Weird and wonderfuck

So, we have this vapor phase oven at work, and recently, the vacuum hood began to raise crooked:

Technician came in, said we broke the pistons due to overpressure…

Wait…WHAT?

Yes, you read that right. A 70.000€ industrial machine that supposedly requires an external pressure regulator that the installation technician DID NOT put in.

Because wait…what is THIS for, then?

Apparently, NOT for those pistons, just for the flimsy pneumatic scissor door.

Now, enjoy some damage x-rays:

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Fifty shades of Gray

Ever wondered what happens to an alumininium copper clad board when left at 270ºC for a few hours? nope?…

…damn, you still lack imagination!

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The connectors should be white. XD
Surprisingly, the boards lit!, I wasn’t expecting them to. However, all the solder joints failed if touched:

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Well, live and learn, some say.

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Now, back to work, for a while.

Technician Strange for you, bastard.

Soundtrack:

Patient presents absolute lack of sensitivity on one of it’s moving members, can’t tell it’s position, open or closed. X-Ray reveals broken blood supply and nerve:

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Closeup, it’s really a mess:

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Boss prognosis: Irrepairable.

Me: Nope, it can be done.

Boss: No, it’s too close to the base.

Me: Watch me.

Inductive sensor is sedated:

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I carefully cut the sheath of the cables:

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Exposing as much as possible (later I removed as many resin as I could up to the metal).

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Cable is completely destroyed, it is missing like half a millimetre of wires, all broken in pieces.

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Apply some solder paste and heat with a really fine tip, repeat as needed to extend the solder up the cable in both directions.

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There, it’s not pretty, but will hold.

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Cover in shrinkwrap:

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Next!

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Same, expose, apply paste, heat, repeat:

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Much better, ain’t it?

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I did the same for the third cable, but it is pointless to show it.

Aaaaand, of course, it worked.

BTW, this post is funnier if you actually saw the movie. ;)