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Old 12-08-2018, 10:38   #736
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

You'll be having a field day MLM when I have to fix a Portsmouth valve.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:51   #737
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Painted the wall in the conservatory, the white paint was just too stark.
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Old 17-08-2018, 15:01   #738
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My Akai GXC38D (dolby) HiFi cassette deck. Pinch wheel had gone all naff quite a few years ago and I've only now got round to fixing it up. Probably more for nostalgic reasons as most of the music is now on the PC / ext HDD but there are few live broadcast concerts on tape.

Got a replacement wheel that was almost identical and with some fettling will fit.

Old wheel on the left, replacement in carrier on the right:



Reassembled into the deck. Applied power at reduced voltage (90V) to allow the capacitors in the circuits to "re-form" This is a vital step as just plugging into full mains will probably blow the lot as it's not been powered for 15+ years

VU meters were reading full scale so I treated all the switches to switch cleaner. Fixed that. Volts up to 150 and still fine. Bought up to 200 and tried a cassette. Clean audio on the headphone output.

Left the deck to soak at 150V It'll need this for several hours to be sure the capacitors are OK.

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I won't case it up until I've run it throuh the HiFi amp to check for wow and flutter as the belts are not quite flat having been standing and may need replacing. Still looks promising.

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Old 19-08-2018, 09:16   #739
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Congrats,she look nice!!!!!!!!


Tonight I fixed the scale in our kitchen used to measure food and such.... I had mac and cheese tonight and when I pressed the bubton to turn it on nothing happend... I checked the batteries and they were in ok... I tried NEW batteries and still nothing...... I couldnt understand it as it worked last night when I made mac and cheese!!

I was mad so I slammed it on the counter 4 or 5 times.... Whadda ya know,it worked perfectly

Its interesting how that seems to work often!!
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Old 19-08-2018, 10:12   #740
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Some clever people around here, my latest fix, new bolt for the shed door.
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Old 20-08-2018, 00:27   #741
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Thats a good thing also!!
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Old 20-08-2018, 14:29   #742
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Tonight I fixed the scale in our kitchen used to measure food and such.... I had mac and cheese tonight and when I pressed the bubton to turn it on nothing happend... I checked the batteries and they were in ok... I tried NEW batteries and still nothing...... I couldnt understand it as it worked last night when I made mac and cheese!!

I was mad so I slammed it on the counter 4 or 5 times.... Whadda ya know,it worked perfectly

Its interesting how that seems to work often!!
Mac & Cheese 2 nights in a row? no wonder the scales broke

I had to fix my Macbook Pro 2012, the 500GB hard Drive was getting so so slow and causing the system to keep freezing. So I bought a new 500GB SSD to replace it with. So fast now and next month will be doubling the RAM to 8GB for an extra boost.
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Old 20-08-2018, 17:59   #743
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Some minor bugs on a [private] torrenting site.
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Old 21-08-2018, 08:58   #744
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Some clever people around here, my latest fix, new bolt for the shed door.
I had a dog that used to be owned by a blacksmith, when I got him home first thing he did was make a bolt for the door
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Old 21-08-2018, 11:33   #745
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I had a dog that used to be owned by a blacksmith, when I got him home first thing he did was make a bolt for the door
That’s a riveting story, that hinges on us believing you are nuts...
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Old 21-08-2018, 12:05   #746
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Thatís a riveting story, that hinges on us believing you are nuts...
That's a pretty ruff comment
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Old 21-08-2018, 18:34   #747
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That's a pretty ruff comment
Gawd don't hold back now just cut to the bone with your comments .
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Replaced the arms of a wooden patio chair that my daughter had caused to rot by picking at the sealant until water got in.
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The extending nozzle tube of the vac would not lock at any length, so it's now glued at full extension, held by Gorilla glue and a clove hitch of string.
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