diy

Forum discussion tagged with diy.
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    Question I am trying to fix my old TV, please help!

    Hello everyone, I am not sure if this the correct place to post this but I need some help. I am trying to fix my old TV, I don't remember the model but it has this panel (LC370EUH-SCA1-LG - https://datasheetspdf.com/datasheet/LC370EUH-SCA1.html). Actually the TV had issues like visual noise and...
  2. Mk782001

    [SOLVED] Replaced GPU Fan, no temp changes

    Hey Guys, A few weeks back, someone suggested to replace my broken 1060 GPU fan (which was crap btw) with another fan (a wayyy better fan) I don't see any temperature differences. Both gave me 91-92C at 100% Load which doesn't thermal throttle me but still is pretty high, even after replacing...
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    Question Repairing Lenovo Yoga 700-14ISK and a piece fell out, what is it??

    Hey all, I have a Lenovo Yoga 700 14ISK with the i5 and 128gb ssd that I used for college a few years back. My brother is starting college and I'm working on fixing it for him as a gift. I've repaired other laptops in the past but this is my first time inside this one. The main problem with it...
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    Question Need help with best computer pick

    Hi guys, I am looking into buying a computer to build. My budget is about 300$ but I would prefer to build one for 200$ or less so I can still have some money leftover for buying music production gear. The computer needs to be able to run the music production software Maschine and needs to be...
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    Question 1st DIY build wont display

    Hey all, The main issue i'm having trouble with is getting any monitor to show any display. I've recheck the 24pin, the 8pin by the cpu, and the "led" plugs they gave me thats hooked up to the power switch. I've tried reseeding the gpu into the 2 different pci ports it can fit into. I've...
  6. Question DIY PC Cooling question

    Hey everyone! This is a simple question, I'm doing a DIY PC project to kill time and have fun during quarentine (building my own case and such), and I found 2 air coolers while looking around the house. One is the stock Intel cooler that came with the chip (C2Q Q9400) and the other one is this...
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    Question Is there a good keycap maker?

    I just wanted to know if you have a cheap custom keycap maker, because i want to make them myself.
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    Question DIY sound bar from old laptop speakers !help!

    Hello i am thinking of making a Bluetooth sound bar out of my old laptop lenovo laptop ( ideapad 510) internal speakers, from the internet i learnt that you need to change the digital signal to analog and then amplify the signal before connecting it to the speaker. I am a little worried about...
  9. Phaaze88

    [SOLVED] So the GTX 1080Ti is approaching 3 years old...

    I figured it's almost time I opened it up, clean it more thoroughly, and change the paste myself - I've got plenty of NT-H2 on hand. These are questions more towards people who've done this already: -is the paste application any different than the traditional cpu one(drop in the middle)? The...
  10. MrOddlyFox

    Question More Powerful 200mm Fan

    Hello there! It's been a while for me. My current obstacle is I have a Thermaltake 200mm Pure 20 Series CL-F015-PL20BL-A case fan that I am using for a project. It has a higher CFM rating than the previous fan, but at its diameter and RPM the overall flow is pretty pathetic. Well, for the...
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    Question Regarding reverse voltage on combining powersupply wires

    I have a power supply I'm gonna "convert" into a general power supply for various experiments, but one specific thing is bothering me, and it's about if I can combine the various 12V, 5V and 3.3V (respectively/separate per voltage), and if doing so, should I be worried about reverse voltage? (I...
  12. ComputerWhiz305

    Question What's a good filter material?

    The front of my PC case has a ton of empty external drive bays, all of which have covers that are list vents. Then there is a vent on the top and side of my case. All of these vents are unfiltered, so I find that a decent amount of dust accumulates in my case after a fairly short period of time...
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    [SOLVED] I need to upgrade my desktop

    Greetings everyone :) Its been about 4 years since my last upgrade and i kinda lost track of what is good right now, so i need some advice. I am not gaming that much anymore, thats why my GTX970 and my i5 are sufficient for now. I am basically just coding and cutting videos. The biggest...
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    Question Can i "merge" 2 laptops into 1? PLS help

    Long story short i have 2 laptops: 1 full, and 1 without case. The thing is the full laptop is a HP, but it is awfully slow (AMD E1-6010 APU....), and i want to swap the whole motherboard out with the other motherboard (the other is one from an Asus with an i7 and a gtx 960M). So what do you...
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    Creating a 12v rechargable battery pack?

    Hello, I am curious about making a battery pack for my Lynx 10.1in tablet. It takes a 12v power supply, usually via outlet power supply but I wanted to use some old laptop batteries I have laying around to make a battery pack. I have googled and searched to no proper solution.or maybe I'm not...
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    [SOLVED] Remove Red from AOC Monitor

    So I have been looking for a new monitor for a while, and what I'm looking for is a 1080p 144Hz monitor that is G-Sync compatible and doesn't break the bank. Considering this factors I came to the conclusion that my best option was the AOC G2590FX. The thing is the monitor has an horrible red...
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    Question Custom ThinkPad Sleeper - Thoughts? Feasible?

    To preface, I've done limited research on the possibility of this idea, so somebody who is more knowledgable may find this an incredibly stupid idea. Being somebody who loves old and vintage things, I've always toyed with the idea of building a sleeper PC in a vintage case. This past weekend I...
  18. Cant find correct switch

    Guys i simply cant find a 4 pole 4 way switch or the single switch i found didnt specify what poles went were Could u help me out?
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    Discussion Making my own display

    I want to make my own display using these parts...
  20. stundrah

    Question 120mm fans with 100mm propellers

    I know this is a weird question, but I am looking for PWM fans with a propeller size of exactly 100mm (10cm). The reason: I want to replace the propeller and motor of my Enermax T.B. RGB fans for PWM fans (some sort of DIY / Makeshift project) The original fans I am modifying are 120mm but...