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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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...
Antwort auf „aux in is broken ,how can it be fixed”@boseman take a look at this guide. Step 6 shows the port soldered onto the board. So it would not be easy. You could try and purchase a broken Bose SoundLink Color and harvest the port from it. Or you could possibly pigtail a separate input port (cable) to it. This will depend on your soldering skills etc. If you can, post some images of the damage (disassembled) with your question. For that use this guide. That would allow us to see what you see and possibly point out where to solder to.
Antwort auf „Schematic for a HP OMEN 17-an012dx”mmicrosysm I am not sure why you think its a MOSFET. Having checked a board that I had access to and by the identifier on that IC, it looks like that it is actually an Antec APW8715 PWM converter (yes it has integrated MOSFETS ;-) Here is the datasheet for that [Dokument: Antec APW8715 PWM] Tell peeps to stop poking around on things that may disintegrate. BTW schematics for this board are not readily available. So if you need to work some more on it, see if you can find a donor board where you can then either use the components from or at least make identifications.
Antwort auf „charging the devise the internal battery "inflated" to triple it's siz”@grumpybearr you definitely want to discard the swollen battery appropriately. After that replace it with a new one. You may also have to replace the display panel if the over pressured battery damaged those. This teardown ASUS ZenPad S8 Teardown will at least get you to the point where you can replace your battery.
Antwort auf „Can. Audio be repaired sounds static”raymond mancino that sounds like a bad audio IC. Those are usually located on the main board. Since we do not know the model of your TV etc. I suggest that you start looking at the main board and check for obvious damage. The only other things you can try is a quick reflow of the IC or replace the main board and see if that makes a difference. Of course, make sure that your speakers are okay and the the wiring is ok as well.
Antwort auf „Replacement battery does not fit.”Hunter Nichols sorry to hear that. This answer forum is not really monitored by the iFixit staff. It’s mostly volunteers on here to help people with their issues. Your issue is best taken care of by the iFixit sales staff. I suggest you contact iFixit directly https://help.ifixit.com/category/133-contact-ifixit-customer-support
Antwort auf „I ran without water too”Chandra A the likelihood of this being a bad thermostat is low. The thermostat usually works be being in touch with the liquid (water). No water no measurements so a non-issue for that. What most likely happens is that the heating element burns out. These are not good for tryin to heat up air and thus burn out. You could try and measure the resistance across the heating element and see what is shows you. I’d suggest that you try and find/replace the element. Post some good pictures of your percolator etc. so we all cann see what you see. Also, let us know the exact model number. Bilder zu einer vorhandenen Frage hinzufügen
Antwort auf „Can't save Images on the sd card”Ansrattlexnake [Tagdzsi] first you have to make sure that you have a card that is compatible with your camera. Next make sure that it is not write protected. Once inserted, your camera should ask you to format your card. Do not format your internal memory since that will lead to loss of your pictures. You may want to try a different memory card and check that out. If you need the user manual for your camera download it from places like this
Antwort auf „Why do I get error code 127.0.0.1when logging on a website”Alan Pelletier since it is only for a particular site, the error code seems to be an issue with local connection (most likely a Firewall issues) and not a Kindle issue. You may need to check your network settings.
Antwort auf „Philips 32PFS6402/12 black screen but audio works!”@lekkervlaai There are two distinct possibilities. The power board as well as the backlight array. Since you do see the menu etc. it is most likely an issue with the actually backlight array inside your panel. Those backlight strips can be replaced by disassembling the panel. (HINT:mark the diffuser sheets so they go in exactly the way they came out). Do a search based on the actually panel, not your TV model. There should be a tag on the panel which identifies its model and maker. Of course, you also want to check the voltages on the power board leading to the backlights. Looks like connector CN8601 or 8602 depending on your model. If you need to, you can always post some images of your boards with your question so we can see what you see. Let us know what you get on those.Bilder zu einer vorhandenen Frage hinzufügen Update (06/20/2021): Okay so your panel is a TPV made panel. The backlight strips for your TV are available at places like this and many others I am sure. To check out the voltages you will...
Antwort auf „iPhone 4S refuses to charge”@theandroidkid the very first thing you want to do is to change the battery. The charging issue as well as the shut-downs etc. can very well be related to that. Once replaced, re-evaluate. Until you’ve changed the battery anything else will just be a guess iPhone 4S Akku tauschen
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