Stock photo of an FM receiver, from

Fixing the USB plug of a DAB+ receiver

I've already had to return a PMT801 DAB+/Bluetooth receiver once because the USB receptacle has come off the PCB. Last time the device was still covered by warranty. This time it wasn't. So let's crack open the case and see if this can be fixed.


Stock photo of a light bulb, from

Dimming the LEDs of a FRITZ!DECT 200

The AVM FRITZ!DECT 200 is a smart plug that measures power draw, can switch the attached load remotely and features a built-in temperature sensor that can be coupled to smart thermostats. It's a really useful device, weren't it for the fact that its LEDs are way too bright to meaningfully use it in a bedroom. Here's how to reduce their brightness.