Repair

Right to Repair in Europe

“People want everything to be a lot more repairable than it is now.” While there’s still a long way to go, advocates say, European thinking on the topic appears years ahead of that in the United States. Specifically, Europe’s new regulations demand that manufacturers of washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, and displays (including televisions) make spare

DMX 512 control board DMX 192 repair

DMX stands for Digital Multiplex DMX512 (Digital Multiplex) is a standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control stage lighting and effects. DMX can now be used to control almost anything, reflecting its popularity in theatres and venues. I have some DMX-512 controlled lights and also built some DMX-512 hardware myself. I

Right to repair 2021

A lot of people are asking for the right to repair. Many people believe products should last longer, and therefore when broken, they should be repaired. This requires products to be designed for repair as well as support for repairers of all kinds. The goal of right-to-repair rules, advocates say, is to require companies to

Desoldering iron

In electronics, desoldering is the removal of solder and components from a circuit board for troubleshooting, repair, replacement, and salvage. There are many techniques how to desolder. Check out videos How to Desolder Through-Hole Parts, Why Some Joints are Difficult and Desoldering Components – Tips and Tricks. Desoldering tools and materials include the following: Solder

Capacitor testing

Test with multi-meter that it is not short circuited. Test with capacitance meter that capacitance value is correct. If this is an electrolytic capacitor I measure ESR. With some electrolytics I charge them to nominal voltage with power supply and measure charging leakage current or the rate it self duscharges. If it is a small

IFixit tools on Apple launch event

The Right To Repair is a big issue. IFixit and Louis Rossman have spread the word out how Apple making it difficult to repair products outside their service centers. On Tuesday, Apple hosted its ‘One More thing’ event, unveiling three brand new Apple Silicon Macs running on Apple’s new M1 chip “by far the most

DT830 multimeters

Saw in Facebook discussionhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/electronichobycircuits/permalink/3657982357559780/ https://www.facebook.com/438304376511718/posts/1304575383217942/ Another meter is fried again today!!! I have six meters blown in 2 years, while reading high voltage AC. I guess I will find a better alternative for such reading. Is there a way of fixing spoilt meters!?. We are talking about this kind of DT830 type multimeters: My answer:

Windows 10 fixes for 100% disk usage

My computer feels slow even though I have enoug memory and powerful CPU. Got 100% disk usage in Windows 10? So your computer is hanging and freezing because of it. You want to fix this vexing Windows issue. The following article gives several potential fixes! It promises to solve the issue with 15 tricks list.