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The internets is broked!

Hello peoples My internet is broken yet i am still able to access it through IE All the other programs that use the net can't find it but IE can(for short periods of time) i dont know for sure but it might have somthing to do with my anti virus software deciding not to work a while ago... Any suggestions as to what the problem is? Thanks in advance.

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Download PDF broke?

I started noticing that occasionally download the pdf would break  due to server error. Now it seems as it is entirely broken. I can no longer download the pdf or even view it on a new web tab...

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how do i get my laptop charger to work its making noises and the green light wont come on ?

The green light wich is supposed to come on once the laptop has been plugged in wont come up its making beeping noises and wont charge the laptop.

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Everything I clcik on is unavailable

Sorry, we just can't find that one! - We're sorry, the URL https://www.instructables.com

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I broke my thumb

I just broke my left thumb last night i will now comment less cause it's a pain to type (unless all of a sudden it gets better). Now i have one disfunctional hand that can't do much i have to go to TSA national conference in a couple days for a week. I was working on an instructable, but now it's going really slope/stop

Topic by guyfrom7up    |  last reply


Broken psp screen! Must see!

Hey, hows your day going? great? Mine is horrible! My psp screen broke, and tomorrow i have to sit in a car for 8 hours! Timing could not be worse! Mind taking a look? i think just the screen is broken, but not the motherboard, what do you think?

Topic by Sandisk1duo    |  last reply


HALP! Something is wrong with my Pathfinder....

Something is wrong with my Pathfinder .22 LR, the trigger guard snapped off, and now it...just wont fire!!! HALP The pic is off Google, my computer won't load PICS!!!!

Topic by DrWeird117  


I was just wondering I am trying to get a job in the next couple months? Answered

 And I want a steady job because i need to buy a computer and other high priced items (like a car) i am 15 and just wanted to see what kind of jobs are out there for me.

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can an USB flash drive burn from wrong connections? Answered

Couse i think i have that... i was mounting an extra USB, since my motherboard had some spares,  and wanted to test if i had the connections right, but the USB flash drive didnt light, and i just took it out, turned the connections and tried again, then again it did nothing, and now when i enter the flash drive in a slot i KNOW works ok, it doesnt light up anymore... can i do anything to repair, or make it work any other way? theres alot of data on it i need (yes i made backups, but theyr from a month ago, was planning on a new one)

Question by godofal    |  last reply


11th doctor screwdriver broke

The slide part on my 11th doctor replica screwdriver wont stay in please help

Topic by minecraftpotato    |  last reply


You broke Answers again

Clicking on reply no longer brings up a text box -- basic _or_ advanced -- to type the reply into. Worked earlier today. Firefox 3.6.8; nothing new installed on my end of the wire.

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My Laptop Is Broke. But how? Answered

I have an old dinosaur laptop (a Fujitsu Life-book C2330 approx. 7 years old.) that worked up until very recently. I packed it up in my closet for a few weeks, and when I decided to re-purpose it, the laptop wouldn't power up. I believe the problem is not in the laptop itself, but in its power transformer. When the transformer was working, it would make a high-pitch, low volume, whine. But now the transformer only whines once for a half second every five seconds. This could maybe be attributed to a blown capacitor or other electronic mishap. If that is the case however, it would probably be more worth my time buying a new transformer. My second idea is that the transformer has been damaged but usable for a while, but the laptop requires a slight charge of some kind in the battery to get it going, and the old transformer doesn't have the guts to give that charge. Metaphorically leaving me with a car with a dead battery, trying to jump-start off another car with another dead battery. If this is the case, then I should buy a new battery. My third idea is that both the transformer and the battery are not the problem, and it is the power jack that is the problem. I had to open the computer up not too long ago to re-solder the loose power jack. The screws that attached a ridiculously large EMI cage to the motherboard were stripped, so I had to drill them out, and then bend the EMI cage about 45 degrees. That allowed me to fix the power cord, but it also damaged my internal wireless card. After putting it all back in one piece, the laptop worked fine until I bought a new one, when I put it in my closet and forgot about it. Which brings me back to the thought that the power jack is broken. But it doesn't look broken at all, it doesn't feel broken, and it doesn't jiggle in the laptop. And if the jack is broken, I might as well just give up. The last possibility, is that the laptop, the transformer, the battery, and the power jack are all usable, but the power cord, which looks fine on the outside, might have lost its conductivity, or become frayed and detached inside its rubber casing. Which can be easily fixed by opening it up and reattaching the wires. That's my situation. I don't know which of these ideas it is, but it has to be one of them. I appreciate any help I can get. Sorry for the bad image quality. Not that the pictures help much anyway. Thanks, Sam

