[TechAssist] Re: Guy outside the list is asking for a schematic

  • From: "LeRoy Westlund" <llw@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 06:10:20 -0700

I doubt your mind is totally filled up yet.
Einstien (Miss-spelled) only used 10% of his brain's capacity, so you are
most likely, somewhat below that.
;-)

LLW

LeRoy Westlund
Westlund TV & Electronics
97 North Main                                "Where there's a will,...
Centerfield, UT 84622-0087           There's always a way."
Ph./Fax  435-528-3822
mailto:LLW@xxxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Gaidies <teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:18 AM
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Guy outside the list is asking for a schematic


>Oh..Oh...I periodically use my colorwheel, saves me the whole spiel of
doing
>the Bad Boys Rape Young Girls deal in my head.
>    At my age I'm trying to save my mind for more important things. After
>all, the mind is like a Hard Drive....eventually it get filled up.;-)
>
>-Ed-
>-
>
>
>
>Tel-Tek Electronics
>Ontario-Canada
>
>teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Eric Manuel" <tvman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:43 AM
>Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Guy outside the list is asking for a schematic
>
>
>> Hi that reminds me I had a call from a guy who lives about 50 miles from
>> me
>> he had a tv that had a resister missing.I told him to try a high value
>> like
>> 100 k to see if it would come on then if it didnt work to try a lower
>> value
>> He didnt know how to read the color bands so I told him he has a big
>> problem.Imagine trying to repair a tv with no knowledge of resister
>> codes
>>                                  My 2 cents  worth   Eric
>> Eric Manuel
>> Deer Lake Nfld
>> Canada
>>
>> markbrock wrote:
>> >
>> > Yea,  what Al said,  but we are becoming our own enemy, for instance I
>had
>> > another guy who called me, his RCA set quit, didn't want to pay someone
>to
>> > do something he could to, cause he had a solder gun  ( I can imagine )
>so he
>> > put in the  chassis number in yahoo and searched,  got techassist's
free
>> > list and the solution with part numbers from myself and several others,
>> > don't know who else he called but since my signature file  was at the
>bottom
>> > with email, fax, phone, etc.  he calls me and wants to know where he
can
>buy
>> > the part I mentioned and put it in his set.  I wouldn't help him but
>sure
>> > he's found someone that would, including parts house, without much more
>> > effort and certainly saved him some money,  probably  mcm,  they come
up
>> > when you search for electronics parts,   and  will sell to anyone for
>same
>> > price as us.    All he wanted was an RCA part # ______can't remember
>what it
>> > was but it was the 1 meg resistor that opens off the regulator,  so mcm
>> > probably sold him this part for about 3 bucks and got another $8 for
>> > shipping, so  they made ten bucks,  the guy is happy,  one of us  could
>have
>> > fixed it in five minutes and made $45.00 profit.   we're killin
>ourselves.
>> > and now if someone searches today's archives they will know how to fix
>there
>> > own stuff.
>> > brock
>> > Brock Electronics
>> > R.R.4 box 237
>> > 5208  cr.3385
>> > Independence Ks. 67301
>> > 620-331-0235
>> > fax  331-7191
>> >
>> > markbrock@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > Zenith*Philips*Peavey*Fender*Crate
>> > we work on all brands,makes,models
>> > of anything that plugs in the wall
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Doug Keller" <dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:56 AM
>> > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Guy outside the list is asking for a
schematic
>> >
>> > > I agree whole-heartedly with Als' comments.
>> > >
>> > > Doug Keller
>> > > Wis-Kel Electronics
>> > > 101 Freeland Ave.
>> > > Terra Alta, WV
>> > > USA        26764
>> > > dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > > dek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > > http://www.tech-assist.org
>> > > "Learn from the mistakes of others, because you
>> > > won't live long enough to make them all yourself"
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Al L wrote:
>> > >
>> > > >I want a sig file before I will help,and I don't help the
locals,they
>> > don't
>> > > >help me, always been that way.When a young tech(part time) comes to
>me
>> > for
>> > > >parts(I never have em in stock) I ALWAYS give him a difficult
>source,far
>> > > >away.I also don't hire local "techs" with known part time
>> > businesses,don't
>> > > >train techs,all because of training my competition.I recently let a
>good
>> > > >tech go ,evenn though i could use him, because he was dong more and
>more
>> > > >work for "friends and relatives" and less available to me.
>> > > >    IF YOU HELP AND TRAIN NEW COMPETITION,BE PREPARED TO GET
>SCREWED!!
>> > > >    As for groups like ours, they should be PRIVATE! That lawyer
>knows
>> > very
>> > > >well his work could be done easily if some one told us how to fill
>out
>> > the
>> > > >court papers,but HE is smart enough to support laws against that!
>> > > >   Lets help each other, and any techs that will help us,PROVIDED
>they
>> > > >charge the gouing rate.NO help for people that say we are crooks and
>> > charge
>> > > >too much,because we have to make a living.
>> > > >
>> > > >Al Leatherman
>> > > >224 RT. 46
>> > > >Mine Hill, NJ 07803
>> > > >973-361-5796
>> > > >WWW.ALS-TV.NET
>> > > >
>> > > >----- Original Message -----
>> > > >From: "markbrock" <markbrock@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > > >To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > > >Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 9:01 AM
>> > > >Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Guy outside the list is asking for a
>schematic
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >>I'm all for helping a guy out,  but don't like the idea that more
>and
>> > more
>> > > >>home techs are being born because of the information on the
>Internet,.
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >My
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >>lawyer friend  mentioned that he had a Philips set that the pix
kept
>> > going
>> > > >>crazy on him, he did a search on the Internet, and it gave him a
>past
>> > > >>history post from one of these repair groups, told what part to
>change,
>> > > >>gave him value, even the name and address of tech who posted the
>> > solution,
>> > > >>he got the part from Radio Shack,   he fixed his set for less than
>$5,
>> > I
>> > > >>can see that he'll never need my services again, or if he does it
>will
>> > be
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >a
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >>dog set,  yea,  he clears 100K per year and I'm scraping like the
>rest,
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >not
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >>near a good of friend as he was.  anyone else finding out that more
>and
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >more
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >>non-techs are getting in the back of there sets ?   maybe I'm just
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >paranoid
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >>?  or jealous,  to answer your question,  If he was within a
service
>> > call
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >of
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >>my shop I'd be skeptical about training any competition,  just my
>vent
>> > for
>> > > >>the day.
>> > > >>brock
>> > > >>
>> > > >>----- Original Message -----
>> > > >>From: "Gary McCartney" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > > >>To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > > >>Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:57 AM
>> > > >>Subject: [TechAssist] Guy outside the list is asking for a
schematic
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >>>I got an email from a guy outside the list who is asking for a
>> > > >>>schematic. He said he found me on a Google search and that he
works
>at
>> > a
>> > > >>>non profit computer recycling centre where he also gets stuff like
>> > > >>>stereo receivers. Is there any problem sharing the schematic with
>him
>> > > >>>(copyright comes to mind- anything else?)
>> > > >>>--
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>>Gary McCartney
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>>McCartney Electronics
>> > > >>>Guelph Ontario Canada
>> > > >>>Est. 1984
>> > > >>>email: gary (at) number63.ca
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>>
>> > >
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