Fixing ONKYO RC-710m Remote volume issues

January 21st, 2015 - Hardware, How To, Thoughts & Rants, Tinkering

I’ve got an ONKYO 7.1 surround sound home theater system, and in the past 6 months the volume buttons stopped working, well not stopped… they would periodically work if you mashed/held the buttons (up or down) but generally they stopped being responsive. After searching online, I almost bought a new remote on ebay just to […]

Updating ASUS TF101 from stock to Android KitKat (4.4.2)

February 2nd, 2014 - Android, Hardware, How To, Tinkering

So I’ve had the ASUS EeePad Transformer TF101 for almost 2 years now, and have been pretty happy with it, but it has gotten quite laggy and the input is always delayed. It could be a cause of the number of apps installed over that period of time, or simply that I’m used to using […]

Replacing battery on a Syma S107 RC Helicopter

January 3rd, 2014 - Hardware, How To, Tinkering

I got this little Syma S107 RC Heli 2 years ago for Christmas, and a couple months back I picked it up and turned it on to see if it still worked. It turned on, lights flashed, but I noticed there was no lift

Motorola Xyboard 10.1 Charging port issue (MZ615-16)

December 15th, 2013 - Android, Hardware, How To

If you have a Motorola Xyboard MZ615-16 10.1″ tablet and have been experiencing charging issues (with the tablet, not the charger) then this is a little bit of info for you.  I found this while doing some googling for a solution to the tablet charging issue I have. The quote below outlines ‘tightening’ the connector, […]

Got hard drive failure? Put it on ice!

February 27th, 2013 - Hardware, How To, SysAdmin, Thoughts & Rants

Currently as I write this, my WD 750GB is sitting in the freezer, and waiting for another round of quick copying (frozen recovery? eh..)

iPhone 4s battery problem. Possible quick solution to extend it?

October 20th, 2011 - Apple, Hardware, How To, In the News

I have been trying different settings, back and forth since I got the phone, and I really got good results by disabling the Location Services for the Reminders.

Repairing a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW (bad capacitors and flickering)

September 23rd, 2011 - Hardware, How To

About a month ago, my Samsung SyncMaster 226BW began experiencing slight flickering with the screen. It became progressively worse and worse as the weeks went on, and finally it was at the point where it would take 5-10 minutes to ‘warm up’ and shake loose the flickering screen. Not only was it concerning, but it […]