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Asked by Josehf Murchison 1 year ago


broken shower door handle

My son broke the shower door handle by hanging off of it. of course it snapped right off. its connected by prongs on both the shower door and the handle and that's what snapped. is there an easy way to fix this? both surfaces are metal.

Posted by nymick131 7 years ago


Fix or Mashup? I'd like to fix if possible

Hello hobbyists, teaches. I inherited a broken electric guitar. The head where the tuning keys go was broken off. Now I would like to know if there is a way to fix. I'm open to some ideas. The neck looks great. However, the neck is glued and doesn't detach like a fender guitar. It's an Ibenez guitar. I open to any suggestions on repair.

Posted by lancruz 10 years ago


ZKAR V2 Mod-Fixes rapid fire problem

Hopefully you can see what this is. Replace the borken Y-clip with a grey connector. remove the blue rod and the grey connector in the gun already to make this fit. This new bullet lock fixes the rapid fire problem with the zkar V2.

Posted by rec0n 7 years ago


How do you fix a whistling toilet? Answered

My toilet emits a high-pitched whistle or squeal when flushed.  This just started two weeks ago.  Of course, when the plumber was here, it didn't make the sound. help Janet

Asked by jbass012706 10 months ago


can you fix a guitar with wood putty alone?

I have an old acousitc guitar witch my music teacher gave me (Mrs. M's so nice) it has tons of cracks and. I was wondering if I could fix it by just using wood putty and a sander and then spray paint it a different color. any suggestions? *i'm also gonna make an instructable out of this.

Asked by Irock148 7 years ago



How can I fix these earphones?

I had bought a pair of earphone called the Blitz from Claires. Well one day i got up from my computer and the wire ripped in half. i tried winding the wires together but that didn't help. What am i to do. I know i can get them fixed but i want to know how i can. These earphones i have are extremely fashionable and i can't throw them out. If you are good with this, please help.

Asked by tabbymarii 6 years ago


Help needed: How to fix a small figurine (not porcelain)

Does anyone know how to repair small figurines. Not porcelain, but maybe gypsum, another one i think is limestone. I have a small dragon, but its head broke off, and then another dragon that broke in 2 places. any suggestions on where i can find some guidance on how to repair it? thanks Attached are 2 pictures of the breaks

Posted by ebaskin 10 years ago


help with fixing stereo amp

Iv had a few problems trying to fix an amp iv got ...there is no obvious problems/problem with it iv tested the thing the best i can ....transistors on out put capacitors diodes and all are ok... the heat sink gets hot to the touch when there is a signal passed through but not any sound comes out . its a sansui amp ax510 iv got a few pics attached ...there is two or three relays in side one on power in and as a speaker protection and iv got a felling that this may be engaged due to a fault .. im not to sure on testing relays iv never had to do it b4 .... iv used a multimeter across it and is showing that a signal not to sure if its a good or bad thing though

Posted by andybuda 8 years ago


I Need help with taking my Keyboard apart..Sony PCG-7G2L?

I have a sony Viao Laptop,At the bottom of the case the model number is PCG-7G2L. My K key broke and i ordered a new one but no instructions came with. I looked on sony website but no luck. Can anyone HELP me take apart my latoptop and get the keyboard out to replace the key.. thanks so mush in advance........DAN?

Asked by danthomas28 9 years ago


Any quick way to "loosen" Tamper Resistant outlets?

Back from the store with ten Tamper Resistant outlets.  I have great difficulty plugging anything into them completely.  I have great difficulty unplugging anything from them.   Is there something I can spray into them to make them open more easily?   Can I rig something to pound into them to loosen them with one whack?   We're putting in more than 100 outlets.  I'm old.  I want to be able to plug things in during my lifetime. "Oh they'll loosen up with use"  just doesn't cut it for anyone with arthritic  hands.   Short of moving, or replacing them after inspection, what can I do?

