The Art of Repair
FixYa’s Experts are a multifaceted bunch. One of our well-rounded Experts is Slinteriors, with 4121 solutions under his belt. This Expert obviously makes good use of both halves of his brain as he is not only an experienced repairman, but an artist and artisan as well.
Q: Tell us about yourself:
A: I am a 52 year old man living in North Carolina, originally from New York. I have worked constantly in the television repair industry.
Q: What are your areas of expertise and how did you come to be involved with them?
A: I have been repairing televisions since the early seventies in my own shop with a emphasis on rear projection and DLPs. I am currently involved with online tech support for various companies, as I enjoy sharing the tips and tricks that I have gathered over the years.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Electronics has always been my favorite. I also do oil paintings and build furniture such as tables and entertainment centers.
Q: What first brought you to FixYa? When?
A: I discovered FixYa last year and decided to help out as an expert due to the wide variety of problems that the users needed help with.
Q: What is the FixYa answer you are most proud of?
A: Any of them if they actually lead to the customer actually being able to repair their sets.
Q: What advice do you have for those asking questions?
A: Always use caution when working around the television, and always be sure to ask for clarification if you are not sure of what the expert was trying to relay in the response.
Q: What advice do you have for experts?
A: Try to explain as best you can in everyday terms that are easy to understand. List any cautions as well as possible alternate causes of a specific problem.
Q: What new features would you like to see FixYa roll out?
A: It would be great if we had a feature where we could respond to specific model numbers and be able to search for those model numbers in the recent unsolved problems.