Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SAMSUNG TV Repair

Alright, I know this isnt Moto, Beer, Zombie, Horror, Racing nor Music related but it sure will save ya a buck or two...

A few months back my bedroom TV, 36" Samsung LCD just went out and would not turn back on. Now normally I wouldnt give a rats ass but my wife is pregnant and I have a 3 year old running around like a chipmunk on crack. Sometimes a man just needs to escape once the sun goes down, maybe watch a zombie or horror flick without the interuption of "Ter" "Ter" Ter" or my kid wanting to tear his eyes out because he just saw something so unatural and horrifying for a three year old that he wont sleep in his own bed ever again - I guess thats a form of birth control but Im not into that!

I called Samsung and lo and behold it is a known problem with the model, the only thing is that it is under 46" so they cannot send a TV repair man out, they told me I would have to ship it to their main service provider in some fucking place in New York City - wha....

So the TV just sat for months in this black hole of silence that created a hell that I cannot explain - So I decided to start saving money to buy another, maybe bigger - One TV per house hold sucks!



As those months went by I would walk by and try to turn on just incase some fucking weird asshole elf came and fixed it just because Im a great guy and deserved it, but to my dismay nada...

I started looking into the problem and decided to call the assholes at samsung to drill them about the issue - BAM! they fessed up "faulty capacitors", I thought I could do this.
I went onto the internet and bought a Samsung transistor set for the entire tv $20.00. They arrived one day before Thanksgiving so I had to wait en entire day to dig into thsi thing, so I rode it out by getting drunk and so damned full of food I wanted to die.

The next morning it began:

Opened the back of the TV, 12 nuts, yes twelve plus four if you include the stand and here it is, the guts:



The only thing I could thing of was - fucking gnarley - lol Anyhow, I took a deep breath and took mother board off to get a closer look around and bam, the only "BLUE" transistor in the whole TV, yes they were all the same brand and style except this one and lo and behold it was the one that blew up. HEY SAMSUNG CHEAP BASTARDS, stop cutting corners on your expensive TV's, you are the most expensive and you cut corners!  I hate you, you created a hell that I had to live and probably caused an ulcer - I HATE YOU!



There it was, my bag of assholes right in front of me. I had to solder the transistor out and replace it very carefully in order not to get the motherboard too hot. I actually burnt my arm because my son ran into the soldering iron cord and it didnt feel good at all.

THE SHIT SANDWICH:




Although I was angered by Samsung enormously there was allot of info about this repair and it made it quite easy to figure out. I put the mother board back on a buttoned up the TV, held my breath, pressed the power button and walla:



SANITY!

Parts needed:
Soldering Gun
Solder
1000uf 10-25v Capacitor
about an hour







Beer of the Day


Green Flash Double Stout: Stout: 8.8% ABV: Year-Round: 22oz
Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with a satin smooth finish. Layering UK Target hops in the boil adds a pleasant, earthy complexity while higher fermentation temperatures enhance the overall flavor with fruity esters. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rad Royal Enfield Tuesday





Beer of the Day


Green Flash Barleywine: Barleywine: 10.9% ABV: Year-Round: 22oz
Our American-style Barleywine undergoes a three hour boil to intesify the caramel malts and the enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy this brew fresh today or lay it down for aging to see how the flavors of each vintage evolve.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Beer of the Day


YUM -Deschutes Fresh Hop Mirror Pond: Pale Ale: 5% ABV: Limited Release: 22oz
Enhancing Perfection. Deschutes Brewery and the Cascade hop have delighted taste buds together since 1988. This year, we give you Fresh Hop Mirror Pond, the newest brew in the Bond Street series experimental lineup. Goschie Farms of the Willamette Valley agreed to dedicate four acres of their land for heirloom Cascade hop cultivation. The 2011 harvest season bears the fruits of those labors begun many years ago, and so does Fresh Hop Mirror Pond.

ME BIKE

Bill did a little write up on my bike -

 


Sunday, November 27, 2011

X-MAS CHARITY EVENT

We Should have a Beer Booter Charity Xmas Event - What you say Booters, Lets do at least one fucking good thing this year - WHOS IN and Where at?



2011 Macau Moto GP

10 laps of nutso - looks like a death course!









THE WHOLE RACE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0eXkimczyE&feature=share

Saturday, November 26, 2011

What are You Doing Today






I cant do any of these things today WTF man! I have family stuff to do during the day and Im not into paying $8.00 to drink beer I can get for free - yeh Im a dick!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Try Hard Retard



Many of you all know Im a fan of stupid shit, fuck the "awesomeness of stupidity" is the beer booters slogan, but this.... Is just dumb and makes me mad inside - Back in the day, late 70's early 80's we had a saying for people that just tried to hard to fit in and this fits it just like a charm; "Try hard retard"!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Beer of the Day


Coronado Brandy Aged Barleywine: Barleywine: 10.5% ABV: Limited Release: 22oz and Draft
Malt driven barley wine brewed to go into brandy barrels. Has a rich caramel, raw sugar, honey flavor with fruit from the higher fermentation temps. Little to no bitterness or hop flavor. Boiled for twice as long as normal beers to increase alcohol and flavor.

Thumper Wednesday









Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Beer of the Day


Ballast Point Reef Rye: Brown Ale: 5.6% ABV: Limited Release: Draft
A brown ale brewed with 27% flaked rye.  Coriander is added at the finish to create a unique complexity. 

Triumph Tuesday











Monday, November 21, 2011

Beer of the Day


Sierra Nevada North Harvest: Wet Hop IPA: 6.7% ABV: Limited Release: 24oz
Each fall, hops reach their peak flavor- bursting with aromatic oils that give ales layers of complex flavor and aroma that can only happen at harvest time. For us, fall comes twice a year- once in each hemisphere. This Harvest Ale features "wet" or un-dried whole-cone hops from Yakima, WA that are plucked from the bine and delivered to our brewery within 24 hours of picking.

Beemer Monday

All these Machines are exceptional, which one is your favorite?












Saturday, November 19, 2011

Classic Cycles Grand Re-Opening Party

Hey look, its a motorcycle event without an art show - FUCK YEH!

Polish ur red wings, iron ur best flannel, polish your vintage bike that you bought I mean built, I mean.... you know the one you put the most recent cool plagiarized bolt on part on, compile your best stories why your riding your modern sporty instead of your vintage sweetness that you dont own and go >>>>>>>>


Just a reminder - Priming your fuel injected machines are a must when pulling into and out of the parking lot - very important for photographers to notice you!




disclaimer: I know many of you do not ride unless there is something to gain, so just in case you were wondering there will probably be photograhers there taking pictures of you rollin in and out with your chopper grimace, period correct cool shit and your baddass chopper.