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Panther
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Well ; you can scrub and polish on it , Rao : it won’t make it be a good part Sweatdrop

Plokman
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Oh you need to learn a lot on mechanical engineering there. Trust me I have seen machines go from rusty “Tubes” of iron and become the most powerful machines man has ever made again, steam locomotives. Yeah you can’t just polish a boiler and expect it to hold pressure, but you don’t need to throw away the good metal, just repair the old with new.

A master repairman can go from rust bucket to service worthy locomotive with much of the old engine still there, machines are never completely useless unless they crumble by touch. Scrap is a very bad word to ever have to use.

Naldru
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Even if parts of the machinery are crumbling, you can still make measurements and often fabricate a replacement that is better than the original. For example, in a steam engine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_locomotive), the heat exchanger (the big cylindrical part at the front) has a lot of tubes in it that are where the water turns to steam. This is called a shell and tube exchanger. The tubes are in a frame called a tube bundle that slides into the shell. If you remove the front of the shell (If you see the front of a steam locomotive, thats the circular plate at the front that has a set of bolts near the outside.), pull out the tube bundle, and then fix the tubes. It’s fairly easy to make new tubes since you can take measurements off the old tube. Depending on condition, you can plug off the tube, solder of weld on patches, or simply replace a tube with a new one. The tubes are the source of a lot of the problems in restoring old locomotives. It is also fairly easy to replace hoses, valves, gauges , levers, etc. with new parts.

Some parts, such as brake pads, you normally want to replace with new. People repairing locomotives also frequently replace the trucks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogie) with new since there are a number of types of hidden damage that can cause problems in the future.

If you visit Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA (https://www.strasburgrailroad.com), you’ll find a number of people who do this for fun

With regard to scrap, a lot of museums keep all the old parts.

In case you are wondering: yes, I am an engineer.

MoFro624
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I’m an electroplater by trade and I do this all day. Amazing what you can do with electricity and chemicals on a molecular level to bond different alloys and make a part like new again.

Delta-v
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And now MATTHEW is distracted again. Does any of them have a measurable attention span? O.O

StarRunner
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“Warn” -> “Worn”

samork731
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So, it would seem that our friend Rao is also a bookworm and a collector of rare thingiemagicks. I wonder what the next character archetype for him will be. Think A religious cult leader? Conspiracy theorist? Is he in a secret romantic relationship with Jigin? Shock Think

hvgtd
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Rao probably has a lot of uncommon, and potentially rare, parts lying around his shop. You would be surprised by what people lose or throw away without realizing it sometimes.

StarRunner
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My current job is an ITAD technician (basically we recycle electronic devices). I saw a PS Vita. We had to destroy it due to the risk of identifying information and the contract it came in from.

hvgtd
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I bought a PS Vita a while back, 2 years later I heard they were going to discontinue service for the device.

Sharktic
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ITS A THINGAMABOB!!!

Evil Tree
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Face it Rao, the only way Jigin will give you his truck is in his will.
Keeping the instruction manuals and spare parts is always a good idea. But Rao better be careful, if that stuff is valuable bandits may try and get them. Shock
Then again trying to rob a giant Drabbunny that can breath fire, jump high into the air, is the son of a top-tier drumdumo wrestler and has who knows what kind of security gadgets would seem pretty daunting for said thieves. Sweatdrop
Like the detail of Rao’s fingers having a slight reflection in the metal. Thumbsup

JSBRUTAL
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JSBRUTAL

i havnt read these for months, glad to be back

THENEW
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Oigan ya que estamos hablando de reparar cosas ¿Alguien conoce donde llevar una vieja laptop DELL a reparar y que sea prodigioso?

Naldru
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Google translate from Spanish: Hey, we are talking about repairing things. Does anyone know where to take an old DELL laptop to repair and that is prodigious?

As Rao said, sometimes it is better (and much cheaper) to replace something rather than fix it. A lot of the difficulty depends on how old it is and whether you know what the problem is. The rechargeable batteries change size and it may be difficult to find replacements for old ones. Even if it is repaired, you may be unable to use the latest versions of the operating system. There is a good chance of other things breaking shortly after repair. (The other parts in the laptop will still be the original.)

StarRunner
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Building off of Naldru’s suggestion.

If you’re stuck on repairing the laptop, here are some steps that might help.

If it’s just really slow:
Depending on the OS, you might need to defragment the hard drive. If so, this could be HUGE if you’ve never done it before. Go into the control panel and have a look around for that.

Next, delete/uninstall programs you don’t use anymore. the less stuff on the hard drive, the less stuff your CPU has to sift through to find what you’re asking it to retrieve.

If it’s actually not turning on:
If you can open up the back/bottom, see if the heatsink is clogged with dust (make sure to turn off the laptop and remove the battery before opening it up!!!).

If you’re fine with replacing it, but need something from the Hard Drive (some word document or something. Doesn’t work for programs):
You can remove the Hard drive and using an adapter cable, use the drive as a USB drive (jump drive/flash drive/etc). You can use another computer to look through the drive to find the files you need to keep. Be careful with this however, as opening the wrong folder may cause your other computer to get stuck trying to open something that only the old laptop should be able to see. Stick to the Documents, Downloads, Pictures, and Desktop folders and you should be fine.

Jaccat9
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I just started reading yesterday and immediately managed to get to currently last page of chapter 3! This story is amazing! Also, does Kiuwi like hugs? He’s pretty cute

Gatsumann
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Welcome to the community Jaccat9! We’re glad you’re enjoying the comic so far. Kiuwi is pretty friendly, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind some friendly hugs. nwn

SallyVixen24
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it’s like a character from the book i’m making, say’s “if it ain’t broke and a ran piece o junk it’s fixable, a battle worn Chieftain tank is completely fixable after being out for 75 years in a field, jungle, outpost, storage, desert or even a old battlefield, anything with functioning and salvageable equipment and parts can still be used to repair one in desperate need of those parts or equipment, after all no one knows these old tanks better than their crews, the people that built them by blood, sweat, and tears making them in the old factories, and those that preform maintenance on them daily, to me and my mechanics it’s like preforming daily surgery to restore these old behemoths” Mechanic !st Lt. Von Ricsten nicknamed Rusty after he restored a broken and beaten up 125,000 ton beast A20A3 of Brawler heavy main super heavy battle tank after it was deemed impossible by others at the age of just 17 with his dad, grandfather, and a couple of friends and the remanence of it’s old crew after 100 years of neglect and disrepair in the rain, mud, and snow on Tera, but still never waste a machine that can be fixed, repaired, or salvaged for anything that can be used to repair another of it’s kind or one thing that is of similar in parts needed

MoFro624
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Found this comic yesterday. Made it here from The Monster Under the Bed and kinda sad I’m caught up now. I have to say great job with the colors, details and art design of every part. Love the easter eggs and kinda see a possible Final Fantasy influence here and there.

HellRay
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Jigin probably thinks some peop-ER THINGS are old, but gold.
Because some things are old doesn’t mean hes-I mean IT is over the hill just yet and can still put in work.

Or hes cheap and knows an upsell when he smells it.