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Repairing an old TV

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This Maker on Flickr has had the same 14″ TV for over a decade dutifully serving retro console and computer games. When the power switch broke, he didn’t toss it like we usually do with modern TVs, he fixed it, his way – “The original switch was a two-part affair, the main switch turning on the high-voltage guts with a second smaller switch turning on the tuner. These are not normal switches that you can go to Maplin and pick up, so I did the next best thing – picked up generic, science-lab looking switches and mounted them on the side. To complete the look, I’ve added labels printed on my Dymo: “POWER” and “LAUNCH”.” Link.

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