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USB flash drive no medium found

December 17th, 2016
Transcend Usb flash drive no medium found Format failed (0x1901)

I have ended with such error “Usb flash drive no medium found” too after writing different bootable Linux versions multiple times to my Transcend JetFlash 300 16GB USB flash drive. First, I got this error message in Windows OS.Ā Initially, I thought that the issue was only only on Windows OS. So, I just booted to […]

Loudspeaker repair

October 18th, 2016
upgrade loudspeakers repair mordaunt short ms35ti crossover

At the moment, I have two audio systems at home.Ā About one of them, I have written in my previous post onĀ building a vintage stereo system. The loudspeakers, which are used in that system, are two-way Mordaunt Short MS35Ti speakers. They sound really nice and produce very accurate sound.Ā I was quite lucky when I bought them […]

Healing Sony Xperia from Trojans

April 24th, 2016
Healing Sony Xperia from Viruses

It’s quite interesting. I would never thinkĀ that non-rooted Android could become a victim of rooted adware, viruses or Trojans. Well, but the things changed a bit. Some vulnerabilities which might be used forĀ a rooting tool can be used also for anotherĀ purpose – to infect with viruses and adware. One of my family members managed to […]

DIY re-celling laptop battery

March 7th, 2016
Re-celling laptop battery Panasonic Li-ion cells

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-SR59 laptop, which batteries capacity significantly dropped from ageing šŸ™ ThisĀ laptop is already something like six years old. From the economical point, it is not worth to buy a new genuine Sony battery anymore because they are quite expensive. However the laptop runs still reasonable well for its age. But […]

Making the most of your Brother laser printer

January 28th, 2016
Tweak Brother printer

Recently, I got myĀ Brother mono printerĀ andĀ made a print server from Raspberry Pi. The printer’s quality isĀ quiteĀ OK. I mean the black&white prints are really good. But the problem comes when you print something not from your text editor (poor b&w) but let’s say your flight ticket from a pdf file. Challenges of printing grey shades You […]

DIY print server from RPi

December 9th, 2015
DIY print server from RPi for brother printer

I have bought a Brother HL-2300D mono laser printer which has only an USB connection.Ā Before that, I used a printer accessible through the network and I admit it was very convenient šŸ™‚ So, I started to miss this function … What are the options for printer server? At least in my case, one option is […]

The same SSID for multiple access points

October 4th, 2015
OpenWRT DD-WRT The same SSID for multiple access points

I have two access points at home connected through the TP-Link powerline adapter. The first one is Belkin F6D6230-4 with DD-WRT on board, while the second isĀ Netgear WNR2000 v2 with OpenWRT firmware. If you are going to put some 3rd party on your wireless access router, you can read a bit about bricking the router […]

Building a vintage stereo system

September 5th, 2015
Quality audio system for cheap

Do you wantĀ quality sound system for cheap? Unsure onĀ spending high budget on new audio setup? Or are you DIY’er guy who likes to tweak old audio gear? Ā In all these cases, theĀ second-hand market like eBay andĀ building a vintage stereo system might be a good option to consider. Current economy brings quite many different audio products […]