DT830 multimeters

Saw in Facebook discussion 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.

Ecodesign and right to repair in Europe

Hackaday article Europeans Now Have The Right To Repair – And That Means The Rest Of Us Probably Will Too talks about an important topic: right to repair. The right to repair what we own has been a hot topic for many years. Many modern devices seem to be surprisingly difficult to fix. In many

Replacing electrolytic capacitors

I had one Elisa viihde base WLAN station + ADSL modem that was unreliable. I had earlier done tear-down of it that I posted to this blog. Now it is time to try to fix it, because it was making whining noise and was a bit unreliable as WLAN base station. So it looks like

Microphone hardware hacking with a hammer

I have had for a long time an AKG D60 S microphone. The AKG D60S is advertised as an unidirectional semiprofessional dynamic microphone with smooth frequency response, a rugged all-metal body, an on/off switch, and removable wire-mesh grill.  It was proven to be a decent semiprofessional all-round microphone with hypercardioid polar pattern. Hypercardioid microphones are

Omron blood pressure monitor teardown

This is a teardown of an Omron M6 Comfort blood pressure monitor. This was several years old model (newer looks different). This teardown was done because this was no longer reliable – the display was missing most of graphics. Let’s open it. Open two screws and use pry tool to open plastic case. Let’s go

SMD soldering and repair

Here is a good collection videos on SMD soldering and replacing SMD components. Enjoy. Replacing SMD components without burning neighboring connectors without hot tweezers Desoldering Techniques One Hit Desoldering Desoldering without hot air How to Solder properly || Through-hole (THT) & Surface-mount (SMD) Sostituzione connettore alimentazione micro usb step by step How to repair bridge