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Hello, my Sony Bravia 55in 4k tv just started having this line in the middle of the screen and a little fade in the bottom right hand corner.

Any suggestions on a fix? My research tells me just to buy a new one but I can't do that.

Any thoughts?
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>>1091902
Here you go, friend.
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>>1093721
It's on an almost perfect white background, you couldn't be bothered to just add another T?
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>>1093753
Im rather drunk. I was afraid I'd misspell tits.
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>>1091277
The alarm on your sony clock went off. Reminder that it is time to buy a new TV.

Kys. Burned three times by sony clock on several products.
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>>1091277
this >>1091281 , some chips cost almost as much as a new TV.

is is OLED, LED or LCD? does it have a backlight ? from what i gather from the pictures my guess is the connector strip for the display could have somehow repositioned itself and changed resistance across the circuit so pixels aren't changing as much as they should.

i don't fuck with that connection strip, chances are if you take it apart you won't get it positioned correctly and it will be worse if it works at all. you best bet is the slavic slap, but i wouldn;t use a rolling pin, i'd just give it a rap with my hand

sup /diy/ posting this on here as well as /g/ because those retards don't know shit about shit.

/g/ I'm in a bind.

I have 1 hour until my christmas party...

I have no cufflinks.

I have pic related in my spares box.

M6 Bolts with 2No. nuts + oversized washers

or

B10k Linear pots with nuts and washers?

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Just get awkwardly drunk, roll up your shirt sleeves, undo the top 2 buttons of your shirt and untuck one side slightly at the front.
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Kys
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>>1093537
That's fine for the final hour of the night, but what about the first four?
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Use the pots but wire them to your penis so you can have a girl you meet turn them to adjust the size of your boner. It's a great party trick and sure fire way to get laid
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>>1093349
wearable technology

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I need to get a new fridge in the near future. I'm having to defrost my current one every other month it seems.

I've been looking through the sears outlet warehouse and found some that I like. There's also one at home depot but I am unsure if I should get the protection plan also?

Any appliance advice?
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>>1092625
Unless by wigwam your talking about the coupler they redesigned... thought the wig wag was what let the old old topload whirlpools agitate.
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>>1092024
I have a 15cuft fridge/freezer combo that defrosting all the time and dripping water from freezer into the fridge. .any idea the cause?
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>>1093270
Drain line is clogged or frozen. Instead of running down to the drain pan the defrost water is running down through the vents or overflowing part of the drain system an ending up in the fridge, Take evaporator cover off and check for ice in freezer, if you see water dripping around the plastic control box in the top back of the fridge you'll likely have to take that off an clean/defrost/inspect it as well, post model # for better advice
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>>1093096
thats exactly the part, 2 three fingered parts coupled by a piece of rubber, they redesigned it because the plastic fingers broke.

lol thats what i was told the part was called anyways, over a 2 year period i must have replaced 40 of them
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>>1093093

back in 2004-2005 frigidaire made kenmore. i only know this because i handled a few a mnufacturer warranty cases which came through frigidaire.

i think you're right with 134a, i don't even have a refrigeration license anymore. i wonder what they have to do with R8 now, 12 years ago to refill a system with R8, you could only transfer it out of one unit and put it in another on the premises. there was one mom and pops general store that purposely bought old junk refrigerators just to have a supply of R8 for their walk in coolers. it was cheaper than installing a new system, back then they had equivalents, but they weren't perfected by any means.

by not having to screw with it means its probably in a cramped space and you have all you can do just to get it apart.

i hate working on dishwashers, they're disgusting. once i went on a call where a guy thought he could fix himself and it was torn apart laying on his kitchen floor, he wasn't happy when i told him it would cost more in labor for me to put it back together than what a new one costs.

nothing like the old cat ladies/scumbags whose house reeks of cat piss and you pretty much have to shower right after leaving their place.

I got two big heatsinks for an old bitcoin miner, what is something I can use them for? I can't use them in an actual PC because I'm missing mobo mounts
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>>1093262
Does it get hot in summer where you live? Turn it upside down and you've got a cooling pad for your testicles.
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>>1093406
You are implying that there are other leds that aren't Chinese?
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>>1093330
This is actually genious
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>>1093262
Monster led heatsink
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>>1093262
Get a peltier device, attach it to your heatsink, and use it to heat or cool something. They're interesting to play with. Should be pretty powerful with a sink like that.

...because the only thing worse than a shitty thread is faggots only posting shitty responses

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Guys, why is it important that the rope does not cut into your neck when hanging yourself?
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>>1088873

This is the comfiest video ever

>"Muh ruhf"
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>>1093704
>single drug suicides take way to much money and effort

kek what the fuck am I reading

it's impossible for a suicide method to take "too much money" because if it works you don't need the fucking money any more, do you?
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>>1093736
> cyanide

All you need
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>>1088637
Not if you go to the bathroom before you do it.
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>>1088674
Breaking your neck doesn't actually kill you, it just keeps you from moving much while you strangle. It also keeps you from breathing, so you'll suffocate anyways.

