda, read
and follow the SAFETY PRECAUTIONS on page 3 of this
NOTE: If unforeseen circumstances create conflict
between the following servicing precautions and any of the
safety precautions on page 3 of this publication, always
follow the safety precautions. Remember: Safety First.
General Servicing Precautions
1. Always unplug the receiver AC power cord from the AC
power source before;
a. Removing or reinstalling any component, circuit
board module or any other receiver assembly.
b. Disconnecting or reconnecting any receiver electrical
plug or other electrical connection.
c. Connecting a test substitute in parallel with an
electrolytic capacitor in the receiver.
CAUTION: A wrong part substitution or incorrect
polarity installation of electrolytic capacitors may
result in an explosion hazard.
d. Discharging the picture tube anode.
2. Test high voltage only by measuring it with an
appropriate high voltage meter or other voltage
measuring device (DVM, FETVOM, etc) equipped with
a suitable high voltage probe.
Do not test high voltage by "drawing an arc".
3. Discharge the picture tube anode only by (a) first
connecting one end of an insulated clip lead to the
degaussing or kine aquadag grounding system shield
at the point where the picture tube socket ground lead
is connected, and then (b) touch the other end of the
insulated clip lead to the picture tube anode button,
using an insulating handle to avoid personal contact
with high voltage.
4. Do not spray chemicals on or near this receiver or any
of its assemblies.
5. Unless specified otherwise in this service manual,
clean electrical contacts only by applying the following
mixture to the contacts with a pipe cleaner, cotton-
tipped stick or comparable non-abrasive applicator;
10% (by volume) Acetone and 90% (by volume)
isopropyl alcohol (90%-99% strength)
CAUTION: This is a flammable mixture.
Unless specified otherwise in this service manual,
lubrication of contacts in not required.
6. Do not defeat any plug/socket B+ voltage interlocks
with which receivers covered by this service manual
might be equipped.
7. Do not apply AC power to this instrument and/or any of
its electrical assemblies unless all solid-state device
heat sinks are correctly installed.
8. Always connect the test receiver ground lead to the
receiver chassis ground before connecting the test
receiver positive lead.
Always remove the test receiver ground lead last.
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9. Use with this receiver only the test fixtures specified in
this service manual.
CAUTION: Do not connect the test fixture ground strap
to any heat sink in this receiver.
Electrostatically Sensitive (ES) Devices
Some semiconductor (solid-state) devices can be
damaged easily by static electricity. Such components
commonly are called Electrostatically Sensitive (ES)
Devices. Examples of typical ES devices are integrated
circuits and some field-effect transistors and
semiconductor "chip" components. The following
techniques should be used to help reduce the incidence of
component damage caused by static by static electricity.
1. Immediately before handling any semiconductor
component or semiconductor-equipped assembly, drain
off any electrostatic charge on your body by touching a
known earth ground. Alternatively, obtain and wear a
commercially available discharging wrist strap device,
which should be removed to prevent potential shock
reasons prior to applying power to the unit under test.
2. After removing an electrical assembly equipped with
ES devices, place the assembly on a conductive
surface such as aluminum foil, to prevent electrostatic
charge buildup or exposure of the assembly.
3. Use only a grounded-tip soldering iron to solder or
unsolder ES devices.
4. Use only an anti-static type solder removal device.
Some solder removal devices not classified as "anti-
static" can generate electrical charges sufficient to
damage ES devices.
5. Do not use freon-propelled chemicals. These can
generate electrical charges sufficient to damage ES
6. Do not remove a replacement ES device from its
protective package until immediately before you are
ready to install it. (Most replacement ES devices are
packaged with leads electrically shorted together by
conductive foam, aluminum foil or comparable
7. Immediately before removing the protective material
from the leads of a replacement ES device, touch the
protective material to the chassis or circuit assembly
into which the device will be installed.
CAUTION: Be sure no power is applied to the chassis
or circuit, and observe all other safety precautions.
8. Minimize bodily motions when handling unpackaged
replacement ES devices. (Otherwise harmless motion
such as the brushing together of your clothes fabric or
the lifting of your foot from a carpeted floor can
generate static electricity sufficient to damage an ES
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