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What are the chances that a crystal oscillator would be defective?
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if the "crystal" is an orange ceramic resonator i'd say 50/50.
i have replaced them in tvs and remote controls. only the freq was differant.
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While it is possible, I highly doubt it. The metal "canned" crystals seldom fail.
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The oscillator includes a transistor & capacitors which are more likley to fail. The crystal can break from mechanical shock or excessive drive.
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