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Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-17-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Radio Shack 2200813 29 range DVM

When you have an offset like that with the probes shorted, I would try the simple things first.

1. Try a fresh batteries first. Some meters give incorrect readings before they show a low battery...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 10-03-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,994
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone had issues with Rayovac Alkaline batteries leaking

RayOVac's in Fluke 189. See

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/fluke-189-battery-leaked/
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 10-01-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,994
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone had issues with Rayovac Alkaline batteries leaking

Start using low self discharge nimh cells (AA and AAA) in your expensive equipment. Sanyo/Panasonic Eneloops are the gold standard, but it's rumored that Ikea Ladda Made in Japan nimh are made in...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 09-07-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 929,450
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

That's a Yokogawa. See

http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/yokogawa-7534-03-multimeter/
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 07-08-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,952
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: How to Learn to Fix Mobile Phones

Start with ipad rehab?

https://www.youtube.com/c/Mendonipadrehab/videos
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-25-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,637
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: The "leaked" Windows 11

There will be no Windows 11 here at my house if this is true.

Windows 11 Home Edition Requires a Microsoft Account to Complete Setup
...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-19-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,637
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: The "leaked" Windows 11

On Lubuntu, I'm not treated like an idiot. I get hibernate, leave, logout, reboot, shutdown and suspend as options. So if I want hibernate or suspend, I can choose that, but I usually always want...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-19-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,637
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: The "leaked" Windows 11

25+ year of Windows and all that 6 figure $oftware developer$ working at a Trillion dollar company and they spend time working on "rounded corners"????

What about working on real features like...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-06-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Multimeter LCD display blob

Lots of inspiration at

http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/all-posts/
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 02-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Packet loss on LAN...

If you only need 4 ethernet/fast ethernet ports, old wifi routers are usually given away for free. Just turn off the wifi and use the 4 port ethernet switch built in. Lot's of old 802.11b only...
Forum: Troubleshooting & Designing Networks 02-12-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Packet loss on LAN...

It's possible that a power outage, change in the end devices (reboot, software upgrade), etc changed something so that duplex negotiation is not working properly. This was a common problem early on...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 02-08-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Will putting a TV on an automated power switch kill the PSU over time?

My upstairs TV sits on a power bar. It gets turned off and on several times a day using the power bar so the TV is completely off and not in standby. It's been like this for 5 years now with no...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-30-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone used this product before / is this real or BS claims

And I forgot the most important point in my initial reply.

5) :bsflag:
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-30-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone used this product before / is this real or BS claims

All the above is what I personally use and all 3 are open source.

https://github.com/YTVanced

https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipe

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-30-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone used this product before / is this real or BS claims

If you are watching youtube on your desktop computer, I suggest ublock origin. It will block ads.

If you are watching on Android, I suggest newpipe or youtube vanced. Both will block ads.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-30-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Has anyone used this product before / is this real or BS claims

1) Any website that continually spams me with "xyz just bought 4, order now" already has me suspicious.

2) Yes, ISPs likely give you the cheapest possible router. However, I don't believe for 1...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 10-26-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Why would a 25V cap blow across 19V?

Since you are in the USA, you have reputable distributors to choose from like digikey and mouser who sell name brand caps like Panasonic, Sanyo, Rubycon, etc.

Pay a bit more. Support the little...
Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 10-26-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Why would a 25V cap blow across 19V?

Possibilities.

1. They are cheap no name caps from a non reputable seller who has a store on amazon.

2. They are mis rated for voltage. That is, it's really a 16V cap rated for 25V.

3. You...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-27-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Faulty DVM

Can't help without a make and model number. Clear focused pictures on the sides would help too.
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-20-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: High Res pictures download from ShopJimmy

Brave works on Windows, Linux and Android.

I seem to switch browsers every 3 or 4 years. Nothing wrong with Firefox, but I find Brave a bit faster. I was using Google Chrome until recently when...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-20-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: High Res pictures download from ShopJimmy

Well, it doesn't help that you were fighting a troll and helping someone who doesn't know basic electronic measurements.

The first I can't help with and hand holding the OP who wants step by step...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-20-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By retiredcaps
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-19-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: High Res pictures download from ShopJimmy

If you right click on thumbnail and choose open link in new tab, I get hi res picture.

I'm using brave which is based on chromium.
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 08-06-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Which LEDs do you buy?

I haven't fixed any LED TVs due to burnt out LEDs, but I see the process and it would make sense to spend a little bit more and buy quality LEDs from a reputable supplier relative to the amount of...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 08-05-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By retiredcaps
Re: Fluke 87 Meter repair

What happened to the meter that caused Q8 to go bad?
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