Category Archives: Electronics Disassemblies

Ugly things I’ve done to electronics; might be satellite radios, might be something else. Oh, the horror…

Rooting and Unlocking the Samsung Dart

In this step-by-step, we’re going to take a newly-purchased T-Mobile Samsung Dart and root it, then SIM-unlock the phone without paying anyone anything. Continue reading

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Fixing the espresso machine…

I repair my Saeco Sirena espresso machine, needing to create my own tool to do so. Continue reading

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Using the Nexus Home Dock in the Car…

For a change, I’m not ripping apart an XM Satellite Radio. This time, I’m ripping apart an XM Satellite Radio cradle…copious photos and simple instructions. Continue reading

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He’s at it again — Roady2 Disassembly

Yesterday when I moved my Roady2 and replaced it, I discovered a problem – no right channel. Now anyone who has studied the Roady2 knows that the one thing that makes it unique among XM radios is its one fatal weakness…the lack of a propriatary cradle connector and the use of reletively standard connectors on the side. I was pretty sure I knew what was wrong, and I have a spare Roady2 in the basement, but I didn’t want to do a radio swap right now (please don’t ask why). To make sure I was right, and to hopefully fix the problem, I needed to…you guessed it…take it apart. Follow the “more” for photos and commentary… Continue reading

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Disassembling the Tao XM2Go

Ok, most of my faithful readers will probably not be interested in this posting. But you can bet down-the-road someone is going to want this information (I looked for it and couldn’t find an exact match, although I got close … Continue reading

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