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  1. Miki Kelley on August 27, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Had fish tank LEDs lying around useless because they stopped working. This video motivated me to finally see what the problem was and it was just corrosion on the Ac-DC converter plug. Now it’s fixed!! Thank you so much!! :DDD



  2. Sebastien Bournival on August 27, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Is this a one off or a new series? Would love to see it become a series…



  3. tor_selden on August 27, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I learned alot from this video!!! This inspired me to have a crack at an old remote with some broken pads where a cap used to be. I bodged in some wires and the cap and it WORKED! Next I moved on to my kid’s christmas toy that was already busted. I fixed that aswell! Yay!



  4. Seth A on August 27, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    What video mixer do you use?



  5. Jam Pong Mga Daliri on August 27, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Hello Maam Limor Fried, Good day 🙂 Maam, I know you have enough knowledge about Adafruit Ultimate GPS and I’m hoping maam you can help us please please please maam we really need your help PROMISE MAAM 🙁 I’m begging help us maam please. My concern maam, Is it possible to send data to your mobile android from Adafruit Ultimate GPS Breakout getting the latitude and longitude then send to mobile android.. I mean, from the adafruit ultimate gps send data to mobile android so that the application from the android phone can detect the adafruit ultimate gps location from the given longitude and latitude. Is it possible maam ? if it is possible maam. Do you have a tutorial for that maam or a steps even a tutorial modules in how to send longitude and latitude to mobile phone by using adafruit ultimate gps.. Please Please Please maam we really really need your help maam. we are from philippines an IT Students and this project is part of our thesis maam huehue we really really need your help maam please help us. im begging maam please help us please please maam 🙁 this is the one and only thing for our graduation this coming march maam our Thesis Project, please maam help us maam please I’m begging huehue we really need your help PROMISE MAAM WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP. Please dont ignore us please maam huehue I’m begging maam please. Thankyou maam and I’m really hoping your response Maam Limor Fried.



  6. HitAndMissLab on August 27, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Priceless!!!

    I love Ada’s side comments. One can learn so much.



  7. Baer LordBaer on August 27, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    wow someone else that fixes things. You could of also used baking soda to neutralize the acid



  8. hightekk rednek on August 27, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Gosh, I love your face and brain.



  9. VexingCode on August 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Very good, 4 years ago when I started college I would make my beer and pizza money soldering students laptop power jacks and stuff like that haha



  10. Adi Mulawarman on August 27, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    please do more fixing normal household electronics.



  11. Random Videos on August 27, 2019 at 1:55 pm


  12. SDWNJ on August 27, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    I still have an old boombox that I had to re-solder the RCA jacks on several times because of the stress of plugging and unplugging things.



  13. wesley tague on August 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    90% of problems with electronics is the power supply.



  14. TheHighway12Band on August 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Negative center power plugs are usually found on guitar pedals, too.



  15. Deepak Rajput on August 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    man matar



  16. ΩCheshire SH̶R̴̷O̶OMॐ on August 27, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing this!



  17. Michael O'Toole on August 27, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    You might have reversed the connections while you were at it 😉



  18. Ken Dombeck on August 27, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    I love this topic. I learn so much by watching people trouble shoot issues. My only comment is that it was hard to hear Phil’s reading the questions. Thanks again.



  19. NJ Near on August 27, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Two thumbs up!



  20. Richard Collins on August 27, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Funny that it was labeled broken. O the irony. 🙂



  21. Dustin Rodriguez on August 27, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    I am pretty surprised you don’t have any vinegar… I use vinegar for cooking and for cleaning and even right now I have a fruit fly trap set up made with apple cider vinegar. For cleaning, I like that you don’t have to worry as much about it possibly destroying color like with bleach and it’s not too harsh. For harsh jobs, I actually have a big bottle of 30% concentrated hydrochloric acid… lets just say that makes cleaning the tub a breeze.



  22. Prodotype on August 27, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    MORE!!



  23. error on August 27, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Probably the main thing I find breaking on modern electronics is pc mounted jacks. On old amps, say Fender point to point wired guitar amps, the jacks were on a panel with wires coming off of them and the wires absorbed plug movement. On modern stuff the pc mounted jacks develop cracks. Typical examples are headphone and USB jacks. Happens left and right.



