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Old 01-18-2018, 04:43 PM   #18301
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Hi. New member here. I found this forum while searching for info on a TLP521-2.
Ya see, I want a LOT of different effects pedals for my guitars and bass.
However, they don't give them away, and the ones I want tend to be expensive, out of production, or both.
That's where the internet comes in. Lots of forums (fora???) dedicated to DIY stompboxes.
I tend to keep PCBs from any electronics that fail.
I also keep any failed ECMs and electric motor controllers that I have to replace at work. I see no good coming from throwing them in the trash, when there are usually a good number of perfectly good components that I can use.

So, I'm trying to figure out it I can use the TLP521-2 as an op amp for either a small amp or for a distortion pedal.
Google searching TLP521-2 brought me here.
So, I started reading and decided to stay.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:12 PM   #18302
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Greetings from Manchester, England... One day I will successfully repair something!
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:09 PM   #18303
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Just joined I hope I`m able to learn as I have been playing around with computers starting in 1999 . I want to learn as I`m always learning. I know sounds corny, If you try, you can learn something everyday.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:17 PM   #18304
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Greetings from Manchester, England... One day I will successfully repair something!
I started small, on repairs.
I got a DOD Grunge pedal for free.
It didn't work. I found a shorted 1N4001 diode and a fried trace.
I replaced the diode and replaced the trace with a wire.
It works. I'm mostly happy. Its reputed to be a noisy pedal, so I wasn't surprised that it IS a noisy pedal. There are mods I can do to it, to make it better.
For now, I use my noise gate with it.
Small victories are still victories.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:33 PM   #18305
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Hello BadCaps!
I'm a hopeless hacker, a friend of mine said "why buy it when you can make it?" Some would say ... Stupid! But not so! Making and fixing leads to innovation.
My repair adventure is with a Samsung PN60E530A3F given to m me, - no sound no picture, power on and the Samsung startup melody sounds and the red light in the lower right flashes with each command.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:45 PM   #18306
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Hello there
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:42 AM   #18307
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Hi all,
New to this and hopping to learn…
I’m portuguese living in Porto!

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Old 01-19-2018, 07:47 AM   #18308
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Hello BadCaps!

Greetings from a new member in Staffordshire, England.

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Old 01-19-2018, 03:43 PM   #18309
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Aloha all, I am new to this. I live in Hawaii and am trying to fix my t.v. My name is Justin.
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:11 AM   #18310
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Aloha all, I am new to this. I live in warsaw and am trying to fix my t.v. My name is Justin.
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:13 AM   #18311
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Pozdrowienia z Warszawy Polska ... Pewnego dnia uda mi się coś naprawić!
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:57 AM   #18312
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Hello everybody,
I am larry and come from Taiwan,
I work in a company making power module which using in TV and LCD Monitor.
I repair some TV machine and PC getting from recycling field on the holiday.

Very glad to be a part of this great community.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:18 AM   #18313
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Hi,

Im from Australia and prefer to DIY so found this site while trying to repair a similar led tv issue with another forum post. Joined the site to look for diagnostic ideas.
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:12 AM   #18314
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Dear members

I am pretty new here and hope to learn a lot. I promise to keep my questions pertinent and as well researched as possible before posting. Thanks for the opportunity and I look forward to being a part.

Cheers!
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:46 AM   #18315
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My name is Chop, I am 28, and I am currently in school for Automation and Electronics Technology. I enjoy learning about how things work and fixing them (or at least attempting to) if they are broken. Nice to meet all...
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:57 AM   #18316
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hi
I'm OM from india. a tech savvy since birth. I like modding things,reverse engineering and software programming. learning about new things is my hobby and right now i'm trying to learn about rectifing electronic gadgets so as to make myself self dependent for any electronic repairs which i frequently come across operating my gadgets
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:15 PM   #18317
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Hi,
My name is Daniel and I have been playing with electronics since I was a child, and I'm 38 now. I really got into computers when my mom got our first Compaq Presario in the late 90's. We had so much trouble with that computer, that I stayed on the phone with tech support and that's how I learned everything that I know today. I love tinkering with electronics and learning new things.
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:41 PM   #18318
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Hi everyone. I run a small computer repair business and have just gotten into board level repairs. I look forward to learning lots of things from all of you.

Cheers!
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:54 PM   #18319
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Hello all,
I recently started tinkering with some broken tvs that I still have and kept running across references to badcaps forum in my research. Thanks to what I have read here as a guest and thanks to some great videos on YouTube by Tampatec I have got one set repaired and am currently working on another.
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:02 AM   #18320
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Hi.

Just a guy interested (among other things) in vintage computers, C64, Amiga, etc.....
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