Asked by mole1 1 year ago


Fix a Broken Key

Here's an interesting way to fix a key when the plastic loop on top breaks. It's a mini pouch with a key ring that the key can go into.I probably would've just epoxied a key ring to it, but this looks a lot nicer, that's for sure. Broken Key Fix via CRAFT

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Airsoft gun fix

I bought a crappy ak-47 airsoft rifle, but it broke. Can anybody tell me how to fix it? Before you ask, what happens is it somewhat works on semi, but when it goes to full auto, it works the same as in semi. I can press the trigger very rapidly on full auto and it will go full auto. Can anyone help??

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago


Chevy Flip Car Key Fix

I have one of those older flip Chevy fobs. Well the key broke off the fob so it's just a piece a metal and I use the fob to turn the ignition. I am looking for a fix with maybe like sugru or something to make a top portion to make it look like a key again.  Any ideas??? or plans of action? don't want to fork out another 100$ a key.

Posted by tunes4x 1 year ago


Xbox 360 RROD Fix: My Heat Sinks Wont Heat Up And My Fans Wont Start!! HELP!!!!?

I followed some guys instructions on how to fix rrod, my heat sinks wont heat up and when i plug in my fans they wont start, PlEASE HELP! + i live in Australia so i dont know where to get thermal compound, pleazz help!!!

Asked by xtremehydra 7 years ago


How to fix this laptop charger? Answered

Recently my girlfriends laptop charger has gone and killed itself and i told her i was able to fix it but when she gave it to me and told me about it, i realized that it wasnt going to be a simple cut and patch job. Now I'm assuming the problem is where i depicted it in the picture since she told me she had to do the whole "move it in the right spot for it to charge" thing. However i'm not sure if i would be able to just cut part of the middle out and then patch it back together since there is not that much room. Anyways to the question at hand... What would be the best way to go about fixing this part of the laptop charger ?

Asked by jbeadia 7 years ago


How can I fix this power box thing for my guitar pedal?

It used to work fine but someone stepped on the cable and now it only works if I can find a way to bend the cable so that current flows, but honestly this sucks( cause I have to be holding it somehow to be able to play).

Asked by moyoteg 9 years ago


Can my guitar be inexpensively fixed? And if so, how?

I recently accidentally broke the head off of my Epiphone acoustic guitar. A buddy of mine who knows guitars told me I could fix it using a strong super glue (like gorilla glue), wood putty, black spray paint (the guitar is black) and painters tape. I would like to know if my guitar can be fixed this way and be playable afterwards. I would've gotten rid of it and had a new one bought but the guitar has a lot of sentimental value to me as it has helped me though the toughest of times. I'd love to get it fixed so I can do my Johnny Cash impersonations perfectly, right down to the spec of things. So, if anyone can help me, I'd really much appreciate it. "For those about to rock...."

Asked by keaglez_2011 5 years ago


Javafix containers?

I'm reasonably certain that I didn't dream this up, but if I did I am sorry. No, not really because somebody should make a coffee brand called that. Anyway apparently there was back in the DDR a coffee brand called 'JavaFix'(spelling uncertain) Which is either a mistranslated or made up name  or it was actually called that in which case it's awesome and I have to know where to get a tin or two. (or at least a high resolution image.) Yes I did google it and no I didn't find any appropriate links. (Presumably Britney Spears owns the whole coffee industry with something weird called a "latte" or a 'frappuccino' I assume it is some type of hard drug made of amphetamines ground toddlers and the anguished cries of dying orphans...)

Posted by XylophonicMonkey 8 years ago


Fix Rattan/Bamboo furniture - NOT WICKER!!!

I recently bought a mid-century rattan dining table with four chairs.  I want to replace the cushions on the chairs - two piece, but they have snaps to keep the cushions in place.  I do not plan on having snaps on the new cushions, but that leaves me with the male part of the snaps.  If I pull them out, which I want to do, I will be left with a bunch of holes and no clue how to fix them, and since I haven't removed them yet, I have no idea how deep the holes will be.  I am open to any and all suggestions.   Thank you!   PS, I've tried to upload photos, but it's not working.  

Posted by Luny 1 year ago


The lock on the drivers side door of my '94 Plymouth Voyager broke and the door now won't close.

I need help on figuring out how to fix lock myself, or preferably closing it semi perm. Sadly Bungees don't work.

