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Backup Cams

So, I was talking about homemade backup cameras for a car. And the question of legality came up. Do they have to be shut off whenever you're in drive, if so, how do the wireless ones that you can buy turn off when you get out of reverse?

Topic by Weissensteinburg    |  last reply

battery backup

I have a really cool sunstech weather station but when the power goes off it loses time date and weather prediction. I live in Spain and we are prone to daily power cuts. I need a low power 5v back up system to power it. Any ideas welcome

Topic by malchall    |  last reply

How to remove backups? Answered

I just updated my old computer to service pack 3 and I noticed that when it was going through the update proses that it was backing up my commuter. Once it had finished updating and it had been restarted. I checked to see how much space it had taken from my small 10 gb harddive and found that the update had taken up around 3.5gb of my hardrive. I is the huge amount of space taken up the fault of it backing up my hardrive? If so how can I remove just the backup?

Question by coolpizzadude    |  last reply

Nintendo DSi backups?

If I get a Nintendo DSi that was made for Americans (NTSC) would I be able to play PAL backups on my R4i?

Question by the_burrito_master    |  last reply

5v battery backup?

Hi, I have a 555 timer circuit running in monostable mode which I need a battery backup for.Anyone have a simple, reliable circuit that can achieve the following results :1. Switch power between the 5v cell phone charger and the battery in the event of a power outage. The "switch" needs to be seemless otherwise it will trigger the monostable as it is set to trigger or re-trigger whenever the power goes off and on again.2. Charge the battery when the power is on.3. Stop charging the battery when it is fully charged.Any other suggestions will be much appreciated. I am not rigid on the design and use of parts, although....the cheaper the better without compromising on reliability (of course).This is for a security system that drives two lasers, a camera and a cell phone. Not sure if the cell phone battery can be used to power the "backup system" as well as run the cell phone.Thanks in advance.GK ;)

Question by GhengisKhan1981    |  last reply

Good free backup software?

I'm feeling that Windows Backup is very inadequate. Do you know of any good, reliable, free backup software that I can use? Preferrably for Windows XP. Thanks in advance Thermo.

Question by thermoelectric    |  last reply

uses for computer backup batteries?

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How do I backup my instructables offline

How do I backup my instructables offline

Topic by DynamicsTutor    |  last reply

How to backup dvd to my pc?

I just get a new dvd. want to backup to pc. what should i do?

Question by ebaley    |  last reply

UPS battery backup as car inverter?

I hope this isn't a dumb question, but if I were to take an old UPS unit, remove the battery, wire a 12V lighter socket plug to the battery cables in the UPS, and plug it in to the car, would it convert the 12V DC to 120V AC while the car is running? And if it worked would it draw too much power or damage anything? I wouldn't use this to run anything with a motor, just a laptop charger and maybe a light. Thanks! :)

Topic by 500FPS    |  last reply

Li-Ion battery pack

Hi, I have 4x PANASONIC CGR18650CG LI-ION BATTERY 2250mAh 3.7v.  I have connected them in series and it gives around 14v. My internet router is working on 12v 500mA. Is this battery pack too much for that router? I was thinking to use that battery pack as backup for my router when there is no electric power, because it's winter and every few days there are problems with power. Thanks!

Topic by AdvanŽ    |  last reply

Can you back up a computer like you would a smartphone? Answered

You can back up smartphones completely, files applications and i think sometimes settings. You can also back up computer files. But can you back up computer applications? some applications aren't portable.. :-/

Question by Houdinipeter    |  last reply

How do I wire for an automatic battery backup???

I am working on a project where components are run from AC power (converted to 12v DC). I am interested in wiring in a 12V li-ion battery that will be trickle charged by the AC power (actually the converted 12v DC) and will automatically take over should the AC power go out. To all you electronic geniuses -- how do I accomplish this likely easy setup. Thanks in advance for the assistance.

Question by pletchman    |  last reply

Does anyone have the pinout to make a Simple Signaling UPS Cable AP9827- USB to RJ45 for an APC ES 500 UPS?

This is the USB to RJ45 that connects the Battery backup to the computer

Question by TAAD1    |  last reply

how do i make a gear box with a 6to1 ratio so i can build a wind up power supply for emergency?

I want to build a generator that doesn't use gas but will turn fast enough to turn an alternator with a gear box system once i have the gear box built which will meet my requirements I will use three battery's two alternators. having this done ill use an invert er.    

Question by Lonnie W pagle Jr    |  last reply

BACKUP COPIES FOR Wii GAMES??? does anyone know anything about something like Easy Backup Wizard

(or any other one) which claims (for $29) to be sort of like AnyDVD/Clone DVD in that you merely install and run it and can then make backup copies of Wii game DVDs??

