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2021 International Repair Day

As a means of promoting the repair industry Ecotech Services is once again offering free repairs or evaluation to a wide range of faulty electrical, electronic and computer equipment on the 2021 International Repair Day. The event will be held … Continue reading

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Recycling and life cycle analysis

I sent this reply to an email that we received from one of our customers.  Thought I would share it because there is a lot of good info here. . . . Some of the answers to your questions are … Continue reading

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St Martins Cubs learn about e-waste

Ecotech Services occasionally gives equipment to groups and individuals to dismantle to foster education about technology and the environment.  We recently gave some equipment to the St Martins Scout group.  Here is a report and photo from Alex Head, the … Continue reading

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Television repairs

Due to the difficulties that are often encountered Ecotech Services no longer offers to repair televisions, with the exception of those that have a CRT display. The difficulties are due to a number of factors including expensive or unavailable spare … Continue reading

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Too far gone

I couldn’t save this calculator. It was too far gone! The leaky battery corroded a lot of the PCB tracks. Scrapped. RIP.

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Conductive glue

Some manufacturers are just not learning from past manufacturing mistakes.  Or they just don’t care about how long the stuff they make will last. One of the faults with some electronic equipment is a glue used in manufacturing that becomes … Continue reading

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Handy reference chart for plug pinouts

<humour> This is a reference chart for plug pinouts. We can rely on xkcd to give us some good, reliable information. </humour>

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A costly calculator repair

This MS-7LA calculator came in for recycling last year. It did not power on. It is the holidays at present so I thought I would do some holiday hobby work (repairing things is one of my hobbies). I undid the … Continue reading

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A waste of time

These brand new mains cables came in for recycling. Not only was it a waste of time test and tagging brand new cables but they ended up with us for recycling. We get hundreds of these cables both new and … Continue reading

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Electrical tape and extension cords

This cable came in as part of a whole bunch of other stuff from an IT company. Not sure why someone would want to make one of these.  A mains plug to IEC connector cable is pretty easy to get … Continue reading

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