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Attention, Washington, DC, peeps!Washington DC Department of Energy and the Environment now holding regular Fixit Clinics: www.eventbrite.com/e/doee-fix-it-clinic-at-sw-bid-out-to-lunch-registration-71818098867 ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago  ·  

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Tony finds a temperamental motor on the space heater. He also finds a dead battery in the portable PA system, diagnoses a stereo tuner/amp and performs bypass on the holiday lights. David puts JB Weld on a pin to flip up the carafe lid. He also finds a blown fuse on the food processor and uses SteelStik on an antique lamp. Vladimir performs invasive surgery on the digital scales flex cable. Jennifer rewires Kathleen's lamp. D30 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

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3 weeks ago  ·  

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Emily fixes up a fan, a bean grinder, and a lamp. John and Rich deep dive into a DVD player. Emily and Charlie declare EoL on the Casio keyboard's AC adapter (9V). Stephen finds blown fuses on an air purifier and a stereo equalizer. He finds crumbling belts on the Sony tape deck. John gets a strobe light to work again. Vincent works on rooting the Sony Xperia Z3C. D35 ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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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

1 month 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

2 months ago  ·  

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