All fixed. Almost 10 years in, it is still the most gorgeous Mac. Replacing thermal paste helped temperature, too.

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Hardware repairs again this weekend. This MacBook Pro 17 with quad core i7 and matte display from 2011. Suffered from the usual GPU problem. Cleaned out, heatgunned the GPU, new thermal paste, its now like new again, and fans are quiet. I love this machine.

My LaserActive needs attention again... it truly is the monster truck of video game consoles.

Time to revive my iPod Video 30GB with new battery and SD card adapter :-)

A new cartridge copier / dev device has landed. This time for the Neogeo Pocket color. Thanks to RetroHQ for making this (and the new ones for Lynx and Jaguar, too!). Flawless operation so far. Recommended!

From the PlayStore - A comparison of needed permissions of WhatsApp vs the German Corona Warn-App. Still glad I don‘t use WhatsApp.

Retro console repair week is nearly over, and the Game Gear Screen replacement WORKED :-) good results this week.

Console fixing week, finale furioso - try to bring a dead Game Gear (beer spill + leaky capacitors) not only back to life, but also install the McWill screen replacement. Wish me luck.

Next retro console patient. This otherwise working Atari Jaguar CD - the teeny weeny plastic piece that broke off holds the lid in place. Not sure how it can be re-glued to last, as it has to sustain quite some force from the lid. Awful design, bound to break.

It’s old hardware resurrection week here, hooray for public holidays. This one had almost half of its screen lines not working. Now: Only 2 lines to fix. .com

Final result, working like new :-) (taken just before reassembly / heat sink et all). I could not have hoped for a better result.

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What do you know. I managed to FIX the fried chip by sanding it down and resoldering the burnt joints. Feels so great to have it working again :-D

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Been trying to fix my trusty 15yr old Panasonic projector (PT-AE 900) but now after removing a heat sink, I guess this is likely it :-/ not sure if I should hunt for a donor system. This is one of the three LCD driver chips, and looks like it’s fried from inside. Opinions , tips how one could find spare parts more than welcome.

This is my current retro console rig. There’s more on the other walls too :-)

This really bad surface scratch on my vintage console. It‘s not deep at all, but highly visible :-( anyone got experience / good idea if/how I could reduce visual impact? Water and soft cloth does nothing.

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