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bernd repairs stuff Bernd 08/16/2018 (Thu) 02:52:26 [Preview] No. 18508
>computer monitor starts making a buzzing noise
>why-worry.jpg
>some time after it develops brightness inconsistency, one moment is fine, the next too dim, then much brighter, etc.
>fuck.png
>unusable like this, it will only worsen my already shitty eyesight
>challenge_accepted.jpeg
>open the backside, find the controller board and the power supply board
>nothing weird in the controller board
>noise seems to come from the transformer in the power supply board
>see some dark stains in the board but they are probably not the issue (this monitor had to be repaired once before)
>grab shoddy digital multimeter and test all capacitors
>find one ded, on close inspection a very slight bulge can be seem on the top
>I_got_this.mp3
>search everywhere in town, can't find a replacement with the same rating, closest one is rated for about 12% less voltage


Bernd 08/16/2018 (Thu) 02:54:25 [Preview] No.18509 del
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>>18508

>online "research".webm
>it could work, just make sure the board doesn't have a PFC circuit
>grab multimeter again, try to determine the voltage after the rectifier
>can't see shit, too high frequency, need an oscilloscope or some shit
>I know, i'll just slowly trace back on the board until I find some reference value
>this is on the mains side of the board, with power plugged in of course
>accidentally short the wrong tracks
>sparks.mp4
>smoke.mp4
>FUCK.ogg
>clean black stains on the board, test connectivity
>fuse is blown
>what about the rest? did any other component die? the fuse is one of those slow-break variety, so who knows
>am I going to end up buying replacement fuse and capacitors only to find that something else in the board is fucked now?


Bernd 08/16/2018 (Thu) 02:56:44 [Preview] No.18510 del
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>>18509

>light bulb.jpg
>i'll just short the fuse with a thin cable, that's basically a fuse, right? then I will see if the rest of the board is still ok
>do so, plug the thing in, and.....
>SPARKS++.mkv
>smoke & burnt smell.mkv
>WHY_ALWAYS_ME??.m4a
>have to bring up the house power switch
>look at the board, clean more soot stains, inspect with multimeter
>coil thing ded
>PCB tracks blown in two places
>thermistor with several holes
>wire-fuse did blow
>probably other things

why the fuck didn't I stop? this really didn't have to end like this

now I feel like shit


Bernd 08/16/2018 (Thu) 05:51:07 [Preview] No.18513 del
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Picrel.
Also why the hell don't just buy a new one? You live in Ameriga you can buy a new one in an every months.
Also
<greentext story
<it will only worsen my already shitty eyesight
Not so much as orangetext story would tho.


Bernd 08/16/2018 (Thu) 09:22:00 [Preview] No.18516 del
I was hoping to read a success story.
But I guess it's a worthy attempt


Bernd 08/17/2018 (Fri) 04:52:45 [Preview] No.18530 del
>>18513
fixing things helps to keep my mind and body busyy with something productive and it's an opportunity to teach myself sth or improvea skill

I didn't know the color contrast was so bad
personally I use a dark color theme so I'm covered there


Bernd 08/17/2018 (Fri) 05:56:39 [Preview] No.18533 del
>>18530
>fixing things helps to keep my mind and body busyy with something productive and it's an opportunity to teach myself sth or improvea skill
Like me with that drill.


Bernd 08/17/2018 (Fri) 06:00:01 [Preview] No.18534 del
>>18530
>I didn't know the color contrast was so bad
>personally I use a dark color theme so I'm covered there
Oh it's not that bad, I just wanted to write something to pick on you for choosing to tell the story in greentext. I couldn't just write "go back to 4chan" or something.


Bernd 08/19/2018 (Sun) 15:43:24 [Preview] No.18576 del
Men make mistake
And probably must make the same mistake again



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