Old equipment sometimes need to be repaired and this nice multimeter is no exception.
The failure it experienced is one I expected: it seems that if this instrument sit unused too long something bad happens to a capacitor in the mains line filter.
I could use the instrument without the line filter but I wasn’t going to. Sadly a replacement mains filter line would cost almost as the whole instrument.
I just dissected the mains line filter (which wasn’t easy), found a suitable place inside the chassis for another mains line filter then soldered some wires and… done.
No photos yet as the repair is a temporary one – hopefully I will find the time to order the components I need and then I will rebuild the mains filter.
That will be another, more interesting and longer post.