somewhat sad tek4015-1

Simon Claessen simski at
Sun Jan 25 03:37:39 CST 2015

caps checked and formed before turning on? don't think so... :-(

On 24-01-15 07:40, Jacob Ritorto wrote:
> Hi,
>    I pulled my tek4015-1 from storage (~10 years, dry but cold, had been
> working perfectly then) and brought it home to my living room, much to the
> dismay of my significant other.  I plugged it in.  it squealed a bit,
> zapped a little and lit up with that signature green expanding circle.  I
> was able to get the line/local light to behave reasonably and it seemed to
> go into local mode ok.  Was hoping to echo characters to the screen, but no
> love.
>    The screen is really bright.  It's as if the whole thing was in the
> lit-up state.  PAGE key does blink the screen, but I remember it flashing
> brightly whilst erasing in the past.  Now it looks like it's just staying
> bright all the time.  I wiggled the boards in the cage around and managed
> to get it to repeat control-g feeps (while holding those keys down), but
> it's only able to do it intermittently, seems related to the positioning
> (or complete absence) of the display driver board. Still no characters
> showing up.
> Does anyone know how to work on these?
> thx
> jake

Met vriendelijke Groet,

Simon Claessen

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