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Servicing TV, satellite, and video equipment
Trundle, Eugene.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; Boston : Newnes, [1997]

Physical Description:
312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Servicing TV and video equipment. 1989.

Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TK6650 .T77 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
TK6650 .T77 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The first edition of this unique `hands-on' fault-finding book became the guide and mentor for thousands of service technicians and engineers in many countries and was widely adopted as a college text. In its new and updated form its usefulness is enhanced by five new chapters, including fault diagnosis in digital TV and video equipment, satellite-receiver repair and interfacing/hookup. All the chapters have been newly revised and brought up to date. Based on many years of practical bench and field experience, the book wastes little space on theoretical principles and circuit description where it is well covered elsewhere: here the emphasis is on the practical business of fault diagnosis and repair. Twenty chapters focus on specific aspects of the equipment, dwelling longest on the most troublesome: TV power supplies, line timebases and video deck machines. Other chapters examine test-gear, intermittent faults, repair techniques and workshop practice. A symptom index is included for easy reference. Written for PAL, the differences for those working with NISC and other standards are also covered. Eugene Trundle is a full time TV and video service engineer. His articles appear regularly in Television and several other magazines. He is the author of the best-selling Newnes TV and Video Engineer's Pocket Book and Newnes Guide to TV and Video Technology. Includes latest satellite and digital equipment Covers PAL but also mentions differences for those working with NTSC and other standards

Table of Contents

Test and diagnostic equipment
Power supplies
Line timebase
Field timebase
Luminance and decoder
Tuners and vision receivers
Audio receiver section
TV control systems
Picture tubes
Teletext decoders
Video deck mechanics
System control in VCRs
Servos and motors
VCR luminance section
VCR chroma stages
VCR audio servicing
Camera section, clock
Display and timer circuits
Dealing with intermittent faults
Repair techniques
BEAB and BS415
Dealing with MOS semiconductors
Symptom index