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Ford 9N ignition question.


April 25, 2017, 10:20 pm

I've got no familiarity with what a condenser is (outside of HVAC) in car circuitry. But thanks for saying what it does. Read more »

Semi-OT: Rewiring Whole House


April 25, 2017, 8:23 pm

Rewiring whole house, mostly existing and not adding many new outlets, keeping existing 20 year old panel. Will doing this see any appreciable drop in electrical consumption, bills? Could ... Read more »

Sem-OT: Rewiring Whole House


April 25, 2017, 8:21 pm

Rewiring whole house, mostly existing and not adding many new outlets, keeping existing panel. Will doing this see any appreciable drop in electrical consumption, bills? Read more »

What actually Fails inside of Paper Capacitors


April 25, 2017, 4:05 pm

I've seen so many warnings about these old wax coated paper capacitors in these newsgroups, and on the web, that every time I see one of them now, I begin to shudder. Immediately, I notify the FB... Read more »

Balanced XLR input - Do I use the High or Low for an unbalanced input.


April 24, 2017, 10:12 pm

The inputs on this commercial power amp has Balanced XLR inputs. They are the 3 prong connectors like on modern microphones. But there is also a barrier strip with 6 screws. (3 per channel). Each c... Read more »

Covering printed Tube Tester paper sheets with plastic


April 24, 2017, 6:21 pm

Probably slightly off topic. I got a hold of an old tube tester, which works well, but the paper roll for the settings is not in the best shape and tends to get stuck at the ends of the roll. I pl... Read more »

My wife picked up a TV


April 24, 2017, 6:15 pm

My wife thinks I can fix anything. Well I can't. She picked up this TV a few days ago, I finally plugged it in. Looks like it fell over and broke. Here's a picture of the screen. What part brok... Read more »

How to transfer files from phone to computer?


April 23, 2017, 1:53 pm

After plugging my phone USB into computer, and changing settings to transfer files from phone to computer, instead of charging, there doesn't seem to be a way to get my file managers on either one ... Read more »

"Floating Ground" - What do they mean?


April 22, 2017, 5:35 am

I'm looking at a repair manual for a high powered transistorized audio amplifier. It repeatedly says: DO NOT use any test equipment to test or evaluate this amplifier, which does not have floating... Read more »

Button Cell #303 & #357


April 21, 2017, 4:50 pm

Hello, all. These days the subject cells from various manufacturers are sold as one type, silver oxide 357/303. Seems like they must have been distinct types at one time and if so, how did they... Read more »

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Tek 7000 Series Fixtures 067-0655-00 vs 067-0589-00 fixtures


We're running through the calibration on our 067-0587-10 Standardizers and they're failing frequency response. All points lead to the 067-0655-00 fixture going bad, which we only have one of. We tr... Read more »

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Update: Charging MP3 Player, Coby MP620-4G


Hi, Since my original post, I bought the Coby MP620-4G MP3 player. The OM says to use a high power USB port (computer). There is no other information in the OM or at their web site on a recomm... Read more »

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black and decker coffee pot wiring diagram


I have a Black and Decker coffee maker model # CM1050B type 2. I need the value of the #1 resistor on the control board #HET-BST CM1050-P. Resistor is burned and cracked. It looks like a one watt c... Read more »

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My network used to work.


My network is set up like this: Charter cable modem -> my Netgear cable modem used as a wireless router -> Airlink secondary router used as a secondary wireless access point. Things were so easy ... Read more »

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Sony PS-LX510


Is there anyone who might be familar w/ this turntable? Problem w/ sticking linear tracking tonearm. I cleaned the dust & dirt off the rail but may need to lube it. What do I use? Also, a source ne... Read more »

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Fluke 87 LCD


This is a straightforward question. I don't want it to become a megillah or a tsimmes. My 20-year-old Fluke 87 has one or two segments and several enunciators that have dimmed. I assume this is due ... Read more »

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Identifying Scrap Metal in old VCR's


Every spring, as I do my cleaning, I take the time to strip the metal from all the old appliances I discard. I remove the aluminum parts and strip anything that may be attached to them. The recyc... Read more »

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Allen and Heath PA CP power amp

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Hi, I'm a bit puzzled by this blown power amp, as the design of these things is not really my forte. (I have posted the schematic over on alt.binaries.schematics.electronic) The problem is around th... Read more »

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Source for non polar caps


Need a source for some non polar electro caps. Tried all the usual suspects. values 6.5 uF 25v and 3.3 uF 25v TIA Red Read more »

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Learning Electrical Repair

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I don't want to pick up another career or spend 20 years learning electrical repair, but I would like to learn something about this area. I don't care for ham radios or tv repair either. But barring ... Read more »