Tech Note 298 Detail

Dots appear faint.

Affected Products:

ME-9283 Tape Timer

The dots generated by the spark timer appear faint, despite the solenoid striking the paper.

PASCO Solution:

Try these steps to obtain clear marks on the tape:

  1. First check that the battery is fresh or use the included power adapter.
  2. Check that the thumbscrew that holds the strike plate on the top of the timer is tight.
  3. Move the carbon disk so that the hammer strikes it in a new spot: Loosen the thumbscrew holding the carbon disk, rotate the carbon disk to a new position, and retighten the thumbscrew.

Creation Date: 11/12/2001
Last Modified: 09/22/2015
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