Badcaps.net Forum
Go Back   Badcaps Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: retiredcaps
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 02-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Packet loss on LAN...

If you only need 4 ethernet/fast ethernet ports, old wifi routers are usually given away for free. Just turn off the wifi and use the 4 port ethernet switch built in. Lot's of old 802.11b only...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 02-12-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Packet loss on LAN...

It's possible that a power outage, change in the end devices (reboot, software upgrade), etc changed something so that duplex negotiation is not working properly. This was a common problem early on...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 02-08-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Will putting a TV on an automated power switch kill the PSU over time?

My upstairs TV sits on a power bar. It gets turned off and on several times a day using the power bar so the TV is completely off and not in standby. It's been like this for 5 years now with no...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-30-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone used this product before / is this real or BS claims

And I forgot the most important point in my initial reply.

5) :bsflag:
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-30-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone used this product before / is this real or BS claims

All the above is what I personally use and all 3 are open source.

https://github.com/YTVanced

https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipe

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-30-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone used this product before / is this real or BS claims

If you are watching youtube on your desktop computer, I suggest ublock origin. It will block ads.

If you are watching on Android, I suggest newpipe or youtube vanced. Both will block ads.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-30-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone used this product before / is this real or BS claims

1) Any website that continually spams me with "xyz just bought 4, order now" already has me suspicious.

2) Yes, ISPs likely give you the cheapest possible router. However, I don't believe for 1...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 10-26-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Why would a 25V cap blow across 19V?

Since you are in the USA, you have reputable distributors to choose from like digikey and mouser who sell name brand caps like Panasonic, Sanyo, Rubycon, etc.

Pay a bit more. Support the little...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 10-26-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Why would a 25V cap blow across 19V?

Possibilities.

1. They are cheap no name caps from a non reputable seller who has a store on amazon.

2. They are mis rated for voltage. That is, it's really a 16V cap rated for 25V.

3. You...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-27-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Faulty DVM

Can't help without a make and model number. Clear focused pictures on the sides would help too.
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-20-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
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: 366
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: 366
Posted By retiredcaps
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-19-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
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: 10
Views: 821
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: 752
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: 4,849
Views: 801,548
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: 1,150
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: 19,325
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: 1,957
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: 4,849
Views: 801,548
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: 2,156
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: 683
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: 683
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: 683
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...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump


Badcaps.net Technical Forums 2003 - 2021
Powered by vBulletin ®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:56 AM.
Did you find this forum helpful?