Step 5: Done!

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 is short the adjacent pin. This should happen only briefly due to the small area of the tip and the fact that you slipped so it's moving.

I hope this simple tip saves you both money and grief in your circuit testing future.
I did this a few months ago, and have not had an &quot;OOPS&quot; since. <br> <br>Thanks.
I am glad it was helpful. Thanks!
nice thought ..........
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Nice. I've blown up a few probes.
Good idea. One suggestion though, you may want to have the finished product as the first image, because that's what get's put with the title on all the links.
Good idea. Thank you.
Wrap that tip before probing - it's a rule to live by! <br> <br>Great idea.
Simple and efficient, love it. <br>Sometimes I am too analytical to remember KISS but definetely doing this when I get home.
This is why you need, wait for it, <a href="http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/productimages/s4/4126296.jpg" rel="nofollow">IC test clips</a>! I mean with shrink wrap all over your probe leads how are you supposed to test an outlet to see if it is live?
I'm doing this tomorrow. <br>

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