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* [http://www.extremetech.com/computing/133294-raising-the-dead-can-a-regular-person-repair-a-damaged-hard-drive Raising the dead: Can a regular person repair a damaged hard drive?] is a very interesting article, debunking some of the myths on repairing hard drives. Also check the comments streams on this [http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/07/28/134201/can-a-regular-person-repair-a-damaged-hard-drive on Slashdot article]. (Note: hard drives are sealed against dust for a good reason - assume that one that has been opened may fail at any time.)
 
* [http://www.extremetech.com/computing/133294-raising-the-dead-can-a-regular-person-repair-a-damaged-hard-drive Raising the dead: Can a regular person repair a damaged hard drive?] is a very interesting article, debunking some of the myths on repairing hard drives. Also check the comments streams on this [http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/07/28/134201/can-a-regular-person-repair-a-damaged-hard-drive on Slashdot article]. (Note: hard drives are sealed against dust for a good reason - assume that one that has been opened may fail at any time.)
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* [http://www.oldversion.com/] very useful when new softwares or their upgrades are too heavy or don’t work at all on old pc (or implement new features you don’t like)
  
 
==Disassembly and Repair==
 
==Disassembly and Repair==

Revision as of 13:31, 25 February 2020

In this page, we list some of the websites that we in the Restart community have found most useful in helping us towards a repair.


General

  • The Art of Trouble Shooting book combines theory and practice, you’ll gain insight into the principles that underlie the diagnosis and repair of all machines.
  • Awesome software running on old hardware is an online, collaborative list of projects that attempt to compile or install “recent” software on old hardware, thus extending the life span of theses products.
  • Battery University is a free educational website that offers both theoretical and practical battery information to engineers, educators, media, students and battery users alike, including advice on maximising rechargeable battery life and safe charging and use.
  • Electroboom! makes safety fun(ny) – definitely DO NOT try this at home.
  • BigCliveDotCom has a YouTube channel in which he tears down and explains the working of numerous different electrical and electronic devices.
  • EEVblog is another highly instructive YouTube channel, perhaps a little more technical, often discussing unusual devices.
  • [1] very useful when new softwares or their upgrades are too heavy or don’t work at all on old pc (or implement new features you don’t like)

Disassembly and Repair

  • Bad Caps Forum is a place to get help for suspected bad electrolytic capacitors.
  • Electronics Repair presents tips and guides by Jestine Yong (and his friends around the world) to repair load of electronics products. Super useful.
  • Fixit Club consists of simple instructions and tips on troubleshooting and repairing household things that break by best-selling “How Does it Work?” author Dan Ramsey.
  • FixYa is building a crowdsourced database of help queries and personalised answers.
  • Lowend Mac proposes we use “Apple gear as long as it helps you remain productive and meets your needs, upgrading only as necessary” and helps maintain and use older kit for longer.
  • Powerbook Medic is an online library of repair videos mostly of Apple products.
  • sci.electronics.repair FAQ is a comprehensive historical archive of tips and guides on repairing many kinds of consumer electronics.

Manuals and Reference Info

  • manualslib.com contains a large repository of manuals for various types of device.