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any tips on reverse engineering??

Started by NPreston, January 14, 2018, 08:21:25 PM

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NPreston

HI.  I have a Jordan Bass 50 (which works... but I wanna mess with it) I can not find a schematic for this thing...  started trying to draw it out starting at the input, but found it pretty tedious.  I havn't de-soldered all the various wires going to and from the pcb and fear I will eventually break something turning the board back and forth trying to follow traces and components..  Anyone have any tips or is this an exercise in futility??

galaxiex

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I've done this quite a bit... that is...drawing schematics from circuit boards.

Post #45 in this thread https://www.ssguitar.com/index.php?topic=3850.msg34578#msg34578

I describe the method I use to get a schematic from a circuit board.

Edit; it can be quite tedious... but if you really want a schematic... have at it.

Check the threads I have started in this section (Schematics and Layouts) of the forum.

Most of them have schematics I created using this method.
If it ain't broke I'll fix it until it is.

GBarry

For all interested, there is a book on the subject commonly available.  Costs about $60 on amazon.   The author is used to reverse engineering complicated radar and similar technologies.   But maybe, for some it is a book worth getting.