Rules for admission are simple: if you have some software package (under $50 or so) that helps people who are trying to fix their monitor or other hardware, please e-mail me using the above form and I will add you here in short order.
Shareware version of Resolve
You can download a shareware version of Resolve which is the version that was released in December 1993 and contains 1,000 repairs on 180 monitors.
Be sure to use the -d switch when unzipping any of these files!
If you have problems or need more info:
The Resolve Monitor Repair Database version 3.13 contains 2,133 repair procedures on 331 monitors (CGA, EGA, VGA, SVGA, Multisync), component sources for monitor semiconductors and magnetic components, a manufacturer's cross reference, manufacturer identification by FCC number and telephone numbers for more than 600 manufacturers. The price for Resolve is $249.00. Several package discounts are listed on the [order form].
There is a yearly update offer also... feel free to [read all about it]
As file: res16sw.exe (1.1MB)
As file: res16sw.zip (1.1MB)
They also have a Terminal Repair Database... but no limited version... oh well :-)
Here's a Sample of TechFix. If you want us to send you further information please complete this form or e-mail us at email@example.com.
PO Box 1681
Forest Park, Georgia 30051-1681
Phone / Fax: (770) 968-3715
You can also download the TechFix demo (212KB PKZIP).
Price of full release is $149.95
They will help you fix your monitor and only ask $5 (honor system) if you are successful. They will soon have a database of repair "briefs" on their home page... but feel free to check it out anytime as new areas are added weekly.
Ok, so it's not software... but if you're looking in this file, their newsletter might also interest you.
(From VCR Tech Tips)
The Technician's Edge Publishing
P. O. Box 929
Riverton UT 84065-0929 Tel: 801-254-8777
Check, money order or cash only. No, credit cards or COD orders accepted.
You can see a few sample entries on their home page and a bunch more just to give you a better idea of what they're about.
You can also see the index of all tips that have been published from January 1993 through February 1996. Index is sorted by: Brand, Model, Symptom, Month & Year, Tip #.
Check our home page for subscription pricing and further details.
They offer several programs (links to demo's below) that repair shops may find of interest: