HP9836C colour alignment (grey scale tracking)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Sep 25 13:16:15 CDT 2008
> Tony Duell wrote:
> >>> Has anyone ever done this setup and can offer any tips?
> >> Sounds like you can hardly make it worse.
> > Well, that's the problem. According to one of the HP manuals,
> > misadjustment can cause damage. Of course that damage might not be too
> > serious so it's probably worth giving it a go.
> I'm guessing that they mean "driving the tube so hard the people across
> the road complain" kind of damage. Certainly I'd replace the two
Yes, that was my thought. Excessive beam current could damage the CRT,
the flyback transformer or bits on the video board. But I wonder just
what 'excessive' is. I suspect I would notice it was far too bright long
before anything was damaged.
> resistors that have gone high, and assess the picture from there. If it
> hasn't been twiddled by a previous owner then the chances are it'll be
> "good enough".
Now that I don;t know. I doubt the previous owner did anything, but I
don't know about before that. Equally, I don't know if these 3 resistors
were ever the right values, it's possible they failed in service and
nothing was adjusted (in which case the adjustments will be very nearly
correct if I put good resistors in), or if the board was twraked when the
user complained about poor colour performance or something. Or maybe the
board as originally set up for the incorrect-value resistors that are now
Equally, I don;t know if the CRT has lost emission over time, it may well
be that I could safely turn things up a bit.
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