This story is about ultra low-cost Chinese mp3 player. It looks like iPod shuffle, but costs about 1$-2$. Its usual name on Aliexpress looks like: Mini Clip Mp3 Player Portable Music With Micro TF Card Slot (MP3 ONLY) Can Use As USB Flash Dish Up To 8GB Support. (more…)
Yesterday I bought Philips 170B4 LCD 17′ monitor on the sale.
It was very cheap (about 9$), and of course when I turned it on at home, it didn’t work. My OS detected it right, but the screen was total black. Monitor menu worked fine, and showed Brightness and Contrast level equal -1 (minus one). My attempts to restore factory settings via menu made no results. I digged in the Internet and found some reference to “incorrect firmware in that case”. Learned out Service Manual that monitor had EEPROM for saving settings, and got consciousness – in my case data stored in EEPROM was broken.
So to solve this problem you should follow this way: (more…)