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HP 83712A Option 1E1 Question

Question asked by rftech3000 on May 17, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 5, 2017 by alain001
i have a 83712A generator with no options installed, i would like to add the attenuator option (1E1) , i have a parts donor to recover the attenuator , mounting hardware and cables , i also have the service software and a HP9000-300 with HP Basic 6.2 !
So my question here is do i need to turn the option on after i install the hardware or does the instrument automatically detect the presence of the attenuator ?  i was looking through the manuals and could not find any hints , i also scrolled through the special function menues to see if there is any service menue to enable the attenuator but with no sucess !
any input on this ?