Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 31st Dec 2012 20:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Last month, I explained why I use generic desktops and laptops running open source software. They're reliable and inexpensive. But this presumes you can fix them. I believe that even those with no hardware training (like me), can identify and fix most hardware problems. To prove it, here's a quick guide. Feel free to add whatever I've missed.
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RE: Blown capacitors
by Elv13 on Tue 1st Jan 2013 04:41 UTC in reply to "Blown capacitors"
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It was very useful for big screen TV and computer LCD until they broke the price cartel, now it's so cheap it doesn't worth my time anymore. Given it only work half of the time, just buy a new one. When capacitors blow up, they often fry a few IC with them.

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