Category Archives: Fixing Electronics

Broken SATA Connector on Motherboard Fixed

  1. Did you Break a  SATA Connector on your Motherboard?

Showing you how to fix a SATA connector when it breaks from the Motherboard (MB).
When you pull the SATA cable without pressing the release pins before, the connector on the Motherboard can come out with the sata cable.

If the SATA pin header connections are still intact, you can fix the SATA connections with this trick.

You must try this only if you have experience with fixing small parts.
This needs very steady hands and a lot of patience.
You should not press the SATA connector plastic housing but just let it slide down on the pins.

All SATA pins must align with the sata connector housing to be able to fix this.

Use Epoxy glue to secure the sata connector on the Motherboard.
Do not use super glue! I have used superglue before and it doesn’t last because there is mechanical tension and the Motherboard flexes slightly when you press down the SATA cable on the connector.

Broken SATA Connector on Motherboard video

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Cleaning Clogged Print Head in Inkjet Printers

Cleaning a clogged print head in inkjet printers is easy to do, just need to follow a few steps.

You need a syringe, window cleaner liquid, Isopropyl alcohol 70% or higher and distilled water.
Oh and a lot of patience.

Also showing how to diagnose transport and pickup roller problems in the inkjet printer and fixing them when the printer does not pick-up paper in the paper feeder.

This is a Brother printer, model MFC-215C

First video, how I found it

Second video, Clogged print head cleaning

It’s a multi-functional printer, scanner, printer, copier, and fax machine.

How to clean a clogged print head in inkjet printers.
Cleaning a clogged print head can be done in several brands of printers.
You can apply this method in inkjet printers that have the print head as a separate unit from the ink tanks.
You cannot do this on printers that have the ink containers and print head as one unit as HP does. For that we have uploaded another video.
This is applicable for Canon, Epson and Brother printers.

iPhone 5S Battery Replacement

iPhone 5S Battery Lithium-Ion battery replacement – easy fix / repair.

How to change or replace an Apple iPhone 5/5S battery.
Showing the difficult parts and how to easily replace the iPhone battery yourself.

The old battery was dead and would not hold a charge anymore and was getting hot during charging.
Battery life was very short(1-2h max.).

This is an easy fix/ repair that you can do yourself.
It’s the first time I do this, if I could do it, you can do it too!

iPhone 5S battery replacement video


Original battery is Li-ion Polymer,
3.8v DC 5.92Whr
4.3V full charge
APN: 616-0718
VPN: A69TA006H
GB/T 18287-2000
Made by Simplo Technology(Changshu) Inc.
Made in Thailand
Manufacture date 08/2013

This fix is easy to DIY at home do but you need to have steady hands to repair your iPhone.
If in doubt, do not do this yourself and take it to your nearest repair shop to do it for you.

This DIY howto video shows you how to change or replace the battery in your Apple iPhone 5S smartphone. This works for iPhone 5C too.
Showing a macro / close-up view of the important moments when changing the iPhone battery.

I have changed the battery before on my iPhone, that’s why it’s more easy to change it now. Reusing the original battery glue strips means that it’s easier to remove the battery when you change it again later.

The old battery was starting to get weaker at about 70% of it’s original capacity and I’ve decided not to wait until the battery lasts 2 hours again like before.

Also wanted to show you a better view of the important moments with macro video. 🙂

If this is the first time the battery is changes on you iPhone or new glue strips were installed before, you can pull the tab with the glue string (shown in video) to remove them or use the alternative method and not that it will be more difficult than it’s shown here.
The original glue strips can be softened if you heat the back of the phone with a hair dryer or heat-gun.

You can do this easy fix or repair yourself.
It’s the second time I do this, if I could do it, you can do it too!

Made a second video with detailed instructions about how to do this battery change:

iPhone 5S Battery Replacement – Detailed Steps – Macro View

Replacement PES Non-OEM battery:
3.8v DC 5.92Whr
4.3V full charge
APN: 616-0721
VPN: 18S2006-A
GB/T 18287-2000
Made by Battery Co., Ltd.
Assembled in China
Manufacture date 01/2018

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