Question by martzsam    |  last reply


iPod crash question? Answered

Roger-X's iPod Touch appears to have crashed. He was watching a programme via the BBC iPlayer app and turned the iPod over 180°. The picture started to rotate as expected, got to about 45°, then froze for about 30 seconds. After that, the screen switched to a pale-white glowing screen with no image or text. It is not responding to the home button or the main power button, plugging it into our PC gets no response (the PC does not register its existence, either) and, of course, the local Apple store closed 10 minutes before it broke. Any ideas for a fix, folks?

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Broken Camera Again... :.(

GRRR My new Sony DSC W150 isn't working, when i turn it on the lens goes in and out and then the screen says "Turn the power off and on again" I've done that all morning, I've tried blowing some dust removal into the lens but that didn't work, I think its time to send it to Sony, Please Help if you can!

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Value my 12 string guitar please?

I recently got a second hand Takamine En 10-12, I struggle to play it so would like to sell it, It has a a damaged neck where it was stood on by previous owner but it doesn't effect the playing I think its more crushed and cracked than snapper, and it is electro-acoustic but the pre amp does not work. I am looking for a rough valuation and where the best place to sell it is Thanks

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Bolt snapped off in flywheel, how to remove it?

Hi everyone. I was replacing the pressure plate in a nissan navara with a td27 engine. One of the bolts that holds the pressure plate to the flywheel broke. So we drilled a hole and used a easyout. However the drill bit wandered so the hole touches the side of the thread. As a result the easyout wont work. The hole barley scrapes the side so the thread only looks slightly damaged, but ok. Have also tryed getting a punch on the edge but that wont work either. Any ideas on how to remove it?

Question by David97    |  last reply



wii controler is broke what to do?

The controler keeps on disconnextingWHAT SHOUD I DOOOOOOO?

Question by vee-man.mol    |  last reply


wii controler is broke wont tune on?

I checked the battires.  it is the remote that came with the wii is there a nother way to play it?

Question by vee-man.mol  


Flyback transformer broke in two days Answered

Hi, I made a flyback driver from a 555 timer 2 days ago and now its not working. I think the flyback broke but i dont know. I ran the driver with 6 volts at first but got tired of the 1 cm sparks so I used 12 volts instead and it stopped working. I left it alone for a while, and when i tested it again, it worked again. Now its not working again and i think the flyback broke this time but im not sure.

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I broke the comments, my bad

Howdy, So I embed a video in the comment section of my instructable and it somehow broke the commenting all together. Nothing appears underneath the video, where there should be more comments and a website footer and stuff. Have a look: https://www.instructables.com/id/Pingbot-Micro-RC-Rechargable-Musical-Robot-Pal/ Is there anything that can be done? Thank you in advance.

Topic by Tomdf    |  last reply


I broke a pin on a barrel jack

I think it is the ground pin. Looking at specs I found online http://www.cui.com/pdffiles/PJ-002A.pdf , the ground is connected to the (+) pin(?). It was the pin at the base, not the big center pin. Is my assumption correct? Thanks.

Question by phillyj    |  last reply


I broke my baby!! (UPDATED)

Disasterous news - I snapped my Instructables Leatherman, that has been somewhere about my person almost every day for more than five years. :'-( It's not an actual blade, it's the awl, but it's still left a painful, jagged stump that stops the tool being pocket-friendly (see the second photo). Do I just grind the stump off smoothly, or can the awl be replaced? UPDATE: it cannot be repaired, only replaced, so I'm going to grind it down to a new, shorter point.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


I just broke my toe.

