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by Janitor Tzap
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAT IZZ IT?
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: WAT IZZ IT?

Can you take a picture of the parts, and post it here?



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by Janitor Tzap
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WAT IZZ IT?
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: WAT IZZ IT?

If I'm not mistaken...... It sounds like you have a Plasma Globe Kit, that has an audio input for making it respond to music. :smile: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81pAU9l1fcL._AC_SX466_.jpg I've looked online for DIY kits. But I'm only seeing ones for 5" or larger Plasma Globes. ...
by Janitor Tzap
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet another battery charger question...lol
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Yet another battery charger question...lol

Hmmm............... Sealed Lead Acid type batteries, {SLA} are not as tolerant to over charging, or under charging as the Flooded Lead Acid type batteries{FLA}. Thus, you need a circuit that will stop the charge at the preset voltage level, and come back on when it drops to a set voltage level. Here...
by Janitor Tzap
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?
Replies: 24
Views: 6687

Re: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?

UPDATE: I still haven't tried putting the Fry Tub, or Baskets into the Dishwasher. Because they have been cleaning up really easy with just a sponge, hot water, and some Dawn dish soap. :mrgreen: But, I'm not liking the mechanical timer on this unit. It is very imprecise, especially when you need t...
by Janitor Tzap
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Ghosts

I don't believe in ghosts anymore! Black tape over the IR detector has stopped the random turn-on problem! As I recall, years ago when IR remotes were in their infancy, I recall a "kit" that used a high power IR emitter that was good for several hundred feet of range. Wondering if one of those is l...
by Janitor Tzap
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Ghosts

the last TV's I worked on that had a similar issues were the RCA CTC131 Series. they were notorious for having cold solder joints around the tuner housing. this would lead the tv to do all kinds of weird things. turning on or off randomly, changing channels, making the volume go up or down.. or mut...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Ghosts

Hi John. Seen a TV remote control emitting commands by itself caused by a nearby idle cell phone. Without any other actions, tape cover the TV infrared window; move the remote to another room with batteries removed just to confirm, and come back... :???: Very Interesting............ You could do th...
by Janitor Tzap
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Toshiba is dying help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Toshiba is dying help...

Pop the drive out and hook it to another system with a drive adapter. The software application, or system, may be protected but the data files may be accessible. It's a do no harm attempt! Actually......... Using a "Live USB Stick" is a lot easier. :D Simply first go into the CMO Setup on the Lapto...
by Janitor Tzap
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Toshiba is dying help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Toshiba is dying help...

I did a little more research today and i came across a handful of these scam reports, and they seem to match up almost the same way as mine.. Here's the link to the FTC ( Federal Trade Commission ) where you can read more.. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/04/scam-emails-demand-bitcoin-threat...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Toshiba is dying help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Toshiba is dying help...

Hmmm......... You guy's gave me an idea on how to test Dac's Laptop, too see if there is actually some kind of spyware/ransomware on the Hard drive. Or if the Main Board Processor is dying. Run the Laptop off of a "Live CD/USB Stick of Linux" Here's a site for making one. https://www.pendrivelinux.c...
by Janitor Tzap
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Toshiba is dying help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Toshiba is dying help...

I've had some attacks that make you think your computer has been compromised. These are normally attempts to get you to respond, so that they can get they're spyware on to your machine. Though, I have had attacks where the website had been hacked, and several of the "Buttons" had been "Click Jacked"...
by Janitor Tzap
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Toshiba is dying help...
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: My Toshiba is dying help...

Hmmm........ The biggest problem with most laptops for the past 20 odd years, is the HeatSink and Fan assembly. Since Laptops get bumped and jostled around. This can loosen, or break the bond of the CPU Paste that goes between the Processor and HeatSink. Thus, It is no longer transferring the heat a...
by Janitor Tzap
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?
Replies: 24
Views: 6687

Re: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?

UPDATE: Okay, The new Deep Fryer has come in, and has been run through about 2 pounds of French Fries, and Tatter Tots. https://hamiltonbeach.com/media/products/35035-02.jpg https://hamiltonbeach.com/media/products/35035-03.jpg https://hamiltonbeach.com/media/products/35034-02.jpg This unit will ho...
by Janitor Tzap
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rewiring a battery charger
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Rewiring a battery charger

Hey Dac,

Here's a 24V Charger Circuit, that I think meets your requirements.
https://www.electroschematics.com/24v-s ... y-charger/


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by Janitor Tzap
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atari 2600 Joystick
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Atari 2600 Joystick

I hear you there.... For a short time I worked repairing the Video Arcade Games at this one Game Parlor. The one Video Game that I was constantly repairing the joystick was "Dragon's Lair". The kids would break, or bend that harden steel stick from all the pounding they did. Just too get the timing ...