I was provided with a second hand G5 iMac (A1144). Unfortunately, it overheats and then shuts down, or rather, goes to sleep, shortly after being powered on. This self imposed sleep happens quickly, especially if the processor is being pushed, such as by running a full screen video in VLC.
If you are suffering issues with your Naze32, this blog could be useful. I came across this little lot whilst looking for a way to replace the MCU on my friend KK2 Mini.
Continue reading Naze32 diagnostics and fixes
Revisited – one year later
Looking at this issue again, The case of the broken Pro Micro, one year later, when I connect the Pro Micro to a USB port on the PC, it is just not recognised. It is worth noting that I was using a newer version of the Arduino IDE (1.6.11) this time around. Last year I was using version 1.6.5. Continue reading The case of the broken Pro Micro (reprise)
I purchased off eBay a Dell 3008WFP monitor, a spare screen, control module and power supply unit, along which some spare cables and switches, for around £600 in 2012. It was working fine, although it had obviously been repaired, as the vendor was a Dell repairs department. I noticed that a hot of heat was generated from the rear top vent of the monitor when it was on. Then after a few months, one day, the monitor refused to turn on. The problem seems to be the infamous diode D22. Continue reading Repairing a dead Dell 3008WFP
The DC power connection (plug) is a proprietry connector, that has lugs that prevent under powered power supplies being used with an incorrect XBox 360:
- A 203W power brick will work on all XBox 360 variants;
- A 175W power brick will only work with a 175W or 150W XBox 360;
- A 150W power brick will only connect to, and work with, a 150W XBox 360
Continue reading XBox power connector
I have a Yamaha XJR 1300 (2008) and one day last year, I realised that my horn had stopped working mid trip. Continue reading Yamaha XJR 1300 horn issues
Like the Andis SuperLiner, the SpeedMaster II is a 120V device, and as such, if you do not live in the United States then you will need a (step-down) voltage adapter. If plugged into a 240V source, it will fry the motor. This is what happened to mine. SO, instead of throwing it away, I decided to try to repair it. Continue reading Repair Andis SpeedMaster II motor