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Worst hack/repair you ever saw.

By mcclad

8 years ago

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    #75 8 years ago
    Quoted from beepnutz:

    Anheuser Busch beer cap nut on flipper button with custom switch and wiring, just replaced this one tonight, perfect timing for this post

    was that on a nascar pinball?

    2 months later
    #131 8 years ago
    Quoted from LBJ:

    Volano_Wood_Screws!.JPGCame across this on eBay, not really a hack or repair but a WTF were they thinking??!!

    #132 8 years ago
    Quoted from LBJ:

    Came across this on eBay, not really a hack or repair but a WTF were they thinking??!!

    site messed up. double post

    #133 8 years ago
    Quoted from LBJ:

    Came across this on eBay, not really a hack or repair but a WTF were they thinking??!!

    site messed up. triple post

    1 year later
    #273 6 years ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Hand carved pine flipper bat and wooden dowel for a shaft. Why stop there? A blue rubberband to complete the ensemble.

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    which machine is that on that we have to play at next weekend's event?

    1 year later
    #776 5 years ago

    but now you have extra ventilation for that airborne ranger. that's one step below a LE!

    #782 5 years ago
    Quoted from Tickerguy:

    "Oh look, a firestarter!"

    1 year later
    #1393 3 years ago

    bonus points if the key is cut so that it can open the backbox
    it would be a key you would never accidentally lose

    #1399 3 years ago
    Quoted from statictrance:

    And this... Pales in comparison to the power board or even the phantom breadboard hack, but still was an eye roll moment.

    maybe that's one of those [forever] bulbs that I heard that the post office is selling. guaranteed to never burn out and he wasn't going to take any chances with the socket ever oxidizing!

    2 months later
    #1563 3 years ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    I thought about it, but did you see the rest of the board? Ha, seemed like the appropriate fix level. Function over form on this one. But like I said, I don't do much board work, I'll take it under advisement if that's best practice.
    The other thing I was wondering about is the connector. Would IDC be frowned upon for GI? I kind of wish I had one, as crimping each pin was the only thing that made it "all that work", otherwise this would have been fast and easy. I also wondered if I should solder after crimping. This stripper supposedly crimps, but I found it way too fidily and found I could do a nicer job manually. Does this thing actually work for crimping? I need a proper crimper.

    here's a link to what I would consider is the best molex crimping tool that money can buy

    unlike the klein ratcheting crimper, the barrel on this one is nice and narrow, allowing you to see exactly where you are crimping. yes, you will need to crimp twice (once for the wire and a 2nd time for the strain relief), but it's a trade-off that I'm willing to take for excellent crimps, every single time

    1 week later
    #1570 3 years ago

    wow, someone got up on the wrong side of the bed. if you're going to give a 'thumbs down' be man enough as to a reason why (especially, my reply was providing an answer to a question

    and if it's because that person's question was considered off topic, then pardon me mr. debbie downer

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    2 months later
    #1678 3 years ago

    is that the extra, extra, extra slow blow variety?

    2 weeks later
    #1697 3 years ago

    nice job Robotworkshop

    that's how clay does a lot of his repairs where the traces are trashed

    6 months later
    #1888 2 years ago
    Quoted from Okarcades:

    New star wars button keeps falling out in the wild. They just put a bandaid on it!
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    what cheap-asses. they could have at least used the proper band-aids
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    4 months later
    #1995 2 years ago

    agreed, however I will give points for using that nylon zip tie to the wiring harness to stand it off away from the board and eliminate the potential for grounding out

    5 months later
    #2126 2 years ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    How about this nice FirePower 2 Spotted for sale on Craigslist... allentown.craigslist.org link[quoted image]

    are you sure that it wasn't listed as "was on [fire]power 2"?

    #2138 2 years ago
    Quoted from vec-tor:

    I guess loctite was not part of ones vocabulary.

    how would loctite solve a broken bracket problem? does the loctite sold where you live have different, makical properties than the product available here in the states?

    2 months later
    #2318 1 year ago
    Quoted from SarverSystems:

    People think pliers = crimpers.

    can't you just use hot glue?

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    #2422 1 year ago

    I think that he should have added some lightning flippers to close that gap up a little more

    #2436 1 year ago
    Quoted from Sputnik:

    I wonder what comes up when you scan the barcode ?

    the human readable number is underneath. it's just a code 39 barcode, nothing special

    #2471 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    At least there's no artwork in that spot. It could be filled and painted without being too obvious.

    exactly this. they should have drilled the hole out larger, filled it with a section of dowel rod, sanded it flush, repainted the black and then drilled a new [centered] hole to fix it correctly

    yes, it would have taken a bit longer but the results would have been 10x better

    #2491 1 year ago
    Quoted from RandyW:

    More fun facts.
    It is prevalent in Canada, where it was invented. It is also dang near the perfect screw head, as it does not strip, when you use a Robertson screwdriver with it.

    I don't know about that. I had a stainless version of those for my deck. they were a pain in the @ss to remove when I re-did the deck. I replaced them with star headed screws, which do not strip.

    #2526 1 year ago
    Quoted from HHaase:

    Just wait till you find out about all those JIS screws you thought were Phillips. There’s a reason the screws in your Japanese made stuff seem to strip so easy.

    I completely forgot about these until you mentioned them (haven't had the need since I restored my honda SL70 a few years ago). I just purchased 2 nice vessel megadora sets this morning

    2 weeks later
    #2537 1 year ago

    just an easy means to identify one of the keys in particular? (since they all look to be the same brand

    7 months later
    #2830 12 months ago

    so... that's how daisy dukes are made

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