About Electronics Troubleshooting
For your information, getting expensive test equipment does not necessary will help you in locating the fault fast in a circuit board. I don’t mean that you do not invest in test equipment especially the expensive one. If you have the budget then go ahead. My point here is that besides test equipment, one also must have the good troubleshooting knowledge to successfully in locating the fault. Now lets take this scenario for example, there are two repair technicians that is troubleshooting an electronic board. Both using the same test equipment, and the problems in their board are the same.
Why one repair tech takes an hour to locate a fault where the other repair tech only took him about 1o minutes to solve the problem? The answer is the know how in electronic troubleshooting. Of course if you have the troubleshooting knowledge and the right test meters, all the advantages is on your side. This story tells you that having good and expensive meters don’t really solve the problem fast unless you must have the skill in electronics troubleshooting. Skills like where to locate the right section that giving problem, how to use the right way to isolate a problem, how to read schematic diagrams, how to accurately test an electronic component, how to read components part number and find replacement and etc.
All these skills are important if you want to be successful in electronic repair. By having the best meter in the world without the right troubleshooting knowledge would not help you much in identifying the problem in electronic boards. The best is to have both!