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By on December 15, 2010

Actually i was looking for the technical bookstore in Sim Lim Tower on the first day but the shop close at 6.30pm. Since it already close so we went to Sim Lim Square. There i bought a USB magnifier that can magnify up to 200x. The display can be seen from any computer and the good thing about this magnifier, is that the picture can be captured and you can save it in jpeg file. The cost was 99 Singapore dollar. This magnifier is good  when troubleshooting board that consist of SMD components. Dry joints or line crack in the board can be easily identified. On the thrid day, i went to Sim Lim tower in the morning because i wanted to get some update news on technical books. After scanned through the bookstore, finally i bought some books. It was not the latest book but i found some new info in those books.

Then i walked around the electronics shop (it consist of 3 floors) and found that most of the shops were selling common electronics items like multitester and general electronic components. I did not see any new gadget. After one and a half hour, i left the building and met up with my family and friends in Bugis Street. Here are the photos of the items that i bought in Sim Lim Tower:

technical books

digital scope

digital scope

digital scope



  1. Bernard

    December 15, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Hi Jestine,

    Well saw the digi microscope that you bought for 99 Sd may I know Jestine where is the product origin? Is it from China?

  2. Zed

    December 15, 2010 at 10:08 am

    how much the cost of each books sir jestine?


  3. beh

    December 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    SINGAPORE COMPERE TO SHENZEN does not have any thing to say.
    very strange the book stores are closing in 6 pm after noon!
    any way thanks Mr Yong

  4. admin

    December 16, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Hi Zed,

    Those books cost about 10 to 18 Singapore dollar.


  5. beh

    December 16, 2010 at 1:16 am

    this digi microscope is really a good weapon in the battlefield of repair for me with 60-70 usd
    here is about 350 usd

  6. admin

    December 16, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Hi Beh,

    I have not really test it out yet but i believe it should be very good in troubleshooting.


  7. beh

    December 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

    jestin i am sure it is good i have to get one

  8. admin

    December 16, 2010 at 11:05 am

    HI Bernard,

    Yes it is made in China.


  9. Sam C

    December 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Hi Jestine

    Does your USB magnifier have zoom and led lighting ? I believe there are several models some with more features than others. Did you check out the other models and what is their price range ?

    I was tempted to buy one from eBay for between US$30 to US$50 but decided to wait until I get feedback from someone who has used one.

    Is S$1 (Singapore Dollar) about US$0.76 ? If so, Singapore prices seem high.

  10. Ravendra

    December 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Jestine

    Once you test out your digital microscope, could you please break a damaged IC and send us a picture of how the damaged silicon chip inside it actually looks like.



  11. admin

    December 16, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    HI Ravendra,

    If i have the time these few days i will try break one ic and capture the image.


  12. admin

    December 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    HI Sam,

    Yes it has zoom and led lighting. You may check on the currency rate by visiting this website:

    I bought it from the shopping complex thus it will be more expensive.


  13. John Preher

    December 19, 2010 at 3:58 am

    The digi-microscope looks cool. It's too bad that you could not find some better tech guides but at the same time if you found some good info in the guides that you did get than that is a good thing.

  14. Joarez Siczkoriz

    December 19, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Jestine

    Using a microscope these in my day to day repairing boards and LCD and PLASMA recommend an excellent choice

    Best Regards

    Joarez Siczkoriz
    Curitiba Paraná

  15. admin

    December 20, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Hi Joarez,

    You are right!



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