On Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:56:03 PM UTC-7, Cenk wrote:
> My question is: The new Craftsman DMM I purchased is giving me odd diode
> reading using the pinout diagrams for my particular diodes and
> transistors. Do I have to desolder these diodes and transistors I've
> isolated as a likely cause for blowing a fuse on my power board and test
> them, or should I be able to test while they are in circuit and on coils
> underneath the playfield? Thank you.
I find a lot of these components will fool you when you test in circuit. I usually just clip out the diode, test it to see if I found the problem and then replace either way.
If I don't have a spare, I unsolder 1 side and test it.
That is my $.02