Question by HARRENT    |  last reply

run backups without modchip on nintendo wii by thundaboy1047

... where can i get the Backup Launcher 0.3 Gamma: pal (for australia) file from because i dont have any of the files cause broken link please help!!!! been working on this for month now!!?

Question by d.c_8888    |  last reply

how do you make backups of ps2 games? Answered

how do you make backups of ps2 games? copy them onto a computer and burn them to a dvd disc.thanks

Question by priceis    |  last reply

Computer UPS backup transformer into an welder OR spot welder ??????

I have some transformer from my UPS. i want to make it welder.. watch this videos.. Do not talk about microwave ovens transformers . i don't have microwave transformer. can we make it ??? 

Topic by ishan udyoga    |  last reply

Laptop batteries + Solar panels = Backup travel battery

Here's the thing. I have had this idea for a while now to use some old laptop batteries to make a larger battery cell and some PowerFilm solar chargers to charge them. I have 10 good laptop batteries and 10 PowerFilm AA solar chargers to use. I travel a lot and would like to combine all of these to make a decent travel battery capable of charging an iPhone, iPod, iPad and/or camera batteries as needed.  Seeking some guidance to make this happen. Will be posting an Instructable when I'm fully capable of building this. 

Topic by kreak403    |  last reply

Auto-cloud backup mobile units for digital photography and film

This is just an idea I wanted to pitch It's entirely feasible more of a question of why.  There are hot spot devices that can get internet anywhere  You could theoretically build a module that plugs into a camera via USB and then the footage you take is automatically uploaded to a server somewhere (of your choice) 

Topic by jacob.cunningham.311    |  last reply

UPS external battery setup?

 I have a APC BACKUPS 500 with a dead battery, it can supply up to 300 watts continuously. However, at full tilt my computer can use up to 1000watts and the monitor uses about 150. With standard use my computer uses around 400watts or so. Would it be possible to use 2 UPS both wired in parralel to a single deep cycle lead acid battery. Would this work? The thing I'm worried about is wouldn't both UPSes try to charge the battery at the same t ime, and would that be ok? Red is positive and blue is negative in the picture. I would hopefully get around 1 hour of backup. Also, is there any way to make my computer go into energy conservation mode when the power goes out? I have a 2008 8 core mac pro.

Question by snowluck2345    |  last reply

Help me design the Circuit,

Hello everyone;I want to make power backup for my internet router which runs on, 9v and 0.6Ah or 600mAh, I bought the 9v battery but it could not provide enough current to the router to work properly, so now i have two 6v batteries which provides 4Ah current each and i want to use them for power backup, now i,m stuck at the point that how i'm going to make this voltage lower i.e 12V to 9V, however, I figured out how I can limit the current to 0.6Ah or 600mAh, i,m using 12v charger to charge these batteries while connected in series and will use it with router as well, can any one help me out the how can i decrease the voltage to 9V and use it power my router.i'll be grateful

Topic by TamurT    |  last reply

How do I softmod my wii to load backups?

Hello, So recently I've been really into the whole wii softmodding idea.  What I want to do is install the backup channel and I have no idea what needs to be done prior to ensure this goes smoothly.  I have system menu 4.2 and installing the homebrew channel wont be a problem.  I know I need something called the "truncha bug" to install CIOS but thats all I know.  All help is welcome Thanks :)

Question by junits15    |  last reply

Backup battery convert 3.6v nicad to 3.7v li-ion

Have a slot machine MPU backup battery 3.6v nicad. Would like to replace w/ 3.7v Li-ion NON-RECHARGEABLE and NOT have the battery charge. Was thinking I might be able to insert a diode in line with the battery to prevent the circuit from charging. Am I on the right track?Thank you for your timeJim B.

Question by digitaltripper    |  last reply

"How can a burn a backup copy of my purchased dvd?

I have a Disney DVD that I bought & my child plays it every day. I would like to have a backup of it because I am afraid it won't last much longer. Anyone that has children can probably relate. Since I already bought the DVD once I don't want to have to purchase it again. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Question by alwaysl8    |  last reply

How to play Wii backups from a usb drive with no modchip?

I have a wii and I have installed the homebrew channel. I have formatted my USB drive to FAT32 and have use the USB loader to rip my games and play them. I want to use the USB drive to load the "USB Loader" either through homebrew channel or preferably through a channel forwarder. This last part, I have not been able to accomplish. I get errors when I actually load the games this way and the games fail. Please help. I can give more info if you need it.

