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Earth Day 2010: 7 easy fixes for electronics


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Unplug it and plug it back in.



Clean the contacts.


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Blow out the dust.


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Check the fuses.



Clean the pots.


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Check continuity.


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Check the capacitors.

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8 thoughts on “Earth Day 2010: 7 easy fixes for electronics

  1. I work with computers and have replaced many a capacitor to get the motherboard working again!! Also getting the dust out is really a great idea…All of these are really great tips!!

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