Thursday, June 27, 2019

Panasonic AG HVX200 Video Camera Repair when buttons do not work

I purchased a Panasonic HVX200 video camera really cheap on eBay.  It was missing many screws the buttons did not work and the power was always on.  There were some stripped screws where someone had tried to take it apart.  The cure is to reset the ribbon cables.  First of all there is a great tutorial on how to dissemble it at:

Next what you need to do is re-seat the ribbon cables on the top board.  Then sure enough it powers on and off and the buttons work just fine!  The ribbon cables to re-seat are white with a blue stripe in the picture below.
This picture shows the crud on one of the ribbon connectors. (Zoom in to see it better)

Here are my pictures of dissembling the camera.

 The final results - lots of parts!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Ionic Foot Bath Detox Controller Modification.

I recently took apart a Ionic foot bath controller to try to silence the beeper.  It beeps far too much saying the current is not correct.  It actually says "Add Water".

First of all you can dissemble the array.  It NEEDS to be cleaned after every use.  If not stuff builds up on it and it becomes unusable.
 This is what the controller looks like with the cover removed.
 This is the back side of the control panel.
 Here is the power supply.
 The controllers weight comes from this big power transformer.
 This is a picture of the front side of the controller.
 i changed a resistor value in the controller driver circuit for the beeper.  It had no effect.

2019 Chaffee NY Hamfest

This year I sold over $100 of stuff.  That is very good for one of the smallest Hamfests that I go to.  This first picture is of my table. 
 Another view of my table of stuff.
 My book collection has really grown over the years!
 This is someone else's collection of stuff...   Notice all the vacuum tubes!
 Here is a tube tester and a tube radio.
 This is a really old tube tester...
 Some more neat stuff.  The device on top is a wave guide rotating attenuator.
 Here is another neat old radio.