Category Archives: Consumer Electronic Repair

BT Humax T2100 YouView box dismantled

Today was another tinker day for me, and this time another YouView box from Humax. The T2100 replaced the ageing T1000 which was beset with issues, notably power supply issues with bad capacitors, as well as HDMI handshake problems, and … Continue reading

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Replacing the digitizer on an Archos AC80CPL tablet

I had the misfortune of my tablet getting damaged this week. I was working in Rikku’s bus garage, with it resting on the bus’s bumper crossmember taking readings from the ECU, when Rik called me away. While I was away … Continue reading

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Optima XM – All LED’s on, no sound or other life

This is another wear related symptom, and often occurs on power down of an old system after a power cut. It is again to do with the input regulation circuit (the main resistor, diodes, and rectifier transistors bolted to the … Continue reading

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Hoover WDYN856-DG control unit PCB failure – clicking but no other life

Hoover washer dryers used to be synonymous with quality and could go 10 years plus without issues, but now they just seem to be dropping dead left right and centre when really young. In the space of one day today … Continue reading

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Repairing energy saving fluorescent lamps

You’ve all seen them, the bulbs that are supposed to help the environment, with swirly tubes, short and fat, long and thin. Their efficiency comes from the fact that, unlike filament bulbs, the tubes don’t draw their current direct from … Continue reading

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