Asked by dianaw 8 years ago



Headphone started Peeling, any ideas? Answered

I have a SONY MDR-ZX600 Headphone which started peeling off at the ear pad and head rest area. I called the service and they wudnt replace it and i dunt want to buy new ones 'cause i wud face the same prob later. Is ther any idea to fix this and make it aestheticly pleasing?  Thanks!

Asked by Kaushik LS 3 years ago


So all 4 rings are fixable right?

Im a n00b, bought a red ringed 360 from a friend for cheap.

Asked by 8 years ago


Help! Leaky Sink!

Help! I'm at my Mom's house and I heard a water drip, then a trickle and now its a steady stream of water leaking from below the sink!  I know my Momma's got some water damage under there but I just need a quick fix until she can get the bigger problem resolved.  Here are some pics of the problem.  It seems to be leaking from the top, what should I buy to seal this off?  Any particular brand that you guys know of that will work for sure?? Thanks!

Posted by zurichko 6 years ago


I have a Dalselv bed frame and the mattress keeps sliding off. Any idea's on a fix? Possibly adding additional sides?

My mattress keeps sliding down and to the left viewed from the headboard. I have noticed that my bed frame has a lot of leeway making it easier for the mattress to move. I had problems with my first mattress and with my second one. I have a full size bed. Not sure if the addition of boards to the sides, foot and head. part of the frame will help. any other suggestions?

Asked by bluefly1215 8 years ago


How do I replace a broken LCD in my Kodak M753 Digital Camera?

While the camera is physically fine, the LCD of the Kodak M753 is showing black / white and is unusable. The glass isn't cracked, and still takes pics perfectly, too. Was quoted £100 UKP for the repair in a camera shop, but would rather fix it myself, as replacement LCD screens are readily (and cheaply) available - but I would like to know more before attacking the Kodak M753 with a screwdriver! Can someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks for reading!

Asked by Coz_UK 9 years ago



Some important bugs I found

Hi, I found some bugs: 1- The sort by of the forum does not work.  2- In the initial web a sad gray background. (instructables.com) 3- The button Go to step in every instructable does not work, I click it but it does not do anything. I am using Chrome (lastest version). Bye!

Posted by faacuunndoo 4 years ago


Dell computer question?- not turning on

I have a Dell dimension 2400 that while using it turned off and never powered back on. It was raining that day and I was on the computer and I heard what it sounded like a spark and I kinda saw it too behind where the computer case is(light was off so I saw like a small spark on the wall). I have the computer on a protected surge power strip. This happend before a month before and it was fixed with a new power supply. It didn't turn on also the next morning and it was raining also in the night. I'm thinking a voltage spike cause it .So this time I put in a new power supply and it wont turn on. The power supplys both work(new and older one). So what could it be that is causing it not to turn on? Anyone ever had this problem before? There is a green LED inside that turns on when pluged in but thats it. The power buttons LEDs don't turn on when pushed to power on.

Asked by PitStoP 9 years ago


Chunk missing from a mug?

So, my grandfather accidentally broke my grandmother's favorite mug, and it shattered into too many pieces to be glued back together. I have a large chunk, but I would need to reconstruct the base with something. Is there a material that I could use (dishwasher safe) to re-form the bottom of the cup? I don't normally do this kind of stuff, but I'd like to do something here.

Asked by Hjwenk 1 year ago


can the magnetic ribbon/tape be repaired on cell phone to make display operable again?

I have a samsung "rugby" flip phone which is less that 4 months old.  in going for a walk, i dropped it leaving the magnetic tape/ribbon (i believe i'm using the correct term(s) here) torn apart.  is there a way that i can connect the ribbon  or put the ribbon back together to make my display work again and if so, what kind of materials would i need to get this project done

Asked by johnshericosmo 8 years ago


Blue-ish tint to my projector?

