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Mending and Breaking Electronics
In this chapter, we will look at taking things apart and putting them back together again, or just taking them apart to salvage components.
In today’s throw-away society, many consumer electronics items that stop working go directly into the garbage. Economically, they are simply not worth paying someone to repair. However, that does not mean it is not worth trying to repair them. Even if the attempt fails, some serviceable components may be scavenged for use in your projects.
How to Avoid Electrocution
When working on something that is powered by household electricity, NEVER work on it when it is plugged into the outlet. I actually like to have the electrical plug for the appliance right in front of me, so ...

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