Best way to go is self immolation.

>/diy/'s EDC
What do you fags carry with you daily?
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>>1093665
>Obama
>break the world
Nah, just the US
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>>1093634
>That kind of shit is a symptom
Sure, that's what I said there. The Great Depression only lasted a few years, while the factors underlying the transformation of black communities capable of things like the Harlem Renaissance to their present conditions have lasted a few generations.

>fighting other humans is ALWAYS a losing bargain for a social species
Demonstrably false through all of history. Civilizations that had nice things got those nice things by conquering territory, establishing productive cultural norms, and defending their territory and culture from other groups who wanted the nice things for themselves

News flash: People are different. As in not equal in materially significant ways. Some people are interested in things that produce nice places to live in, while others are interested in things that produce shitholes. If the people who live in the shitholes are not prevented from bringing their dysfunctional cultures into the nice places, they will make the nice places not so nice, which is precisely what we see today in Europe.

The situation in Europe is a matter of government policy in principle like any other, and as such it warrants objective analysis to check if it's actually a good thing. And whether something is good or not depends on the goals to be achieved, which vary individually and by culture. For consideration, do you know the basic differences between honor cultures and dignity cultures, and how that contributes to conflicts with migrants?
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>>1093750 (continued)

>In the end, handguns, air forces and nuclear weapons will do little to slow the advancement of half a billion starving people who want to feed their families.
The third world exists at the sufferance of the developed world. They have nothing that would even mildly inconvenience a modern military interested in genociding them. Infantry alone can achieve kill ratios of a thousand to one against the "military" groups that control much of the less pleasant parts of Africa, and you’re invoking WMDs and air power here.

The current problem is a conflict between the desire to uphold Western ideals like concern for fellow humans and the desire for cheap labor on one side, and the notion that Western societies are nice places to live and should be kept that way on the other. There are still nazis in the world, and they have been kept out of power by the peace and prosperity of their societies. If the nationalists aren’t allowed a chance to fix things in the next few years, the fascists will have their turn a few years later.

And to bring this back to what you said there, why would those people be starving? Africa has plenty of arable land to feed its entire population. The problem is that social and governmental [dysfunction messes up the economic incentives that underlie large-scale agriculture. You might look up the recent policies in Zimbabwe that turned it from a net exporter to an importer of food as formerly productive farms now lie fallow. Are you prepared to discuss what solutions to that problem might look like?
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rate my edc
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>>1093752

10/10 pure gold

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Sup. I've never used MOSFETs, so I want to make sure I'm doing this right. I want to use an FQP30N06L N-Channel MOSFET to control an LED with a 74HC595 shift register. The LED draws 65mA at 12V and I want to only draw 6mA at 5V from the shift register.

I know the MOSFET is rated for 10V Vg, but there's a test condition on the datasheet for 5V. My questions are:
>Do I have the schematic right?
>Do I have the calculations right?
>Will 6mA at 5V be enough to pass 65mA at 12V through the MOSFET? >What about 195mA through the MOSFET?
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I don't want to derail your thread but would you mind if I also post a mosfet circuit for people to figure out?
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>>1093667
I'll take a look
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Where are you getting IG from? MOSFET gate looks like a capacitor, your shift register output will charge it up.
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>>1093734
Ig is the current I want to draw from the shift register.
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>>1093746
You don't really have to consider gate current (aside for gate leakage which you can ignore), just make sure that the output voltage from the shift register is higher than the Vt, which should be true as long as the Vdd for the register is appropriate. Also the resistor should probably be grounded on one end but it might stil work regardless.

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When I stain leather, it keeps cracking when it bends. Am I missing an important step or something? Kinda new to this
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>>1069583
muh hat
Thanks fur hat guy! I just finished this in time for the snow that fell today!
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So I want to start leather working, but no idea what to make.


I bought some leather but it seems to be not the most useful shit. Like I have a side, """5 oz""" but it's extremely variable and just shitty in general, all sorts of defects and holes and crap, and more like 3-4oz.

I also have a double shoulder, which is q very nice piece of leather, very uniform and clear no marks/holes/shit, but it's 9-10oz.


I'd wanted to make shoes or boots, but the side is too light and the shoulder too heavy. Or a Hill style quiver, or a leather bottle/canteen... But same problem as before.


