Diverse Devices, Southampton, England
Stock range includes electronic components ,old and hard to find, test equipment and schematics/ manuals, repairs, scientific equipment - twentyeigth year.
Internet presence from 1995.

This index file updated May 2016
Full component stock range 150K, with UK prices (some items listed but no longer carried)
Test equipment
Technical equipment
Service Manuals/Schematics 120K
Service Manuals/Schematics ( Miscellaneous)
Hints and Tips 100K
More hints and tips / 2 100K
Even more Hints and Tips / 3 100K
Repair Briefs- VCRs,TVs,Monitors
Repair Briefs- Guitar Amps, Band/Stage Gear , A to E
Repair Briefs- Guitar Amps, Band/Stage Gear , F to K
Repair Briefs- Guitar Amps, Band/Stage Gear , L to O
Repair Briefs- Guitar Amps, Band/Stage Gear , P to S
Repair Briefs- Guitar Amps, Band/Stage Gear , T to Z
Repair Briefs-Music Centres,Record Decks,Portable Audio, Cassette Players
Repair Briefs- Test Gear, Industrial & Boating Gear, Computer
Repair Briefs- Test Gear, Industrial & Boating Gear, Computer
Repair Briefs- Domestic, Miscellaneous
Repair Briefs- Audio Amplifiers, CDs, Radios
Video and Audio abbreviations
UK / USA Tool Terminology Translator
Electronic component data book reference library 55K
Audio Equipment
Operation and repair notes for photo-copiers and laser printers 4K
Hint for users of old computers or text to speech systems 7K
Radio Rallies
Some Memorable Southampton Graffiti etc.

Solent extreme virtual epigraphic tide gauge
Mathematical Tiles in Hampshire, NB > 17 Mbyte as loaded with pics
Southampton Cafe Scientifique
Wartime GEC ? Miniscope
1973/1974 early LCD displays
Valve radio and 1960s/1970s/1980s circuits reference library
Miscellaneous items for sale
In memorium to a 204 yearold oak tree
Cross-reference of pre-1960 radio valve types to models 40K
Cross reference for IC data 45K
Cross reference for IC data , file 2 , 30K
The following files relate to an IC Manufacturers Logo Identification Resource for companies that manufactured ICs and opto devices mainly 1970s to 1990s.
Please save to disk by right clicking over the image and use "save picture as"
Firstly low resolution graphics files about 60KBytes each

Logos A to F . . . Logos F to M . . . Logos M to S . . . Logos S to Z
Text file relating to the above logo graphics files.
Secondly high resolution graphics files about 300 KBytes each
Logos A to F . . . Logos F to M . . . Logos M to S . . . Logos S to Z
Text file relating to the above logo graphics files.

A number of the pictures are now apparently not downloadable, because the hosts have disallowed remote linking although not saying so. To view them , you have to remove the picture file name from the picture URL and put this .htm file name in its place and scroll down to the relevant pic.

Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave 100K
Who is Harassing Who? 200K . . . or here
The above file on its original site is available by going to The Internet Archive as it was before the opposition in Wiltshire had it closed down in April 2002
divdev8 The Saga Continues 95K . . . or here
This file grabbed by the Internet Archive in August 2001 before the opposition in Wiltshire had it closed down

What you haven't been told about DNA Profiling and DNA Profiles

Folie à Deux, Dissociation and Crime 75K
Setting-up Internet Mirror Sites ( Russian Site )
Introduction to the above 6 files

To find this index page again, please use keyword divdevm in a search-engine or for the main files please use keyword divdev8 or keyword divdev7 to find again.

Contact Details
Diverse Devices
66 Ivy Road
St Denys
SO17 2JN

Telephone number - the same number as it has been since 1988 but email is now the preferred method of contact so number deliberately not placed here.
I devote time each day to replying to valid emails. Prior to my removal of the phone number I was on the receiving end of something like 10 junk calls to one genuine. Even junk calls from abroad - junk emails in comparison are non-intrusive unlike junk phone-calls. Its come to a pretty pass that my commercial phone-line has to be ex-directory to avoid BT selling the number to the hoards of junk callers and now removal from internet listing.

