Repairs to various modern pieces of equipment

Most of these repairs are of the type where it would not be worth paying for a repair - the items are so cheap that in most cases it is cheaper to buy a new one rather than attempt any kind of repair.

However many repairs are simple enough and reduce the amount of waste incurred by scrapping and purchasing a new device.


Acer Aspire E1 Keyboard Replacement
Video showing the process for removing and replacing the keyboard in an Acer Aspire E1 V5WE2 laptop.

Dimmer Switch Modifications
A standard 240V AC dimemr switch is modified so that it provides an extra undimmed output as well as the normal dimmed one..

Fibre Optic Christmas Tree Base
The plastic tub base from a fibre optic Christmas tree is repaired.

Garden Light LED Conversion
Two older type garden spike lights are repaired and converted from the original tungsten filament lamp to cool white LEDs.

Hedge Cutter Flex Replacement
The flex on an electric hedge cutter is replaced after someone sliced through it rather than the hedge.

Illuminated Globe LED Conversion
An illuminated globe is converted from a 15W SES incandescent to a 2W G9 LED lamp, a new switch and lead are also fitted.

McCulloch MB340 Shredder Repair
A new motor run capacitor is fitted to a McCulloch MB340 garden shredder.

Musical Keyboard PCB and Power Connector
A damaged PCB is fixed with glue, wire and resoldering the power connector. Plastic parts in the case are glued back into place..

12V Power Supply Repair
A small 12 volt power supply is repaired by replacing a single capacitor.