Seriously a great outlook about fixing things

It’s already broke might as well try

Basically how I learned to fix everything I’ve ever fixed: TVs, game consoles, cars, trucks, appliances of all kinds, etc.

Hell my 75in 4k OLED TV in my living room cost me a grand total of $45 in parts.

  • LinkOpensChest.wav
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    92 months ago

    I do this too because I love tinkering, but I think the most I’ve done is fixed some small appliances like fans that people threw out

  • @Nachorella@lemmy.sdf.org
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    72 months ago

    I’ve recently taken up this attitude, slowly acquiring tools as I go. Just small stuff, but it feels good to repair instead of replace.

      • Coskii
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        72 months ago

        It’s a nice message, but the dude literally showed himself clearing the engine of water, checking the singular spark plug, and then just starting it up with very little else in the way of actually tinkering, exploring, or otherwise discovering. I know it’s a short video format but the actual video content seems to only be there to serve that message.

        • @laranis@lemmy.zip
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          52 months ago

          Couldn’t agree more. As a handy person myself I almost find it insulting that the video was a bit of ratcheting, a close up of a spark plug and “look how easy we should all do it”.

          And that comment section has to be rigged, right? No way YT comments are all that positive without one person calling him out for the over simplification.

        • GormadtOP
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          22 months ago

          Sometimes fixes are easy, sometimes they’re hard

          But you don’t know until you look into it, which is basically the message of the video. Look into the problem before just replacing something

          • Coskii
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            22 months ago

            I have no problems with the message.

            I’m a carpenter by trade and a tinkerer on the side. I have an older flat-screen TV waiting for me to get some time as the back light has burned out. I will completely disassemble it, test the leds, find the busted one(s) and bridge the connections so it can be backlit, just a bit dimmer.

            I know how to because I’ve already done this once. I’ve had that particular LCD for over a decade at this point and I’m not going to just toss it when the issue is fairly simple to bypass.

      • @deafboy@lemmy.world
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        22 months ago

        I thought I was going to see how to repair the pressure washer. There’s no better feeling than taking something broken or incomplete and making it right. Watching someone else do it is the close second.

        But the guy just said “I did it” “And you can too!”. The internet equivalent of patting each others back. Meanwhile I still have no idea what was really wrong with it, and how it was fixed. Nothing of value was transmitted, except maybe a vague form of a feeling.