Would overseas enquirers please state what country they live/reside in as this can have a large effect on postage costs.


ncook246@gmail.co.....m  email address ( for anti-spamming reasons please remove all 5 dots ..... between co and m ) Plain text only (see below)

A reserve email account is diverse9(commercial at)fastmail.fm. Please make emails plain text only , no more than 5KByte or 500 words. Anyone sending larger texts or attachments such as digital signatures, pictures etc will have them automatically deleted on the server. I will be totally unaware of this, all your email will be deleted - sorry, again blame the spammers. All this would not be necessary if there were proper anti-spam mechanisms , not ones that falsely reject valid communications. As a last resort consider placing a message titled "Ping Diverse Devices" on usenet group sci.electronics.repair (eg Google Groups ) that I regularly contribute to. Apologies to users of this site, due to download of files in July, 1999 and January 2000 and January 2002 exceeding the quota with my ISP some files have been shifted sideways onto another site. This page was originally on http://www.tcp.co.uk/~diverse , then http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~diverse , then http://home.graffiti.net/diverse then http://home.graffiti.net/diverse:graffiti.net/ in April 2005 , then http://www.diverse.4mg.com/ January 2009, also passed away http://home.graffiti.net/syxygy:graffiti.net/ . October 2014 after 15 years http://www.divdev.fsnet.co.uk and http://www.diversed.fsnet.co.uk passed away

If anyone finds something useful in the information above especially in the tips and repair briefs if they would like to mail me a dollar or whatever I will donate to charity and acknowledge here.
My first internet post is in Deja Vue / Google Archive Search
for 06 November 1995 in sci.electronics.repair concerning oscilloscopes.
The earliest independently archived reference I can find so far of this site cached on 05 Dec 1998

Personal callers by prior arrangement only. p.s. The .gif file at the head of this page should have been my logo but I decided not to clutter the bandwidth with its presence.

A Few Unsolicited Comments about this Website

Many thanks - a very interesting web site!.... R. Charlton

... and found your web site. Very interesting. It seems like you really know your stuff. Picked up lots of helpful hints. Thanks. ....G Lekvold,USA

Many thanks for your efforts in repairing amp, it sounds great as good as the day I bought it. (Kenwood KR 9600 30Kg,400W amplifier of 1978 ) - DD

...I stumbled across your fine web site while searching for ... Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my time there this evening. I especially enjoyed your fix-it tips (very educational). You should write a book. .. Just thought you deserve a note for creating a web page that is far, far more interesting than most sites. K Murray

Hi there, After visiting your site I feel I must contact you to let you know how much I enjoyed the experience. ... Many thanx, and keep up the good work!.... C. Sutton, UK

Thank you for your help on this matter; no one in North America seems to have this manual.....T Fox,USA

Nice to see that someone takes care of manuals for old instruments. Such manuals are very hard to find in Sweden.....O.S

I found your details on the Web through the AltaVista search engine. I really like your site layout - most efficient.... C Lovell,France

this is indeed a very god(sic) web site! .... Pramod ,India

I very much enjoyed your web site. Look after yourself there aren't many of us left. .....B. Savage UK

Thank you for any information. (on web site) ... I especially liked the Southampton graffiti!......G.O.,New York

Keep up the good work - v. interesting website....A.D,UK

Today I visited your home page and I found very , very intersting. .... E Basilievici,Romania

I d'like to say thank you again and congratulatin for your exellent site and the quickness of your services..... J Beroud ,Switzerland

What a unique site, there should be more like yours.....Ray,UK

What a brilliant site! The Alladins cave for electronics I was hooked in minutes. My life is comparatively dull and half fulfilled. How do you find the time to do all of this. It is a great incentive for us all to work harder in our short lives...... Many thanks, Martin
(editor) Taken at face value

