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Trying to repair a Samsung plasma TV I scored cheaply
Has sound and changes channels but there's no picture, no menus or anything.
Had a look and can't see any capacitors with their tops bulging out, tested the fuses, looked for burn marks/cracked solder joints
I'm not sure what to look for next..
I have mechanical electrical background knowledge so I can use a multimeter, i just don't know how and what to test on a TV.
Anyone have any tips?
Model is PS50C550GIF, Samsung plasma
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Sup /diy/nasty warriors,
I figured you guys were a pragmatic bunch, and was wondering if you guys can help me. One of the many aspects of my job (of being a low level grunt laborer) is cleaning the molding/trim/doors/frames/cabinets/woodwork of newly constructed houses.
My current method is a 10% vinegar solution, a glass towel, and going on my hands and knees getting every last inch of wood in the house. As you can imagine, it leaves a lot to be expected.
I've tried a shop vac with extend brush attachment, but that leaves a thin layer of dust behind. I've tried both a duster and steam mop, but they don't take care of caked-on drywall dust or reach into the corners very well (and the steam mop was awkward as hell to try and maintain a usable angle with).
Any ideas on how to make my job a little bit easier?
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I'm working on a project, and need advice.
I want to make a bow out of ski's. As in, tool, the bow. I will post pics in a moment. Here is the design document, pic related.
I have done some research, and seen people make two types. The one on the left is here , although the creator only clamped the two piece together, rather than full on bolting as I want to do. The second type is designed to be more take down friendly,
Now, I've two questions.
Firstly, I assume these are made of fiber glass. What should I do about this? All I plan on doing is a straight cut across it, and drilling holes in the lower area. Would a mask, goggle, a smock, gloves, and an area outside be suitable for this operation?
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hey /diy/, this is just some really conceptual shit but ive been really interested in how things work lately.
anyway recently i was really wondering how sound was first recorded, and found out about Edisons famous wax cylinders that could play back sound a limited number of times before turning to shit.
basically you get a horn shaped device that would take sound and concentrate it onto a needle, which vibrates the wax and creates grooves etc.
so, i wanted to recreate this experiment with my brothers to see if we can record sound just as it was first invented in the late 1800s and see if we can actually pull of playing it back.
my question is, do you think using soap material or melted down candle wax would be a better, more solid material for etching sound waves?
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/diy/'s opinion on living in a truck camper?
I've been really considering converting to a "off the grid" kinda life.
No more huge bills like rent and electricity.
Have a job if you still want to, or even go no job and make money other ways.
I've read into a few different off-grid life styles and how to do it.
Main way to go it seems.
Good pick up truck.
From what i've heard the best camper to get is a pop up one.
Supposedly easier to maintain and less weight on your truck.
Make sure you get one that has a shower/bathroom.
Also built in fridge with bed. Those two normally are in all.
The reason why Truck/Truckcamper are best for living off the grid is
because of the fact is, let's say your engine fails or something
that's just your truck. See about getting a new one, but you'll still
get to keep your "home." Or what if your Camper gets badly damaged
or you need to upgrade, that's just the camper not your vehicle part also.
It's a easier and more safe way to go about it. Cause you'll still
have one or the other. Then there's the money issue.
Alot of them say if you don't really plan on traveling a lot, get a part
time job, easiest way. Since you can get a full or part time,
Save up til you're safe enough to move on to another place.
This is said to be the more typical plan A. Then there's plan B,
Which is really the best one is metal detecting. From what's
been said and shown you can make a lot of easy money.
Some people who do it everyday to make money while living this
way, they've made between 50-200 a day. So whatever you get
you can go probably not even 15 miles and find a pawn shop or
something to sell the stuff you find. Best thing too, Campers
are way easier to get away with "living" in a parking lot.
Cause if you got to a place with a trailer rv, there's twice as long
Dakota 7" Portable TV HELP
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Guys, I need some help, I've searched everywhere.
I bought a Dakota 7'' Portable TV from a thrift store, brand new, never opened, I'm trying to use it as an external monitor for my DSLR. The TV accepts a 3.5'' AV input, but when I plug the cable in, I get a NO SYNC screen. I run a mini-usb to RCA from the camera, use two couplers, and connect that to an RCA to 3.5" into the TV, any help or software updates out there?