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I have a 40 inch Sony Bravia LCD HDTV with an interesting issue. It turns on and works fine for about half an hour, and then suddenly the colors on the screen look "burnt", and something sort of like CRT burn in happens-the previous image/frame/whatever there was on the screen lingers behind and takes very long to fade. I have been able to spot one abnormality-the circled bit in the photo always buzzes, rather noticeably. Could this be the cause of the issue, and if so, what the hell is it and where can I get a replacement? It should be said that despite my lack of knowledge of the insides of a television, I am relatively apt in soldering, so I should be able to replace the part responsible.
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Found a cheap hookup for young coconuts in my town. Young coconuts are loaded with coconut water.
As you might already know there is a national craze for coconut water, claiming that it is natures sports drink/health food.
I'm thinking about setting up a small tent in my cities downtown area, grabbing 40 or 50 coconuts and a machete, and selling these puppies as a cool drink to local foot traffic.
Do you think this will be successful? If not, why? If so, how can I improve sales? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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Pic related is my first real crack at eagleCAD/designing a circuit using CAD. I have built plenty of freehand protoboard circuits, but rarely lay anything out beforehand. shits cash yo.
Pic related is a sub circuit of a larger design. this will be remotely mounted from the uC, and will connect via a multicore cable (represented by the horizontal lines on the left. Within this schematic you'll notice 4 letter labels. These designate the I/O function of that line/circuit, and are created using the text function. As this circuit grows, I forsee a problem managing all these labels, and wonder if there is a better way than just text labeling them and hoping for the best, like somehow telling eagleCAD that this junction is an I/O, and to remember its label so I can reference it in other parts of the project. or something.
> TL;DR, best practice for labeling/managing I/O lines in an eagleCAD schematic?
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I want to put together a cheap stereo set in my living room, for listening to music. All I really wanna do is connect my audio input (computer, mp3, cd, turntable, whatever) and let the music flow.
The amp I am looking at is the one pictured, either this 2x40 watt version, or the 2x75 watt version. I have no idea what I should do about speakers though. What kinds should I be looking at, are there things I should be aware of when shopping (wattage, ohms, etc)? I like the sound filling the room... will it make much of a difference with "bookshelf" vs other speakers?
My max budget is a flexible $150, including this amp.
Do you guys have any other solutions?
thank you so much.
Manual Wood Cutting
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I know the picture is bad, but I'm going to be upright mounting this monitor, and need clearence. See the wood right above the CP? I need a way to route that out manually, and here is why.
It is currently in my father-in-law's workshop, and he has a huge amount of tools and such, but if I touch them, and fuck them up, I'm dead. I have no experience with power saws or routers, but any idiot can use a hand saw. What should I look for in his hoard of tools to cut this 1 inch thick wood out?
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Installing DSC PC1616 6 zone with PC5108 8 zone expansion chip, into full home run hardwired system in a custom built house (10% drywalled)
Taking smoke break. Will upload progress for the hell of it.
>used to install GE simon 3 (old ass piece of shit systems) as a subcontractor 4 years ago, this is the first time I have ever done a DSC system, Ittle be a test of my low voltage skills.
More pic later.
So far custom drilled out the panel box for chips, and power, will commence toning the home runs next.