[volt-nuts] Buying HP-3458A
Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd)
drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk
Sun Jul 6 03:03:17 EDT 2014
On 6 Jul 2014 07:12, "John Phillips" <john.phillips0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> They do really offer that service as long as you send them a complete
> meter... No missing parts. Well they will take a few missing screws and
There is also the possibility someone has tried repairing it, but done so
I assume that there has been some design changes over the years, so not all
boards are identical. Agilent would probably decline to fix a unit made
from parts from a mixture of revisions.
Buying one and hoping to get it repaired for a fixed fee seems a bit risky
My experience with them is they charge the same no mater what need to
> be fixed. Not sure what the price is, there prices are country dependent.
> thought it was a little more than $2200 last I checked.
> On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Randy Evans <randyevans2688 at gmail.com>
> > I am in the market for a used HP-3458A and, in researching past
> > came across an interesting question:
> > *Chris Erickson* ericksonc2 at comcast.net
> > <volt-nuts%
> > >
> > *Thu Sep 22 19:48:41 UTC 2011*
> > If Agilent will fix everything, bring it up to specs, and calibrate it
> > matter what's wrong with it for $2200, then why would I spend
> > more for one that is in good shape - even if calibrated? Just grab the
> > first
> > bargain that comes along for $1500-3000, send it straight to Agilent
> > money ahead. Seems the better course of action to me if that price is
> > accurate - do they really offer this service?
> > I could not find an answer to this question but it does beg the
> > Does nayone have an answer as to why not buy the cheapest unit and
> > in for repair?
> > Thanks,
> > Randy Evans
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