  24. B33SON on August 27, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    I love this one. I’d love to see more like this!



  25. Bruno Bronosky on August 27, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Great show. You should have used some hot glue to reinforce. Don’t know why you were against it. It’s temporary and adds some strength. True that epoxy would be best, but in a hurry or if you think you may want to take it back apart… hot glue.



  26. David Turner on August 27, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    why not fix the center ground while it’s open



  27. Ian Levine on August 27, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    The tip negative is probably to sell power supplies.



  28. Tony Seo on August 27, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    This was so cool. You should pick stuff up at the thrift store and keep this going as a series!



  29. Neilrrc37 on August 27, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Booster thingy? whaaaa………..mmmmm.



  30. Boffin on August 27, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Almost all guitar pedals are 9v centre negative



  31. Donald Rauschelbach on August 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    What about baking soda and water paste …or is that for lead acid only?



  32. Matthew Miller on August 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Fixing household electronics is the best idea you’ve had in awhile run with it!



  33. Erin on August 27, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    cool video, any tips on how to get my feet wet to prepare for electrical engineering. Im pretty much a noob, but its inspiring to see other females in the field 🙂



  34. Udi Meiri on August 27, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    You can also use a scouring pad to scrape the rust off of contacts.



  35. programmathew on August 27, 2019 at 2:26 pm


  36. randycarter2001 on August 27, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    At 1.4 volts the batteries are questionable. Definitely not fresh. If I had a non functional product, especially one that is a power hog, I’ll toss those batteries.



  37. R V on August 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Lead free solder adds to this problem. Its not flexible and brittle. I always reflow with leaded solder when I repair electronics.



  38. TackleTheWorld on August 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    This is wonderful! Marker on the power icon really worked well. Next time you might be able to explain how you knew where to solder second end of the repair wire.



  39. Jerry Hubbard on August 27, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Had a Toshiba laptop years ago with this problem. We used the laptop for programing Motorola radios and adjusting the soft pots in them. Took less than 15min to troubleshoot and solder the plug. Took all day to figure out where a plastic brace went, that fell out when I opened.



  40. Robert Jung on August 27, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    girl.. you’re talking more than dave jones 😀 but loved the video, keep them coming 😉



  41. davecc0000 on August 27, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Great vid. Thank you. College teaches how to design & build but so few oportunities to learn fixing. No wonder it’s a "throw-away" world. Can’t count the times I said "I can fix that" only to see a quite puzzled face and be asked "… why? Don’t bother. I’ll just buy a new one. "

    Can I make a suggestion? Repeat the question on-mic so the viewers don’t have to reverse-engineer it.

    More please!



  42. Gillenz Fluff on August 27, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Interesting video!
    I had to fix an old vhs recorder and that wouldn’t work with the case open then I spotted a light sensor covered it with bluetack and it worked, then I fixed the dirty tape head.



  43. waredan waredan on August 27, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    what sources do you recommend for a beginner to learn electronics repair



  44. Brian Ramuno on August 27, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks so much for this video! Another reason I love team adafruit! I have that exact label machine and I never thought the polarity could be backwards since as you said most everything on the planet is positive on the inside. and yes that thing eats batteries like a hummer eats gas. I believe the PS i found was a 3A supply, so that would explain it 🙂



  45. Richard Grier on August 27, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    You said you might not use hot-melt glue to support the jack after the repair.  I use it quite often for just this sort of thing.



  46. ivvil412 on August 27, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    What camera you are using for overhead



  47. ODNU on August 27, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    I found center Negative on Portable Cassette Players,Casio Keyboards and old electronics



  48. Neilrrc37 on August 27, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Baking soda works well removing battery corrosion, but for consumer electronics, IPA or Alcohol works too. I wouldn’t use sandpaper. NO



  49. jerome grzelak on August 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    3 thumbs up fb yl



  50. Jose Cuellar on August 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I love youuu !!!