I recently bought a digital lcd data projector from garage sale , i saw the projected image before buying and was happy with it , but alas once getting it home and setting it up the image now has a blue tint it. the projector model is,  Sony VPL-351QM  lcd data projector . i think it was made in about 1994 , and it weighs about 25 kgs, to be honest when i saw it i thought it was some sort of old digital cinema projector, like they use for the Ad's before a film. any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jesusofnazereth 7 years ago


Fixit Clinic

For those of you in the Bay Area, next Tuesday there will be a Fixit Clinic at UC Berkeley. The organizers are inviting people of all ages to bring in broken electronics and appliances so that they can work together and learn how to fix them (or, if not possible, at least how they work). This is going to be an awesome event because the only thing better than computer reuse is computer repair. I plan on being there with my iPod and its broken scroll wheel. I look forward to finding out if this is something that can be easily repaired or if it's time to invest in a new mp3 player. This will also be a great opportunity to meet all of the local people interested in exploring computer repair and reuse. Full event details: WHAT:  Fixit Clinic WHEN:  Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010, 7PM WHERE: UC Berkeley University Village Community Center, 1125 Jackson Street, Albany, CA‎ HOW:    Bring:  1) your broken or non-working thing (carry-in only: no oversize items. 2) any tools you might already own that you think might be helpful (e.g. phillips head screwdriver) 3) a digital camera to document the disassembly and what we find inside 4) boxes, bags and/or small containers to organize (and carry away) parts. COST:   Free! WHY:    To make friends, learn how things work, and have fun! Directions: UC Village is just off I-80, between the Gilman St. and Buchanan St. exits, behind the Target.

Posted by 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer 8 years ago


Can I fix this? (Update!!!!)

Ok guys... I really need some help, I know there are some motor-heads around here on the forum, I really need some help from people on here with metal working/motorcycle/general small engine knowledge!!! See umm... yesterday, yeah well look at the pictures.. and trust me, my body is almost as mangled as the bike in the picture. I don't stop for NO ONE though, I want to fix this as my dad is pretty pissed about it (this weekend is father's day and he was looking forward to taking it out for a drive). Not only that.. MY BIKE IS TOTALED F?CK! I've done some googling and I can order some parts from the baja powersports website, as they have a parts catalog and even pictures to go with each part they sell, the weird thing is that they have like ALL the parts I could ever replace on the bike... except the front suspension.. like seriously everything under the kitchen sink EXCEPT any major front end parts (like said suspension)... Anyways guys, can someone PLEASE help me out here? I called a number on the baja powersports website and the guy said they don't directly deal with parts (even though it said it was a Canadian toll free parts number) and he asked for my postal code and found the closest "shop" next to me which is about a 30 min drive from here but oh well, I need the parts! Anyways look at the damage, it's pretty screwed up as you can see in the picture. But I want to know if maybe I can errr "bandage" it up a bit until I get said parts. The rim is kinda bent too... but I think it'll still roll forwards, I have the front end back together, my the left side sheered right off the bike and that part of the suspension will have to be replaced aswell.. Long post I know, but I'm a bloody hurting unit today, and my dad is very pissed off with me, this is a BRAND NEW bike guys! Surely someone can help me figure something? UPDATE>: After playing some phone tag and talking to A LOT OF PEOPLE over the phone, I'm getting like $500 worth of bike parts shipped to me within one business week, RIGHT TO MY DOOR! I'll tell you now when I hung up the phone with the guy, I nearly jumped through the ceiling, it's all gonna be covered under warrenty, even the shipping!!!!! I told the guy I'll be thanking him until next year! So all in all, my knee is still buggered up, but I'm a lot happier knowing that my 2 month old bike isn't a COMPLETE write-off! Thanks for the help anyways guys.... oh wait what am I saying, thanks for the criticism! But all in all, thanks for being by my side to laugh at my foolish mistakes fellow instructables members... I hope that everyone that reads this topic will see this and learn to be more responsible when driving ANY motorized vehicle!

Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago


What kind of material to use?

