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February 3rd, 2017 - The Groundhog Says 6 More Weeks!!

Yes, I know....there hasn't been an update in a while...a lot has been going on.  I'm sorry to say that after 6 years of absorbing USPS price hikes, this last round made international stuff exceed what I was charging.  I've been losing money on international shipping for a few months now, and I had no choice but to increase the cost of First Class International shipping charges.  This is the third time in 15 years I've had to increase shipping much as I hate to, I had no choice.  Domestic First Class has not changed.

   I also wanted to take a second to mention that I DO NOT service television boards.  The good folks over at and a few other parts houses have referred a lot of people to me seeking repair of their defective television boards.  I do not accept these for repair!  The reason is that I can not test them....and I am not the kind of technician that will service a device, and then return it to the customer untested and hope it works.  That is a recipe for disaster, and I just can't do it...sorry.  I would service a television if the entire set were sent, but that's hardly cost-effective, so I just felt it best to stay out of the online television repair business.

  I'm also happy to announce that I have 3300uF 6.3v Ultra-low ESR caps back in stock!!  Same OEM fitment that I always had, in a 10x25 package, Rubycon MCZ.  I was able to track down some NOS a couple weeks ago.  Some other values that I was low on have also been replenished.  I am VERY fussy about who I buy from, as counterfeit capacitors run rampant online (especially ebay).  I only sell the REAL THING, so my apologies for running out of stuff, but I only want to make sure you're getting the best of quality and authentic parts!!!

  I do want to say to all the do-it-yourselfers, keep it up!  It is really great to see so many of you amateur electronics guys & gals still around today.  I also salute all the professional techs out there.  All you techies out there are the reason that is entering into its Fifteenth Year of business!  I couldn't have done it without you, THANKS!

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Low on cash? is your PC repair solution!!  This economy has everyone in a pinch and worried about their financial future!  I understand that, and can help!  I know that every dollar counts these days, and most just can't afford to shell out hundreds for a new computer right now.  Replacing the bad capacitors on your mainboard is the cheapest and most reliable way to get several years more service out of your system!

  We can repair your PC mainboard for a small fraction of what replacement would cost!  The average repair cost is $125.00, including return shipping.  Replacement with a new PC will be 5 times that easily by the time you figure in all the hidden costs, and that's if you replace with an inexpensive system!  If you build your own systems, you already know the costs involved, and cringe at the thought of trashing a mainboard for something as trivial as bad capacitors.

Avoiding the Micro Device Hysteria??
  Tablets & smartphones aren't taking over the world like big box stores would like you to believe....don't be fooled by the microdevice hype!  A tablet or phone is a nice supplement, but a very poor replacement for a powerful desktop machine!!  Browsing the web on a smartphone is about as exciting as watching a Sony Watchman back in the day....remember those??  I didn't think so.  I don't understand how one gets warm a fuzzy inside watching videos on a 5.7" screen (the screen size of my Samsung Note3), and most smartphones aren't that yea, the world still needs & wants desktop PC's!!

  The bad capacitor problem has diminished greatly in the PC motherboard world, but it is not extinct yet!  Bad capacitors are more commonly found in your computer's power supply or LCD monitor these days, but you still want to check your motherboard, as they can still be found there many times.  If you find some, fear not, there is a cure!!

BADCAPS.NET is cleaning out the attic!!
   The 'rummage sale' has been quite successful, most of it is gone from this round.  I have more that I am preparing to add to the site, so keep checking back!  I also have a bunch of IT Grade network stuff to add as well.  This is your chance to get some insanely awesome buys on used but working hardware I have on hand.  This hardware consists of unclaimed repairs that have been here over a year, hardware I've taken on trade, and hardware that has been in "goodie boxes" over the years.  Every piece for sale has been tested and/or reworked/recapped, then cleaned, and is in perfect working condition.  The garbage and non-functional stuff has since been sent to the recyclers.  You may view my hardware for sale HERE.  The list of hardware will be progressively added to, so always check back! has EXPRESS SERVICE Available!!
   Have an emergency repair???  Don't want to wait for the Standard Service?  Click HERE for details on's new Express Repair Service!  The average turnaround time for Standard Repair Service is roughly 10-15 days in my shop (weekends excluded).  My new Express Repair Service reduces the turnaround time to no more than 4 days in my shop (weekends excluded)!!  Express Repair Service is an additional $25.00 per board, and is completely optional.  Full details HERE.

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