So, who am I and why am I here? I consider myself just a regular Joe. I am old enough to know better but still believe in trying to save the world and humanity. One device at a time. I love to mentor and to help others, I am into repurposing and trying to repair anything.
I come from a time and a place where there was never enough money to just replace things or to just go and buy new stuff. Fixing things was not a passion but a necessity. 50 years of fixing, building and yes, breaking things as well, has taught me a lot. During my lifetime I've learned that the only thing that truly matters is how we get along with others; to never prematurely judge people. I do judge people by their actions and not by some preconceived notion. If you are being kind and compassionate toward our environment (people, planet, animal, etc.) you are okay in my book.
I have learned a lot and continue to study and learn new things daily. This enables me to provide some answer on this forum. It enables me to help someone that needs it and it helps to keep things going. All too often we discard stuff just because it is broken and we do not know how to fix it. This puts an incredible strain on our environment and it makes others rich. We all should support organizations like https://repair.org/stand-up/ to fight for our right to repair. It’ll keep our hard earned money in our pockets instead of further feeding the Profit-before-People (Planet) machinery.
“We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. “ (Charlie Chaplin in “The Great Dictator”) Totally awesome expression thereof shown here
Nine years on iFixit is a long time. After some debates with family and friends, I’ve made the decision to take a step back and to slow it down a bit but I will continue to support the efforts by everyone put forward on here.
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Réponse à : « Can I put superglue in a crack? »Melbury, most likely not. We would need to see the damage so post some good pictures with your QUESTION. Superglue is really not great for filling gaps and has only limited tensile strength. If anything you should consider different adhesives. Again, when we see the damage we might have a better idea. Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « Red Ring of Death »Sean 29 this sounds like something went wrong with your power supply. Possibly something that shorted out with the “sprayed air in the power supply “ Time to open up the power supply and take a look at it. Remember so that there are a few of them out there and we would need to know more about the power supply. Check on here about a description on how to tear it down. Xbox 360 Power Supply Teardown Once you have it apart you can post some good pictures with your question showing the innards of the poweradapter so that we cna se what you see. Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « Samsung 3d smpart tv model#Un55es6500f. Is there a fix? »@workforit since the bottom part of the screen still seems to be working this is most likely a panel issue. It appears as if the LCD Gate drivers have failed. Remove the back cover from your TV and take a good look at the board that connects directly to the LCD panel via some very thin ribbon cables. Those Boards are not DIY replaceable. See if you can find some obvious damaged component etc. You can always post some good pictures of your boards etc. with your QUESTION so that we can see what you see. Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « The screen cracked and displays rainbow lines »@fiero2mike this sounds like a broken LCD display. There is no fix for it and the only thing you can do is to replace the display. Here comes the bad part. display panels that size are very difficult to come by and will often times cost you more than a new TV. You can of course try and find a panel. Vizio uses a hodgepodge of parts, so you will have to remove the back cover. You should find a label glued to the panel that will tell you the manufacturer and panel model. Use those numbers to try and find a replacement. Of course you should always post some ;pictures of what your panel displays so we can see what you see and verify our suspicions Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « Why does my TV click then shut off if tilted forward or backward? »@aalexx918 since it does that with movement this is not typical of any component having failed. This sounds more like loose connections or loose boards. It is time to remove the back cover and check all wiring etc. on the boards. Post some good pictures of your boards, wiring etc. That way we can see what you see. Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « If a LCD TV got rained on is it fixable »@kingal23rdmob possibly. Depends on the damage. In reality every board on your TV can most likely be repaired/replaced but if the panel is damaged then it is no longer economical to fix since panels can be expensive as well as extremely hard to come by. If you let us know what make and model your TV is and possibly post some images of your TV’s boards we can probably help you out further. Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « No back lights and replaced a lot »djrms357 if you tried to unplug the mainboard from the power board and your backlight did not come on, it is commonly the power board. Measure the voltage outputs from the power board to the main board as well as to the LED’s. Compare that voltage with what is printed on the power board. Let us know what you find out. Also, post some good pictures of your boards with your question. The part that is unusual is this “2 big vertical blue bars then back to black “
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Réponse à : « I lost a screw, is it necessary? »@jazonduh if it continues to work as it should and continues to be held in place by the other screws and for as long as nothing else is being held down by out, you should be okay without it. Of course the right thing to do would be to replace it. Get a complete screw set if you cannot determine the size of it from places like this You can also take one of the other screws to an electronics hardware store and see if they can match you up. It will be a metric thread.
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