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that has all the features of the little miniscope I used to have about 20 years ago.
it was a tiny 2 inch screen with a real TV tube in it.... slow to warm up, but good to a few tens of MegaHertz... I forget now.


I used it for Audio work, and it was great.



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I still dont know what that monkey does so I guess I dont need one

I make sense all the time. The problem is you only listen intermittently

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The only real down side to using a scope, is you have to have a known good comparison. They are few and far between. 40 years turning wrenches and I only "needed" a scope once. For a proximity sensor.

DenverWinger.....disconnecting the MAF and running better in failsafe is a time tested diagnostic. You didn't "need" the scope for that.

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Most people dismiss a scope because they either don't use it enough to fully understand the capabilities or they never had one. You can change a flat tire with a tire iron or an impact wrench. Either will work. It is about working smarter. Not harder. You would be amazed the info that can be gathered from a scope if you really get in to it. Do some studying before you purchase. You probably want an automotive diagnostic sxope minimum. It needs to have the inductive pickup so you can see the complete ignition trace. Lesser scopes are OK but useful after you have a theory of where the problem is. An ignition trace is loaded with information and you need an inductive pickup to get that.
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IF,
you do not understand the tool, you will never be able to benefit from that tool,
nor will you ever admit it has a valid purpose.
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you do not understand the tool, you will never be able to benefit from that tool,
nor will you ever admit it has a valid purpose.
To some people, Every Tool's a Hammer!
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That is so unbelievably true!!! And the other one is a chisel.
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We had a cartoon that was on the bulletin board above the sink we washed our hands. It was a couple of guys dressed in suits touring a mechanics shop. The one suit said to the other "if you step over here we can see our new computer system." They turned the corner and one of the mechanics was using it for a step stool! You only get out what you put in.
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That is so unbelievably true!!! And the other one is a chisel.
Don't you mean a screwisel?

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It would be more helpful if the moderators told us what our opinion should be before we post. It would save a lot of embarrassment for us simpletons.

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