on Twitter as @oldturkey03
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 re-purposing 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
Ten years on iFixit is a long time. Time to pick up the pieces, embrace the new normal and continue to Fix whatever needs fixing.
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Hair dryer for logic board reflow?Okay, so I had some time while I was waiting for parts to complete a few more projects. I did my daily browsing through " ...
What logic board component is this?I am currently trying to resurrect a relatively expensive hair straightener. It is a Croc Infrared Titanium Ceramic...
Steven P. Jobs died, the visionary co-founder of Apple who helped usher in the era of personal computers and then led a cultural...
Need Audio transformer infoI am currently in the process of rebuilding a 1960 Tube amplifier. I do need a new audio transformer since one of them has...
Does not charge or recognized by pcHi there, besides my Ipod trouble I also have an Iphone issue. Since there are 4 in my household I suppose it was bound to...
not charging after battery replacementJust replaced my old battery with the one I purchased from you. Great and easy fix, loved your instructions. But here is...
Réponse à : « Does replacing the battery could cause a short circuit for motherboard »youraye if the battery between those two models is truly identical then there are no issue. The wiring on the battery will be the same hence it will connect the same. Again, this will only hold true if the EB-BN985ABY is what your Samsung phone model calls for. It might help if we can see the battery (both sides) so post some good pictures of your battery with your question Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « I wish to seek parts for my tronsmart T2 plus board like a replacement »@crimmy44 the very first thing you want to do is to stop trying to charge it etc. That can make a bad situation worse. The next thing I suggest you do is to take it apart. Use something like this video to do so. Take a careful and close look at all components and connectors. Truly assess for any damage. Look for major corrosion, evaluate the pins in the connectors etc,. Take a look at all connectors as well as cable ends. You will have to remove all the EMI shields. If you do not remove the shields, you are not cleaning the board. Once you got the gross contamination cleaned, use 90%+ isopropyl alcohol and clean your parts some more. For a proper cleaning, use this guide. It was written for an Apple iPhone 3G but it is still pertinent to your PCB as well. I can not stress the importance of a good cleaning enough, so do it over and over while replacing the alcohol after each cleaning. Do not use compressed air for the cleaning since that can drive liquid as well as corrosion particles into areas that will...
Réponse à : « Tv has no picture but has sound »Dark Nation let us know what voltages it did show you and how you measured it. If your voltages are within acceptable parameter I would turn my attention to the backlight strip. Common issues with Samsung at those models. Of course you can test it by disconnecting the main board from the power board. That will force your backlights on. So if they do not come on you know the issue are the strips.
Réponse à : « My television won't turn on, either by remote or the button. »Ralph Setter there is no expiration date on a TV ;-) There is no to old, there is only ewaste if we do not fix what is fixable or at least try. Let us know the exact model of your PHillips. You did not tell us if you have any power LED light on your TV when it shuts down. This could be an issues with a component overheating. Remove your back cover and take a look at the power board and the main board. My prime suspect will be an IC on the main board. Post some good pictures of your boards with your QUESTION, that way we can see what you see and help you further. Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « screen goes blank can still hear the show »surfin20 in a darkened room and with the TV screen black but the sound still playing, shine a flashlight at an angle against the screen. If you can still make out shapes or similar, you know that your backlight is out. Possible the backlight strips. If you do not see anything with the flashlight then it is most likely your T-Con board. Remove the back cover and take some good pictures of your boards. Post those with your question so we can see what you see.Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « Wont turn on or charge »@brendankkkk could be an issue with the charging cable , the charger or the charging port. Try a different charger/cable. Clean the charging port with a few puffs of compressed air or similar. Check the port for any broken or bend pins. If all of that won’t make a difference, replace the battery next. Once you have that done see what you get. Check the motherboard for any damaged looking components and post some good pictures of your boards with your question so we can see what you see. Ajout d'images à une question existante Use these guides to work on your Boom UE Boom 2 Repair
Réponse à : « Were can I get replace battery »Mary Brooks here is the bad news. Looks like this battery is no longer available. Good news is that this is iFixit. You know you can build a replacement by yourself. It is not as complicated or dangerous as you may thing. Take a couple of good pictures and post those with your question. It looks like you open it up the same way as on here Homelite UT44172 Blades Replacement Again, take pictures if unsure. the black tubular thing is actually the battery. The black cover is just that, a plastic cover. Remove the battery by most likely unsoldering the wires. Ultimately I suggest you do something like this Repairing Black and Decker 9074 Screwdriver Battery just with the type of “batteries” that are appropriate for outr Homelite. Again, it is not as complicated as it may seem. I would hate for you to discard these shears just because the corporation (Techtronic Industries who owns Homelite) has stopped supporting this equipment. Our landfills are full of stuff that can be fixed and used for many more years....
Réponse à : « New Power Supply Failure »@brahn85 don’t know because we do not know what popped. Let’s find out what is going on with your TV. Instead of just replacing the board you should always check the power supply on the connector where the main board connects to. It is actually the main board that tells the power supply to turn on. On the flip side of this since this was a power surge, it could be both boards that went on the fritz. I would suggest that you get your camera out. take some really good pictures of your boards and post those with your QUESTION. That way we can see what you see. After that use your multimeter and check the output of the board. You must have standby (STBY) power. If you have that it is not your power board that has failed. Ajout d'images à une question existante
Réponse à : « Camera dunked in Salt water »Jeff Kidwell this is one of those questions that are so tough to answer. Can it be done? Yes. May be. At this time you really have nothing to lose so I would suggest you go for it. Remove your battery. Do not try to turn your camera on etc. That could make a bad situation worth. The very first step I would take is to disassemble your camera. Use these guides Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Repair to help you disassemble your camera. you will have to totally disassemble it. Take a careful and close look at all components and connectors. Truly assess the damage. Look for major corrosion, evaluate the pins in the connectors etc,. Take a look at all connectors as well as cable ends. You will have to remove all the EMI shields. If you do not remove the shields, you are not cleaning the motherboard. Once you got the gross contamination cleaned, use 90%+ isopropyl alcohol and clean your parts some more. For a proper cleaning, use this guide. It was written for an Apple iPhone 3G but it is still pertinent to your camera...
Réponse à : « Something fell near my trackpad and it's lodged in place. »@notahippo sure sounds like the trackpad is somehow internally disconnect from its PCB and it is failing. At this point you are most certainly looking at a replacement. Whenever you have to “I hit around it until it became barely usable “ you know it needs to be replaced. You can download the maintenance manual for your computer from here. Of course you can also use this guide Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Track Pad Replacement which will show you how to change the trackpad.
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