All posts by Darin Gilchrist

Vincent, Joe, Rocco, and Tony examine the LG monitor. One side of the power board doesn't even get the 5V standby voltage. David rewires Sylvia's LED lamp. Joe does the same for an incandescent lamp. Khaela's food processor works as expected. Rocco performs bypass on her Apple wired keyboard, but it starts to display wonky behavior, especially at the letter "K". D10 ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

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Photography by Catrina Genovese.We got to hear about the Right to Repair and the Repair shop at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. We also changed batteries on the Garmin iQue 3200 (PalmOS PDA) and the Samsung Galaxy S6. We swapped out two piezo transducers on the Yamaha DD9 Drum Machine. The Nintendo Switch did not resond to any power input - we suspect a completely dead battery. The Sony laptop took forever to load Windows, and we suspect a hard drive gone bad due to drop damage. We reattached a pair of headphones with superglue and baking soda. The Macbook Pro's battery distended, cracking the trackpad, and possibly taking out the logic board. All photography by Catrina Genovese. D25 ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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We were honored to have Peter diagnose a bad thermal fuse at the Compass Charter School EcoFair. We see blown thermal fuses on the reg, so this video is highly educational!How to replace a thermal fuse: bit.ly/2LG0PhS ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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4 weeks ago  ·  

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Vincent helps Lydia take apart the laptop, and Rocco advises replacing a loud CPU heatsink/fan (bad bearings). Mike re-aligns the fan blades, enabling the heater to work. Jay repairs a paper-jamming thermal receipt printer. The electric kettle blew a thermal fuse (192 deg C). Another kettle makes a repeat visit. D30 ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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Rocco resets the iCloud keychain. Vincent replaces the battery on the iPhone. Emily diagnoses some vintage equipment, including a reel-to-reel, a record player, and a 1959 DuJur Grundig Stenorette T dictation machine. Kevin checks out a tablet unresponsive to touches, taps, and swipes. Emily gets the fan blades to spin up. David and Charlie spruce up a 12V trailer light. D45 ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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Rocco replaces the fuse on a VCR/DVD combo. Rich and Vincent rewire two lamps. Rocco also tests a rare, vintage, vacuum-tube clock radio for prime time. We confirm the JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker fails to charge. We're awaiting the results of a reset. Rich resurrects his Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 200 laptop. D10 ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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