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

  • From: greentron@xxxxxxx
  • To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 04:57:27 +0000

Well, I know mine is full because every time I put something new in, something 
old gets pushed out.
J Silverman


> 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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