Personal Blog – Dushyant

Replaced my macbook keyboard

by on Jul.20, 2013, under Personal

A couple of months back, I had “cleaned” my macbook with Colin and ended up destroying my keyboard 🙁

Also, my extended warranty had expired just a few days back; so when I went to the Apple support centre – they gave me an estimate of ~15,000 INR. Considering that the macbook is >3 years old, and that I have 2 other laptops at home, the cost was not justified.

I searched the net for options and finally came up with the following:

Keyboard from: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-US-Keyboard-For-apple-MacBook-Unibody-A1342-MC516LL-A-MC207-2010-Free-Shipping/617432777.html

Tools from: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-15pc-Screwdriver-Torx-T5-T6-T8-T10-T15-Bit-PH-Tool-Set/738450527.html

And Instructions from:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Unibody+Model+A1342+Upper+Case+Replacement/2185/1

As these instructions are for replacement of the entire upper case – there were a few more steps and brute force required to pull out the old keyboard and replace the new one – in the process – I broke a few plastic parts – but the new one works like a charm 😀

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Brainbench Games

by on Mar.14, 2012, under Personal

Got the highest score in the WORLD for Financial Management (U.S.) in the Brainbench Games – check the link below… you’ll have to search for my name – but its there 🙂

http://www.brainbench.com/xml/bb/landing/offer/promotion.xml?contentId=2944

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DIY Digital Photo Frame v3

by on Jan.24, 2012, under Computers

For those who have just come directly to this page – please view my blog post on construction of the original photo frame:

https://dushyant.ahuja.ws/2010/07/diy-digital-picture-frame/

and

https://dushyant.ahuja.ws/2011/06/diy-digital-photo-frame-v2/

Now why v3:

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Chicken with Mushroom and Wine Sauce

by on Aug.08, 2011, under Recipes

Most of my recipes are copied from the net, however this one has been changed sufficiently to make it an original recipe.

The base was: http://southernfood.about.com/od/skilletchicken/r/r90912c.htm

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DIY Digital Photo Frame v2

by on Jun.21, 2011, under Computers

For those who have just come directly to this page – please view my blog post on construction of the original photo frame:

https://dushyant.ahuja.ws/2010/07/diy-digital-picture-frame/

Now, you may ask – Why v2:

v1 had the following problems:

  1. It was controlled using my blackberry – unfortunately the anyremote application on BB drains the battery really fast. Also, if someone called while the music / video was playing – there was no way I could shut down the system
  2. Was overheating
  3. I got bored with MythTV and was looking at a better interface; more importantly I was just bored with the setup and had to tinker around

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Meet Avin Ahuja

by on Jun.03, 2011, under Personal

Have been busy – here’s why:

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