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Old 16-09-2023, 08:31   #871
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

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Yeah, dismantled them using some pry tools a 1.5 cross (+) screwdriver and some tweezers. I didn't have to solder or use a jig, because they only needed a good clean with Isopropyl Alcohol 99.9%.

I followed that video guide, it was really helpful, just try and be delicate with the ribbon cables and wires, although some slight force was needed when trying to pry open the controller at the start.
Just ordered this kit to see if I can fix mine.

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Old 16-09-2023, 21:15   #872
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Just ordered this kit to see if I can fix mine.

Is your fix still working?
Hi SnoopZ, one of the controllers I did has returned to having stick drift, but the other one is still working fine. Looks like I'll have to get the solder out.
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Old 17-09-2023, 16:08   #873
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Hi SnoopZ, one of the controllers I did has returned to having stick drift, but the other one is still working fine. Looks like I'll have to get the solder out.
That's what I want to avoid, I've since bought 2 controllers so if I can't fix the 3rd without solder I may see if I can use the warranty from the other black controller and be naughty, just need to figure out if there is a serial number that is different but I can't see one on the outside or on the box.
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Old 18-09-2023, 09:54   #874
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Woke up this morning to a leak from the roof above the bathroom. Cant see where its coming from but I have taken the light fitting down and taped up the wires. Waiting on a roofer to give me a callback/visit.
I will need to fix the ceiling tho.
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Old 19-09-2023, 12:10   #875
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Can not be bothered , give away, surprising what people will take , good luck to them. Buy new . Life's to short to even try, change a fuse is as far as I go.
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Old 19-09-2023, 18:33   #876
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

My overheating CPU

13700K known to run hot but when installed it would power throttle around 180 watts and 99 degrees but because it worked fine I just CBA to mess any further at the time.

Decided to reseat the cooler with some good old Artic MX 4 today 12 degrees lower idle and now can push it to 5.3GHZ on 200watts and 85 degrees. Wish I had bothered earlier now hahaha
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Old 02-11-2023, 23:18   #878
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Came home from work and realised the heating hadn't been on even though I switched it on 30mins before leaving work at 10pm as I had forgot earlier to give it a quick boost.

It turns out my Tado smart thermostat wasn't connected to the internet, all lights on the bridge were out. The power adapter that the internet bridge plugs into was dead with a burning smell, luckily using a 5V phone charger fixed it.
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Old 08-12-2023, 14:23   #879
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A traditional 40 bulb set of Christmas tree lights. Bulbs were all OK except two the wires had corroded through. Replaced them and now working.

To find the break I used a handy little screwdriver gadget that has a couple of batteries and a LED inside with some other components. If you bring the tip near even an insulated live wire the LED lights up so I just followed the liveness along the chain of holders until it stopped at the fault.
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Old 02-04-2024, 14:36   #880
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Just been going through the solar rock lights: 4 medium with 3 LEDs and 6 large with 4 LEDs in each of the reflectors.

Mostly just light fettling of the battery compartments and some engineer's spray but one needed a couple of wires replaced that had corroded through. All out now with charged batteries.

Six lanterns still to go, these are very old and the plastic is starting the disintegrate. Still better than the cheap Chinese tat that's out there these days.
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A portable digital radio kept dropping volume. I found that the switch in the headphone socket was the cause.
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Old 03-04-2024, 00:32   #882
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Old 03-04-2024, 17:30   #883
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Six solar lanterns: Three just needed the battery compartments cleaning and a fresh charge. One needed the compartments changed from AA to AAA separate holders as the plastic had disintegrated. Fortunately today's AAA NiMh are 1000mhr compared to the original 600mhr NiCad batteries.

Last two were very weak and I had to replace several capacitors on the PCBs to get them working properly.

Just simple age.
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One of the solar rock lights died. Seems corrosion has done for the 4 pin control chip. Fortunately I have a supply of these so chip duly replaced and rock is now fully functional.
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Old 16-04-2024, 17:05   #885
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

pair of wired earphones. Cable was broken. Bought a new 3.5mm jack on Amazon (along with a soldering iron & flux)
It's not pretty but they work again now.
First time soldering
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