The service manuals of old professional equipment are truly amazing, the schematics are shown in three different abstraction levels, every single connection is shown, waveforms at 100 different test points are drawn, every single component is listed, with step-by-step test and calibration guidelines. You can almost remove everything from the board and put it back together with a service manual.
Something that today's consumers can only dream of...
@niconiconi i would like to learn how to read these schematics. do you have a good reference or book to recommend?
@niconiconi Thank you. Yes, I agree "schematics reading" wont stand on its own. The core of my question is, what course of study, maybe even a book will lead me to be able to read schematics. I have a background in a massive "swiss cheese" of topics but I haven't found the part of the cheese that leads me to learning how to use schematics to build something. I don't think I need to go to school for electrical engineering to do this. I'd like to find a book to get me started.
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