Question by zettolly  

4p 18650 power backup using TP4056's with protection

Hi Everybody, I need help with project I am up to so any advices would be much appreciated. Setup: Laptop power supply 20V 3A 4x TP4056 with protection 4x 18650 lion cells of different condition 4x P-MOSFET 4x Schotky diode 4x 1k resistor 1x step down module 1x step up module Task: Want to build 18650 cell charger (backup power supply) using 20V power supply and charging circuit with TP4056 in parallel. Goal: Should be able to run constantly connected to main power supply being able to simultaneously charge the cells (and cut them of while fully charged) and supplying power to the load. For the input I plan to use step down convertor to get 5V (for parallel connected TP4056 chargers) and for output step up convertor to get 12V for the load. I did a lot of research already, therefore I incorporate P-MOSFET, Diode and 1K resistor to not to disturb the precision of the charger and prevent the drain of the cells once charged. I also draw the circuit how I think it should be done. I am new to this so I will appreciate any input, correction or alternative to this. Whole idea is to be able to charge cells which are unmatched without balancer and being safe. I am not sure if the TP4056 protection would serve sufficiently for this. Also am interested how much would be maximal possible current output. Plan to use Samsung IRC18650 24b cells at the moment which I salvaged from my old laptop battery.

Question by pavelkryml    |  last reply


I used the "Use backups on any wii without a chip" instructions and everything installed ok. The only thing is, when I run a backup from backup loader, I get a blue screen with ERROR #002 telling me to eject the disc and power down. I am running version 3.2 and any help would be appreciated.

Question by shacklz    |  last reply

is there a possible way to repair this external battery? Answered

Its apacer B120 li-ion 6600mah @3.7v    (3x18650) a friend of mine test one of those 3 leg diodes  (not the burned ones) he said it gives strange number cant find you a replacement :( i dont know how to measure just solder so if anyone can provide any help its welcome non of the usb works

Question by turbiny    |  last reply

How do you backup windows mobile 6 operating system to a laptop With free programs?

I have a pocket pc with windows mobile 6 installed, I am wanting to try Linux on it so I will need to backup the operating system for if I want it back, if you know any way to of backing up the os on it it would be mitch appriciated.

Question by The Rusted Workman    |  last reply

iphone external backup battery DIY with old nokia batteries as cells? Answered

I wanna charge my iphone via diy backup battery made from old nokia cells or ipad battery or even couple of iphone 4 batteries i have a step up board and a cheap backup 18650 battery board wich one should i use and how should i connect the batteries with the battery board or without

Question by turbiny    |  last reply

if you play backup games can your wii brick up?

 you have a burned C.D. or use a SD or USB to play back up games on your Wii can the Wii get bricked up and become unusable.

Question by Jonas412    |  last reply

How to get the old editor back, to fix bullets, and use backups

Ok, Now ive used it a bit I dont mind the new editor so much, but after it ate a whole page and then auto saved I was not happy!  This works in firefox  but not in chrome for some reason. Hit publish, then edit and it goes back to the old editor. you can then hit "more" and then "history" and go back to a previous version. so I got my page back...  You can also fix up those annoying gaps the new editor makes when hitting new line or bullets.

Topic by liquidhandwash    |  last reply

How do I trace/log software install on Mac?

I need to install something from a dubious source on my Mac, and be able to remove it COMPLETELY including all system file changes and links. Will Time Machine be enough to revert any changes? If not, what is the best way to log all files written by the installer?   I thought of using lsof or opensnoop, but I'm not sure which is better for my needs. Thanks! 

Question by Morgantao    |  last reply

Seagate Backup+ 2TB Drive Not Showing up in My Computer but is Showing Up in Device Manager?

Hi, My Seagate Backup+ Slim External Drive stopped showing up in My Computer but does show up in Device Manager. I voided the warrenty and I have some data I really need back. I am using Windows 7. HELP ME PLEASE!

Question by thispageiscringeignoreit    |  last reply

Wii - Play Backup Games without modchip -- System Menu V 4.0 ?

Please note: I am beginner at this. Ok, here is what I have done: 1. I have upgraded my System Menu to version 4.0 using the update option from the Wii2. Following this instructable: I have installed cIOS36 Rev7. This means that I have also installed Homebrew Channel (using Bannerbomb exploit ). 3. Following the same instructable I have got to the point where I got the Error ret-2011 which a lot of other people (with System Menu 4.0) got: " tried to install the 04-BackupLauncher0.3g+_249-NeoRame.rar like instructed below.I get a installing ticket...ERROR! (ret = -2011)"4. After that everything went down the drain. I have tried to follow this instructable: with both versions (offline and online), but I kept getting the -2011 error. 5. I have tried to follow other tutorials out there but I did not get any further because of different errors. Now I do not know what version of cIOS or other files I have installed on my Wii.I have tried to update again my System Menu 4.0 in case I have messed up anything but my Wii says that I already have the latest version installed. So my questions are: 1. How do I know what version of the Files I have and whether I have messed up my System Menu ? And how do I get back to the original System Menu 4.0 of the files? 2. Since the aim of this entire thing is to play backup games, how do I fix this and how do I get my Wii to play the backup games, from backup DVDs (I've seen that it might be possible to play them from USB devices, I am not interested in that right now). Also, I do not want to install any other homebrew applications (like DVD players or video players).3. If in the process I have to downgrade my System Menu, what are the exact steps to do that? Thank you very much for your help and I hope someone will be able to help me make things work !If you think you can help but you need more information, please comment on my question and I will provide as much information as I can

