HP and Compaq battery recallHP have expanded their recall of some laptop computer batteries. See their recall programme for information.
Test and tagWe now offer electrical safety testing for portable appliances (test and tag). See our electrical safety testing page for information.
For saleOur online shop is now operating. It is still under development so please let us know if you experience any problems.
Check out our Trade Me and Trademore accounts for deals that save you money and save our environment.
Contact us if you need any common, obscure, or vintage computer cables, microwave oven assemblies, power tool parts, or electronic components. We may be able to help you.
Recent blog posts
Tags for blog posts
Serving New Zealand
Tag Archives: repair
A Philips 42TA2800 LCD TV came in for recycling. “It works” the customer said, “It is just the power switch.” The actual plastic power switch actuator was missing and you could see that the power switch circuit board was just … Continue reading
A Whirlpool VT256/SL microwave oven came in for recycling this week that looked like a good candidate for refurbishment. It was dead. It had a blown fuse and a shorted high voltage capacitor in the voltage doubler circuit. So I … Continue reading
For a few years now I have been running Ubuntu 14.0.0 on an old Toshiba Satellite A100 laptop (from the Microsoft Windows XP era). It was sort of as an experiment but it was also because I like to keep … Continue reading
Repair technicians should follow a code of ethics and the statements below, as defined by iFixit, is how we run our business. We promise to always observe the following: Honesty in Business We are honest in business dealings. Our contracts, … Continue reading
Kathmandu, a New Zealand based outdoor equipment supply company, made it to the news when employees from one of their stores were observed slashing sleeping bags and other products before throwing them in a rubbish skip. The company said they … Continue reading
This photo shows what a power surge can do. The fuse in this microwave oven absorbed so much energy that the end cap of it completely vapourised and shunted it along the fuse holder. The body of the ceramic fuse … Continue reading
Now look here Acer. I usually like your products. They are generally pretty well made (we’ll overlook that case in the late 1990s where the edge connectors in one of your laptops had insufficient gold plating causing a fault common … Continue reading
Ecotech Services supports the Ifixit Repair Manifesto. Feel free to share this . . .
Here is a story for all you electronics techs. And anyone making assumptions. Most of us in other words. This is about a caddy type welder that came in for repair, a 180 amp inverter model. Can’t remember the make … Continue reading