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 „reset eletric motor on a yamaha golf cart”Dskilt that is correct. There is no reset button
Antwort auf „Why is screen on Sharp 4k tv blue?”Sherri Celani this can be caused by bad backlight arrays. The phosphor coating on the backlight LED’s curls and it is this curling that cause a spectral shift toward blue. OF course make sure that you check this on every video input. Use all different connectors like component, Coax etc., to make sure that all of them show the same tint. If so it is most likely the backlight LED’s if not it could be the T-con/main board.
Antwort auf „Can my phone(has cracks on it)be fixed after 3 months of water damage?”renyssa domingo there is always a chance to revive it. For now you want to stop charging your phone and trying to turn it on. Then you will have to disassemble it. Since you did not tell us the exact model for your phone we cannot comment on that. After that follow this guide to clean your phone. It was written for an Apple iPhone 3G but still applies to your phone. You will have to clean it to prevent corrosion afterwards. Once properly cleaned, replace the battery, and re-evaluate for any damage. Give it a try and see what you get. Hope this helps, good luck.
Antwort auf „Why does my Sharp TV have sound and can see menus but no show picture?”@cashonly this can be a firmware issue as well as a main board or T-con board issue. The onboard menu etc is programed on an IC on your main board whereas the picture requires a connection to the board. It is most likely that the error is in that part of the circuitry on the main board.. Try different inputs and see if that changes anything. Something like a local source (DVD,BR, Game Console) etc. OR you can start off by disconnecting absolutely everything from your TV. Teh n unplug the TV and hold the power button down for a minute or so. Alternatively you can leave the set unplugged for a short while 5-10min will do. Than connect one local video source and plug your set back in. See if that makes a difference. For further test we would need to see your boards etc. Remove the cover and take some good pictures. Post those with your question so that we can see what you see. Bilder zu einer vorhandenen Frage hinzufügen
Antwort auf „PHILIPS 43PUT4900 - Screen is black, sound works, flashlight works”@moso0202 since you can see your screen with a flashlight you already determined that this is a backlight issue. Two things that can have happened. It is either your powerboard not putting adequate voltage out to your backlight LED’s or the backlight LED strips have failed. All you need to do now is to remove the back cover from your TV and take some measurements at the backlight connector (marked CN8101 on your board). Set your voltmeter to greater than 120VDC and put the red probe ((+) on pin . Black probe (-) measure on pin 3,4 and 5 let us know what it shows. After that, red probe on pin 12 and black probe to 8,9, and 10. Let us know what you get.Post some good images of your boards with your question so we can see what you see. Bilder zu einer vorhandenen Frage hinzufügen I am not sure if Samsung is a better brand or if there are really any great brands out there. I do know to stay aways from Vizio, TCL, Sony and Toshiba’s. Anything after that is a go for as long as the price is right.
Antwort auf „My phone is oppo a3s, wont turn on nor charge”i lův piglĕts ØwØ the very first thing you want to do is to check your charger. Make sure that it is working. Next check your connector and make sure that there are no broken pins, lint etc. obstructing it. If all that looks okay then go ahead and replace the battery with a new one. then re-evaluate. If that does not resolve your issue you may have problems with the charging port or the charging circuit on your circuit board. Again start with your battery because if nothing else it will provide you with a known-well starting point for further troubleshooting. Use something like this video to work on your phone
Antwort auf „Partially Dim Backlight at Top Portion of Screen - Element 65" Roku TV”Carson Dang check the voltages on your power supply going to the backlights. A bad power supply can give your backlight those symptoms. Usually, if an LED has failed, it is either the whole strip that is dark or just the spot where the failed LED is located. Any off that would look different then what your image is showing.
Antwort auf „My TV does not turn on. When I try, I get a blinking red light.”Albaraa Jadallah this sounds like a power board issue. You do want to go ahead and measure the input voltage to your board, check the fuses. After that measure the voltages from your power board to the main board. If your TV does not how any standby voltage the issue is most likely a failed power board. Again, we need you to measure the voltages. In the old days I would just use two insulated handled screwdriver to touch to each lead of the capacitor and tehn touch the screwdrivers together to discharge a cap. Not the best way of doing it. I now keep my hands away from caps unless I am sure they have been discharged. You can do a simple voltage measuring.
Antwort auf „Nikon d3200 no display backlight lcd has been replaced”@danield1497 since this is a water damaged camera it will most likely be an issue with the mother board. Check for any obvious components mossing or charred looking. There should at least be one fuse on the board. Check that one for continuity. Remove the motherboard and clean it with some +90% isopropyl alcohol and a soft brush. Yes, you can submerge it in alcohol to clean it. Post some good images of your motherboard so we can see what you see and possibly find the failed part. Nikon D3200 Motherboard Replacement Bilder zu einer vorhandenen Frage hinzufügen
Antwort auf „Why is my camera taking black pictures?”Amber Brady this could possibly be a stuck shutter or a failed image sensor. Start with this: 1.Take the lens off 2.Turn the camera on, put into manual mode 3.Set exposure to 30 seconds 4.Take photo while observing the stuck shutter curtain 5.During the 30 second exposure hold the camera in one hand and give hard thump to the base of the camera with your other hand. 6.Repeat this a few times until you see the shutter opening If that does not work you will have to disassemble your camera to get to the image sensor and replace it.
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