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HOW TO REPLACE FUEL FILTER FOR 2004 MERCEDES C180K W203

hi all, fuel filter need to be change at 40000km to 50000km interval. these especially apply for w203 used in Malaysia climate which is hot and high humidity.

the normal cost for bosch replacement fuel filter for w203 is around RM110+ and doing repalcement at the independent Mercedes service center will cost more than double the filter price alone. Let alone, doing replacement at mercedes center which will cost hefty lots of monies.
So, able to replace the fuel filter on our own will save a lot of money, while at the same times we can do another extra routine check and service with that extra money. Thus, will longer car life.
Below are the steps taken to replace the fuel filter. 1. Get the correct fuel filter for your model and also clamps. 2. Gather all required tools: jack, stand, tyre blocker, spanar and rachet. 3. Release fuel pressure valve in the engine bay near engine oil inlet cover (refer to picture) 4. jack the car. please do it cautiously for the sake of safety. 5. remove p…
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Kenwood portable Iron not working : TROUBLESHOOT THE PROBLEM

this iron has been broken since 2013 and been in the storage since.

last week, when I am cleaning and clearing the house, I found this iron, and instead of throwing it out, I try to play around it to see whats inside and if it possible to fix it or not.


checking the main plug show good continuity and the fuse in the plug also working.


tracing the cable into the iron after remove the top cover, it show the present of the voltage when check by voltmeter.

From that point..I measure the voltage reading at the rheostat (to control the heating level) and it shows no voltage. meaning there is some problem in between.


detail measurement of continuity shows that the thermal fuse got broken. at normal condition (room temperature), even without supply, the fuse should show connection on both end. but the one in the picture show open circuit meaning that the thermal fuse broken.

the model of thermal fuse is TF216 B99Y0 250V 10A cutoff thermal fuse. once replaced this thermal fuse..

Tada!!..iron b…

OLD PANASONIC DVD PLAYER DVD-S35 NOT WORKING. TROUBLESHOOT THE PROBLEM

My sister in-law dvd player get broke  and he ask me to look into his player and whether it is possible or not, to fix the player.

here is the picture of her dvd player

brand: panasonic
model: DVD-S35

first thing we need to do is to remove the cover of the player.

once its remove, observe for any possible cosmetic damage or physical damage to the board.
usually, electrical appliances consist two or more electrical boards which are analog board and digital board.

Analog board is for power supply (to supply power to the main board to do it actual function) and usually consist of power conversion and step-down of power through power converter (diode rectifier usually) and transformer.


most common problem with appliances not working (no power) comes from this analog board. Especially fuses, capacitor, thermal resistor or diode rectifier.

Working analog board (supply board) usualy working to convert power to another form of power required by digital board. Commonly, the transformed power w…

Repair my Macbook Unibody (late 2009) 60W Magsafe charger

From October 2009, till now, I have fixed (maybe some of it cannot be called real repair) my Macbook countless of times on my own. These includes replace the screen due to the cracked, changing/repalced my hard drive many times, replace and also upgrade memory RAM, and most of it are the Magsafe charger.

I am not sure why, but, my magsafe always have thermal dissipation problem and generate heat more than it should when in use. Magnetic connector that attached to the Macbook  get warmer/hotter when I am charging for hours during the longer usage. Even, the magsafe converter (big white square thing) sometimes getting hot too.










TESTED WORKING you can verify the charger by charging your mac


NOW, NEED TO REDO THE OUTER COSMETIC TO MAKE SURE ITS DOES NOT BROKE AGAIN.




So, instead of throwing broken charger into the bins, I think, why not we try to fix it. If its work, we will save money and also saving the earth by recycling the product. Cheers

CHANGING REAR BRAKE PAD OF W203 MERCEDES C180K

THIS IS STEP BY STEP HOW TO CHANGE THE REAR BRAKE PAD FOR MERCEDES-BENZ W203 C180 KOMPRESSOR FACELIFT MODEL. IT IS VERY EASY JOB. IT IS BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE.

FIRST YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE ALL THE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIRED.
1)flat screw driver (Fig 3)
2)hammer and nail (Fig 3)
3)new rear brake pad (fig 1).
4)brake cleaner
5)clamp
6)2 ton jack (Fig 2)
7)brush
8)anti-seize


THEN, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS;
1) remove/install wheel, rotate if necessary (Fig 3)
2) using nail and hammer, hammer out the retaining pin and remove retaining spring (Fig 4, Fig 5)
3)using flat screw driver, pull/push the brake pad outward to release the brake piston pressure (fig 6).
3) pull brake pads out of brake caliper.
4) check brake thickness and brake disk and inspect the condition, replace if necessary,
5) clean the contact surface of brake caliper using brush
6) and install new brake pad in reverse order.








**This guide is based on my experience changing brake pad myself and will be improve …

KENWOOD PROSPERO KM280 NOT WORKING..WHY?

Hi, Peace upon you all..

This afternoon, my wife food processor kenwood km280 suddenly dead..she planned to prepare Dorayaki for us all, to eat in the evening.

Unfortunately, after pours mix all the ingredient into the bowl, switch On the main plug and adjust switch knob to no 1 speed, nothing happen. After many tried, after referred to the manual that comes with this food processor (KM280), she gives up and ask me to do something about it.

First step to troubleshoot the problem is to check the power from the main plug and also the fuse. The outcomes are all well and working fine.

Second, check the internal connection and gearing, visually. the reason are to make sure no visible damage to the cable and gearing. This will require disassembly of top cover.Its can be done by removing six screws under.

after top cover are removed, internal circuits, motor and gears (figure below) can be observe for any damage. Fortunately, there nothing obvious to the gearing and motor (refer to fig 2, fi…

ACER ASPIRE IDEA 500 POWER SUPPLY PROBLEM (FSP120-40GLS)

Hi, its has been 3 years that my acer aspire idea 500 power supply broken (not working). since the replacement power supply is difficult to find in here (Malaysia), I have to modified the supply cable on the connector to match my aspire idea power supply (PS).


 the original replacement is about £50 now at UK..While, here in my home country, no chance to find it. so, I have to find alternative way to make my idea 500 working. 
one way was to use old power supply (twice the size of its original PS) and rearrange it cables to PS connector to suit the idea 500 supply. That was done (and working) 3 years ago.

Recently, I managed to get some courage to open my dusty aspire idea 500 original PS casing to find out the source of the problem.
 In there, I found several bulking and leaking capacitor which could be the main supply problem. with little bit of soldering skills, I replaced the capacitor (20 pence each = RM1 each)


after that, my aspire idea 500 PS are working again inside acer aspir…