House update February 2009

I figured I should add a few pictures to the website as I haven’t updated it for a while. It hasn’t been as easy since I broke my camera phone, finding a real camera seems like such a task at times.

I guess the highlight of these pictures is the closet built on a moving wall, it makes building the house from the garage a lot easier. I cut most of the things in the garage then carry them into the house for assembly, it keeps the mess out of the house. My current work is building an 18 drawer thing that will be part of a wall in the bedroom, our clothes will go in it. The backside of it can be seen  in picture 2 but not picture one, it’s blocking the bedroom window in the second picture.



Xbox 360 Open tray error: A week ago I got to look at a broken X-Box 360. It would not recognize the disk that was in it, and you could hear that it wasn’t spinning it as fast as it should. We looked on the internet and on you tube for a fix, we found lots of people pounding on it, spinning the disk by hand, throwing the Xbox against the wall and dragging it behind their car, but nobody had a good fix. We took the drive apart and found that the three phase motor that spins the DVD had dried out grease in it, it was thick and you could tell that it was hard to spin just by tuning it by hand. I looked around for a suitable thin high temp grease, but had none, I did find some transmission fluid though (type f actually) three drops into the bushing inside the spindle fixed the problem. I should have made a video of the fix for you tube, but I didn’t think it would be so easy. If you know me and your Xbox 360 had drive problems call me, I need a broken one to make a video.