This manual applies directly to instruments with serial
numbers prefixed 2436A.
With modifications described in Section VII, this manual
also applies to instruments with serial number prefixes
1914A through 2332A. For instruments with serial number
prefixes lower than 1914A, refer to the HP 8558B Operation
and Service Manual dated October 1977, HP Part Number
08558-90043, and the Manual Changes supplement supplied with it.
This manual is divided into eight sections as follows:
SECTION I, GENERAL INFORMATION: contains the instrument
description and specifications, explains accessories and
options, and lists recommended test equipment.
SECTION II, INSTALLATION AND OPERATION VERIFICATION:
contains information concerning initial mechanical
inspection, preparation for use, operating environment,
packaging and shipping, and operation verification.
SECTION III, OPERATION: contains detailed instructions for
operation of the instrument.
SECTION IV, PERFORMANCE TESTS: contains the necessary tests
to verify that the electrical operation of the instrument is
in accordance with published specifications.
SECTION V, ADJUSTMENTS: contains the necessary adjustment
procedures to adjustment the instrument properly after repair.
SECTION VI, REPLACEABLE PARTS: contains the information
necessary to order parts and/or assemblies for the instrument.
SECTION VII, MANUAL BACKDATING CHANGES: contains backdating
information to make this manual compatible with earlier
SECTION VIII, SERVICE: contains schematic diagrams, block
diagrams, component location illustrations, parts lists,
circuit descriptions, and troubleshooting information to aid
in repair of the instrument.