defective crystal

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defective crystal

Post by Isenbergdoug » Tue Sep 03, 2002 8:15 am

What are the chances that a crystal oscillator would be defective?

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Re: defective crystal

Post by tvman » Tue Sep 03, 2002 11:28 am

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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Re: defective crystal

Post by jollyrgr » Tue Sep 03, 2002 2:57 pm

While it is possible, I highly doubt it. The metal "canned" crystals seldom fail.
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Re: defective crystal

Post by russlk » Tue Sep 03, 2002 3:05 pm

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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