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World’s Smallest Hair Straightener For Fixing Old LCD Ribbons

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[Stephen] contacts us concerning an LCD repair tool he has actually developed. We have actually all seen old tools with monochrome LCDs attached by slim movie, where links in between the PCB as well as the LCD have actually degraded as well as the LCD would certainly no more reveal components of the photo. This is a link home heating device, that [Stephen] passionately calls as Globe’s Smallest Hair Straightener, made especially to bring amazing old technology back to life.

A resin-printed mold and mildew residences a coil of Kanthal cord, simple to resource as well as basic to make. He recycles a hairpin as a real estate for the burner, which additionally supplies stress required to squeeze the film-printed conductive traces right into the LCD as the sticky thaws. High-temperature epoxy brings both with each other, as well as with a variable power supply, this device efficiently brought an old Tiger 99x portable back to life.

This hack was enabled, partly, as a result of [JohnDevin Duncan] in Hackaday remark area sharing his experience on fixing LCD bows back in 2015, providing important understandings on the trouble that we at first assumed would certainly be solve-able with a welding torch. The expertise shared was distilled by [Stephen] right into a device that all of us can currently make use of when we come across a gadget we actually, actually intend to restore.

Last time we covered this subject, numerous cyberpunks appeared with their tales as well as recommendations. Old video game console repair tales are a staple right here on Hackaday, a couple of pop to mind– this high-effort trace fixing of a water-damaged GameBoy cartridge, a terribly created NES cartridge outlet reinvention, as well as this GameBoy LCD sunburn damages reconstruction overview.

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