(Topic ID: 54882)

Documenting the undocumented - how would you do it?

By s1500

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Richard_BoK
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    #1 5 years ago

    If you wanted to write a manual for a machine you can't get any documentation for, what would you put in it?

    The only thing I can think of is a switch map. That, and it's hot out.

    #2 5 years ago

    If you were the government you would just grant it amnesty and then you wouldn't need documentation.

    #3 5 years ago

    A computer document file I guess.

    #4 5 years ago

    Adjustments would be good.

    #5 5 years ago

    switch map
    lamp map
    solenoid map and their drivers

    and if it's a special type of boardset no one knows about then even more
    how selftests and adjustments work
    even architecture what pcbs do what

    #6 5 years ago

    I'd follow a simple manual like a SS Bally.

    If you know of standard parts that can work as replacements, that would be a good reference too.

    #7 5 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    I'd follow a simple manual like a SS Bally.


    #8 5 years ago

    I would make schematics for each PCB, and tables for solenoids / lamps / flashers / switchmatrix.
    On top of that also a theory of operation for each important part.

    Perhaps adjustments if the values are not self-explaining.

    The rest you find in a normal manual is ballast which I personally don read.

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