Electronics Repairs

Electronics Repairs

Amplifier Repair

e1 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on amplifier repair tells how an amplifier works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble an amplifier and tells how to inspect an amplifier, and how to clean an amplifier. This guide also refers you to other Fix-It-Guides for more amplifier repairs.

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CB Radio Repair

e2 Electronics RepairsCB radios still offer two-way communication on a budget. This Fix-It Guide on CB radio repair tells how a CB radio works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to perform a few simple CB radio repairs. It then gives instructions for how to diagnose noise on your CB radio, replace a CB antenna, and clean electronic CB components.

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CD Player Repair

e3 Electronics RepairsThe compact disc player, or CD player, was the first major entertainment appliance to used digital technology. This Fix-It Guide on CD player repair tells how a CD player works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives instructions for how to clean a CD, clean the CD player lens, service the disc tray and belt of a single-play unit, and service the CD player tray motor.

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Car Radio Repair

e4 Electronics RepairsRadios have been installed in cars since 1929. This Fix-It Guide on car radio repair tells how a car radio works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives instructions for how to diagnose a clicking noise on your car radio, replace an external car antenna, remove a car radio, and clean electronic components. As they get more complex, there are fewer things that you, the car owner, can do to repair them. Even so, you still can still perform some car radio repairs and you can replace the radio with a new one if needed.

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Cassette Deck Repair

e5 Electronics RepairsCassette decks are alive and well–or at least alive, and many can benefit from cassette deck repair. This Fix-It Guide on cassette deck repair tells how to clean cassette deck heads using a cleaning tape, how to clean cassette deck  heads without a cleaning tape, how to demagnetize tape heads, and how to repair a cassette tape. The repair process is relatively easy and replacement parts are readily available.

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Cell Phone Repair

e6 Electronics RepairsThe mobile phone has taken over communications. This Fix-It Guide on cellular telephone repair, or cell phone repair, tells how a cell phone works and what you can do to extend your phone’s life. Fortunately, cell phones are virtually trouble free. You may need to replace your cell phone battery or your cell phone charger.

 

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Computer Repair

e7 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on computer repair tells how a computer works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble a computer, check external cables, clean a drive head, service the power supply, service a keyboard, service a mouse or trackball, and correct expansion card problems. This guide also refers you to electrical cord repair and computer monitor repair for specific problems.

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Computer Monitor Repair

e8 Electronics RepairsComputers are useless without monitors. This Fix-It Guide on computer monitor repair tells how a flat-screen or tube-type computer monitor works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. The tips in this Fix-It Guide apply to both flat-screen and older tube-type computer monitors. It includes step-by-step instructions for how to test and replace a monitor fuse. This guide also refers you to electrical receptacle repair, electrical cord repair, and computer repair when appropriate.

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Computer Printer Repair

e9 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on computer printer repair tells how a computer printer works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to replace an ink-jet cartridge, how to clean and maintain a dot-matrix or ink-jet printer, how to clean a laser printer, and how to service a dot-matrix printer. Luckily, computer printers are relatively trouble free. However, printers often break down just when you need them the most, so you should know how to perform some basic fixes to computer printers. This guide also refers you to electrical cord repair if appropriate.

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Cordless Telephone Repair

e10 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on cordless telephone repair tells how a cordless telephone works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to maintain proper charging of a cordless phone and how to replace an antenna. This guide also refers you to other Fix-It Guides for specific problems.

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DVD Player Repair

e11 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on DVD player repair tells how a DVD player works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to clean a DVD disc, service a DVD player disc tray, service a DVD tray motor, and clean the objective lens. This guide also refers you to other Fix-It Guides for specific repairs such as electrical cord repair, fuse replacement, switch repair, and motor repair.

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Digital Camera Repair

e12 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on digital camera repair tells how a digital camera works, what often goes wrong, and how to identify the problem. Good quality digital cameras are virtually trouble free. In fact, most problems are really photography issues–poor exposure, inadequate lighting, thumb over the lens–rather than something you need to repair. Even so, knowing how digital cameras work and what can go wrong will keep your digital camera producing great photos longer with less trouble.

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Fax Machine Repair

e13 Electronics RepairsFax machines are still active in many homes and offices. This Fix-It Guide on fax machine repair tells how a facsimile or fax machine works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives step-by-step instructions for how to service a thermal fax and how to replace the exposure lens in a thermal fax. It also refers you to instructions for servicing a plain-paper fax and to other Fix-It Guides as appropriate.