So, basically, as a noob, what can I use shitty 3-5oz or nice 9-10oz veg tan leather for?
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>>1093668
Nice dude! Raccoon? Where did you get the hide?
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>>1093712

from a raccoon, numbnuts
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>>1093712
the funny thing about this hat is that it's made of your mother's pubic hair, and we only had to shave her once to make it

Is there anyway to get the blade holder out of this sawzall so I can clean out the tree dust and use it again? Or am I fucked?
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Take it apart?
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External snap ring pliers
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>>1093649

Hit it harder and harder until it works again

also
>ryobi
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>>1093649

Son of a diddly, fill it with schmoo until it chooches

Greetings /diy/. I'm trying to generate some torque using copper couplings of various sizes, like 1 and 2". The idea is that I'll sharpen them, and the rotation will be used to cut holes in soft material. I can use my hands to rotate the piece and cut well enough, but I'd like to speed up the process, and if I could somehow attach the coupling to a dremel, it would be amazing, I'm just not quite sure how I'd do it.
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>>1093688
>>1093696
Easiest(most expensive way) is to use an expanding ID collet
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>>1093676

Just hit the back of it with a mallet and punch it out
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>>1093688
>Open cell foam
Strap an old hacksaw blade along the edge and it should rip through pretty smartly
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>>1093676

Anon is making a foam vagina
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Get a hole saw for less than 10 bucks at your home improvement store. Maybe even 5 bucks if you have the right chuck lying around. It'll cut through wood, plastic, carcasses and even your foam vagina material

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>>1081026 - last

pastebin.com/9UgLjyND

>I'm new to electronics, where do I get started?
There are several good books and YouTube channels that are commonly recommended for beginners and those wanting to learn more, many with advanced techniques. The best way to get involved in electronics is just to make stuff. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.

>What books are there?

Beginner:
Getting Started in Electronics Forrest Mims III
Make: Electronics Charles Platt
How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic Michael Jay Greier

Intermediate:

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>>1093725
Oh, good. If it's not, what's the worst that'll happen? Bad sound? Blown speakers? House burns down?
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>>1093728
>what's the worst that'll happen?
You'll waste my time more.
Build it pussy
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>>1093726
>how big of a deal the offsets are.

you couldnt tell the difference by ear even if there was a $1M reward for doing it.
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>>1093730
Thanks.

>>1093729
Eat my jorts.

For the sake of learning, I'd appreciate if anyone can tell me why the offset is there.
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>>1093735
Transients from your big ass capacitor friendo.
Change the 100 uF to 10 or 1 uF and it will be more centered around 0 volts. and as >>1093730
said. You'll never notice

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anyone here able to read engineering drawings? i need help sketching the top view for this part. i've gotten almost everything but there's a part where the diameter is 68 and it says there's 4x of them. it's right inbetween the threaded lower section and the middle plate thing that the nut is on.
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>>1093633
It isnt just an odd way, it's a wrong way. But it does appear that's what they're trying to call out

The thread relief has a diameter of 68 and is 4 wide.
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>>1093113
Out of interest, how did you interpret 6x O11 etc into those holes? is it assumed they are equally spaced unless otherwise defined?
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>>1093113
EE here. Could you please explain what part of this drawing is the 4X dia68?
Does the 4X mean it's present only four times as others have been saying? Or is it something else?
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>>1093731
if you look at the top right, it says
>EQL SP ON [diameter]120
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>>1093741
Makes sense, thank you.

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Trying to get my head around this mechanism but hoping /DIY/ can help.... i want to make it so when i press down the top lever the bottom lever moves left.... How do this? please draw to show mechanism
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>>1093584
just use a rod and brackets, so long as the second lever is on a track.
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How did I do anon?
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>>1093682
Inclined plane ftw

>mattias would be proud
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>>1093597
>5k pot

This is what happens when you criminalize marijuana..
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New pasta edition, feel free to contribute.
Old thread >>1075618

>general info
https://www.3dhubs.com/what-is-3d-printing
Additive Manufacturing Technologies:3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing, Gibson Rosen Stucker

>open source community
http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap_Machines
http://forums.reprap.org/
#RepRap @freenode

>buyfag buyers guide
https://www.3dhubs.com/best-3d-printer-guide
Any cheap chinkshit kit

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>>1092832
Why did my picture of broken Arduino MEGAs make it to the OP?

Which reminds me, I need to buy 2 more.
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Got a Memer Select V2 on Black Friday.
Been having fun.
Had my first clog. Broke the drill bit inside the nozzle.
But it still prints fine.

Should I purchase a nozzle or hotend+nozzle to replace eventually?
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>>1093604
Have you attempted to repair any of them?
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>>1093644
Why did you put a drill bit in the nozzle? Also nozzles are pretty cheap so grab some spares and some spare PTFE tubing
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>>1093691
Planning to once I get the part from China. All but 1 just have broken voltage regulators.



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