[time-nuts] Question concerning failure and value of HP 5371A
xaos at arachne.darksmile.net
Fri Oct 14 18:32:41 EDT 2005
You might have a bad battery in there.
Sometimes these things save the configuration in
battery backup-ed RAM.
> Hello everybody,
> my name is Arnold, located in southern Germany, and I am quite new
> joining this very interesting group - I got as well the fever of precise timing,
> reading all you comments lot of months back - and learning a lot from all
> your knowledge and experiences.
> I am collecting already some nice counters and oscillators, OCXOs and
> Rb-types. My target is to build a very stable and precise frequency standard
> applying gps.
> Now I have the possibility to get (perhaps) a time interval counter
> hp 5371A in very nice condition, but with a small black point:
> When switching on it indicates:
> " Instrument setup lost, Reset to default, Saved Configurations lost.
> Press any key to continue".
> Is that a severe problem?
> Is such equipment a 'must' for serious working?
> What is about the value for such a device, more than 600, 1000 ore
> more $ ?
> Thank you at the moment in advance,
> I am sure that I will have to ask you in future more questions, if
> Best regards from the Lake Constance,
> Arnold, DK2WT
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