Troubleshooting and Repairing the Electronics of the 20W Models of Olympus BH-2 Microscopes Revision 4

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Troubleshooting and Repairing the Electronics of the 20W Models of Olympus BH-2 Microscopes Revision 4

#1 Post by MichaelG. » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:50 pm

This Revision 4 is on the June 2019 issue of Micscape:
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/art ... _rev_4.pdf

A useful reference for those with the relevant microscopes, and probably also of wider interest.

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Re: Troubleshooting and Repairing the Electronics of the 20W Models of Olympus BH-2 Microscopes Revision 4

#2 Post by 75RR » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:09 pm

Nice reminder!

Carl Hunsinger's excellent repair manuals (there is in fact nothing as good for any other make of microscope) are all available at Alan Wood’s Web site.

If you were wondering which of the big 4 (Leitz/Leica, Nikon, Olympus or Zeiss) to plump for, and you were undecided, this should definitely be the swing vote.

http://www.alanwood.net/photography/oly ... tml#repair
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Re: Troubleshooting and Repairing the Electronics of the 20W Models of Olympus BH-2 Microscopes Revision 4

#3 Post by PeteM » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:18 pm

+1 for Carl's excellent work. At one point the Olympus BH2 was the best selling professional microscope in the world. They're robust, mechanically and optically excellent, and still widely available (including options) on the used market, sometimes needing only maintenance or a minor repair.

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