Hackable DVD players (was Re: Amiga Demo's)
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sat Dec 19 09:48:08 CST 2009
> Tony Duell wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 15 December 2009, Tony Duell wrote:
>>>>> It also has a bog-standard IDE DVD transport, unlike less expensive
>>>> For which you don't get service data, presumably.
>>> The point is that you don't need to, you can just pitch it and grab
>>> another from a discarded PC in a local bin. ;)
>> You might, but you darn well know I don't. Heck, I repaired a
>> _transistor_  the other day. And didn't we have athread on
>> repairing light bulbs the other week?
>>  No, I don;'t mean a transistorised radio (which was called a
>> 'transistor' by some people over hear yeras ago). I mean a transsitor,
>> a single component. It was a 2SB705 (no, don't pretend you've heard of
>> it), the (PNP) pass transistor in the 24V suppy in am Epson printer.
>> It's bolted to a heatsing in said printer and connected to the logic
>> board by a 3-wire cable and cocket. Anmyway, due ot carelessness (mine
>> ;-(), all 3 pins of the transistor fell off. I couldn't find a source
>> of a replacement, so I cafefuilly filed away the edge of the package
>> to expose the remains of the pins and soldered them back on. Amazingly
>> it worked.
> Heh! That's beautiful. In a late-night, long-hours, weekend work
> situation I did that once on one pin of a 386EX using a Dremel tool to
> carefully grind my way down to the metal. As I finished and handed the
> board back to the EE in our group to solder on a wire, he looked at it
> and rather quickly asked "Do you suppose we've voided the warranty on
> that chip?" ;) The EE kept it hanging on the wall in his office for
> quite a while.
> Charlie C.
I got a DEAD tube here . Just connect the two filament peaces together.
The trickey part ... it is still in the tube. Anyone care to try. :)
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