Monthly Archives: August 2011

Westinghouse LCD Repair

After seeing the repair I made on the Samsung LCD monitor, a friend gave me a few-years-old Westinghouse LCD/TV that had quit working – it wouldn’t power on anymore. It’s a Westinghouse SK-19H210S, 19″ LCD accepting VGA or HDMI up … Continue reading

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Satellite TV in 1981

I used to be a satellite hobbyist, with a few large motorized dishes that pointed at various FTA satellites receiving free music and international TV channels. It’s always been my ambition to have one of these large dishes in my … Continue reading

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Testing CCFLs [Salvaged Electronics]

I scrounged these up a while back and just now decided to test them out as a part of another project I’m starting. They’re CCFL bulbs, cold cathode¬†fluorescent lamps. Each driver powers two lamps; I have 8 connected. Naturally, they’re … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dumpster Diving: Samsung 225BW LCD Repair

I found a Samsung 225BW LCD¬†sitting on top of my apartment’s dumpster, and figured I’d drag it upstairs. It’s a few year old model but it’s better than the current older Dell LCD that I’ve been using (1680×1050 versus 1440×900). … Continue reading

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1939-1941 Stromberg-Carlson Dial Stringing Diagrams

I’m recently the proud owner of a copy of the original dial-stringing guides for several Stromberg-Carlson radios from 1939-1941. This information is extremely hard to come by – it wasn’t included with the original engineering/service data, nor is it anywhere … Continue reading

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