While I do not sell on eBay very often, I will sell parts from bad machines and in some cases, the whole machine. My eBay link can be found here if you think I have something you may need for your repairs: https://www.ebay.com/usr/nipetr97
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CompTIA A+ CE
PC Pro Certification
Marchman Technical School Certificate of Completion
School and Experience
- Sunlake High School (Dual enrollment)
- Graduation: 2014
- Marchman Technical Center
- Graduation: 2014
- Linux (I often have a second dedicated Linux computer)
- Intermediate board level repair and data recovery
- Gaming (Limited to older games without excess DLC and microtransactions; PC only since Xbox One and PS4 launch)
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What external DVD drive is good for losses CD ripping?With my current drive (Memorex MRX-650LE V7) I have had issues with 2 recent rips where there is a timing issue at...
How many cycles do I need for this battery?8/27/19 screenshots Since the batteries I have for my S6 Edge+ are either near the end of their life or gave me trouble...
How much is too much for a screen?I built this phone from 2 clunkers and while it needs work, it is serviceable again. The phone was assembled from one with...
Do I need a power supply or inverter recap?**Due to the condition of the panel (black spots from wet storage), I do not plan on spending a lot of money on repairs...
Does this monitor work well with DVI->HDMI adapters?I am asking this because I rescued this monitor from storage after years of sitting, cleaned it up and it worked. However,...
Is this drive look nonstandard?Individual drive: Compared to a normal IDE laptop optical drive: Since my primary external drive is one of those with a...
(Vizio M220VA) Is this look like a TV or motherboard issue?This TV has done this before, but only now have I captured it acting up. This tends to happen after I leave the notebook...
How do you break the OEM adhesive?!I am working on another S6 Edge Plus for this same person who needs their data off of it (as I have the other one with a...
How sensitive is this Mac to RAM upgrades?When I got my 2011 Pro, I got it cheap due to multiple things. One of those things that needs attention before anything...
How can I erase this drive?I am trying to erase the drive on my 2006 MacBook so I can sell the machine for parts, since it's good for parts but has...
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Rispondi a "Purchase advice: user serviceable headphones"What you can do on moderate tension parts to create a more permanent fix as well is to use baking soda and super glue. It holds so well you can’t tell if it’s blended as well. I don’t know how well this will work, but if you can get it in the inner band (and put some on the broken part to hold it, it won’t be 100% new but it should hold nearly as well. For quite some time both the power button and volume down on my laptop were broken but mostly an issue I can live with since I had a palmrest without a power button and took the volume button off of that and reinstalled it with that fix. Since I couldn’t get a power button, I reinforced the broken one. You can’t tell because it’s internal and behaves like it’s factory. I know I probably should have bought another palmrest and sold the useless one as-is, but I’m going to be upgrading to a newer laptop (used enterprise) so I would rather keep the money and patch the issue.
Rispondi a "Suddenly stops recording after 7-15 seconds"Some of these cameras only record for a short amount of time to get around EU video camera taxes from 2007, which is extremely common even on late model ones. Some stretch it out to 29 minutes to be 1 minute under the 30 minute cap so it isn't as annoying to consumers. The problem is the manufacturers don’t remove it on models bound for countries without this tax out of fear or laziness. It's usually a 15-30 second cap on older models with this limitation, but it can also be even shorter on some. This article goes into it properly. This article also goes into it as well. It's a tax avoidance limitation. As of 2018/19, it’s dead :-). The problem is old cameras are still affected :-(. Check the manual for anything related to a video recording cap - maybe Nikon isn’t reckless and disables this stupidity on non EU bound models. If that isn’t it, try a higher speed memory card like a Class 10. The other reason this commonly happens other then tax avoidance is because people use junky Class 4 cards and expect...
Rispondi a "My envy 4500 gives the message --incompatble ink cartridge evenyhough"It sounds like there’s dirt on the contact strip in the printer - this will do it. What you need to do is take the carts out and clean the contact strip in the printer. For good measure, clean the ink carts to be sure. Once you do that and if it persists, then it may be due to bad cartridges. While highly unlikely (but possible because HP uses a 100-240V SMPS), it could be from another region ESPECIALLY if the bad cartridge has a different number compared to the US/Canada versions (HP 61 for the 4500). The other red flag is if the number on the printer is 3 digits vs 2 - you have a region locked import. You will need genuine carts to fix this and HP will need to walk you through the process. I hope you saved the old carts if it’s a region issue… The cost to import the matching set is *always* more then buying a native machine.
