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Earth Day 2010: 7 easy fixes for electronics

#1

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Unplug it and plug it back in.

#2

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Clean the contacts.

#3

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Blow out the dust.

#4

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Check the fuses.

#5

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Clean the pots.

#6

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Check continuity.

#7

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Check the capacitors.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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