Originally Posted by tomwil
It was actually a pleasure to help. You had provided a description of the problem, clear pictures, and schematics/circuit diagrams to aid in diagnosis.
It really helps when this information is provided, especially when time and resources are scarce. Members who put forth some effort providing details rather than just asking questions usually can expect a more professional response.
As they say: "One picture is better than thousand words.”
It applies specifically for situations when a person does not know exact terminology for a specific field. I can follow instructions very well, have my own judgment, but there are times when pictures speak better than words and help is needed even for "obvious things," especially if I never did some particular types of repair before.
Originally Posted by Church AV Guy
It is gratifying to know that these things are not magic, and a little know-how and a decent soldering station can make them work properly again. For those who think soldering PC boards is not for the average person, think again, AND apparently we can all ignore the "No User Serviceable Parts Inside" warnings.
Funny, when I was putting back my dvd recorder back to its home theater system (looking for proper connection of some cables for front and back speakers, etc. that are part of this unit), the same sentence “Do not open the unit, there are no user serviceable parts inside.
” caught my attention. My own response at that time was: Yeah, sure. If I would believe that, I would be off over $500 until now by paying 4 times $130 flat-fee for each repair to service center in IL in last 4 years (twice replacement of 2 capacitors, once unplugging and plugging cables to dvd burner that were probably loose causing dvd recorder's inability to read and recognize any dvd media at all, and now replacement of capacitors again with jump wiring). And having at least once the contents of HDD wiped out as a part of repair.
It is only frustrating that sometimes unexpected issues come up, and fixing it involves more effort and skills then it seemed to be needed in the first place.
I hope that my pictures and help of all of you guys will encourage more people in similar situation in the future to attempt repairs they would think they were not capable of.