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    My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    I got a new multimeter today. It's just the one from walmart, and E-Tek. I have heard good things about them and I thought I'd just give it a shot

    So after I bought it, I tried it on my friend's battery and it worked great. I tried it on mine when I got home, and it worked great again. Now that I'm trying to test the voltage on my amp, it just reads 0's on every setting. I can't even get it to read my battery voltage. Just all 0's.

    I've made sure it's in AC mode. I've opened it up and made sure the fuse isn't blown. I've had the two wires connected to my battery and have tried each setting around the wheel, and nothing gives. Does anyone have any ideas?




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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    you have the tips plugged in correctly? assuming yours has the three different holes 1 neg 2 positive depending on what setting you want to use



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    Yeah I have the black in black and the red in the "ohms voltage amps temperature" one.




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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    set to dc and 200v?



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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    Quote Originally Posted by KyleBechtold View Post
    set to dc and 200v?
    Just tried it on my battery, still nothing. But with it on the 2v setting, I got a reading of 0.009




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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    wtf, try reset it? or take it back




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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    it should be the 200v setting. either the batteries are dead/dying or the unit is defective



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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Side Show View Post
    wtf, try reset it? or take it back
    No reset button but I'll leave the batteries out overnight

    Also, it has brand new eneloop batteries in it, so it's not the batteries




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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    the leads are bad. try sticking some speaker wire in and use it as leads.




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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    Switch to ohm and touch the two leads together, it should read zero. If it reads nothing or infinity then it's defective.

    Oh and to measure battery voltage you need to be in DC and not AC.



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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingman0121 View Post
    Switch to ohm and touch the two leads together, it should read zero. If it reads nothing or infinity then it's defective.

    Oh and to measure battery voltage you need to be in DC and not AC.
    It took about a minute to go down, but it ended up reading 0's after going down from .08 very slowly




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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    turn it to continuity, and see if it beeps. Something internal is messed up then, i had that happen to 3 of mine. I always just go back and buy a new one and put my old one in the package and return it.



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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    with the leads or with speaker wire? if it did it with the leads turn it to dc and go stick it on your battery




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    Re: My new multimeter reads 0's on every single setting. What do?

    Quote Originally Posted by BradButlerNC View Post
    turn it to continuity, and see if it beeps. Something internal is messed up then, i had that happen to 3 of mine. I always just go back and buy a new one and put my old one in the package and return it.
    I put it on continuity and without touching the leads on anything, there's a constant beep

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    with the leads or with speaker wire? if it did it with the leads turn it to dc and go stick it on your battery
    With the leads. I'll try it on my battery in a minute




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