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 answers 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
As of February 24th 2022, we all realize that the world has once more gone absolutely crazy. War in Europe was the last thing we expected. Just as we counted ourselves lucky for potentially having left our Covid Pandemic behind and live returning to a more "normal". I guess we were all wrong. We now have the largest humanitarian crisis since the 2nd World War to deal with.
I hear a lot of people in my own social circles saying that it really does not affect us since it is "over there" and it always turns into very divisive political discussions. Ultimately, it affects all of us. We cannot turn away from a situation like the current one since it will have a worldwide impact for decades to come. Some of us on here are old enough to remember the cold war and how it impacted society. My own training was based on the thread from the Red Army and the Warsaw Pact states. We must not return to geopolitical situations that we once had. The world will suffer even more than it currently is. We have so many issues that we must focus on. Global warming, world hunger (now even more exacerbated) and the destruction of valuable resources by the Profit-before-People (Planet) machinery, just to name a few. It would be nice to say that Ifixit this situation as well, but it looks like we would have to change the "I" to "We" however, there are a few things that the "I" can do. I am obviously too old for the Ukraine’s legion of foreign soldiers. Even so the equipment that the Ukrainians need from Germany is the stuff that I was trained on. Leopard 1, Marder and Bergepanzer are right up my MOS.
Reality is that "I'm so mad I'm getting old It makes me reckless" so the only fight I have left is the one to try to make this a better world. Once more, my team and I felt that we needed to do something other than talk and getting mad. We are health care providers and wanted to help our colleagues in the Ukraine directly. Supply chains have been severely disrupted. Stockpiles are inaccessible due to military operations, medicine supplies are running low, and hospitals are struggling to provide care to the sick and wounded. We cannot stop a War. We cannot stop the shelling of innocent civilians and we cannot stop innocent people from dying. What we can do, is try to ease human suffering by helping those that are providing emergent care to those affected by this war.
We connected with a Ukrainian organization in South Texas and inquired on how we could help. We found out that they use a Ukrainian-American owned truck company based in San Antonio. All the donated equipment would go straight to New Jersey, then the medical supplies are shipped to Poland, and later to Ukrainian civilians, doctors, volunteers, and people who are helping organize green corridors.
For this we collected almost 15K dollars in a mere two weeks. With that money we purchased medical supplies from a “Wish list” created by the health care providers in the Ukraine. Every dollar was used for that purchase. Not a single cent was used for any kind of administrative fee etc. We know there is so much more to do but hopefully we managed to help others to survive this insanity.
Frieden ist nicht alles aber ohne Frieden alles ist nichts
Teardowns, an denen ich gearbeitet habe
Anleitungen, zu denen ich beigetragen habe
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Antwort auf „What happened to my tablet?”Ariyan going by your description this sounds like a broken LCD. There's really no fixing it but it needs to be replaced. Use something like this video to work on it. Since there are no guides on iFixit for the 2019 it would be great if you could take lots of picture and create a guide for the next people that may need help with that. https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/new it's not very complicated.
Antwort auf „Why do they not charge”Harvey walker, if you are certain that your cables are good and that the chargers are working, it could most likely be your charging port. Use something like this Logitech G533 Headphones doesnt work without USB cable to get to teh PCB. Check the charging ports soldering connection and the wiring. If that looks alright you want to use a multimeter and see if you get power etrc. on the broadside of the connector. If not then consider replacing it or resolder. Post some good pictures of your work with your QUESTION so that we can see what you see. BTW tell us how you know that the battery is okay.
Antwort auf „black screen with sound”Kevin Astorga "black screen with sound" is usually a good indication that your backlight either has failed or it doesn't get turned on. It is a TCL TV so my suspicion automatically go toward a bad backlight array. In a darkened room and with your TV playing audio, shione a flashlight at an angle against the screen . See if you can make pout shapes etc. If so it is your backlight array. If it does not, you will have to remove the back cover and check the voltage on the main board and power board. If those voltages check out alright it could be your T-con board. So, to tell you where and what to check for, we would need to see your boards. Also, see if you can provide us with a complete model number. Post plenty of good pictures of the board and the interconnect cables with your QUESTION. That way we can see what you see.
Antwort auf „My screen frequently glitches and my computer crashes.”@goose118 could be a bad monitor or a bad video card. Try the monitor on another device and see if it does the same. If so you most likely need a new main board for that one. If it does not then it could be your video card or your memory. Try another video card if you have one. Let us know what you find out. For anything further we would need to know the make and model of your motherboard, make and model of your video card, which operating system you use, the amount of RAM your computer has.
Antwort auf „Cómo cambiar la pantalla de una Amazon fore 7th generation”José Alberto Rodriguez Corro use this video for that. Since we don't have a guide on iFixit, It would be great if you would write one. Yes, it is okay even in spanish and it is not to difficult to do this. Just take lots of pictures :-) https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/new Google Translation José Alberto Rodríguez Corro usa este video para eso. Dado que no tenemos una guía sobre iFixit, sería genial si escribiera una. Sí, está bien incluso en español y no es tan difícil hacerlo. Solo toma muchas fotos :-) https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/new
Antwort auf „getting a weird logo on my iPod”@pats1952 the iPod 3rd Gen does not charge through USB but needs Firewire connection. This model only syncs through USB. With a new battery it needs to have a Firewire charger or Firewire connection on your computer etc. It will NOT finalize on USB
Antwort auf „No Audio from TV with HDMI”@thecyborg from the Windows Start Screen, search for Sound. Your TV should be listed as a playback device under the Playback tab. Check your BIOS and update for latest version. after that change your BIOS and set boot to UEFI. Let us know what you get.
Antwort auf „Looking for a price on TV screen for proscan plded5068a-b”kent towers Screen for TV’s the size of yours are not easy to come by. If you do find them they are oftentimes more expensive than a new TV. You will have to remove the back cover from your TV and check the label on the panel. Then do a search based on the model number for your screen. Don't search by your TV model number since there can be variations even within the same model number.Of course, also check places like Craigslist, eBay etc. for a possible replacement TV that you can then harvest the screen from.
Antwort auf „Screen cracked then dropped in water, told its fried”@shenanigans602 depends on what you want to do with it. Do nothing and hoping for a miracle does not sound like a very productive idea. I would suggest the following. For now stop continuing to try to charge, sync or otherwise use your phone. This potentially can make a bad situation worse. The very first step I would take is to disassemble your phone. Use Samsung Galaxy Note9 Repair to disassemble your phone. 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. 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 phone 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...
Antwort auf „I have a black and Decker BDH2000PLK rechargeable portable hand vac”@jewski79 here is a video on how to get to the battery. You can rebuild the battery but Black and Decker does not carry complete assemblies etc. Keep it out of the landfill and rebuild it. It can be done
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