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Forum: All Others Motherboards 09-08-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

...not to mention any SMDs that may get hit with the tip! (I had to heat the legs on the front side of the board a few times to get them to punch through the holes. Tricky with a really hot and large...
Forum: All Others Motherboards 09-07-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

She works like a charm! The boot order got changed in the BIOS somehow, but other than that I managed to keep everything intact, including drive order and letters. :-)

Thanks again for everyone's...
Forum: All Others Motherboards 09-05-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Finally tackled this and got'er dun today. Finished product picts included; With a disclaimer on the board work: I am obviously not a technician, and these required a LOT of heat (I bought an 80w...
Forum: All Others Motherboards 08-31-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Forum: All Others Motherboards 08-27-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Appreciate the advice, thanks.

As for the caps, I just want to make absolute sure before I replace them (I just received them in the mail today): The originals are 6.3v, and you recommended I...
Forum: All Others Motherboards 08-23-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

And, of course, you were correct (as y'all pretty much always are!) on the CPU - The board has a 6 core CPU on it, not an 8. My bad...

SK
Forum: All Others Motherboards 08-23-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

My bad; I glanced at the search results page I linked to (with a bad link, mind you) and misread what I saw.

They are, indeed, 8mm OD with 3.5mm spacing.

(And DOH! The board says "ACER, Inc."...
Forum: All Others Motherboards 08-22-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Some additional info: As it turns out, the "darkening" of the board around the CPU was actually due to dust collection there. So there is no visible heat-related discoloration there, which is a good...
Forum: All Others Motherboards 08-22-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Thanks for the input; However, this is likely not an OEM Acer board, as it was purchased retail from Tiger Direct or some such website.

The PC overheated due to dust collection in the CPU heat...
Forum: All Others Motherboards 08-21-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Thanks, everyone. Much appreciated help and info.!

Now that I think about it, it does have an 8 core AMD CPU, but not sure which one. I also know that the computer it was in was built as a custom...
Forum: All Others Motherboards 08-21-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Thanks. It says: M/B MBGAY0900103300072EK01, but I don't find anything for that part #.

Please find picts attached. (Please disregard the first one - it's blurry.)

No information on the board...
Forum: All Others Motherboards 08-20-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By stevekasian
Unknown Motherboard Recapping

Hi,

I have a friend who gave me his old motherboard to recap.

I am only replacing the visibly bad caps around the CPU, as he allowed the heat sink to become clogged with dust and it overheated...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 10-07-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By stevekasian
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 10-07-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By stevekasian
Just Need A Little Refresher

Hey folks,

I have been away from the repair game for a while and just need a little refresher, as I'm a bit rusty.

In the case of an LCD TV/monitor that powers up, has backlight, has sound, but...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 10-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,422
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Polaroid 42" TLX-04244B

I'm back! And now I've got to figure out what to do with this TV...

Does anybody else here reading this have any experience with LCD screens having tab-bond issues, and maybe a more definitive...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 06-15-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,422
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Polaroid 42" TLX-04244B

So it's the old tab bonding problem, eh? Well, I ran into that with another TV I was looking at buying, and I chose to pass on it due to the work involved. However, since I already own this one and...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 06-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,422
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Polaroid 42" TLX-04244B

Hi - Thanks for the responses.

I acquired the TV with a faulty inverter transformer, so the backlight would only flash on for an instant. I do not know if it had the problem before - I never saw...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 06-13-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,422
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Polaroid 42" TLX-04244B

Finally got back home and installed the board. The TV starts up!

BUT... I need some advice, as I have a bad feeling I have a ruined screen.

If y'all would be so kind as to take a look at my...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 05-28-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,724
Posted By stevekasian
Re: VW46LFHDTV10A - Half of Screen Dark and Distorted

Thanks so much! Mucho appreciado!

I think I'm gonna pass on this one. Sounds like a lot of work. Couple that with the fact that they're asking $200 for the thing because they think "it's an easy...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 05-28-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,724
Posted By stevekasian
Re: VW46LFHDTV10A - Half of Screen Dark and Distorted

Thank you Tom66!

How difficult of a fix is this? I've repaired every board on LCD and Plasma monitors & TVs except the screen and backlighting. Is it something I'm going to need a cleanroom for or...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 05-28-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,422
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Polaroid 42" TLX-04244B

Hi, Bunkyda...

I just ordered the power supply/inverter board (all in one) and will do the R&R in the 2nd week of June, when I get back home. I'll post back here then and give an update. I'm about...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 05-28-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,724
Posted By stevekasian
VW46LFHDTV10A - Half of Screen Dark and Distorted

Hi guys and gals. Long time no post!

I am looking at a Vizio VW46LFHDTV10A TV for sale with the following problem... I've seen it before, and I know it is a common problem with a known cause, I...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 05-15-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,597
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Westinghouse TX42F430S 42" 1080p LCD TV

Hi. I'm sure you're probably never going to see this post, as it's been months since you posted the reply above, but I thought I'd reply anyway...

My Westinghouse TV still works great! No problems...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 09-28-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,597
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Westinghouse TX42F430S 42" 1080p LCD TV

Conclusion:

Just received my T-CONN board in the mail today. Installed it and the TV works flawlessly. I am now the happy owner of a gorgeous 42" 1080p Westinghouse LCD TV. :-)

It's the perfect...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 09-18-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,597
Posted By stevekasian
Re: Westinghouse TX42F430S 42" 1080p LCD TV

Well, I was going to do that at first... but then I started remembering the fact that this particular TV has about one of the worst histories of failure out there, and it almost always seems to be...
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