While I do not sell on eBay very often, I will sell parts from bad machines and in some cases, the whole machine. My eBay link can be found here if you think I have something you may need for your repairs: https://www.ebay.com/usr/nipetr97
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School and Experience
- Sunlake High School (Dual enrollment)
- Graduation: 2014
- Marchman Technical Center
- Graduation: 2014
- Linux (I often have a second dedicated Linux computer)
- Intermediate board level repair and data recovery
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How much is too much for a screen?I built this phone from 2 clunkers and while it needs work, it is serviceable again. The phone was assembled from one with...
Do I need a power supply or inverter recap?**Due to the condition of the panel (black spots from wet storage), I do not plan on spending a lot of money on repairs...
Does this monitor work well with DVI->HDMI adapters?I am asking this because I rescued this monitor from storage after years of sitting, cleaned it up and it worked. However,...
Is this drive look nonstandard?Individual drive: Compared to a normal IDE laptop optical drive: Since my primary external drive is one of those with a...
(Vizio M220VA) Is this look like a TV or motherboard issue?This TV has done this before, but only now have I captured it acting up. This tends to happen after I leave the notebook...
How do you break the OEM adhesive?!I am working on another S6 Edge Plus for this same person who needs their data off of it (as I have the other one with a...
How sensitive is this Mac to RAM upgrades?When I got my 2011 Pro, I got it cheap due to multiple things. One of those things that needs attention before anything...
How can I erase this drive?I am trying to erase the drive on my 2006 MacBook so I can sell the machine for parts, since it's good for parts but has...
How do I bend the cable?If this is getting old, I’m trying to get it right so I don’t need to get another cable. This is the 2049-A, but you...
Which screens are compatible with the AT&T variant?The base phone I have is the AT&T SKU (G931A). I think the only difference between the 928 and 931 is storage. This phone...
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Réponse à : « Can me do root in my phone »If you’re willing to flag the KNOX warranty eFuse (0x01), yes. You’ll also lose KNOX and anything protected under it. Also do not expect Samsung to support the phone until it is brought back to stock. How easy it is depends on the carrier. AT&T and Verizon are against rooting to the point they’re okay with ignoring a serious hardware security flaw but attack a exploit used for root. These can be rooted, but you need to have everything line up or they’ve probably patched it out already. T-Mobile sort of cares, but not like AT&T or Verizon. I don’t know much about Sprint, so it may or may not be a pain. Usually these low end phones are subsidized by the carriers, so you need to keep in mind which carrier sells it because the OEMs are forced to give into them even if they don’t agree with their practices. I don’t think Samsung cares about root as much as the infamous two since they blow the eFuse instead of trying to actively prevent it.
Réponse à : « How to repair a charger cord? »If you are going to repair it, it is generally repairable with the original connector. This won’t work if the connector is broken but it will fix it if it was bent too much in one area. Refer to this guide if you are unsure of how to solder wire. What you need to do is find the broken part(s), cut them off (with ~1/2” of good cord to be sure) and then solder and heatshrink the repaired areas (However, liquid electrical tape may be needed for the internal wires since heatshink usually seals prematurely on the internal wires) and strip the insulation off of the cord and internal wires using a wire stripper. The general rule is to cut anything that looks bad off and add some good wire to the cut as insurance. If you want a nicer look, you can layer multiple pieces of matching heatshrink over each repair as well to make it less visible. Perfection will never be a thing, but you can make the repair nicer looking. How I seal heatshrink is I use a butane torch using the least fuel possible - depending on the...
Réponse à : « What is the wattage of this computer »Most consumer Dells ship with a 65W adapter new outside of Alienware. That said, you don’t need to use a 65W - you can use a 90W and will only draw what it needs to unless you have a midrange system that requirea 90W out of necessity. On some of them (but not all; usually the high end GPU with top end CPU configurations) you need a 130W adapter - this doesn’t seem like one of those top end machines that needs it. Unless the price is really good, don’t waste your time with a 65W replacement. The higher wattage 90W units work just fine on these systems and generally last longer with less component stress. It also gives you room to grow when you buy a newer laptop in the future so you’re set with a second adapter because you already own a 90W unit that will work on your next system. If it’s a common system with onboard video and a Core 2 Duo, it’s probably a factory 65W system that can use a 90W but I’d need to know the specs to get an idea. As far as a replacement goes, the PA- series is a discontinued...
