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  • Mitutoyo 2 Axis Readout for Milling Machine Broke?

    Well was working on my Old Bridgeport Mill and the readout kept getting dimmer and dimmer, finally nothing. I checked all the wires and all was OK. Is they're anyone around that can repair these units? I bought it brand new 20 years ago for $1400 dollars. Shame not try to repair it. Thankyou

  • #2
    Which type is it? The little square model or something else? Sounds like maybe the internal power supply bit the dust.

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    • #3
      It is a 2 axis Mitutoyo
      DRO about 25 years old. It always was Ok but then began getting dimmer and dimmer then nothing. when I switch it from Imperial to Metric for a second the LED s all light up like they were new then nothing.

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      • #4
        Would like to give a DRO Follow Up. The initial issue was very Dim and when switching from Metric To Imperial on the front Located Switch, suddenly for a millisecond the Readout was very Bright. Well after dinking around with it Found out it was the capacitors and now actually working Again. Glad I didnt buy a new One. Its working like it did when I bought it. I hope this Information helps someone out one day.

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        • #5
          That is why I never switch to metric.
          The metric units put more drain on the capacitors
          because micro Farrads are metric and tend to
          use all the Farrads up.

          -D
          DZER

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          • #6
            Yeah, about 20 years ago there was a whole lot of electrolytic capacitors in all sorts of electronics that were doomed from the factories. I think production lasted for like 10 years and even had a name - "capacitor plague". I believe it was a problem with the chemistry of the electrolyte. The tops of the caps would bulge out. Samsung got hit real hard by this.

            Glad you got it sorted out.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Doozer View Post
              That is why I never switch to metric.
              The metric units put more drain on the capacitors
              because micro Farrads are metric and tend to
              use all the Farrads up.

              -D
              Has to be one of the most hilarious posts ever . !

              thanks Doozer

              rich
              Green Bay, WI

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              • #8
                Sure thing ! ! !
                Any good excuse to bash the metric system.

                -D
                DZER

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Doozer View Post
                  Sure thing ! ! !
                  Any good excuse to bash the metric system.

                  -D
                  Yeah, you would think that the rest of the world would take a lesson from WW II.

                  Sarge41
                  sarge41
                  Senior Member
                  Last edited by sarge41; 01-14-2022, 10:29 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah Funny doozer The only reason i switch to metric was when it was acting up I just began switching everything trying to get it to work. Had a Job I had to do and no readout wasn't nice . Been working great so Far.

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                    • #11
                      Read this with the theme song from Ghostbusters........... Who you gonna call? A.K. Boomer!
                      Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                      How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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