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Are there any resources for learning about electronics/electrical projects from a *debugging* standpoint rather than a theoretical one?

For example, given a simple application, what is the correct schematic to solve it, *and why*? I find when coding, I solve issues as they come up and learn along the way. So a series of walkthroughs from 1) my intuition is to do it this way, 2) why this way doesn't work (i.e., "error messages"), and 3) what the next step of a solution is.

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@kb1gim have you heard of Forrest Mims III? His books taught me enough to start intuiting what to do with a multimeter

@HappyWizard guess I should read them again, maybe my brain works better 20 years later!

@kb1gim Wow beautiful collection

I only had one from that series (and also probably exactly 20 years old)
The new version (Timers and Op-Amps) I don't even remember buying tbh

Looking at my shelf there really wasn't anything else that got me as much "hands on" experience necessary to start troubleshooting stuff

How I go about it basically:
- is the fuse busted?
- is there a circuit path burned out? or wire broken?
- does it get hot? (IC or transistors)
- is it swollen? (supply capacitors)

then just start replacing the most delicate things (that can't be tested in circuit) one at a time

@kb1gim I'd be lying if I said I could vouch for it, because I haven't read it, but I think this is what bunnie's "Hacking the XBOX" is supposed to be good for, although it's approaching it from the other end (understanding someone else's completed work instead of the thing you're building).

@colby that book looks very interesting, but probably more advanced than I'm thinking. The reverse engineering approach is really close to what I'm getting at, though.

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