Modern Electronics Fails and Repairs

Modern stuff fails too. Not my favorites repairs, but they are useful to people and also chronicled on the CuriousMarc YouTube channel. Here you will find more in-depth material related to the videos.

This section is under construction and the ones that say "Link to the video" don't have their own page yet. Let me know if you need some info and I'll build the page.

My Behringer mixing console falls victim to the Chinesium capacitor plague. And not just a little bit.

Some bad thermal design in an otherwise very good audio amp. But you can bring it back to life by beefing up a few components. I am very glad I did.

HP 3210 Photosmart Color Inkjet Printer

If you really don't want to throw it away, you might be able to repair it. Very difficultly.

Beats Pill II

If you are like many others, yours will soon fail to charge or even turn on. Time to change the battery.

iMac 27" Repair

It's very nice, until it just shuts off randomly on you. At which point it is not nice at all anymore, being a real pain in the rear end to service.

iMac 27" 5k Retina Display Teardown

Since mine had failed during the above heroic repair, I might has well tear it all down and find out what it's made of and what caused the fault. Turns out to be a very impressive piece of technology.

HP w2207h LCD Screen Repair

Like all the others, this originally nice screen has died from capacitor plague. Which gives us a chance to take a detailed look at the inside of a failed Chinesium capcitor (and compare it to a good Japanesium one).

CZUR Aura Scanner Review

Scanning vintage documentation and manuals is an arduous task. But it looks like the affordable CZUR scanner could help a lot.

LED Light Bulb Fail

The LED light bulb should last much longer than traditional ones and save you money. But they don't: I have had very many failures. We find out why by taking a failed one apart.