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Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-20-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By retiredcaps
Re: High Res pictures download from ShopJimmy

Brave works on Windows, Linux and Android.

I seem to switch browsers every 3 or 4 years. Nothing wrong with Firefox, but I find Brave a bit faster. I was using Google Chrome until recently when...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-20-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: High Res pictures download from ShopJimmy

Well, it doesn't help that you were fighting a troll and helping someone who doesn't know basic electronic measurements.

The first I can't help with and hand holding the OP who wants step by step...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-20-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By retiredcaps
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-19-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: High Res pictures download from ShopJimmy

If you right click on thumbnail and choose open link in new tab, I get hi res picture.

I'm using brave which is based on chromium.
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-06-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Which LEDs do you buy?

I haven't fixed any LED TVs due to burnt out LEDs, but I see the process and it would make sense to spend a little bit more and buy quality LEDs from a reputable supplier relative to the amount of...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 08-05-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 87 Meter repair

What happened to the meter that caused Q8 to go bad?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-26-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,666
Views: 723,761
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Good game for 3 pounds.

For the above, try openwrt, dd-wrt, fresh tomato and/or asus merlin.

https://openwrt.org/

https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2020/
...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 07-22-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: UNI-T UT210D/210E Digital Clamp Meter

The E version is very popular at eevblog. See

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/a-look-at-the-uni-t-ut210e/

Some people have modded it too I believe.

If it were cheaper, I would...
Forum: Troubleshooting Computer Displays 07-19-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,519
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Optiquest Q9 no power

Hard to believe, its past 10 years later since my 1st repair and the Q9 is stil in daily use everyday.

That and a bunch of other stuff I have fixed throughout the years.

Thanks to badcaps.net...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 07-19-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Toshiba 55ZV650U

I just got one of these TVs and R850 measures > 1M ohm in circuit. All fuses check good.

So I'm going to replace R850 and the two relays and double check all the reported problematic transistors...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-08-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,666
Views: 723,761
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Great deal.

I have the 50PK550, the 50 inch predecessor. I already have the resistors ordered from a long time ago and the mosfet transistor just in case.

I still prefer the picture of plasma...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 05-19-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 23 Fusible Resistor

The fusible resistor in the service manual is 2W.

More info

http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/fluke-87-fusible-resistor/
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-16-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: MX-Linux 19.1 - Freaking Fast!

Obviously to get faster boot times you should have a SSD. I buy used SSDs between $5 and $10 CAD. These are smaller capacity, but linux doesn't require much. My typical Lubuntu install is less...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-16-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: MX-Linux 19.1 - Freaking Fast!

When I switched from Windows XP to Lubuntu in 2014, with absolutely no regrets, I tested well over 20 distros. I used

https://distrowatch.com/

to see what is available.

I haven't looked at...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-15-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: MX-Linux 19.1 - Freaking Fast!

If you want something potentially faster, just get barebones Debian with XFCE.

Many distros build "on top" of Debian. So if you go straight to the source, you might get faster performance.

On...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-15-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: MX-Linux 19.1 - Freaking Fast!

open a terminal window.

dmesg | grep microcode

To see all messages

dmesg | more
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-14-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: It's "patch-Tuesday", people!

Freaking Win 10 update ... 53 minutes of waiting ...

That's why I use lubuntu since 2014, but today I had to fire up a laptop running Win 10 today.

53 minutes. I could have formatted, setup a...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-05-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,666
Views: 723,761
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Good for you. Better than being in the landfill.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-17-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fake Rubycons?

14 years = 122,640 hours.

Datasheet says

http://www.bdtic.com/DataSheet/Rubycon/MBZ.pdf

2000 hours for 105C.

Or
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 04-17-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fake Rubycons?

They look real to me. Classic K vent. Correct bottom bung.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-07-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 23 Fusible Resistor

The Fluke 70 series I is grey. As I understand it, Fluke took the 70 series I and added better probes and made the case yellow for the Fluke 20 series I.

That's why I referenced the Fluke series...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-07-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 23 Fusible Resistor

RT1 is close by C1. See page 7-2 on Fluke 70 service manual.

http://bee.mif.pg.gda.pl/ciasteczkowypotwor/Fluke/70%20Series.pdf
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-07-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 23 Fusible Resistor

No. See

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUhnGp5vh60
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-07-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 23 Fusible Resistor

No.

A spark gap should measure open circuit resistance.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-06-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 23 Fusible Resistor

If you made an "oops" moment, you need to check all the input protection components for damage. While some may be obvious, others are not.

1. All your MOVs should measure 0L in resistance mode....
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