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Yes, Americans, you can break anti-piracy DRM if you want to repair some of your kit – US govt

J. Cook Silver badge

onefang wrote:

Last time I repaired some hardware, I did just remove the faulty capacitor and replace it with a new one. A lot cheaper than buying a new monitor, or getting an authorised board swap.

+1.

A friend I know was one of the few people in my area that would undertake board level repairs for some things like re-capping boards, replacing broken power connectors, etc. he's also re-built LCD screens entirely, although that's a very tricky thing (mostly to replace the backlight tube on pre-led screens), and he gave that up because it was so fiddly.

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