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Old 10-28-2010, 02:10 AM
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I love electronics.

Woo hoo jim! way to go on exploring .
Soldering microboards is extremely hard, looks like you do have a little room their. I say go for it and best of luck!
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:23 AM
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This is my little project tonight.

My main monitor went out on me. I can turn it on, it displays the window for a few seconds and then goes black.
I first thought my power cord converter went out on me. So I ordered up a new one for like $12 . I still have the same issue.

I purchased this Monitor Just under a year ago for about $170 , funny thing is the monitor I'm on now I bought 8 years ago for almost for $900 and this flat screen is still kickin fine.

In any case I now believe the capacitor has gone out (Upper left guy on the circuitry pic) So I purchased one off amazon and I will solder a new one on. IF it doesn't work I'll be out about $20 , but hey it's a fun project
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:54 AM
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I love electronics.

Woo hoo jim! way to go on exploring .
Soldering microboards is extremely hard, looks like you do have a little room their. I say go for it and best of luck!
well after seeing you repair your 521 i had to suck it up and give her a shot, i wasn't going to solder it myself and then i found out i'd have to drive 30 miles and spend $30, i can buy an antenna for $75 on ebay.

well, i only see half as well as i did at 17 and my depth perception is non existent within 3' so i gave her hell. had to solder 1 connection 2 times but i had no globs and it bent back in shape so i said sweet and put it together.

it worked good, it started raining as i was testing and one of pups ran off with the antenna lead so that took awhile to get back, my life is a circus and i'm the head clown.

do you know how to test a capacitor? it takes an analog ohm meter and a minute to test is all.

luck to you also
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:53 AM
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Ohhh you guys are going to make good husbands fixing all that stuff

Honey do list; subsection C Paragraph 112 line 2,346,712 Item; Repair dish washer

etc.
etc.

No really cool you can do that stuff. I pulled the battery wire off my StationMaster Pro and was so flummoxed I bought a new one... you guys would fix it in the blink of an eye.

Buckwheat has big hands, thick fingers and arthritis (not to mention DT's after 3:30PM) and maybe too much money.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:24 AM
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Nice job, Jim!
I'll also be interested to know how the decoder locates work out.

And Happy Birthday, Peter!
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:38 AM
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do you know how to test a capacitor? it takes an analog ohm meter and a minute to test is all.

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I Don't , I never have tried.
We just so happen to have a analog ohm meter in the garage
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:21 AM
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I Don't , I never have tried.
We just so happen to have a analog ohm meter in the garage
from what i have gathered a capacitor is similar to a battery and should show a spike and drain, if it doesn't show a spike then drain slowly it's bad.

here are a couple of links that explain the whole process and the different types of capacitors. the first link is an electronics forum you might use;

http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/

http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/captest.htm

http://www.applianceaid.com/micro4.html

http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/...ting_caps.html
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:36 AM
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No really cool you can do that stuff. I pulled the battery wire off my StationMaster Pro and was so flummoxed I bought a new one... you guys would fix it in the blink of an eye.

Buckwheat has big hands, thick fingers and arthritis (not to mention DT's after 3:30PM) and maybe too much money.
do you always have to make fun of me only having one eye? i do

try taping the probes to your big fat fingers and drink less, just more often

you could always send the stationmaster to mitch or me and we'll fix both the stationmaster and your abundance of money.

btw, hope the little woman's doing well
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:47 AM
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you could always send the stationmaster to mitch or me and we'll fix both the stationmaster and your abundance of money.
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