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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
I Love You Tube
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:57 PM

You Tube is great for watching tons of shows, and hobby subjects but repairs galore are to be found there too.

My power supply unit in my Dell took a dive yesterday after a power outage and would not power back on. I went on You Tube and put in Power Supply out in Dell 540S and BINGO!

Use a hair dryer at high speed and medium heat and blow at the power supply fan inside the unit so it spins while holding the on button and BAM power is back on! I will eventually need to replace the PS unit that runs under $30 but all good for now!:whoo:

Too many models to build, not enough time in a day.

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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 1:07 PM

My experience was just the oppisite, our dishwasher quit working, I was at work, wife you tubed "how to fix "x" brand dishwasher. I get home and find her waist deep in the thing, and a pile of parts on the floor. Gotta give her an A for effort but I still need to buy her a new dishwasher.

     It is a great source of useful information.........in the right hands....sorta.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:19 PM

armornut

 

     It is a great source of useful information.........in the right hands....sorta.

 

 

Well she tried so great effort on her part. Like anything, some  have a limit when dealing with a repair.

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a day.

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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 3:14 PM

Ernie - You bet, YT has been really useful for me. All kinds of subjects, photography, maintenance items and repairs, cooking, you name it.

In addition to what I've learned about modeling hobby here on FSM, I've viewed many different guys work on YT. For example,       "Scale a Ton," "Scale Model Aircraft" and others have full build videos and reviews, decaling, etc.

Scale a Ton even goes so far as to list needle/tip size, paint type, thinner to paint ratio and pressure, for each paint application. That info has made a great improvement in my abilities.

Glad you got your 'puter going.

Patrick

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 3:17 PM

I agree - a wife this motivated, is a gem!

Have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • Member since
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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:14 PM

Hi Patrick

A couple of years ago I had an issue with the freezer leaking water. I You Tubed my refigerator make and model for the issue and again a full video on how to fix it. It was really easy and the fix was to first defrost and then remove a plastic part in the back and increase the diameter of the drain hole. Problem solved. I called Whirlpool and just the service call was $100!

Too many models to build, not enough time in a day.

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:26 PM

I had a problem with my furnace in December.  It kept trying to light but wouldn't stay on.  Of course, this was during a string of cold days.  Since I know nothing about furnaces I was all set to call an HVAC guy, but then I thought I should check YouTube.

Sure enough, not only did I find the solution (flame sensor needed to be cleaned), but I found a video of this process on my exact furnace model.  Made the whole thing easy.  It was back to running correctly in about 30 minutes. 

Yep, sometimes YT can really be a big help.   Smile

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/48 Fw190 A-9 ProfiPACK

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

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    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:49 PM

YT has been a life saver more than once.  I watched a video on how to change the heater core on my 2001 Blazer.  It took us an entire day, but I was well prepared for it with ziploc bags and a marker to write on the bags where the bolts/nuts came from.  The entire dash had to come out of the truck, but it all went back together without a hitch, and we didn't have one left over bolt.  It was a big help to watch the video first.

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:02 PM

Pawel, PJ, agreed she is a true GREAT find, for the record I wasn't mad at her, the site of her waist deep in the machine made me laugh so hard I had to sit down.

     We also found, ( yes I got into the mix with YT), wood screws, broken glass,( not any of ours), small childrens toys... We were lucky that it ran as long as it did.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:54 PM

I thought YT was all about stupid people playing stupid games and winning stupid prizes!!!Propeller

 

I've fixed a washer, dryer(3 separate issues), oven(twice), ran electrical, some plumbing, auto repair, and probably a few other things, from YT videos. Great resource!

  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:18 PM

YouTube's great but closed my channel accouts after Google bought them out. DMCA takedowns more frequent now, switched to other video hosting websites to view my favorite flicks.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, January 25, 2018 3:53 AM

YouTube helped with many things (repairs) as you would say.  But now I enjoy listening and watching older music videos like jazz and rock and roll.

Your friend,Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench:  My Valentines gift from Mrs. Toshi!  A Trumpeter 1/32 Me Bf 109 G6

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:12 AM

I had recently joined the local orchrastra as a percussionist.  It has been 30 years since I played concert snare and timpani.  There were a ton of usefull videos to re-teach me the proper techniques that I had either never learned or had forgot.

Same with jazz.

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