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.
Разборки, над которыми я работаю
Инструкции с моим вкладом
Руководства, которые я помог перевести
Этап 1 из 2
Этап 1 из 10
Этап 1 из 15
Hair dryer for logic board reflow?Okay, so I had some time while I was waiting for parts to complete a few more projects. I did my daily browsing through " ...
What logic board component is this?I am currently trying to resurrect a relatively expensive hair straightener. It is a Croc Infrared Titanium Ceramic...
Steven P. Jobs died, the visionary co-founder of Apple who helped usher in the era of personal computers and then led a cultural...
Need Audio transformer infoI am currently in the process of rebuilding a 1960 Tube amplifier. I do need a new audio transformer since one of them has...
Does not charge or recognized by pcHi there, besides my Ipod trouble I also have an Iphone issue. Since there are 4 in my household I suppose it was bound to...
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...
Ответ на "QN65Q7FAM with no menu onscreen with OneConnect disconnected"meglover since you have no menu etc. there is the possibility that this is caused by a bad main board. There is also the chance that it is the T-con board. Let us know if your TV has sound. If it does it is most commonly the t-con board if it does not it is the main board. Those are all preliminary choice depending what else comes up with further troubleshooting. Currently my money is on the main board. If you are up to it, unplug your TV and remove the back cover. Then post some pictures of all if your boards with your question. That allows us to see what you see. Adding images to an existing question
Ответ на "Lower 1/3 of screen is black and picture fade out."Robin Bownes what you are describing is most likely backlight related but it will depend on how it fades and what it looks like once it is faded. We would have to see what this all looks like. If it is the backlight then yes it can be fixed. If it is not than it is most likely a panel issue and that will make things a bit more difficult. Post some pictures with your QUESTION so that we can see what you see. Adding images to an existing question Update (06/22/2021): That actually looks like a panel error. Let us know if your TV kkros the sound. Once it has totally dimmed, shine a flashlight at an angle agdinst the screen. See if you can make out the picture faintly. The bottom 1/3 looks like a Gate driver issue on the LCD driver board. It may be time to start taking it of the wall and have a look at the inside of the TV. Let us know if you are up to it. You need some basic hsndtools and a simple multimeter
Ответ на "My screen is cracked. Where can I buy a replacemet?"caminante cincuenta y ocho the only way you know if it fits, is by ordering the right screen. You will need more info to find it than what you had posted your device to be. Your Motorola Moto G Stylus (2021) should be a XT-2115. You can get the display for that from places like this. Not my favorite supplier but I suppose it will do. To get to the display panel for replacement follow something like this video Not an easy phone to get started on with repairs.
Ответ на "iPad 6 knocked 2 small components off during Tristar repair"@stewartps here it is 1 1/2 years later and I am late to this get together. This answer is only for completion sake and it is most likely that the information was just not available at the time the question was asked. Consider it a supplement to the original answer. I only answer it to assist those that may run into the same issues etc. Anyhow looks like the following: Reference designator C1700 which is a 0.1 UF 20% 6.3V capacitor in a 01005 package Reference designator C1720 which is a 8.2 PF +/-0.5PF 16V capacitor in a 01005 package Reference designator R8370 which is a 10K 5% 1/32W resistor in a 01005 package Reference designator R8399 which is a 0 Ohm 1/32W resistor in a 01005 package
Ответ на "iPad a1893 power and volume buttons issue - components missing"@itfixgalway sorry I am late to the party again . Anyhow just for completion sake here is my answer. I do hope I did not miss any. If so let me know. Reference designator R2610, R2611 and R2613 are all 1.00 K 5% 1/32W resistors in a 01005 package. Any good electronic component place should have those available. Hope this helps.
Ответ на "Need help identifying a resistor value (iPad 6 LTE/WIFI)"@kylegp great job on getting it fixed. As usual I am late to the party. This is actually more for my own learning experience with this iPad. I checked a few things and got really confused about the reference designators you guys were talking about. Looks to me like your missing component is actually R8399 which would make it a 0 ohm resistor. In that case and if I am looking at this right, you could have just used a jumper on it.
Ответ на "What is the TG0B sensor?"@mfmayer start by replacing the battery. If you already have done this, check the components around the battery connector. Make sure you did not pop one off. Those can be causes for this as well. Ultimately “SD: 0 Missing sensor (s): TG0B” - battery / TIGRIS; result is that the device does not see the battery.
Ответ на "I want to convert the isight that comes with the display into an USB o"@gerardit post some good pictures of what your camera connector looks like and the board where it plugs into. Cable colors are really not standardized yet and thus it can’t be taken for granted that it is connected different. Continue by checking the schematics and that will be your guide for that. The cable color will always correspond to their position on the connector. With this schematic you can connect it to a USB connector. Adding images to an existing question
Ответ на "My shark powered lift away won’t turn on"@skelly64 use something like this video to work on your vacuum. Since your lights are bright, and you seem to think brighter than usual, I would suggest that you use a multimeter and check if there is actually power going to the motor. Once you have your vacuum partially disassembled it might help you out if you post pictures so we can continue to guide you Adding images to an existing question All you should need for this check would be your basic hand tools (screwdrivers etc.) and a run of the mill multimeter. Nothing fancy.
Ответ на "Can I dry or get the water out my phone"Late answer but it appears it's still being looked at. So for completion sake this is just to clarify a few things. Consider this a supplement only. First off skip the rice. It is absolutely useless. It will not help you fix your phone. All it does it provides a false sense of security. It will not clean your phone, it will not prevent corrosion. Not sure why this is even still being mentioned. That myth has been laid to rest many years ago. Firstly you always want stop continuing to try to charge, sync or otherwise use your phone. This potentially can make a bad situation worse. The next step should always be that you need to disassemble the damaged phone. Most guides for disassembly of a phone can be found within the guides listed here https://www.ifixit.com/Guide. 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. After that I would suggest that...
Этап 1 из 2068