diy

Forum discussion tagged with diy.
  1. Cybrex

    UV Snake Light

    Hey everyone, I'm not sure if this is the place to post but I hope that someone here knows electronics WAY better than me (cause I pretty much know nothing since I haven't really done anything with wiring and such since high school....so long ago). Anyway, I recently bought a 3D Printer. A...
  2. Dankpepe5000

    Question What can I make out of a LCD tv what doesn't boot

    So basically I have a LG TV , what works , but doesn't boot. It just blinks 3 times but the screen never turns on. I was wondering if there was anything I can do with it , maybe make a spare screen what doesn't need the TV's OS. I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask in , but maybe...
  3. J3J3K1

    Discussion DIY Thermal Paste

    So most if not all of us know for a fact that making your own thermal paste at home isn’t ideal for a multitude of reasons but I for one am in really big need for it, while I was cleaning my computer I decided I should re-apply my thermal paste, wiped it off and when everything was said and done...
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    [SOLVED] power up the MB by external 12v PSU?

    TL;DR: title and bold. I want to build a custom case for my PC, as minimal as possible I run mATX motherboard with 57mm cpu cooler height (no GPU). My setup is fairly small, and according to my measurements I consume on idle 30-35W with peak at 75W I thought about getting flexATX PSU which...
  5. Jamok23

    [SOLVED] Laptop style display

    Hey guys, a little back story. I'm a family man, with a wife and 2 kids, so I like to be in the living room, rather than upstairs out of the way, messing on my computer. So I'm looking for ideas. Basically I want to be able to use my computer in the living room, but I have no room for a desk...
  6. D

    [SOLVED] DIY NAS Build questions

    Hi, I'm considering a custom DIY NAS build solution and would appreciate your help. My needs: storage for family photos and videos, more than 15 years worth of photos and videos (currently on different external devices, backed up but it is becoming a mess to keep track of everything and...
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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...
  8. 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...
  10. T

    [SOLVED] 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...
  12. [SOLVED] 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...
  13. kjrr.2136

    [SOLVED] 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. J

    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...
  17. 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...
  20. A

    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...