Monday, October 21, 2013

Dishwasher repair ...Again

This time water stopped heating. I assumed that it was the temp sensor. Wrong!.  Then the inline heater element (2KW 32mm).  Wrong!

In fact it was the control board.  Hundreds of pounds for a replacement...or just soldering a nice thick copper wire over the track to the relay pins. Job done dishes washing :)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Finally I have the microportable system I always wanted.  I have my thinkoutside foldable keyboard successfully paired via bluetooth with my goophone i9. In fact I am typing this blog entry using this combination. Real cursor keys when editing on an android!

Next up is to try to remote desktop to my office machine. Some SSH ing to routers is also called for.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Goophone i9

Picked one of these up and it is a lovely phone if you can't afford the Samsung Note II. The only problem is that it  doesn't work well with 3G  on an O2 network in the UK. In fact to even make and receive calls reliably I have had to put sim into the second sim card slot. Thus relegating the phone to 2G  with gprs / edge   data speed which is SLOW!
Hoping for a firmware update that will fix 3G radio to work on UK bands

Hmmm seems I have been caught out by the spec.  the 3G bit of the goophone  works on 2100/850  and of course O2 is 2100/900 . Told to try Vodaphone.