I had completely forgotten how bad this hurts. I can't even stand at this point and had to call in to work. :( I was just about to go out and ride my bike for a while, too. What a disappointing way to start the day. Now I get to spend the rest of it in varying degrees of pain! Even moving my foot unleashes pain like I have not felt in years. Anyone have any home remedies to recommend? I know when it happened last time I just got my toes taped and that was it. I'm not sure I can even get to the doctor at this point. :P I considered posting a picture of it but that's gross. So here's a picture of Chester. He's obviously reacting to my problem.

Topic by jessyratfink    |  last reply


How do I fix my modded Xbox? Answered

Long story short, in the C: drive of the original Xbox, the xboxdash.xbe was renamed to xboxdash2.xbe. Tthe new file currently name xboxdash.xbe didn't work, so now the Xbox won't boot and I get an error message and red blinking lights when I turn it on. Is there any way I can access the C: drive and rename the actual xboxdash.xbe file back to normal so it will boot again?

Question by jfg2597    |  last reply


Broke a torx screwdriver in a recessed hex bolts. Removal?

So I was tinkering with the rear suspension of my new GT LTS bike, where I'm going to fit a monster 8.5x2.5 Fox RP shock in place of the standard 5.25x1 shock. When tightening it back up, I learned the meaning of "the right tool for the right job" I used a torx driver instead of a hex key, and it snapped inside. At this point, I don't know how to handle it. I've tried all unobtrusive methods that I know of. Melted hot glue, magnet, banging on the opposite side with a center punch and hammer.. nothing freed it. Problem is it's twisted, and that's holding it in. I figured i'd ask the pros for advice. Picture attached. I'm thinking I may have to drill it out, tap it with a left hand thread, screw that in, and screw the messed up bolt out. Then my only problem is finding a replacement.

Topic by cvxdes    |  last reply


I broke my instructable with a funny character

Hi, I broke my instructable:  https://www.instructables.com/id/drawing-from-your-mind-some-thoughts-and-ideas/ On Step 12, I entered some foreign characters, experimenting with the editor and broke it.  It cannot be viewed or downloaded as PDF. Can someone delete Step 12 for me and I'll re-enter it without the foreign chars? Thank you -J

Topic by foobear    |  last reply


My canon SD 450 camera broke! Answered

When i turn it on the screen flashes E18. i looked up E18 and say's that this is caused but to much dust in the mechanical parts. Ive tried using compressed air to blow out dust from it but that didn't work. HELP!

Question by Emsaid    |  last reply


Mp3 player power - on/off switch broke

So,I have this mp3 player that is very good for my needs, but its power switch broke off.When I opened the device, I realized that the switch was literally detached from it.This is a photo of the mp3.As the battery was almost detached aswell, I'll weld the it again, that is not a problem...But I'm not sure how I can fix the switch, it can be something improvised, I just need it to work...Any ideas?Thank you so much in advance!!P.S.: Sorry for any english mistakes, it is not my native language.P.S.2.: This is a very old device but a good one, as least for me.

Question by StephanieC243    |  last reply


Oops! I think I broke Instructables!

Oops - I slightly broke the website. Just a little bit.The thread "...bigger than its belly can" has too many full stops in the title, which confuses computers, apparently.Anyhoo...I was just pointing out that, of all the engines you'd expect to see here, nobody has made a pulse jet engine. Yes, I made a jam jar version, but nobody has made a real one.I don't know why, they're very easy (basically a big pipe with a fuel supply and no consideration for the neighbours).Maybe you'd just like to buy one off ebay, or maybe you'd like to look at the pictures of the jet mounted on a scooter, imagine what the ride would be like, and tremble slightly in anticipatory panic...I got a message from the seller:I have a video of it doing approx 70mph down Croft start/finish straight,the moped has now gone as the plastic wheels did not last long !!.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


What was the last electronic device you broke?

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?

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My watch band broke off, because the piece of metal connecting the band the the main piece broke off. Answered

It's the little metal bar. Anybody know how I can fix it?

