Need broken dvd player for spare parts. Working on project
Posted by NUM41R_B41G 6 years ago
The zoom part broke & its not worth reparing.so what can I make with it????
Asked by bigmark 8 years ago
I have three broken printers in my room and i don't know what to do with them. i don't want to throw them out. any suggestions on what to do with them?
Asked by jibatsu 8 years ago
Hello everyone... I have a broken LCD screen that went to a dvd player base that was a portable dvd player system, I was wanting to know if it was possible for me to find a way to power this up and use it with my computer, to display system stats like temp, proccessor usage, and things like this, any ideas on if this can be done and how I could do it?
Posted by blumoon94 7 years ago
Hi everyone! I'm looking to buy spoilt/broken iPods, most preferably the iPod photo or anything that's around that size/weight for an art project that I am undertaking. I'll pay for shipping and give you a reasonable token sum for your help ;) (Understand that I need about a hundred, so it would be nice if you don't expect too much cash for me.)
Posted by joyene 7 years ago
I shall soon see whether it is or isn't.
Asked by Burf 6 years ago
I broke my left hand now get ready to laugh...i slammed it in an old '77 cadilac door (OUCH). i cracked my 1st knuckle dislocated my index finger and fractured my bone that goes from your knuckle to your wrist (OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW)
Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago
I recieved a free, working TV the other day. The only problem with it was the pin from an RCA video cable had broken off inside the socket. I didn't want to spend money on an RF modulator for my DVD Player, so I figured out a pretty solid way of getting the pin out. 1.) Find a needle 2.) On a hard surface, bend the very tip of the needle slightly so that it forms a tiny barb. 3.) heat the tip of the needle with a lighter until it glows red hot. 4.) stick the needle into the plastic core of the broken RCA pin 5.) wait a few seconds for it to cool 6.) pull the needle out, and the broken tip should follow!
Posted by spenjmn 10 years ago
I own a 4th generation iPod shuffle. One day I dropped it from pretty high up and now when I turn it on a green light comes on, and flashes on and off. It won't play music and my computer has a hard time recognizing it. What's wrong with it and how do I fix it?
Asked by Wendymarvel 4 years ago
Hey everyone, Im new to this forum, but I visit the site a lot. I just got a Toshiba laptop for free, Not sure what model but it has a huge screen. From what I've been told, the motherboard is broken, but the screen works. Ive tried pressing the power button and nothing happens, but there are those little.. shortcut keys to start internet etc. When I press one, it starts up, but the screen doesnt show anything. Im pretty sure something is just wrong with the wiring, but I have no clue how to fix this. Is there any way to fix it from what you would know? Or is there anything fun I can do to it with the screen or something? I have not touched it in a year now and its collecting dust, so right now, im open to any ideas =]
Posted by SpencerRawr 10 years ago
I have a unibody macbook which I have recently broken and would be grateful for your help/advice. I dropped my macbook on the floor. As a result a piece of metal (I think it is aluminium but this is a guess) snapped off the screen (internally). This piece of metal was the piece that the hinge screwed into, connecting the screen and the keyboard and allowed the laptop to close. I have attempted to glue this piece back on with various strong adhesives but these have not been strong enough due to it being hinge. I am writing to ask if you think that a form of welding may be a possible solution. The piece is 1.75cm in length and about 3mm across. As you can see from the photos there are three holes which will hold the screws securing the hinge to the computer's base. The piece is attached to the laptop's screen. I have attached two professional photos which I hope show how the piece fits into the overall mechanism. Your input would be most appreciated.
Posted by apa261 6 years ago
Hi, my laptop lcd is broken .it is a 15.4 inch dell inspiron 1501,so my question is if i want to change the lcd i have to buy the same model of dell i.e 1501 or can i buy different inspiron version like e1505,9100 like that because i see some deals on other versions of dell .actually i see a very good deal($15) for inspiron 8500 ,so do you think it will fit.
Posted by vijaybhaskar 10 years ago
I tried multiple methods of downloading the PDF of this article: https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PC-oscilliscope/ It didn't work here. I got some: DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd looking thing that isn't a PDF when I tried with means other than my web browser. This is the link to the defective PDF download page: https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PC-oscilliscope/?download=pdf Someone else in their comment from 2011 seems to have had some difficulties too. Feel free to get in contact with me when you have resolved this issue as I would like to download that file myself here. Thank you.
