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  1. michaelw6
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    michaelw6 RPM Services Electrician's Arms

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    Hi guys been a while I've had alot going on in my life with ill ness and one thing and another. Any way long story short.
    I lent out my tester to a so called friend and he failed to say he had broken it! I found tin foil around the fuse and the continuity no longer works.
    After a massive argument he offered to pay for repair so off it went to kewtech. To which the response I got was its irreparable.
    WTF all they have to do is replace a pcb?
    I rang them and was told don't make the bits any more.
    So they calibrated the rest and I now use it as a loop, RCD and had a cheap continuity tester purchased as a replacement.
    I thought I'd give it a go thinking it would be a component or track blown. Cannot see anything and I do not even know which of the three pcbs inside does the continuity.
    we'll scouting the internet for help or schematics is impossible it seems and asking for help is not working.
    So I put it to you anyone know anything about repairing these can advise or any way I could get it fixed?
    Hope you read to the end without falling asleep, just trying to give as much information as possible.
    Cheers mike
     
  2. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I lent my lads core drill this week, and burnt it out. Gonna cost me £150 to get a new one. Meantime I send the broken one away to see if it’s repairable. He’s coming over the weekend to drill the remaining holes with the new core drill.

    See where I’m going with this? :)
     
  3. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    Do you mean, you borrowed your Lad’s core drill?
     
  4. snowhead
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    snowhead Respected Member

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    Try someone like the link below who will attempt repairs on anything electronic.
    They don't list meters but might be worth a try.

    I've used someone similar to these, it may actually be the one in the link, in a previous employment for repairs to random items.

    Repairs - https://www.repairtech.co.uk/services/repairs/
     
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  5. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Nope, I lent it from him. You bored with being inapplicable.
     
  6. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Not disagreeing with you, but they're still selling KT64 brand new - how can there be no spare parts?
     
  7. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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  8. snowhead
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    snowhead Respected Member

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    Revised model because the Continuity side of the electronics are prone to failing??:mad:
     
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  9. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Send it to alpha electronics, they will repair it.
     
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  10. The Flyinhos
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    The Flyinhos EF Member

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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    and if it's not repairable..... get a Megger.
     
  12. Barnaby Stedman
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    Barnaby Stedman Regular EF Member

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    I had exactly the same problem - continuity stopped working on my megger mft 1552 but everything else was ok. I found out that i had to replace an internal fuse and got the fuse and did the job myself. now works perfectly
     
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  13. Rob
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    Rob Control System Engineer Respected Member

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    Come on now, it's not just a board, it's the paper work and man hours spent faffing around with a meter. They probably told you it's not repairable because it's cheaper an easier for you just to buy a new one.
     
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  14. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I had Bosch laser level, and I cracked the glass lenses, laser still worked okay. Unrepairable according to Bosch, 'cos they don't sell spares.
     
  15. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    i had a 1552, ragged readings on continuity range, called back by calibrators as unrepairairable . was just a soldered connection on the back of 1 of the 4mm sockets. took 20 mins to fix.
     
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