today in "no way you can do that": wd hdd with onboard usb3-interface and no sata. i/o-errors, not properly recognized. usb-controller might be broken.
well...but...there's a datasheet for the usb-sata-bridge. so i unsoldered the bridge and wired up a sata port. and...it works. connected via sata. properly recognized. hd is still fucked, though. but anyway, my hack works. 😄 #SpaßImMr
finished the overpriced mixer with the terrible psu. we were out of step-up converter boards, so the owner ordered some and we installed it (bypassing the original step-up converter that's to the left of it). it works, and it doesn't even look that terrible. 😁 i just had to drill a mounting hole into the board (there were none). and because it's an elegant solution, it doubles as a ground connection.
zeit für das große mechanik-puzzle! hoffentlich bleibt nix übrig. 😅 #SpaßImMr
trying to fix an allen&heath xone43 dh mixer. this thing retails for $799 (!!!). i've never seen a more terrible psu in my life. what the fuck. this is cheap chinese 12V switching power supply (think notebook psu) screwed to the case with a bracket (!!!). well, the opamps in this thing need a +/-15v power supply. how did they solve that? well, take a wild fucking guess. (1/3)
dia-abend im @maschinenraum mit sozialistischer grundbildung
ordered two cheap monitor backlight ccfl-to-led conversion kits from china. they are about 3€ each and contain a replacement "inverter" (for dimming & power supply) and two led strips (for 22" lcds). i finally installed them - cut to size for an really old 15" monitor that had gone very dim and reddish, and into a 22" monitor where something was wrong with the backlight (turned off after 10s) and i couldn't figure out what it was (one of the 4 ccfl tubes had a crack, i guess that was it).
alles was ich will ist nur die regierung stürzen
audiotechnik | blinkenlights | hardware sorceress
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