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Film Camera Repair

e14 Electronics RepairsMany photographers still love their film cameras. This Fix-It Guide on film camera repair tells how a film camera works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple instructions for how to test the batteries and clean the lens and mirror. Be sure to refer to your owner’s manual for specifics.

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iPhone Repair

iphone5c 100x75 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on iPhone repair tells how an iPhone works and what you can do to maintain it to extend your phone’s life. Fortunately, iPhones are virtually trouble free. You may need to replace your iPhone battery or the iPhone charger.

 

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Portable Stereo Repair

e16 Electronics Repairs“Gotta have my tunes!” This Fix-It Guide on portable stereo repair tells how a portable stereo works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble a portable music device, re-solder a headphone jack, replace a drive belt, and clean the laser on a portable CD player. This guide also refers to other Fix-It Guides for specific problems. Here’s how to fix portable music devices without missing a beat.

 

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Radio Repair

 

e15 Electronics RepairsMany homes house a variety of types and ages of household radios. This Fix-It Guide on household radio repair tells how a household radio works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it.  This guide will cover how to fix small corded radios: clock radio, table radio, digital radio, kitchen radio, and others. It gives step-by-step instructions for how to reset a dial pointer, replace an external antenna, replace an internal antenna, and clean electronic components. You will also be referred to other Fix-It Guides for specific repairs. See the Car Radio Fix-It Guide and the CB Radio Fix-It Guide for information on how to fix those types.

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Satellite System Repair

e17 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on satellite system repair tells how a satellite system works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what you can do to fix it. Your owner’s manual is your best resource because many systems include self-diagnostics.

Smoke Detector Repair

e18 Electronics RepairsSmoke detectors save lives if they are in good working condition. This Fix-It Guide on smoke detector repair tells how a smoke detector works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to test a smoke detector and how to replace a battery. Test all smoke detectors monthly and routinely replace batteries yearly, perhaps during fire prevention month.

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Speaker Repair

e19 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on speaker repair tells how a speaker works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble a speaker, how to repair a damaged cone, and how to obtain correct polarity (phasing). Fortunately, speakers are relatively simple in design and can be fixed easily. This guide also refers to other Fix-It Guides for specific repairs.

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Telephone Answering Machine Repair

e20 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on telephone answering machine repair explains how both digital and tape-based telephone answering machines work, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then directs you to other Fix-It Guides for simple step-by-step instructions for how to replace a faulty electrical cord or belt, and how to service the cassette. Though most answering systems in use today record digitally, some homes are still equipped with a tape-based telephone answering machine.

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Telephone System Repair

e21 Electronics RepairsAlthough many people have forsaken land lines for cell phones, many homes still rely on a standard telephone system. This Fix-It Guide on telephone system repair tells how a telephone system works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to improve transmitter sound and how to improve receiver sound on a standard phone. See the Cellular Telephone Fix-It Guide for cell phone repair.

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Television Repair

e22 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on television repair tells how a flat-screen or tube-type television works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to service a mechanical tuner and refers you to instructions for how to test and replace electronic components. Before calling the TV repair service, there are many things you can do yourself to eliminate or reduce the cost of technical repair. The tips in this Fix-It Guide apply to both flat-screen television repair and tube-type television repair. This guide also refers to other Fix-It Guides for dealing with common problems such as electrical cord repair, electrical receptacle repair, remote control repair, and others.

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Video Camera Repair

e23 Electronics RepairsThis Fix-It Guide on video camera repair tells how a video camera works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble a video camera, how to replace a band brake, how to replace a belt, and how to release a stuck tape. This guide also refers to other Fix-It Guides for specific repairs.

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Videocassette Recorder (VCR) Repair

e24 Electronics RepairsAlthough DVDs have nearly replaced Video-taped movies, many homes keep a videocassette recorder/player for occasional use. This Fix-It Guide on videocassette recorder (VCR) tells how a VCR works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble a VCR, how to clean the tape transport, how to service the idler assembly, and how to lubricate a VCR. This guide also refers to other Fix-It Guides for specific repairs such as electrical cord repair, electrical receptacle repair, power switch repair, motor repair, and others.

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