10A Variac Soft Starter

I recently purchased a used 10A Carroll & Meynell Variac from eBay for use in the lab, however the variac often caused the 32A B-curve MCB in the consumer unit to trip due to the high inrush current of the variac core. To prevent this from happening and to add a few additional features I […]
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Acoustic Solutions Hi-Fi Amplifier Repair and Teardown – Error U52, U53

In this video, Steve performs a Hi-Fi Amplifier repair and teardown on an Acoustic Solutions SP101 Hi-Fi Amplifier that displays Error U52 or U53 on the display. The amplifier is unable to store tone and balance settings and doesn’t always respond to changing the volume with the rotary encoder. The video walks through the design […]
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46″ Samsung LCD TV Repair

In this video of a Samsung LCD TV repair, Steve investigates the cause of some odd picture quality issues on a 46″ TV. Primarily the TV seems to have lost any colour depth, brightness and contrast, yet the controls have very little effect despite the backlight output not being affected. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9kVFIh77mw
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LCD Monitor Repair and Teardown – BenQ 19″ LCD Monitor

In the following videos, Steve performs an LCD monitor repair on a faulty BenQ 19″ Monitor that would not power up correctly and regularly displayed the ‘Auto Adjust’ message. The Peak Atlas ESR70 meter is used to test suspicious electrolytic capacitors in the power supply. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgpo406pJzE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HjaKBd9yU8
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