the circuit layouts and prototype single-sided and Double sided P.C.B. to spec.
This is only a representation,   whereas in reality, the process is quite involved and does not have parts on it.
As stated, yes, it is an excellent idea to condense a circuit into the smallest possible size thus saving on
the board's physical dimensions, however....in doing so, there are strict "electronic" rules that govern the
passage of electrons along a particular circuit board track which may induce a new headache that is called
cross-talk or "electronic noise" from one circuit to another, please be very aware of these constraints and
there are trade-offs in any circuit board layout or design, speed and noise immunity are the most sought after
features requiring " ground planes " to shield or rather contain and reduce "cross talk" or high frequency
" parasitic " oscillations from one track through a circuit board track to another.
Labour rates Repairs and modifications
AUD$100.00 per hour ( $1.66666 / min)...plus 10% GST.
( calculated as time taken in hours and minutes )
Call-Out rates (That is, we come to your office or workplace) Repairs and modifications
AUD$ 100.00 per hour ( $1.6666 / min )..plus 10% GST.
( Calculated as company time taken in hours and minutes plus $1.80 / Km there and back returning to base ).
As of today, March 15th 2017, unless you provide us with an acccurate circuit diagram of the goods you
wish us to repair, we will not be able to service your goods. This decision was made due to the high amount
of customers who have just left their "goods" here, unpaid for and said it is now our problem, without
a circuit diagram as they did not wish to pay for work done, nor pay for their present up-to-date service bill
and our company time spent on their behalf and any further works to continue tracing out the faults and
effecting a great result ie: A good repair. Not any more. We are out of pocket for these little gems of deceit.
We will from now on, be requesting for your credit card details first of all to cover the costs.
Simple remedy : No card - No work. This decision is final.
This decision has been implemented by the given rise in losses in company time and of course, loss of
income due to failure by customers to pay us. If your product's circuit board is less than 3 ~ 5 yrs of age,
possibly or maybe, if it is over SIX years, up to TEN years, it may be remotely repairable,
depending on the brand, the accurate age, parts availability and how bad it is damaged. If it is over 10
to 15 years, then perhaps it is high time buy a new item and get a 12 or 24 or more month warranty.
REWINDING TRANSFORMERS :
Regarding re-winding of small transformers. We will no longer perform this task, based on the time to very
carefully disassemble them to carefully study and note the number of windings and what direction they are
wound and more importantly, what or why the windings became burned-out.
Often the question is asked " why did it burn out in the first place ?" Best guess is it had no thermal fuse.
These financial losses are costs we cannot and will not absorb. Time spent in carrying out a repair on your
behalf has to be covered under our company time. Time is money as they say. We are not a charity, nor a
benelevent society. If you cannot afford to have the item or goods repaired, please choose somewhere else.
No " free-bees " here.
We have expenses and overheads to cover on a daily basis. We don't want your dead products left here
unpaid for as these are re-cycle binned and trashed.
We simply do not have the facility to store your dead "junk" per se.
We do like being paid for the sweat and time searching various resources to locate what a particular part is,
in consideration there are literally many millions of electronic parts made since 1970 by many manufacturers
of their own devices, some still in business, some are gone or absorbed into newer companies by mergers
and aquisitions (aka M & A).
Eg: Phillips, then NXP, then EXPERIA and possibly it will alter within the next few months. who knows ?
The search for electronic component data sheets takes company time, circuit diagrams can sometimes
assist in most most cases, a with good and positive result for the items you brought for us to repair are
That is our everyday goal.
There's no-one called Nostradamus working here to make predictions or no-one with Superman's X-ray
vision to diagnose your problems by just looking or glancing at a PCB. The age old question, how much is
it going to cost me ?
Hold on,...... where's my crystal ball ?.....  ' It is not a broken cup, it is not a bent table leg, nor is it a
cracked engine piston. We only deal in and work in absolutes. It is black or white, no shades of grey.
In electronics, THERE IS NO ROOM FOR ERROR ! It is an exacting science learned over many,
many years. Try 48 years.
Please note: For repair work , it is advisable to acquire a correct circuit diagram prior to delivery of your
goods or equipment to be serviced and repaired. If one is not supplied, then we will need to do " reverse
engineering " of the circuit and tracing it out fully, thus establishing a correct operational circuit schematic
diagram to work with for fault finding. Without a circuit diagram is like trying to drive to Canberra blindfolded.
It simply costs time and money. Remember, this is not a free service. Company time is costed per minute.
The cost of tracing out and creating a circuit diagram is always borne by the customer/client. No free rides.
If you do not have a schematic, you should procure one as soon as possible, making sure it is the best
and most up-to-date circuit diagram exactly for your valuable PCB (s) you wish repaired. Also, does your
PCB have esoteric components ? If it does, then data sheets must be found to support what these
esoteric parts are. There have been many millions of components made since 1970. What do you have ?
Are they specialised ? Are they still available even as new old stock ? Who stocks them today ?
We do not do quotes for electronic equipment work as no-one can make asumptions without fully finding
the faults by simply "sniffing the circuit board" or for that matter, stating "Gee mate, the fuse is blown !"
That is not going to get you through the job of finding out what died and why. The why is more important.
There are so many variables in service work and no-one is Nostradamas here and can make a certain
prediction just by looking at your dead printed circuit board. Superman's X-Ray vison will not work either.
Having an accurate circuit diagram will typically make service work a whole lot simpler and more precisely
better. This will cut down wasted time in trying to establish how the circuit works and what faults stop
it. There is no guess-work here. We do not own a "crystal ball" and as mentioned, no-one here
answers to the name of " Nostradamus ".
Labour rates design work Prototyping ......... AUD$ 100.00 per hour ( $1.6666 / Min )..Plus 10% GST.
( Time taken is calculated in months, weeks, days, hours and /or minutes depending on complexity )
Please Note : Labour rates do not include any materials or components nor do they include GST.
All parts and materials used are in addition to time spent on the client's behalf to get a project to fruition.
however, design the circuit layouts and single-sided prototypes.
Hardware solutions , we design and manufacture for you. We make it happen for you!