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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Antwort auf „LG 55LV550 purple, green & blue vertical lines”@dandf22572 that looks like a memory error. Could be a main board issue or a panel issue (Sources drivers on LCD driver board which is part of the panel). Start with the main board. Then check the driver board ribbon cables where those enter the panels see if you find any corrosion etc.
Antwort auf „How much will cost for me to repair my cracked screen”Nkosana Khanyile cost for the display assembly is anywhere between $60-$100 USD. Use something like this video and do it yourself. That is why ifixit is around. To empower others to repair their own devices. Make a guide when you replace it so others will know how to do it as well https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/new
Antwort auf „Where can I get another battery”sastto check the label on the old battery. For the original Samsung Galaxy Camera the battery should be a Samsung EB-F1A2GBU and those are readily available. Just do a quick online search and get one that will work for you.
Antwort auf „Won´t power on, need boardview”@annielservitec you need to know that those are copyrighted and thus we will never post any off this on here. You will have to give us more information so that we can try to assist you with the problem. Number one suspect would be the power supply.
Antwort auf „Screen black after battery change”@markoo okay so you still have a working tablet just no video. double check all of your work. Make sure that all cables are properly seated and re-connected. If all of that checks out okay then look for and pry damage. see if you accidentally broke a component off etc., If all of that looks good it is a. possible your board got shorted out or b. your LCD has somehow failed at the same time. Let us know what you find out.
Antwort auf „Phone severely cracked and fell in water. Won't turn on”@milkbread all of this “externally dried it. It was still turning on the first few hours but was definitely not in good condition. I could see the water inside” makes a bad situation much worse. The very first thing is for you to stop continuing to try to charge, sync or otherwise use your phone. This potentially can make a bad situation worse. This may further damage your phone. The next thing to do is to clean it. Disassemble your phone using these guides . You must remove all EMI shields. If you do not remove those, you might as well not do anything. After you removed those, clean the whole board, connectors and all with +90% isopropyl alcohol. Follow this guide , and even so it was written for a 3G all the points are still pertinent to your phone. While you clean your board, check for any obvious damage, like burned or missing components etc. When it is properly cleaned, replace the battery. All these steps are to avoid delayed failure caused by corrosion. Best thing to do would be to clean it with an...
Antwort auf „Questions About Broken U2 Special Edition 20gb iPod”@sneatonscott yes. start with a new battery. There is also the possibility that your hard drive is all gummed up. Get an inexpensive USB-to -Zif cable (something that will fit your drive most come with multiple adapters) that you can use to connect the HDD to your computer. Check the drive out. Since you are going to replace it, it won’t matter what it shows but it will matter to rule it out/in as a cause for the iPods current issues.
Antwort auf „My Samsung 32" LED TV Model CY-HF320BGLV1V made in Malaysia(SDMA)”mathur.rksh this could be a power board issue. I would suggest that you start by removing the back cover from your TV. Then take a good look at your boards. Check for charred looking, missing components etc. Post some good pictures of your boards and the interconnect cables with your question. That way we can see what you see. You will need to use a multimeter and measure the voltages from your power board to your main board. Compare those measurements with the values printed on your power board. Let us know what you find. Bilder zu einer vorhandenen Frage hinzufügen
Antwort auf „Broke some pin for LCD connector”@fathi_hilmi you will have to replace the connector. If you do not have the tools or experience to do that, I recommend that you find a microsolder expert who can do this for you. Since the cable on the LCD got shorted out, you will most likely have to replace it as well. Cost, availability of a microsolder expert etc.,will depend on your geographical location. It will not work without replacing it.
Antwort auf „Hisense Smart TV with Crack Screen”Verdell Davis that will depend on the size and availability of the panel. Most of the time a replacement (if it is even available) will cost more than a new TV. Remove the back from your TV and check the label affixed to the panel. It will have the maker and model number for your TV on it. Then do an online search and see if you can find one. You can always check places like ebay, craigslist and others, for a replacement panel or a TV like your model that is broken other than the panel. You could harvest the panel from that. Again, availability is going to be your biggest challenge
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