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Old 03-09-2018, 19:27   #751
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Better than nothing.

Anybody know what's happened to the OP? No recent postings.
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Old 03-09-2018, 19:53   #752
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Anybody know what's happened to the OP? No recent postings.
Last post 6 July. Maybe he's on holiday?
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Old 03-09-2018, 19:55   #753
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Last post 6 July. Maybe he's on holiday?

His last post was in Feb 2018 but he has visited in July just looks like he doesnt want to post here anymore.
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My noise cancelling headphones. I hope.
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:22   #755
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Cassette deck is now fully functional and re-cased. The slight kink in the belt that drives the capstan seems to have straightened out and is not affecting playback.

I needed to exercise some of the switches to get them working right.
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Waiting for quotes for bathroom floor tiles renewed. Just hope it is someone who can do a good job,
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Old 07-09-2018, 13:37   #757
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4 way extension lead: The red warning neon had failed. They eventually do if left on continuously.

I have a small LED circuit using a capacitor dropper that replaces the neon and fits inside the box of the lead. A few minutes rummage in the bitsa* box for some parts and run one up. In this case using a couple of red T3 LEDs.

Nicely fixed.

*Bits of this and bits of that.
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Old 07-09-2018, 20:12   #758
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The scale in our kitchen stopped working again..... I tried the same I did last time and finally smashed it again but this time it didnt work.... My father took it upstairs to look ity and he also tried changing the batteries (but it didnt work) but then when he put the original cells back in,it started working again!!!


I wonder if its dirty inside??
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The scale in our kitchen stopped working again..... I tried the same I did last time and finally smashed it again but this time it didnt work.... My father took it upstairs to look ity and he also tried changing the batteries (but it didnt work) but then when he put the original cells back in,it started working again!!!


I wonder if its dirty inside??
If you are smashing an electronic scale then it will likely be knackered now and way out of calibration, so useless for weighing things accurately.

Maybe the battery contacts need a proper clean, failing that just buy a new one.
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Old 11-09-2018, 23:40   #760
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Yes you have a good point mate!!

I last fixed a cassette I got..... The pad fell off (I bought it with the pad off) so i took some super glue and secured her in place (Most cassettes and 8 tracks do not sound good if the pads arent there)
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Just freshened up my paint work in the living room and kitchen ,
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Old 13-09-2018, 14:49   #762
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Fixed a door knob and improved the radio reception on the car with a bit of wire brushing and vaseline.
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Old 28-09-2018, 14:43   #763
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Remote key fob for the car (Mitsubishi Colt) was getting hit and miss. Just needed a new CR2016 battery. Had to get the owners handbook out to see if any special re-synching was needed. Not in this case as the car and fob are factory matched.

Came back to the PC and the wireless keyboard had stopped working. Batteries again.

Now I wonder which other appliance is going to need new batteries today.
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Old 30-09-2018, 18:09   #764
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Noticed a few long cracks had appeared along our garage walls. Scraped out the bits, applied outdoor filler, and when dry painted the entire garage. Sorted!
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My daughter's PC has a 1Tb and 4Tb drive in it. She bought an extra 6Tb drive and installed it using the same power lead the others were on (4 connectors daisy-chained).

The 6 Tb drive was not recognised or spun up.

Disconnect either the 4Tb or 1TB drive and it worked perfectly.

I suspected some sort of current limiting on the power supply.

So I connected the 6Tb to the other 4 way power lead that fed just the DVD drive, and it all started working.

I told the tech at PC Specialist and he would not believe it until he tried similar himself. He is now contacting the power supply manufacturer as those supplies are supposed to be able to run 4 drives per lead "with loads to spare".
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