Trying to find / download a service manual...

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Trying to find / download a service manual...

Post by Externet » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:55 pm

Hi fellows. Graduated of incompetent again, the flag bearer of compfuser idiots.

Looking for a service manual ----> Motorola R2600 analyzer (Or General Dynamics R2600); some hints appear searching the net.
The web sites offering it seem goofy, fake, crooked or all to me, and in .rar format, whatever that is. Unable to download any .rar file; went to the public library to try from there , blank CD on hand, and the same suspicious sites attempting to install an .exe or something I do not understand. I have never been able to get a .rar file ever in many years; I just do not understand if there is a special process to do so, or fancy skills needed.

Can anyone please try to obtain such service manual, burn it for me on disc and I will pay for ? Or, save it as .pdf somewhere in the cloud where can be downloaded ? Please be careful if the sites smell rotten to you. I do have the user manual.

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Post by Dean Huster » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:00 am

Yeah, there's two or more manual sites that want to download their "downloader" to your computer -- it's the only way you can download their manuals. And I'm sure their downloader program comes with all kinds of "helpful" toolbar add-ons and other browser surprises. I've yet to utilize one of those sites and I download a lot of manuals. I'll do without, thank you!

Just for fun, run that instrument through the ebay search. You may find someone offering a CD of the manual for a reasonable price.
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Post by Robert Reed » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:23 pm

I downloaded a manual a few months ago from one of those sites. You jump thru a bunch of hoops to confuse you and then finally there appears a giant DOWNLOAD button. without going any further I gladly pressed it. Yeah, I got my manual and along with it a host of viruses. For one, it completely took over my home page and refused any other browser to compete. Garbage ads everywhere all the time. I used my anti malware to rid 90% of it but the rest would not budge, so another trip to my computer guy to clean out the remaining.
That's all you can expect from "free" this or that on the internet. Every time I pull up a page of websites for downloads, this one invariably will appear, so I guess they are still doing their dirty business. Since I have been once stung, I am twice cautious. You were wise to steer away from the one you pulled up.


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Post by Externet » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:38 pm

Thanks John.
Saw that, but $35 from China for a CD which is not a seachable .pdf but a bunch of .jpeg , will pass for now.

Dean, Robert : Yes, tried fearlessly that fishy site download repeatedly but no success. Got no harm on Linux.

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Post by VernGraner » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:18 pm

I cant be sure, but is this the manual you are looking for?

https://www.scribd.com/doc/123539202/Manual-R2600
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Re: Trying to find / download a service manual...

Post by jwax » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:57 am

Miguel said in his OP that he had the Operators Manual, needs the Service Manual.

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