General Chat Thread, Tools you've made! in General; Hey all.... not sure if something has been posted before, but what tools have you made or macgyvered to fix ...
2nd December 2011, 02:47 PM #1
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Tools you've made!
Hey all.... not sure if something has been posted before, but what tools have you made or macgyvered to fix a problem?
We've just used a piece of cat5 copper to short out the pwd terminals on an Acer... cos the NM forgot what pwd he used for the bios, LOL...
I've also found an unbent paper clip to be very handy at releasing CD/DVD Drives...
2nd December 2011, 02:50 PM #2
Paperclips have been a mainstay of the IT industry for years. Imagine our surprise when being a few retail pack DVDRW drives when they provided actual metal sticky-inny pin things for this purpose! Wow! That almost amazed me as much as when I found an actual Winzip 8 CD!
My favourite one is my Fibre Cable Tester.
2nd December 2011, 02:53 PM #3
Using the camera on my phone to tell if a remote controller is working.
2nd December 2011, 02:56 PM #4
I do this all the time.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
I've made a button box to press a specific key stroke. Big red button wired up to the correct points on a keyboard circuit and boxed up. Works a treat.
2nd December 2011, 04:11 PM #5
If it can't be fixed with a hammer, or a bigger hammer than the previous one, I am not interested.
2nd December 2011, 04:27 PM #6
port tester (only works for 10/100 ports)
Faceplate jack wired as below and a patch cable.
2nd December 2011, 05:28 PM #7
The Network Kettle - the most important tool of all! Introducing the Network Kettle!
2nd December 2011, 05:42 PM #8
I have made a fibre tester, involving a laser pen, a box, and at the other end a piece of paper
5th December 2011, 09:15 AM #9
I routinely use a thin metal blanking plate from a PCI slot as a punchdown tool for data points. Also bodging together projector brackets from other brackets and cable ties for a temporary fix.
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