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Gen. Dreedle

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Phase 2 of "Damn, I'm good!"
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:39:41 PM »
Like I said the first time, no, not really. Just another lame attempt to annoy the folks who think that their measuring stick will tell you how your amp will sound without listening to it.

OK, I really don't need anything else to get me wound up, but my monitor stopped working. Cheap, Chinese LCD monitor. Long story why I spent $200 that I really did not have on one. Anyway..........it was dead. Blinking power LED. Turning it on and off, the screen would sputter and crap out.

Could it be something simple, like maybe the power supply? One way to find out. Better be something simple, it is a few weeks out of warranty. (Of course it is, it is made in China.)

Open it up........look where the supply is........."Oh, lookee here........we have a cap that the end is bulging. It couldn't be that they are still using crappy caps that they stole the recipe for, but botched and have millions of bad ones out there. No, that couldn't be. Not when is it made in China."

So, take out the crappy one, stick another one in, yes, much larger because it is a Crapasonic HF series, but I made it fit. Now I can get the monitor back up and can continue to annoy folks on the forums.

No, I can't! Monitor is really dead now. A step backwards.

)*(&*^&^&%**%^|**&%%_^++|*&&$$%%, and other assorted words that I should no use here. Open it back up, again, and.......oh, lookee here, a wire came loose from the connector that goes to the PSU board. Wrestle the pin out and........pling!, it goes flying out and lands on the floor. You don't want to see how dirty the floor is, yet I had to fish that little pin out of the pig's sty that is the floor in my lab.

OK, obviously, I found the pin, soldered it back in, and the monitor works.

See, not really good, just used my head and was persistent.

I would like to think that any of our members could have done the same repair. Yes, no schematic, no manual, no documentation or troubleshooting tree. Just what is between your ears.

Those of you who aren't that confident........yet.......hang around long enough, and it should rub off on you. If it doesn't, we have failed you.
"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

Gen. Dreedle

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Re: Phase 2 of "Damn, I'm good!"
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 05:40:53 PM »
As Buddy Rich would say: "It ain't braggin' when you got it."

Good to have someone else who "has it" onboard.
"Major Danby, sir."
"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

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Re: Phase 2 of "Damn, I'm good!"
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 05:45:47 PM »
I am good........I found this in less than 5 minutes w/my crappy dial-up.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/02/12/business/AP-AS-Japan-Pioneer.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
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"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
"Sir?"
"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

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Re: Phase 2 of "Damn, I'm good!"
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 05:46:21 PM »
Pioneer started moving out of the plasma market a year ago. Conceding that their way may have been technologically better, but not feasible. Poured tons of money into a plasma plant, then closed it down and started to buy displays from the competition.
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"Take him out and shoot him."
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"I said take him out and shoot him. Can't you hear?"

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Re: Phase 2 of "Damn, I'm good!"
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 05:46:57 PM »
Well, since you brought up Bruce Lee movies and dubbing......

Only thing worse is the one where they superimpose his face on some other actor. And shoot the rest of the movie with "Bruce Lee" wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Almost as good as Infra-Man.
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Re: Phase 2 of "Damn, I'm good!"
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 05:47:28 PM »
The 5-7 second delay is done for a reason. Some may call it "censorship".
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Re: Phase 2 of "Damn, I'm good!"
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 05:48:06 PM »
More obtuse??

With me in charge.........you expected serious technical stuff all the time? C'mon, you should know better.

Jelly-Max Zinzinatti is sending me some caps to measure, so we will return to technical stuff soon.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 07:32:12 PM »
"I would like to think that any of our members could have done the same repair. Yes, no schematic, no manual, no documentation or troubleshooting tree. Just what is between your ears."
Been doing that since I was eleven errr maybe five....learning to reassemble brand new toys late on Christmas day.....before I get found out for taking them apart. :P
That progressed ??? to servicing every kind of audio or video device and you guessed it without any service info, well 99% of the time....manuals are for replacement manufacturer part numbers and wusses.

Davo.
Been fixing and listening to audio for waaay too long....