Rispondi a "Acer XF Monitor not getting power. Any ideas on how to repair?"Usually these issues are due to bad capacitors, especially on retail friendly brands like Acer. They often use CrapXon (CapXon) capacitors, which always fail given 4-5 years of use. It’s just a matter of when. Depending on if the power supply is internal or external, you may need to inspect two different boards. Outside of business oriented Acer models, they have largely moved to external supplies so in order to troubleshoot those you will need a new power brick to see if it persists. If it doesn’t consider yourself lucky - outside of a lucky few it never fixes anything and is only done to save space at best because it’s usually always internal. If the problem isn’t fixed, then you need to work on the internal boards. Usually these snap together where the whole back comes off, but I’ve seen a few designs where it appears the board and panel access may be split. Since these have become more common, use some common sense until you know for sure. From what I can approximate with the device page model, it...
Rispondi a "Why won't my camera stay on?"4 AA Canon cameras are major offenders for killing AAs quickly nearly 100% of the time with the S2IS being one of the infamous models. I know someone who used one regularly but hasn’t since it gives the E18 error once in a while - they kill batteries like they’re going out of style unless you use 2500mAh+ NiMh cells($$) or Primary Lithium($$$). NiMh is ultimately cheaper as you don’t need to throw away expensive batteries, but don’t last as long. My SX150 (2 AA) was also horrible before the battery cover broke and I couldn't find a reasonably priced one, so I never repaired it. I can still try the repair it as I have it, but it's not easy to find one that works since I need the shell as that's also broken and those are usually busted along with the cover. I tried to see if it's feasible and it wasn't last time I checked, plus the battery issue - I don’t think it will ever be.
Rispondi a "What external DVD drive is good for losses CD ripping?"Correcting the drive under drive options->Drive->Autodetect read command now fixed the problem. No errors on the second run for Foreigner 4. It seems like the solution short of buying new externals every ~5 years as it happens (Black Friday 2015 purchase) is to run a autodetect command to bring the drive back into calibration. I don’t anticipate this working more then a few times when data accuracy is critical once it happens, but once it can no longer be recovered it’s time to start over with a new drive.
Rispondi a "2007* Mini Cooper S Oil Change light comes on and off"Timing chain engines are generally going to be interference engines, so hope the cylinder walls aren’t scored because of a broken chain damaging the block. If the block has been damaged, it will need to be bored out again to restore it if you want to keep the engine original. When this happens, it’s generally cheaper to replace the engine as the damage tends to be extensive. In addition to that, most engines that aren’t factory rebuilt almost never run right once you take them apart. These factory rebuilds aren't cheap. Alternatively you may be able to locate a used low mileage engine, but you need to be careful with the S and make sure it's not NA. Junk yard engines tend to have higher miles and unless you can somehow start it you have no idea. Before you spend too much money on the engine, check for cylinder wall damage with a bore scope camera, but you need to remove the spark plugs and ignition coils. Refer to this video to remove the spark plugs. The Mini uses a PSA engine and goes under these codes:...
Rispondi a "How many cycles do I need for this battery?"I contacted the seller and mentioned this to them. I will probably end up trying the other battery to see where it stands since it’s a known good 3000mAh part and not something questionable from eBay. So glad I didn’t sink too much money into this phone and didn’t apply new adhesive…
Rispondi a "Need a source for an Apple logo"Get a junker back case with serious cosmetic issues (or a unusable parts only one) and get it from there. As long as the condition of the salvaged logo is roughly the same and the colors match, you should be able to pass it off as if it wasn’t done. These can generally be found on eBay if you aren’t connected to recyclers and resellers, but if you have a connection like that I wouldn’t hesitate to make a request for a parts only back case with a good Apple logo with serious issues otherwise that impair them from using it. In addition to resellers, you may be able to ask a repair shop with surplus junk parts for one and give them a few bucks in exchange.
Rispondi a "Internal microphone recognized, but no sound input"Been there, done that. Did you open the system and not remove the LVDS bracket thinking it’s optional? That will do it. It’s best to replace the mic after this error since the wires will never be secure again as there is no tolerance to replace the connectors and you will probably break them if you lift it up for some retention (and ruin the mic), but if you can reinstall the wires and keep them in with some confidence it won’t happen again, you don’t need to BUT you need to be careful if you’re doing a repair that requires board removal. It’s best if you have the original Apple tape to reduce the chances of the mic failing without warning again. Eventually it’ll happen again, so if you run into an issue again check the mic first. If you depend on it, replace it so you know it will not be an issue going forward. Also if you take this to a repair shop please warn them you rewired it to save the mic so they know they need to be careful with the microphone you broke. Don't try and hide it. Reference this...
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