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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thx
by kateline on Tue 1st Jan 2013 12:53 UTC
kateline
Member since:
2011-05-19

Blown capacitors are common in lcd monitors as well as desktop mobos. Difficult to fix, tho.

I'm saving this for when I need it. Good article, good comments.

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RE: thx
by henderson101 on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 10:28 in reply to "thx"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Dave on the EEVBlog has covered this a couple of times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytw57212X2o

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