# How to test a crystal with multimeter

I have a PCB in which I need to change the crystal. I don't have scope right now with me. So is there any way I can check if the crystal is working or not after soldering it in PCB. I am not good in soldering so I thought there might be some way of checking the crystal so that to confirm that it is soldered correct and working fine. I have this Fluke Multimeter

Thanks

• If you have multi-meter, check continuity of crystal pad wrt respective IC pin. While supply is ON,you can check voltage at crystal pins ( is it varyng or not ). – Electroholic Dec 29 '15 at 4:30
• yes its also a way to test. Thanks. But I am using a PIC32 and it has very small pins. How to test with them. – user007 Dec 29 '15 at 4:45
• Can your meter measure frequency, and does the frequency of the crystal fall in it's range? – Dave Dec 29 '15 at 8:54
• @Dave My multimeter can only read frequency between 10Hz-100KHZ and I am using 8MHZ – user007 Dec 30 '15 at 4:37