It looks thusly
. My issue is that, despite the fact that it was originally barely taped down at all, I am unable to successfully, reliably
reattach it using the same method. ("it" in this case being the printed black strips on the left). I am reasonably sure that lack-of-contact is my problem, because if I physically hold the cable to the board, it will reliably work when I push a button.
Best I can do is that sometimes, after putting it all back together for the Nth time, one button will work. Maybe other buttons on its side will work, maybe not. Maybe it'll work for a few presses and then quit.
The cable looks fine, the board contacts look fine, no amount of scotch tape is helping me out here. How do I affix these suckers but good?
posted by curious nu
on Apr 19, 2013 -
I want to use a timer (minimum on time is one minute) to turn on my coffee maker. The ON-OFF button on the coffee machine is a momentary contact push button which is read by a logic board. Can I use the (isolated) relay contacts on my timer to close that push button for one minute, the minimum on-time of my timer? [more inside]
posted by mbarryf
on Mar 15, 2013 -
I'm trying to fix my phone. How do I deal with a very tiny, hard to get at screw with a stripped head? [more inside]
posted by delezzo
on Feb 27, 2013 -
I have a pair of Monster Inspiration
. I'm trying to play Madness by Muse
but if I plug the headphones completely into the iPod or computer, I can't hear the vocal parts at all. If the jack isn't completely in, then I can hear it perfectly. Why is this happening?? [more inside]
posted by cyml
on Dec 27, 2012 -
I want to watch videos from a yoga website (Yogaglo
) on my TV. The tools I have available to me are: MacBook, xbox 360, and Apple TV. Can I make it happen? [more inside]
posted by Anonymousness
on Dec 22, 2012 -
Snail trails on Garmin Nuvi 255W. When out and about this device is now making pale blue 'snail trails' on the map tracking the car from A to B.
It is working as it should otherwise.
Does this mean that the device is on its way out? I checked some forums but could find any mention of this bizarre behavior.
posted by lungtaworld
on Aug 6, 2012 -
What ambient temperatures are safe for typical consumer electronic devices? [more inside]
posted by jon1270
on May 20, 2012 -
What kind of IC is this
? Picture shows a TO-220-3 IC with the label S9010, B5 and a manufacturer logo of a sort of stylized C. It is installed in the Q1 position so I assume it is a transistor. [more inside]
posted by KevCed
on May 12, 2012 -
What could/should my friend and I build first with an Arduino starter kit or two? [more inside]
posted by cassini
on Jan 8, 2012 -
Best camera for indoor/low light conditions about $500ish --without use of a flash preferably. Difficulty: Must be available at Best Buy or somewhere immediately available. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon
on Jan 8, 2012 -
Is there a way to directly download a coded configuration from an FPGA board to a computer? [more inside]
posted by kagredon
on Aug 18, 2011 -
What are some cool things I can do with an arduino, Python and stuff I already have, with only a few new parts? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Aug 16, 2011 -
How do I replace a blown woofer in a Spica TC-60
loudspeaker? The datasheet
is here. I am generally capable, but don't know anything about building/repairing speakers. Can I get away with replacing just the one? Is there any danger of damaging the crossover (whatever that is)? The very nice guy from Madisound
recommended a ScanSpeak replacement
but how do I know if it will fit and/or work properly? If I'm reading the datasheet correctly, the original seems to be 180mm in diameter, and the replacement he recommended 170mm - is this a good idea? How can I tell if there's anything else I should try? What, if anything, do I seem to be overlooking? Thank you!
posted by jcrcarter
on Aug 3, 2011 -
Today I bought a Nokia 2730; stupidly, I took the battery out before taking it home. Now, even though it says the battery is charged, the phone won't work. Help! [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday
on Feb 17, 2011 -
What is the best way for me to sell (in the United States) an electronic device designed for the Japanese market? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Jan 12, 2011 -
My mother-in-law's old DVD player bit the dust recently and we would like to get her a blu ray player. She does not have internet and has a Magnovox 27 inch analog TV. She just wants to be able to view DVD and Blu ray movies.
Any recommendations on a good, basic player?
posted by I'm Brian and so's my wife!
on Jan 1, 2011 -
My 4.5 year old got to play with my friend's Ipod Touch, loved it, and is now adamant that Santa is bringing her one. This ain't going to happen. However, I would like to find her some kind of age-appropriate equivalent toy for Christmas. We don't do huge Christmas celebrations or massively expensive gift-giving, so this will be her big present, even if it's under $75. What can you recommend that won't make her ultra-disappointed (understanding that disappointment is a part of life, yadda yadda yadda)?
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out
on Nov 25, 2010 -
Where in Manhattan should I go to look at and possibly buy gadgets, electronics, and computery type stuff that would be hard to buy (excluding online) anywhere else?
posted by Mwongozi
on Oct 11, 2010 -
I need an easy, yet cool-looking electronics project.
In around one month, I'll be visiting Tokyo, including a day-long trip to Akihabara. Inspired by this post
I think it would be really, really cool if I spent part of that day buying parts in order to create something electronic. Difficulty: I have close to zero experience with electronics. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Sep 28, 2010 -
My son got a 130-in-1 electronics lab for his 8th birthday and discovered digital logic from MacCauley's How Things Work. Now he wants to build a half-adder. Help? [more inside]
posted by rikschell
on Sep 13, 2010 -
I am working on getting rid of a lot of old possessions (baseball cards, electronics, clothes, etc.) that I've accumulated since childhood. I am not certain of the best way to dispose of some of these things. What's the best way to make sure most of it doesn't just end up in a landfill and/or might also bring me some profit? [more inside]
posted by digitaldraco
on Jul 15, 2010 -
[HomeApplianceFilter] So we've bought a new house...now we need furniture and appliances. But where to get them? [more inside]
posted by jstarlee
on Jun 11, 2010 -
I’m coming from a non-technical background, and would like to learn more about circuit design and electrical engineering on a hobby based level. How did you get involved, and what resources are good for beginners? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Jun 10, 2010 -
We're thinking about getting rid of our 1975 digital-tunerless Zenith and buying a new TV set. I've never in my life purchased a television and I'm a bit bewildered by the many options. [more inside]
posted by escabeche
on Jun 9, 2010 -
How do embarrassingly non-handy people in Boston buy a flat screen HD TV and affix it to the wall? [more inside]
posted by mozhet
on May 29, 2010 -
Does leaving my phone's car charger plugged in to the car at all times significantly drain my car's battery? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on May 20, 2010 -
I’m looking to get hooked into information about any and all electronic or new media arts and cultural events happening in and around New York City. This includes games, video installations, small time hobbyist classes. What mailing lists and blogs should I be subscribed to and/or following? (I'm aaware of True Chip Till Death, Eyebeam, Figment NYC Resistor and 3rd Ward.)
posted by edbles
on May 17, 2010 -
I am building an electronic device which will be housed in a black ABS box. I want to label the buttons and knobs on the front panel. I don't want to stick anything onto the plastic - I want to apply the ink directly to the plastic. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman
on Apr 15, 2010 -