Nov 28

Allen & Heath ZED 24 Teardown and repair

Here’s Part 1 of a series of videos I’m doing on repairing an Allen & Heath ZED 24 audio mixing desk.

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Apr 24

What makes apple’s new watch tick?

Want to know what makes Apple’s new Watch tick? Then read on to take a look inside.

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Feb 14

Roland TD-6V Drum Brain Repair

RolandBrainThe Roland TD-6V Percussion Instrument is a major part of the Roland “V-Drums” line up. This week I had one for repair. Lets take a look under the hood and see whats makes this machine tick, or in this case not.

This one came to me with the complaint that it would just cut out during performances. The display remained on, and it still responded to controls, but wouldn’t produce sound. After a bit of fettling it would come back to life. This might happen 2 or three times during a set, or it might not happen at all, and behave itself right through. Continue reading

Jan 26

Teardown: Bosch Tassimo Coffee Maker

In this video I tear down a Bosch Tassimo Coffee Machine and see whats inside. Continue reading

Jul 02

Dallas 1-Wire iButton teardown.

Recently I’ve been investigating 1-wire iButtons and interfacing them to different systems. I thought it might be interesting to see what’s inside an iButton. So here is my Dallas DS1990A iButton teardown.

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Feb 28

Logitech M570 Teardown and Repair

The Logitech M570 is one of very few thumb-operated trackballs on the market. For anyone, like me, who suffers from RSI in the wrist, it is an ideal replacement for a mouse as it removes all the moving back and forth – your wrist stays in one position and does not move when using it.

I have had several of these over the years and they have all suffered from the same problem: after just a few weeks of using them, they start to develop problems like double-clicking and dropping files when you are trying to drag. I posted a blog about this earlier. You can read it here.

In this post we will teardown the M570 and repair the cause of the problem.

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