Found your site by accident and was amazed by the amount of useful info that is stored there. Will tell techy friends about you. - A.M

I use your site a lot. And I cant say more then "I LOVE YOR WORK". But i have three questions. do you have schematics to - - ? Were did you get the idea of making such a great site? - EA Norway

Just a short note to let you know that the manual arrived safely. I'm delighted, and about to set to work.Many thanks, ....C B ,Australia

I've just found your site (And I liked the graffitti!;).... R Southampton

Dear Mr Diverse, Most intrigued by your wonderful site......K.N. NEW ZEALAND.

Hello! My name is Ernesto and I have to thank you for your site, It is unique. I live in Stockholm Sweden

Saw your web site - Wow! .....-R H

awesome ,after looking at it myself to clean the vol pots and thinking "no way", your instructions were exactly what I needed. Cheers ,Ralf ,New Zealand

On a sidenote, I really enjoyed your webpages (especially the ones on repair and those on graffiti, too. cheers.....Ferenc, Holland

I was taken to your web site (my kind of site with no unnecessary graphics) .....DW,Scotland

Hi, I did the modification as you described and it worked perfectly. Thanks for all the help, Regards, Nikos -- Greece

I just wanted to let you know how interesting I have found your website, I have found all the repair information very interesting. I always thought I was pretty good at fixing things but I can see I am just a beginner compared to you. Many thanks for your very interesting and informative site. -- Roger

Hi guys, Great web site- really useful. Nigel, Portugal

PS: nice and generous idea your server! - B&M, France

Have really enjoyed your site, if only there were more like it...... Cheers, M Martin

hi, so refreshing to see somebody with real flare and imagination, to provide a site so detracted from the real world......n carter
(editor) I think that was complimentary

Hello - Your website is just the best! I've got so much useful info out of it!! Keep up the good work. Regards- Bob,UK

I stumbled on your site trying to find info on a repair job. I was hooked to reading your files for more than 4 hours. Including the conspiracy/psychiatric/warfare material and the genealogy files that you don't openly link to. That's some "stickyness" that the dot.coms would kill for. You deserve a knighthood if the Queen still does that sort of thing.....Bob S,Sydney,Oz

Hi there, my VCR went into lock mode due to a power failure. Your site was the only to provide the necassary info to unlock it. This saved me a lot of money. Thanks! Best regards Thomas (Eppingen, Germany)

Congratualation - today i have received the parcel (of ICs ) in nice packing. i am very much thankful for your nice cooperation and honest dealing - Muhammad,Pakistan

I am really very impressed to visit your web, it is really a very friendly media which shows that you only a "friendship minded". It is a very rear do nowadays! I am an "audiophile" and very intent in learning Hi End Audio system design. I live in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Nigel, I received the multimeter yesterday. Quit nice, just as you said. Thank you - C,Italy

Thanks for a very helpful site. Especially the chip Xref file. Ken,Sydney Australia

I found the "historical graffiti page" most interesting! As is your site as a whole - keep up the good work!

I thrust you (just only because of the cool Graffiti section on your Page:-) ). Stefan - Germany

how r u i hope u fine ,rfering to ur valualble site i am realy impress ..... moshin,pakistan

Hi - yours is an excellent website - for those us us that want to cut the c**p and get the message fast.----------R.H,London

First of all let me seize the opportunity to thank you very much for your professional site. - Sylvie,Egypt

From the owner of not just a band amp repair job but an aesthetic improvement on the original - "looks amazing! thanks for doing that, it really makes it stand out, cheers" - Wil, Hampshire

Just accessed your website for the first time, utterly bowled over!
If you were asked to write down all the things that you DON'T do, would you need a piece of paper much bigger than a postage stamp? - Vic

