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Electronics Tutorial - Operators Manual
This is part five of a seven part series intended to provide a basic knowledge of electronics, test equipment, pinball manuals and troubleshooting in order to allow the reader to effectively repair pinball games. With that goal in mind I have simplified the explanations and purposely glossed over some details that add no value, and can easily confuse beginners. The Operators/Service Manual can either be your best friend or worst nightmare. My purpose in this article is to explain the different types of information available and how to get the most out of them. ...
 
 
Electronics Tutorial - Test Equipment
This is part four of a seven part series intended to provide a basic knowledge of electronics, test equipment, pinball manuals and troubleshooting in order to allow the reader to effectively repair pinball games. With that goal in mind I have simplified the explanations and purposely glossed over some details that add no value, and can easily confuse beginners. Digital Multimeter The most common piece of test equipment you will use while troubleshooting a pinball game is a digital multimeter (DMM). You can use it to test voltage, resistance, current and on some...
 
 
Electronics Tutorial - Transistors
This is part two of a seven part series intended to provide a basic knowledge of electronics, test equipment, service manuals and troubleshooting in order to allow the reader to effectively repair pinball games. With that goal in mind I have simplified the explanations and purposely glossed over some details that add no value, and can easily confuse beginners. Important Note Please read my blog on soldering before attempting any circuit board repairs. Replacing circuit board components requires advanced soldering skills. Diodes Diodes are the building blocks...
 
 
Electronics Tutorial - Basic Electronics
This is part one of a seven part series intended to provide a basic knowledge of electronics, test equipment, service manuals and troubleshooting in order to allow the reader to effectively repair pinball games. With that goal in mind I have simplified the explanations and purposely glossed over some details that add no value, and can easily confuse beginners. Important Note Please read my blog on soldering before attempting any circuit board repairs. Replacing circuit board components requires advanced soldering skills. Voltage, Current and Resistance The three...
 
 
Electronics Tutorial - Integrated Circuits
This is part three of a seven part series intended to provide a basic knowledge of electronics, test equipment, service manuals and troubleshooting in order to allow the reader to effectively repair pinball games. With that goal in mind I have simplified the explanations and purposely glossed over some details that add no value, and can easily confuse beginners. Important Note Please read my blog on soldering before attempting any circuit board repairs. Replacing circuit board components requires advanced soldering skills. Digital and Analog Circuits A digital...
 
 
 
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