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some Dash Lights only go on at Night, can't be seen in the day time.

May 12, 2021, 6:34 pm

I renamed the thread and moved it from its original location to the bottom of the list so I wouldn't have to hunt for it so much. Okay, I tried that and it did turn on the headlights and tailligh... Read more »

cheap recommended lighted glasses with magnifier?

May 12, 2021, 12:42 pm

Have recently set up a small work bench with scope, signal generator and various other test equipment. The only magnifier I have is a glass I cannibalized from a broken helping hands. The glass... Read more »

Identifying an audio ADC

May 11, 2021, 3:37 pm

I'd like to find a datasheet for an audio ADC used in an inexpensive USB audio capture card so as to better understand how to use it and what it can do as a low-frequency oscilloscope. It came from... Read more »

Kenwood DVR-5070

May 7, 2021, 10:18 pm

My favorite stereo is a DVD recorder that... doesn't work with DVDs anymore, won't even open the tray. But, the stereo parts are wonderful, so it does all my TV sound. A few days ago, it developed... Read more »

Toyota wires are thinner

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May 5, 2021, 5:10 pm

The wires in my Toyota are much thinner than the wires in any of my American cars were. I've had GM and Chryslers built from 1950 to 1995, and Toyotas from 2000 and 2005. I'm not saying they ar... Read more »

Converting binary files from a HP 8751A network analyzer.

May 3, 2021, 11:12 am

We can save ASCII and binrary files on a disk. Saving is much faster with binary files but their format is undocumented. Has anybody a converter for binary to ASCII? -- Jean-Pierre Coulon Read more »

It pays to save electronics scrap.

May 2, 2021, 3:50 pm

It pays to save electronics scrap. I needed a short piece of thin but not too thin single strand wire and I don't seem to have any except for a collection of 8 wires soldered into an octal plug fr... Read more »

tests to do on used oscilloscope?

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May 1, 2021, 10:36 pm

After selling off a prior oscilloscope nearly two decades ago, I decided to pick up another used one. I have forgotten most of the functions. This is a used two channel 30 Mhz Elenco S-1325. I ... Read more »

Additional dangers in repairs

May 1, 2021, 1:48 pm

It's not enough to watch out for electrical shock, dead vermin, or radiation exposure; you need to be aware of chemical poisoning. https://allthatsinteresting.com/engineer-accidentally-takes-lsd ... Read more »

DMM stuck on .844 ohms

April 29, 2021, 7:41 pm

Hi Group, can someone help please.? my craftsman digital multimeter 82344 n ot reading correctly, when i select the ohms or diode position to test com ponents the display reads .844 on the ohms po... 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 »


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 »


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 »


Are faulty APC UPS's easy repairs or is it throw in the trash?

Hi, I have two faulty APC BackUPS CS500's each with a different fault. The first unit will switch to battery when there is a power cut. However, when the power is restored, it will not switch back t... Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


How do USB players keep track of position.

The devices that plug into the cigarette lighter and play sound from a USB drive through car radio speakers have the ability to remember where they left off, and, even when power is removed from th... Read more »


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 »


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 »