Posted by pfred2 6 years ago
In writing 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer I collected a lot of broken electronics to make projects with. However, the ones I had the most fun re-purposing were the ones I had broken myself. This is not say I enjoy breaking my electronics, but rather, I enjoyed finding new uses for the devices that I had grown rather fond of using. The last such thing I have that died on me was the digital camera I used to document all of the projects I made in the book (it survived over 20,000 photos before I dropped it for the last time). It's currently in pieces on my work bench while I try to figure out what to do with it. I'm wondering, what is the last thing you have that died? What do you plan on doing with it?
Posted by 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer 8 years ago
It's the little metal bar. Anybody know how I can fix it?
Asked by Appollo64 7 years ago
Okay I have this problem with a screw being stuck. It's a small screw size, like maybe #10, but can't tell. It's stuck in 3/4 inch mdf, and it goes through the mdf. I've tried everything to get it out. Pliers don't work, and I absolutely CAN NOT drill out a larger hole. I tried super gluing a nut to it (yes, I know, stupid idea) didn't work. Only other idea I have is possibly welding a nut onto it, but I have no access to any kind of welder. I can get a butane torch with interchangeable 'soldering' tips, but I think I could possibly do a cheap tack weld that way if it gets hot enough. Other than that, does anyone have any ideas on what I can do? I'd like to preserve the threads as I will be using the same hole.
Asked by xander.zoolander 3 years ago
Its a fujifilm 10 mega pixel digital camera, when on the 3 inch screen turns white and crack is black. is there any chance i could replace it under $100.
Asked by RunningRiot42 8 years ago
I overcharged my toy helicopter that i last played with about 1 year ago. Now it just wont charge. i've tried everything but it simply wont charge. both of the planes cost about £25 each.
Asked by knektek 8 years ago
I've had a pro membership for some time. In the couple years as a member never once have I ever received any results any time I have tried to use the search functions on the site. By never, I do mean in fact not once, ever. It would be a really empowering thing to be able to search for specific items/terms. Assistance greatly appreciated.
Posted by GrfxGawd 4 years ago
The connector plug sheared off where it plugs into the drum set. I cut the cable to replace the jack but can't figure out how the wires inside can be reconnected to the new jack. It looks like there is only one wire inside the insulation but part is red and part is gold. But they seem to run together. Any advice or help appreciated!?
Asked by bmountain 9 years ago
When attempting to navigate to: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-comment/?sort=FIRSTCOMMENT ERROR 500: solr Ex ! Exception org.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServerException: Error executing query at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.request.QueryRequest.process(QueryRequest.java:95) at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServer.query(SolrServer.java:118) at com.instructables.solr.SolrSearchServlet.doGet(SolrSearchServlet.java:536) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:47) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:48) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:77) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:140) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:68) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595) Caused by: org.apache.solr.common.SolrException: can not sort on undefined field: FIRSTCOMMENT can not sort on undefined field: FIRSTCOMMENT request: http://10.0.0.1:8003/read/select?fq=+type:comment&qt=dismax&rows=20&start=0&facet.field=channelCategory&facet.field=keyword&facet.field=featureFlag&facet=true&facet.limit=30&facet.mincount=2&sort=FIRSTCOMMENT desc&wt=javabin&version=1 at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.impl.CommonsHttpSolrServer.request(CommonsHttpSolrServer.java:424) at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.impl.CommonsHttpSolrServer.request(CommonsHttpSolrServer.java:243) at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.request.QueryRequest.process(QueryRequest.java:89) ... 23 more
Posted by Lithium Rain 7 years ago
Hello, i am looking for either a broken ipod classic or just the hard drive from it. If you have the broken ipod, it cant be a hard drive issue, as i do not have the tools for repair, nor the resources to make a cleanroom. so yeah, if at all possible, 60 gigs or higher please. thank you
Posted by mortis1369 8 years ago
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
Broken link https://www.instructables.com/id/Layered-Paper-Art/ of the October 7, 2014 newsletter. Returns: Sorry, we just can't find that one! We're sorry, the URL is either incorrect or no longer available. Maybe you are looking for one of the following Instructables below.
Posted by xmac 3 years ago
It appears to be impossible to reply to any comments in this forum topic: www.instructables.com/community/If-you-could-ask-God-one-question-what-would-it-be/ Using FF13.0.1 under XP Home Edition, there is no response at all to clicking on the reply buttons. No message, no movement of the page....
Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago
Dell XT2 laptop. I would be very grateful for couple of advices. Is there a way of not spreading upper crack during everyday usage like a black hole in "Dark Water" ?
Asked by DDevilPL 5 years ago