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AlphaZeta

I have been thinking about buying an oscilloscope for quite sometime now. After reading some rave reviews, especially from the eevblog, I decided to purchase a Rigol DS1052E digital scope.

Can't wait to put my hands on it  ;D


Boz


AlphaZeta

Well, that certainly was my first thought... but after reading (forgot where) about a few failed attempts that actually bricked the scope, I might give it a second thought. After all, besides bragging rights, I probably won't even utilize the full 50MHz bandwidth...

Boz

I have seen two work and two bricks, its a very simple change I mean essentially its just desolder a cap to kill the high pass filter circuit.

The two bricks were recent purchases, so there is a question if they made some changes to combat the alteration.

I mean one capacitor and you save $400 bux, does make a tempting target.

James C4S

Where did you order it from?
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AlphaZeta

I ordered it from NKCElectronics, I have ordered quite a few small things from them and my experience has been pretty good.

AlphaZeta

My order was just shipped and according to UPS it will arrive tomorrow! Anyway, after reading more and more failed attempt of the hack (http://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=30.690) I think I'll just stick with the default bandwidth... for now :-/

Boz

Yeah looks like it just may not be working as well as it originally did.

iwritecode

I read on other pages that a firmware hack is all you need... so no soldering required!

( http://www.circuitsonline.net/forum/view/83159 ) In dutch, sorry!

AlphaZeta

Well, it seems that people are having issues with this firmware downgrade method with the latest 2.04 firmware. Anyway, mine scope is coming today (quite impressed with NKCElectronics's shipping speed. It's only the third day after I placed the order!). I will take a look after I get home from work and let ya know what the firmware version it has...

majolsurf

Did I see a $200 version of this scope somewhere on this site?  Anyone familiar?

AlphaZeta

Hey guys, I just received the scope  ;D ! Anyway, it came in packaged nicely and securely (two layers of boxes) and it is quite a nice piece of equipment! In case you are wondering about the firmware version. It is 2.04. It looks all the 1052Es shipped recently have been updated to this firmware version, which means you can't do the 100MHz hack any more... at least for now.

Anyway, I wasn't planning to hack it anyway... 8-)

Boz

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Oct 01, 2010, 12:46 am Last Edit: Oct 01, 2010, 12:46 am by ThatBozGuy Reason: 1
Its a great scope either way, and you said you probably wouldn't be pushing the limits too much anyways. Have fun with it.

AlphaZeta

Well, I couldn't resist the temptation of hacking.... so I went ahead with the hack and I have a 100MHz scope now :D (http://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=553.150)

Boz

You just bought me lunch, I bet someone you would "get the urge" just to look into it, but there were no guarantees you would report it here so the bet was I would ask back in a month and I wasn't allowed to encourage. :)

Congrats on the upgrade and thanks for lunch.

;D ;D ;D ;D

BOZ

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