Réponse à : « Do I need a power supply or inverter recap? »I tried cleaning the inside of the display as it was a dirty disgusting mess with black spots in multiple places and it didn’t make it through - TAB failure. I knew it was high risk, but this was the right time to try and salvage the panel since I didn’t have much in yet. Soon… Maybe the next try at a cheap 1920x1200 will work out. I’m still going to keep the parts that aren’t damaged but this attempt was a bust.
Réponse à : « How do I repair wiring in 12v jump starter with inflator »Revised answer: Without seeing photos of the unit to get a rough idea of the damage done to the unit, the best advice I can give you is to use common sense and work with the length of the wires to guestimate where they should plug in. The battery is the easy part since positive (red) and negative (black) are usually color coded or denoted with labels. I can almost guarantee something was broken by this person. I cannot find a service manual for this, so your best bet is to make your best judgements and see where each wire and connector lines up - your best bet is to try and find out who manufactured the unit for Westward and that may lead you to the service manual. The connectors should be designed to plug in one way and be difficult if it is done wrong, so there is not much to get wrong. However, some caution is required if such a thing isn’t present on that specific connector. You will probably need to find compatible screws since those are likely long gone. It seems like a small SLA battery unit judging...
Réponse à : « 27" cracked screen HP OIN Desktop Pavilion Needs Replacement »I went through two of these with an IQ506 (not your 2017) and didn’t have much luck with either, but I do know a little bit about them. I can’t do much outside of this without a model number to get an idea of how much the cost will truly be. These systems typically require expensive parts that cost more then a whole machine that can be hard to find, so you either need to find someone who is gutting a dead one with a good screen assembly from a similar series for what you need or do it yourself - if you can find one. Windows AIOs tend to be a novelty and don’t sell in large numbers, limiting how many complete donors are out there. I had to go through a friend who had one with a screen failure leftover from years past just to get a stand for my good one, which the seller lost - a stand. I ended up keeping it around for parts because it isn’t entirely useless, but there’s more nonstandard parts you can’t readily reuse then ones that can be. That one ended up having a CCFL flicker issue and I didn’t look into...
Réponse à : « x230T fan cleaning and thermal paste »Even in a good environment, the thermal paste is always shot after 5 years - with cleaning being worse on some machines but easier on others. It will still make the job much easier even though you don’t have one of the difficult systems. Since this is a old Lenovo, you can get away with using high concentration isopropyl alcohol or even denatured if you have it. I don’t recommend the AS5 iFixit sells as I have had trouble with the paste drying out and curing wrong, but have not had such issues with Artic MX-4.
Réponse à : « clutch slipping really bad »There are two different engines for the 1993 and the master clutch cylinder varies based on the engine; 22RE and the 3VZE. The 22RE (2.4 I i6) and 3VZE (3L V6) use different parts so you need to know which one you have. The 22RE layout is straight across because of the fact it is a inline 6 and the V6 will look very different from any inline series engine. Once you know which engine you have, you will need to find out which version you need. If you aren't sure, take a photo of the engine bay photo for us to figure out which engine you have. The other area to see which engine you have is usually under the hood on Toyotas, so start looking for those two engine codes there. If you ever had a hood replacement don’t do this, but if it’s original then you can use the label to figure it out. 22RE (Engine is a 22RE Performance rebuild or just the head gasket cover is aftermarket from 22RE Performance, but is otherwise identical even if you have a stock 22RE): 3VZE: The transmissions may even be different as well...
Réponse à : « black screen dell Inspiron refuses to turn on »These use LED panels, which generally do not suffer from backlight failure as much as the older CCFL displays did. The backlight should be okay. To determine if it’s the panel or board, hook it up to an external monitor that has HDMI - this is one of those legacy free laptops without VGA. If it works on the external, you have a bad display and if the problem is still present, you probably have a motherboard issue. It can also be the RAM, but it’s usually a bad motherboard. If you got it used, I would either return it or repair it based on what kind of warranty you have. If it came from Dell new, return it and get another one. DO NOT attempt to repair it.
Réponse à : « Project questions - thinking to attempt to upgrade my old mbp 2011 »Don’t bother - the boards on these have known GPU flaws. You are better off finding a 2012 15” that’s significantly better and using this one for parts, unless you can get a cheap 2012 motherboard. If you want to save this and the GPU has failed, it is possible to disable the GPU and make the machine usable, but you will no longer be able to use external monitors.
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