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Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews Yesterday, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By llonen
Re: Hakko FR301 and FX600 decent for motherboard recapping?

If you have a budget of around $500 plus a little wiggle room, then I would choose second hand Pace over Hakko every single day. When I was originally setting up my workshop my choices were between...
Forum: Troubleshooting Printers, Copiers, Scanners and other Imaging & Printing Devices 07-18-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By llonen
Re: Nikon D700 repair experience?

Looking through that manual there is a lot of glue, double sided stick tape and sponge holding that thing together, and I am kind of wondering if there is a tape and spongy kit to re assemble this.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-19-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By llonen
Re: Microwave issue

So powering the control board from a separate supply made no difference, unless anyone has any further thoughts on this I am going to inform the client that this is a controller issue and since I am...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By llonen
Re: Microwave issue

The control board is powered by a conventional linear psu since the reset / shutdown is highly predictable and not what the client described I feel it is unlikely the problem to be supply related....
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-18-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By llonen
Re: Microwave issue

Update and I am leaning towards a microprocessor clock controller fault of some kind.

Customer said shutdowns were random, they are not it shuts down precisely at time elapse 59 seconds as it...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-17-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By llonen
Re: Microwave issue

I can get some pictures tomorrow, I am reluctant to disturb the main controller board since these flat film connectors are old and potentially brittle. There is a sub assembly with a a number of...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-17-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By llonen
Re: Microwave issue

I had a look at the main controller board, what few caps there are on there appear in good condition, there are a number of flat film connectors going out to the display and touch panel which I am...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-17-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By llonen
Microwave issue

I don't usually have these in for repair since they are generally so cheap no one wants them repaired, anyways so this Panasonic (NN-C897WBBP) comes across my bench. Its a dual oven with microwave...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-11-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By llonen
Re: How to test a UA7805CKCS component

Looking at the device schematic its a voltage regulator on a chip and quite complicated, your probably better removing it and testing with and psu and measuring output properties. Or simply replace...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 06-04-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 242
Posted By llonen
Re: Crimping crimp-on RG58, RG174, etc. connectors without die?

I make up a lot of these cables for people and have never found a decent crimp tool for RF connectors, and never had any success with the compression types. I once brought a 100 of the %^$*&^ things...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 06-01-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,380
Posted By llonen
Re: Soldering station thoughts and guidelines

Big tips, you are beautiful. sadly I don't get to use them much with the types of soldering I do.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 05-31-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,380
Posted By llonen
Re: Soldering station thoughts and guidelines

Well its probably what they are worth in parts / bill of materials anyway.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 05-21-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By llonen
Re: Where to buy Macbook logic board components?

Yes, although do they have a Uk operation.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 05-20-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,414
Posted By llonen
Re: Does flux expire ?? Flux discussion.

Pork lard, lmfao you know I cant un-see that now. I might try the refined 559 pork lard lard but the regular 'animal fat' 223 works exceptionally well for me even if it is a knock off 'cow fat' which...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 05-20-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By llonen
Re: Isolation transformer

Already checked on the one spare now looking for another
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 05-19-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By llonen
Re: Isolation transformer

To be honest its not something I have ever felt the need to setup, it might be useful for scoping smps I suppose but I have a battery scope for that furthermore most of them are such cookie cutter...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 05-19-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By llonen
Isolation transformer

Firstly I feel this is something I should already know the answer to but it eludes me. Anyways I have been in the repair business for some 15 years or longer and I still don't have an isolation...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 05-18-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,414
Posted By llonen
Re: Does flux expire ?? Flux discussion.

I use what I believe to be Amtech RMA-223 or at least that is what it said on the order I find it stays around for quite some time during heat application and it finds use for all my smd rework. I...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 05-17-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By llonen
Re: Where to buy Macbook logic board components?

Nearly all the parts I use for MBP repairs either come from scrap main boards (when I can find them) or are ordered from various trusted ebay sellers.
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 05-17-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By llonen
Seaward Europa plus

Had a batch of these come into the workshop for replacement memory battery fitting. Unpleasant things to work on these, very cramped inside lots of delicate ribbon cables and flexi cable. Good...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 05-17-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By llonen
Re: MFJ 994BRT (remote Antenna tuner)

This one has the option of sending the supply through the coaxial cable, the most efficient place for an antenna tuner is at the feed point of the antenna since it avoids all the losses from the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 05-16-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By llonen
Re: MFJ 994BRT (remote Antenna tuner)

Well finally got the tuner, nothing much to see with this one, couple of relays tested bad. Replacements ordered and fitted, the real test will be when the unit is back in service since although it...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-16-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 781
Posted By llonen
Re: Computer jobs that are like kicking yourself in nuts.

Well here it is then, and seriously you could not make this *&^%$ up




Two computers came in for essentially the same job, 1 Macbook pro, 1 Ausus E402S storage upgrade simples.

Macbook pro...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 05-16-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 781
Posted By llonen
Re: Computer jobs that are like kicking yourself in nuts.

I used to do screen repairs and board level repairs for phones, not anymore since I refuse to compete with the Facebook have-ago-crowd. Now I do phone repair for data extraction only. However,...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 05-15-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By llonen
Re: Frequency measurement

Basic measurement premise is incorrect, you really a scope to see what is coming out.
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