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Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 11-15-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 255
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Trash that broken TV and get a brand new for $59, but hurry

Probably everywhere. Cheapest components possible. LEDs likely set to 100% brightness and likely to fail in 3 or 4 years.
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 11-14-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 255
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Trash that broken TV and get a brand new for $59, but hurry

Bad news for the repair business people with insane prices like above.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-08-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: What TRULY Renders an Operating System Obsolete?

I use basic lightweight apps to write documents and basic spreadsheets. I use very little formatting and try to keep my data simple so I have multiple options for applications.

I refuse to use...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-08-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: What TRULY Renders an Operating System Obsolete?

Unless its Apple IOS, people who browse the web on their Android phone are most likely to get a virus/malware/spyware.

The security patches and updates for Android is so fragmented that many...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-08-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: What TRULY Renders an Operating System Obsolete?

For me personally, the OS is obsolete when it stops getting security patches and security updates. I could care less about new features since I run "hand me" down or discarded hardware from others. ...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-09-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 250,274
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Post your system.......

If the motherboard supports E8600, you can probably get the CPU for $5 USD. Add ublock origin to browser and see if it helps with speedup?
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 08-14-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Do switches have different output distance capabilities?

Been there and will be there again in the future.

You do learn A LOT though in the process.

Good job finding the problem.
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 08-13-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Do switches have different output distance capabilities?

According to Cisco's website, that is a 5 port unmanaged 10/100 switch.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/110-series-unmanaged-switches/models-comparison.html

50 meters should be...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 08-04-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Do switches have different output distance capabilities?

What is the model number?

Is this a Linksys switch (a division of Cisco)?
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-09-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Where do you get your capacitors?!

Usually obviously bad bloated caps on the secondary side.
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-09-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Where do you get your capacitors?!

A multimeter may not be too accurate. Most electrolytic caps have a +/- 20% rating.

1200 * 0.8 = 960 uF.

Usually, the big caps don't go bad very often. I haven't replaced one yet. That will...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-08-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 641
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Where do you get your capacitors?!

How are you measuring the uF above? What test tool? and what is "way below capacity"?
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 04-12-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Can You Still Make Decent Money Repairing Flatscreen TVs?

I dread when my plasma dies. I was at someone's house recently watching the Jack Ryan movie and it looked absolutely horrible on a LED TV. The main characters looked like they were in a daytime...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-28-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By retiredcaps
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-22-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 419
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Help finding resistor for Craftsman 82357 R41

How so? What doesn't work and what is happening?



A clear focused picture in natural sunlight would help us. In addition, a picture of the entire pcb would help us determine what it's role...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 03-09-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Cisco VoIP phones: proprietary software?

It might be possible depending on the handset to work with a SIP server. Some examples ..

https://wiki.freepbx.org/display/FOP/Cisco

https://www.voip-info.org/asterisk-phone-cisco-79xx/

Some...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 01-23-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Ubiquity UnifiAP ...

Never used this AP, but openwrt is available.

https://openwrt.org/toh/hwdata/ubiquiti/ubiquiti_unifi

18.06.2 is supposed to be released soon later this month?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-04-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,129
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: The 2019 Operating System Thread

For 2019

Main machine = Lubuntu 18.04 (LXDE)
Test machine = Lubuntu 19.04 (LXQT)
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 12-15-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Best "Bang for the Buck" Fluke DMM

A budget would help us help you. Also, buying used, could yield good bargains if you know what to look for.
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 12-15-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Multimeter Iso-tech idm 105?

Clean corrosion. I think you use vinegar and baking soda to neutralise.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 12-10-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 87 issue

This area still looks suspect to me in the photo.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 12-10-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 87 issue

Before we assume the SMD resistors are bad, especially since other components in series/parallel can affect your readings, let's take a step back.

What is actually wrong with Fluke? You never...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 12-09-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 87 issue

Those are good pics.

1) You have a Fluke 87 II (with the CAT III ratings by the Volt/ohm jack). It is the 87 I, but with update CAT requirements.

2) In your picture with the 2103 and 1073 SMD...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 12-09-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 87 issue

A picture would help us help you.

Service manuals with bill of materials are available for the Fluke 87 I (original), Fluke 87 III and now FINALLY Fluke 87V.

Fluke 87V service manual at
...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-02-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Mozilla "status-4-evar" add-on gone?

Source code at

https://github.com/SparkyBluefang/S4E
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