I was looking for some info on an old Telequipment 'scope I wanted to resurrect and came across your site. I found it intriguing. Like you, I do repairs to a wide variety of goods. ... Many of my repairs are like working without a net. The web has been a great source of information for me and its neat that people like you are willing to share, So, thanks - Gary , Canada

I found your site after a Google search and frankly didn't expect to get any results - well you've proved me wrong! Then I spent half an hour (had to stop - must do some work!) reading all your various topics, especially the DNA profiling errors. I've added you to my fav's list, so that I can come back for more, when I've got the time. As many of your correspondents have already said, what an interesting and unusual site, but then anyone who has the mindset to collate, organise and then offer an old electronic equipment manual service has to be unusual (no insult intended). - JF, UK

Hi,. I found your site really interesting and most useful - Chistian, Mauritius.

I was really surprised to find your web site in the first place, it's amazing how much information it contains - Wim ,Holland.

Apologies, ignore the following ridiculous situation. Because of SEO, searchengines now only index text appearing in browsers. It should properly be hidden, as it is old redundant contact details , placed here for old contacts to find current contact details via search engines.
old accounts and old contact details, so placed here for search engines for cross reference only ,so do not use, diverse2@tcp.co.uk do not use diverse9@tcp.co.uk southampton 584680, 01703 584680, 703 584680, 01703584680, 703584680, southampton 80 584680,023 80584680, 023 80 584680, 02380 584680, 02380584680 do not use diverse@tcp.co.uk, do not use diverse@giomail.co.uk, http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~diverse http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~diverse http://homepages.tcp.co.uk diverse, diverse9@onetel.co.....m, diverse@divdev.fsnet.co.u......k , 0044 2380 584680, (+44) 2380 584680,442380584680,0442380584680, 442380 584680,0442380 584680,44 2380584680,044 2380584680,00442380584680, homepages.tcp.co.uk/diverse diverse www.tcp.co.uk/~diverse www.tcp.co.uk/diverse Up to September 2000 the address was 75 Priory Rd. 75 Priory Road, SO17 2JQ St Denys, Southampton, up to november 2009 homepages were on http://home.graffiti.net/syxygy:graffiti.net/ and http://home.graffiti.net/diverse:graffiti.net/
I would like to say you, that your webside is a briliant idea. Your great, then in this time, a electronic article is old in little time, and then itīs impossible to become suport from the producers. I hope, you understand my peguin-english and send you my best wishes----Walter ,Switzerland

Thank you again for your cooperation and I really do admire your work in keeping all those service manuals and related items. People like you,make it easier to keep our electronic cultural heritage in working condition. Keep up the good work,and by occasion ,I will pass on your web URL to others. - Feike,Holland

Almost gave up on above tape deck, when I remembered stumbling across your site:
intermittent play errors, fixed it. Thanks a lot! - Patrick - , Denmark

you have a very interesting site and I am sure I shall be calling on your services in future, I found you quite by accident, I must say that it is a pleasent change to find a text based site, as a visually impaired person using a screen reader I had very little trouble finding my way around, well done - Brian , UK

Your site is very astonishing. And also the archive on the net. - Carlo,Belgium

Thank you so much again for repairing my piano (Yamaha PF 1000) , it works and sounds great!- Harry, UK

Chanced upon your amazing web site. Nicely done... dare I say "Brilliant"........JK,NC,USA

I really enjoyed your web site as well - Brad, Texas

Just surfed onto your repair and tips page. Thanks for keeping it posted. Gave me just the piece of information I needed. All the best and Happy Christmas from the west coast of Canada. - Jim

I enjoyed your repair tips. .. Thanks for any tips, and keep up the good work. Alan ,Canada

I love your divdev-site! - JA , Holland

Received 31 pieces ( ICs) yesterday. I immediately put them in my equipment, which now works fine again. Thanks for helping me out ! Regards, Ben ,Holland

Congratulations on your site............D.P ,Greece

Hi!!! What a nice site you have! i really been lookin for something like that!! I would like the scematics for ...PP -Spain