Question by Appollo64    |  last reply


Did i broke my brand new battery?

I bought a brand new 12volts 12amps battery and use it to charge my phone through a car charger but i made a mistake and reversed the connection of terminal, did i broke my battery?

Question by EmanA36    |  last reply


So my ps2 was broken and i broke it more

And not the lens and laser is messed up. Is there anyway i could hook it up to an external reader or something along the lines of that?

Topic by FreakyDeeky    |  last reply


What should I do if I broke a CFL.? Answered

 Besides clean up the glass. I understand that there is mercury in them. Is there a an amount in one bulb that could cause a health hazard?

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I broke my 360's power birck

Ya the title says it all, I fried a power brick, I was playing around and I must have shorted something I shouldn't have. It was very strange Instaid of the normal routine where bridging the 5vSB and PwrEnable starts the brick and un-bridging them turn it off. It stayed on and now the 5vSB line no longer produces any voltage. I can start the brick with an external power source to the PwrEnable line, but since the brick is under 0 load it immediately shuts off to protect itself from overloading. Plus It is a huge inconvenience to use an external power source to keep the brick on. My suspicion is a regulator very close to the 5vSb line, I think I may have fried that but I'm not entirely sure because I'm bad with regulators. Does anybody know a possible solution to this?   P.S. Don't give me a reply saying "buy a new brick" because that isn't the kind of person I am and I have a hunch that there is only one or two components that are bad so I'd like to save this brick if I can :)  

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one of the pins in my canon powershot pro 1 broke off

One of the pins in my canon powershot pro 1 broke off is there any way to fix it it also wont turn on anymore it is the pin in  the picture

Question by zero838    |  last reply


my mood ring broke and I got some of the stuff on my hands is it toxic? Answered

My mood ring broke and I got some of the stuff on my hands is it toxic?What should I do.

Question by coolpizzadude    |  last reply


gh3 my whammy bar broke but I fixed it here's how.

Ok my whammy bar recently broke meaning it would'nt spring back. the way I fixed it was I glued a spring on the inside of the whammy bars flat part on the inside and glued the other end of that spring to the back of the inside and it worked quite well.

Topic by the_burrito_master  


I like a girl?

Ok, I'll try to explain my situation - it's a difficult but here. Since I was a kid I feared fights. I HATED fights. My father signed me up to a kickboxing class, and I liked it a lot. That's why being a ninja became my dream. I gathered resources and necessary knowledge, and I'm ready now. The problem is that I need to change my life completely - no more massive computing. No more fear from fights, or hurting myself when doing parkour. In other words, I'm adopting a whole new lifestyle and I'm having a very hard time doing it. Now that I explained my state - there are two things that push me forward - the hope that I'll make it, and a girl. I liked a girl some months ago, but she broke my heart. I gave her all I have. Now, I fell in love with her best friend. I want to tell her, but it's the summer vacation now. I don't have her phone. I asked her twice to hang out outside, but she was busy. So it's either I keep asking and tell her when we meet, or tell her over facebook. I really want her. She will really help me with finding a better life patch.

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What is the difference between these screws? Answered

I am trying to fix my RRoD xbox and I can't figure out what kind of screw to use... It might help if I knew what the difference in them were.... I am american and metric makes no scene to me... 5x20MM Panhead Machine Screw 3/16" x 1/2" Panhead Machine Screws 12mm Cheese Head Screws Bonus points if you can find the kind of screw that Microsoft uses and the diameter and thread count, i know for the x-clamp fix it must be 1/2" in length.  Thanks...

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Only read this if you are a kind person. Thank you.

