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Fixing the AC adapter for a 2Wire 2701HG DSL modem by replacing the failed capacitor

2Wire seems to have a problem with their DSL modems’ AC adapters failing, affecting models 1701, 2701 and similar models. Here I describe a failed modem and the steps I followed to repair it. I include photographs of the AC adapter under repair and more information about cracking open the case and the capacitor required. Continue reading

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The case of the booting crashing rebooting Windows XP PC

Introduction Here is how I repaired and cleaned up a PC that was not functional.  It was stuck in a loop: crashing after the boot up Windows XP Home splash screen.   I tested the hard drive then used Malwarebytes (4) … Continue reading

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Bad Capacitors – LCD monitor repaired

Bad capacitors are responsible for a number of electronic device failures. Bad capacitors are faulty capacitors (manufactured 1999 – 2007)  that fail prematurely. Bad capacitors have been used in computer mother boards, LCD monitors and other electronics. The bad capacitor … Continue reading

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Repairing a laptop with a broken power connector jack

Recently I repaired a laptop with a broken power connector jack. The HP zv5000 laptop would not charge the battery or run on ac power unless the power connector plug was wiggled around until it made contact.  My diagnosis was … Continue reading

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