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Here's a simple tip for avoiding costly mistakes when measuring values on a powered-on board: cover up your meter probes! Meter probes are oh so shin...
Here we are trying to get to a pin nearest the voltage regulator heatsink. We're dangerously close to shorting the pin to the heatsink.
This instructable uses heatshrink tubing. I'm pretty sure mine came from a RadioShack assortment. Choose a piece that will go over the biggest part of...
Slip on the heatshink tube and pinch it to find the end of your probe. Then slip the tube down just a bit and cut it off right where the probe tip end...
Shrink your heatshrink with a careful application of heat. I used a butane lighter flame waved around the heatshrink.
Do the other probe(s) and you're done. What a difference! There is now so much less chance of destroying things if the probe slips. Worst you can do ...
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Posted:Jul 10, 2012
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