Thank you for taking time to read this post. I realize it is rather long. If you are not a patient person, you may wish to simply skip reading this.I live in Washington DC and am looking to purchase something very specific, preferably from a reputable online retailer. I am a simple person, without any formal education. I know nothing about electronics or engineering. I hope you can be patient with those facts. I have no tools, no skills, no money, no knowledge.I'm searching for something that has been surprisingly difficult to find. Please, if you haven't got anything constructive to comment about this post, would you please just not say anything? Life is already difficult enough without negative words or sarcasm. Perhaps you might know of other internet consumer bulletin boards/forums that might be better places to ask this question? There don't seem to be very many at all.I am well aware that most modern cell phones easily fill the requirements that I am about to describe. Unfortunately, this item is needed for elderly people who are very suspicious of and dislike all things new. They violently refuse to accept a cell phone.Even if perfect, it's going to be a battle to get them to try it or use what I am searching for.So. Here we go. Maybe I can't find ALL the features, but here is what I am hoping to find:This needs to be a digital timer that can be set to go off at a minimum of six different times in one twenty four hour period, regularly.It has to have both an audible alarm and a strong vibration, and it has to be switchable between these two. Even better if it also flashes or lights up when the alarm goes off, and that also has to be optional, switchable. Very good if the strength of the sound or vibration can be adjusted easily.Should have a belt clip, preferably made out of metal, not cheap plastic.Should have a place where a neck rope could be easily attached and detached.Should have buttons that can be locked, so that no accidental changes by accidental bumping will occur.Should be water resistant. I'm talking about it being able to take a splash from a sink, not something to withstand being taken in the shower.Should also function as a typical normal digital watch with calendar feature. should be SWITCHABLE between calendar and clock view, so that all letters and numbers are as LARGE as physically possible,not all crammed on one tiny screen.Display should be larger than a normal watch, but the overall device must be small enough that a senior would not be upset to wear it around the neck or put it in a pocket, such as a normal shirt pocket.Great if it includes a strong LED flashlight feature, something with an on/off button, NOT a button that you have to hold the button down every second that you want the light to beam.Display should either be always back lit or at least have a button that will make the display light up without having to hold that button down the entire time you want it back litGreat if it came with a DVD of instructions with video, not a flimsy booklet with tiny letters written by someone who can't correctly speak English.It must run on batteries that can be purchased at any national retail chain, such as WalMart or Target. Fine if it has a very long life rechargeable battery built in, but not so fine if that battery is welded in so that it deliberately cannot ever be replaced.Good if it is able to run on the type of rechargeable replaceable batteries such as Nickle Metal Hydride or one of the others, without damage to the device.If it MUST be a plug into the wall rechargeable type, the cable cannot be a tiny pain in backside USB cable, it should be very simple and EASY for someone with arthritis and bad eyesight to plug in, perhaps with a charging cradle dedicated for the purpose, which can just be left plugged in somewhere.The charging device should have bright clear LED lights showing both that the device is currently charging as it should be, and another light that will FLASH to indicate it is now fully charged.Should sell for a price that a person that worked a lower middle class life and now barely gets by on Social Security could afford to buy. This device is not for me, if that matters at all. It is for people I care about.

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Why some CCFL Inverter circuit will broke under no load? Answered

Why some CFL Inverter circuit will broke under no load? I buy a UV Tube with CFL Inverter. When I pull out the UV Tube the circuit were shutdown. I want to know what's wrong in this circuit if I run it on no load

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Screw broke inside ikea beddinge how to get it out?

One of the screws that holds the bottom frame together (long metal bars) broke inside the bar, its about 2-3 mm inside and i cant get pliars or anything around the screw to pull it out. Anyone else have come across this and have a potential solution, I'd be very appreciative!

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my super clip frame broke, any ideas how to fix it?

My super clip (tainted glass attachment) frame broke near the center attachment. I've tried solder it with regular solder, but it's too weak, the frame seems to be made of aluminium. Any ideas how to fix it or should I spend the 40 $ fixing it at the local jewelry store?

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Pull chain for light on ceiling fan broke on off position.?

 The light kit is hard wired to the fan.  It is a two wire light and the there are no connections to separate, the wire is directly wired to the fan.   usually there are wire nut connectors which are simple to remove and replace with new switch.  This fan has no such connectors.  one wire is soldered directley to fan motor and the other end is solder to the light assembly.  Is there any way to repair this , or at least to turn the light on.  The wires fit extremely tightly into the the little light kit, there is no room whatever to work with .  any suggestions?

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