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I have a flluke 179 that when I turn it on it read F179 whichis normal and then it reads nothing else.. battery and fuses are all good.. what could be the problem. It was used and working fine, then went to use it again and now nothing.. any answers.???

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Probably need new board - send back to Fluke for repair

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SOURCE: WHEN I TURN ON MY FLUKE 179 IT READS ERROR AND

Hi, that is the error message indicating a EEPROM error and unfortunatlely, you can't do anything except have the meter serviced by either Fluke directly, or by an authorized Fluke test equipment dealer.

Since Fluke doesn't provide the specs and coding for their products, you wouldn't be able to repair the meter properly, even if you could burn and program your own chipset.

Here's a copy of the manual for your meter, so you can contact Fluke for servicing and see the other info relating to it (for your future reference)

http://assets.fluke.com/manuals/175_____umeng0100.pdf

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Fluke products are typically quality test instruments and there might be a possibility that you're still covered under their warranty, so checking with them is the best avenue for getting it back to working condition.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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