Question by liljohnnydoe    |  last reply

itunes help please?

I have alot of music in my iTunes library, the problem is that all of my music was stored in folders on my desktop before i added it to my itunes, so now i cant delete the folders without messing up my itunes would it work if i backed up all of my files to a disc and deleted the folders and THEN restored all of the music with the backup discs?

Question by cynical_chemical    |  last reply

What DVDs does the Wii read?

What DVDs does the Wii read? I'm using Mem Rex +R DVDs (4.7 GB and 16x) to play backup gamecube games on my Wii. Can you tell me how to play a backup gamecube game? Thanks!

Question by chessking5123    |  last reply

Access 2010 database manual Answered

Today I had one client with the damaged .mdb file. I asked him about the backup, but he said that he were not made these settings and, accordingly, the backup was not done. The base was created in Access 2010 on the operating system Windows 7. What do I do to restore it?

Question by lestermathews    |  last reply

how much backup can be obtained from 18650 (2600mah) battery and 5w led bulb as a load?

Hello; i have some basic questions and want to clear my mind. i want to create a portable power bank using 2*18650 (2600mah) rechargeable battery and 5w usb plugged led bulb (5v). So keeping in mind the above values how can i determine the maximum backup this setup can provide? i would highly appreciate if you provide some real life examples to calculate the above mentioned values.

Question by askfriends    |  last reply

Time Machine read failure?

Hey all- back again. my time machine is giving me grief again for an unknown reason. I got my drive (seagate replica 2tb) about a month ago, and it has worked great until now. I split the drive (not a partition) into 2 parts, one for my itunes library, and one for my backups (this was about 1.5 weeks ago). Last time I checked it (3 days ago) it worked fine. I accidentally left my computer on while we were gone for a few days- and now that I have come back my backups fail. It says that my drive is read only now. I have checked and it says my last backup was they 25th at 12:08 AM, so its been about 24 hours since the last backup. I try to repair the drive in disk utility but it fails and tells me to restore the drive. I can access all my itunes data on the volume on the same drive, but my backups wont work. Anyone know how to fix this?

Question by astroboy907    |  last reply

How do I make my Segeate Backup Plus 1 TB HDD recognize by Redhat Enterprise Linux 6?

I need to use my 1 TB external Hard Disk by Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 932-bit). Why doesn't it accept the hard disk?

Question by shardulsb08    |  last reply

Needed complete backup of the factory image of a dv9260us laptop.2007 Hp dv9260us laptop. Windows Vista Ultmate 64 bit.

I cannot get into safe mode because after the system recovery-I am unable to access windows. Actually I am unable to do anything. Do you know of anyone who has a complete backup of the factory image of a dv9260us laptop. I have a 2007 Hp dv9260us laptop. Windows Vista Ultmate 64 bit. The tech support people at hp are useless. I wonder how they can call themselves computer techs. All they do is read from a script.

Question by HP Hater    |  last reply

I want to turn a NES into a NESDrive that uses 2.5" SATA cartridge as a backup device. Thoughts?

I want to utilize the original cart pins for USB and maybe since there is lots of room and since we don't need the guts install a USB hub for things like a memory card reader.

Question by schuchwun    |  last reply

Battery over ride for electric start on Propane Furnace

I would like to create a battery override for the starter on my propane furnace. We've lost power a few times during some of the major storms. If I could backup the electric starter on the furnace with a battery backup, I could still have heat during any loss of power.

Topic by mmontana    |  last reply

Is it possible to set up a RAID 0 and RAID 1 using the same 2 drives?

If I have two 1TB drives, can I partition each one into two 500GB drives, (Labelled A1, A2, B1,B2)  then set up a RAID 0 array between A1 and B1, while having A2 be a RAID 1 backup of B1, and B2 a RAID 1 backup of A1? Or would this Simply give me the equivalent speed of a TB Raid 1? (From what I understand, this would be similar to RAID 5, but wouldn't require a separate RAID card.)

Question by Bartboy    |  last reply