I am not sure if this is the right forum for my question, but I am unclear what the FAQ means by
it is not about
... consumer electronics such as media players, cell phones or smart phones, except when designing these products or hacking their electronics for other uses...
Here is my problem:
I opened up a hair drier because I wanted to remove the heating element, and I have some specific questions about which wires are doing what and how I can re-connect the right ones after removing the heating element.
I am not sure if this qualifies as 'hacking'.
Is such a question appropriate here?