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
Eleven 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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crwdns2890332:0Is there a replacement grip for this model?crwdne2890332:0@mayatiz looks like it is fastened with some screws and snaps in. Replacement parts (used) are available every now and then at places like this. You can find some decent disassembly instructions on here
crwdns2890332:0Half the screen is negativecrwdne2890332:0gavindillon two things that are the prime suspects. One being the T-con board and the other one being the LCD driver (mounted directly to the LCD panel not fixable by a DIY’er (yet). Since you already replaced the T-con board you want to go ahead and check the ribbon cables going to and from that board and make sue that there is no corrosion or other damage on the cable ends or the connectors
crwdns2890332:0TS0P sensor failure - fans stuck at max speed but trackpad works finecrwdne2890332:0@toumbi Ts0P could be: Trackpad Trackpad Flex Camera (in some models) Trackpad flex connector (logic board) Since you already replaced the trackpad and the and the trackpad cable but ( on some models) there is a relationship between this sensor and the camera, try powering it up without the camera connected and see if that makes a difference. After that you need to check around the logic board connector and will have to do a deep dive onto the components related to the trackpad. For that you require the boardview as well as a multimeter etc.
crwdns2890332:0un65eh6000f top of screen is darker than the bottomcrwdne2890332:0Could be a bad backlight strip, bad backlight driver or a combination of plenty of other things. Post an image of your screen so we can see what you see. that may help to narrow it down. Use this guide Adding images to an existing question to post images.
crwdns2890332:0Can I change my 84 Toyota pickup from a mechanical fuel pump to electrcrwdne2890332:0ann bourliea what engine is it and right now it has a mechanical fuel pump? The tank you replaced is from what year? There should not be a pump in the tank but we need to know more. Yes, you an convert to an electric pump just mounted externally somewhere on the back of the frame and place a filter before the pump. You can even leave the old mechanical pump on the block. We do need more details so as to find out what issues you foresee.
crwdns2890332:0Switch terminal failed, is there a way to unpot and fix it?crwdne2890332:0Weeve Ferrelaine okay you are trying to bypass the switch assembly. If it is the switch than you just have to place a wire across the two terminals connecting the red wires together.
crwdns2890332:0Where to get wireless network cardcrwdne2890332:0@dstmarie do an online search for part number 0960-3293
crwdns2890332:0Why my tv won’t come oncrwdne2890332:0@jammerso that sounds like a power board issue. Remove the back cover from your TV and (unplug your TV of course) check the power board for any obvious damage, like missing or burned components. Next you will need a multimeter to check the outputs from the power board to the main board. Check the 5V standby first. If you have that, proceed. If you do not, your TV’s issue will be a bad power board. Post some good pictures with your QUESTION so we can see what you see Adding images to an existing question
crwdns2890332:0The screen is white.crwdne2890332:0@pod_boi could be the dispaly since the backlight is a separate circuit within the display. I would replace it and see what happens. Anything other than the screen would be a cable connector issues (check for corrosion etc.) or even deeper into the logic board circuitry. Since there are no schematics for this iPod we can only hope it is “just “ the screen. iPod 3rd Generation Display Replacement
crwdns2890332:0My xbox wont turn on (im 14 btw)crwdne2890332:0mason davenport could be multiple things. First your power supply, next your HDD etc. Check for more possibilities on video like this. Let us know what you find out.