Okay I've procrastinated long enough to do something with my ibook's heatsink. As some may or may not know, ibooks come with thermal pads, which I unwittedly removed the old one off mine, thinking it could be replaced with good old generic thermal paste..which technically would be better for it.Unfortunatly folks the heatsink wasn't designed to clamp down onto the cpu like a normal heatsink should do, as it has to cover several different gpu/memory chips of different sizes, making a small gap between the heatsink and cpu.I've heard of people using a square or even round piece of steel or copper or something to wedge in with some thermal paste. Well, all I can think of off hand to use that might work is some sheet metal that has some white paint or something coated on one side, and a round steel (?) rod out of an old printer that's been sitting around. I presume the latter would probably be better.Can someone suggest what would be best? Should I try cutting it with a hack saw or try getting someone's bandsaw so I can get a better cut? Right now my ibook is reporting a cpu temp of 53 of Celcious, which really, compared to when it's turned on from a cold start, is really F***** slow and very laggy, it often hangs for minutes at a time. It's horrible to use sometimes, but at the same time it owes me absolutely nothing so I won't cry if it burns out.

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago


how to fix broken ipods?

How do i fix a broken ipod or create a customizable working one?

Asked by 9 years ago


how to fix a broken laptop usb port?

I have a emachines E525 laptop built by Acer and it has only 2 usb ports.  both of them are broken.  how do you fix them ?

Asked by sammtl23 8 years ago


How to fix CRT monitor that has been powered with reverse voltage?

I have a small Homeland Security system monitor (model number 01875) that I accidentally powered with backwards polarity. Now it doesn't turn on. How can I fix it?

Asked by Ethanal 7 years ago


how do i fix a boat that has major cracks, and a 1x1 foot peice of the hull missing?

 Its primarily made up of foam in the core, and hard plastic as a coating outside. Please i need advice on how to fix it.

Asked by yosefz 8 years ago


how can i fix a crack in my Kicker cvr subs?

There is a dime sized hole and crack in the hard cone. of my 12in kicker cvr subwoofer.

Asked by 9 years ago


How do you fix an Ipod touch home button? Answered

I might be getting an Ipod that has a broken home button, is this fixable, if it is, how do I do it?

Asked by shammallamaman 9 years ago


What is the CHEAPEST way to fix a BAD roof on a trailer?

The roof on our trailer (mobile home) is dying a gruesome death....any helpful tips would be MOST appreciated! _Sincerely, tamarack1pines

Posted by tamarack1pines 10 years ago


How to fix an Ipod Shuffle?

My Ipod broke not even two weeks after getting it. The memory appears to be fine when I look at the files through my computer, but it won't play music. Instead there is a orange and green light pattern.

Asked by Queenoftheknownuniverse 8 years ago


How can I fix peeling paint in bathroom? Latex paint was put directly on new drywall without using primer under it. Answered

Paint is now cracking, then curling up in dime to quarter-sized pieces in about a 3x3 foot section above the shower in bathroom.

Asked by 9 years ago


The Future Needs Fixing!

As you may, or may not, be aware, Sugru have done a bit of a re-launch of their site & community. Guess who was was of sixty or so people asked to help? (Blink, and you'll miss me!) Sugru is a brilliant material for Makers, with hundreds of projects already posted on Instructables, it comes out of the packet like sticky modelling clay, after a few minutes it starts to cure, until it fully sets as a food-safe silicone rubber that will adhere to most surfaces.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


HELP ME QUICK!!, any body know how to fix sideways compy??? Answered

Hello, my computer flipped sideways so now everything is side ways, evan the mouse is "sideways" Please help me quick (my dad will freak out) pic included shows what it looks like THanks!

Asked by Emsaid 8 years ago


123d App

Just a question if anyone can help. I've downloaded the 123dapp program to my pc for the 123dapp challenge but it keeps closing out/shutting down when I try to do anything with the prim. I've already searched this topic on Autodesk site and found an older thread about it but no fix. Is there a fix for this to stop this from happening? I've also unistalled and reinstalled the program and it's still behaving the same way.

Posted by N1K1_1NC. 4 years ago


RAM error cause / fix

I've started getting system service exceptions, and have linked the cause to the RAM, which has shown around 10 errors when tested, mainly that certain pairs do not store data accurately, on at least one of the sticks. I need to ascertain the cause of these errors to see if the warranty covers it. Would it be possible to get or write a program to keep writing to the defective locations, to prevent important applications using the space?

Posted by The Skinnerz 7 years ago