Fixing a Typo?

It was late and I was typing away then I woke up with little sleep and posted my instructable.  Well, I had forgotten I wanted to change the title before I published then I fixed it.  Then my oh so brilliant self had a typo in the title, a helpful user pointed it out and I fixed it.  The problem? https://www.instructables.com/id/Education-Boy-Math-Learing-Tools/ I don't mind that it has the original title so much as I mind the typo, LOL It's not a learing tool it's a learning tool.  Oi!  If anyone can help me out that would be great, if it can't be fixed, well I'm not going to get bent out of shape, it is what it is. Thanks in advance!

Topic by poofrabbit   |  last reply


Stats are fixed

We fixed the stats, and even gave them a little upgrade -- they now update more frequently. More fixes and new stuff coming soon.

Topic by ewilhelm 


What is the fix?

I see this kind of error fairly often.  NOT DECLARED.  This example is from the Arduino web   sitehttp://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/MouseContinuousDrawing Is there some rule to follow to fix these errors?

Question by WWC   |  last reply


Is it Fixed yet? Answered

Just wondering if the can't post a question bug is now fixed. SO if this question actually does show up then I guess I have my answer. If not, its still broke.

Question by Vyger   |  last reply


Kaossilator fix?

So, my Kaossilator suddenly dies one day, the power was too high. i have no experience whatsoever with digital so i am lost. Any way to fix this? it was over-exposed to voltage, the voltage suddenly jumped and it went. any fix?

Question by ski4jesus   |  last reply


Editor is fixed

We figured out the error with unsupported characters completely ruining your instructable, so that should happen any more if you had an instructable with a json parse error it shouldn't give you that anymore hurray!

Topic by frenzy 


Bug Fixes

Hello, I am very new to the Pro forums, so new in fact that this is my first post :) I was wondering about bug fixes? I have already reported a bug in the reg. forums that I encountered with a group that I had started, but since then I have found that this is happening to every group I visit. I have tried using different PC's and different browsers but the bug is still there, does this mean that it is specific to my account? Does anyone else have this issue? The post I made originally is Here I guess the more important question(s) should be: What is the procedure for reporting bugs on Instructabes as a Pro member and should we expect our issues to be addressed promptly or should we patiently wait for them to be reviewed and corrected in future site updates?

Topic by Skater_j10   |  last reply


powertool fix

Hi can anyone here help me, I have a industrial power drill like power head on a machine I think it might drive my machine via a 1/2" or 3/4" drive. I suspect the drill has been submerged in water on a coal mine in queensland. The brand is called "wolf" from london and from what I have found out they no longer exists. can this machine be restored? thanks ash

Topic by broc113559   |  last reply


Achiev'ibles - Fixed

Just a quick forum topic to say that no patches will be automatically assigned for the next week or so. The site update changed some of Instructable's source code, my Perl scripts rely on that to find certain bits of information. As a result, I won't be handing out patches until I find time to fix it. That's all :) UPDATE: Canucksgirl's helped me find a fix/workaround. Yay! It should run again soon and we'll see if it worked. UPDATE 2: Yup, it worked. Patches were sent out again.

Topic by Jayefuu   |  last reply


Fixing a charger

I was charging my Toro 20360 when my son tripped on the cord, jerking the wires out of the plug (mower end).  I checked with Radio Shack and they only have 4 connected prongs instead of single ones.  Where can I get replacements for the prongs that insert into the plastic plug in? MK

Topic by mazelady   |  last reply


Log in fixes

So I was just trying to log in after being automatically logged in for a long time, and was not succeeding. I guess it was because I didn't read "username" next to the box, but I was trying to use my email instead of my username. I kept thinking that it was because i was entering my password incorrectly (when actually my password was correct), so I tried about 6 times. Finally resulting to "forgot my password." This process could be a lot more dummy proof. So, a "dummy proofing suggestions": Make the log in box accept both Username and Email (if programming it is not possible for some reason, perhaps just have a friendly dialog box that would pop up after a filed attempt that says "use your Username, not your Email") Thanks for reading and keep up the good work

Topic by KentaNolin 


Once more soup! (otra vez sopa!) FIXED FIXED FIXED

While trying to create a new instructable, I got the message at pressing Save button. There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal The text I want to save was: While I lick my wounds after the trip I had with the conversion to gas electrical generator, and collect courage to try to make the changes suggested several virtual friends, I had to make time for other tasks. One of these was derived from chulengo construction. The case was that chulengo made useless the bulky and damaged grill that I used before, and consequently it was demolished. But I also used the grill to burn occasionally leaves, paper, cardboard and other trash. My idea is thus decreased the use of polyethylene bags, and as in any case it is highly likely that this trash be finally incinerated, or worse, will contribute to contaminate ground water. Pressing F5 does not fix the problem, this time.

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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.

Topic by lancruz   |  last reply


[FIXED] Log in issues persist - any fixes?

// Problem has been fixed. Read my comment below for my solution. // Ok, so I just signed up a few days ago, and have been working on my first Instructable. The site was working, up until yesterday. Now I can't log in normally. Trying to log in just brings me back to the log-in page. The only way for me to log in is to reset my password. Although that's an inconvenience, it's better than nothing. Or at least it was. Today, the site logs me out ("your session has ended") randomly. Then, to log back in, I have to reset the password again. I've searched the forums around for a fix, and have tried combinations of the following: - Force reloading (ctrl + shift + R) - Clearing Cache - Clearing cookies - Enabling cookies for site - Browser restarts - Unchecking "remember my login info" or whatever it is - Manually entering my login info vs. using browser-saved info - Pressing "Enter" instead of clicking "login" I've also unsuccessfully tried on the following browsers: - Firefox 7.01 (my main browser) - IE9 - Opera 11.10 - Chrome 14 - Safari 5.0.5 I know I'm not the only one with this issue, I'm just wondering if anyone has found a fix yet? Even a temporary one? I've got a 24 page I'ble just sitting around now. I'd love to actually be able to work on it. Thanks in advance for any input.

Topic by DiscountCollegeStudent   |  last reply


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

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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??

Topic by Thelonelysandwitch   |  last reply


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.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Facebook login fixed!

Hi! We've just released a fix which restores the ability of users to log in using facebook. There were a few other bug fixes, etc. so please let us know if anything isn't working properly.

Topic by dworley 


fix a paper shredder Answered

I need help fixing a paper shredder it has a crack in the compartmen5 holding the shredders an ideas?

Question by CarStalkerZ   |  last reply



Fixing NIMH Batteries Answered

I am curious if there is any way to possibly fix NIMH batteries. I saw at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1RxhgFEPSM how a freezer fixes them, but it did not work. It would be great if somebody with dry ice and dead NIMH batteries would try freezing these batteries (safely).

Question by jbaker22   |  last reply


Fixing a Windsor chair

I have a few Windsor chairs that are about six years old, and over the past few years spokes on the chairs have started popping out the top of the chair and causing cracks. I was thinking about using a glue called wonder lockem to fix the problem but I dont know if it is really going to fix the problem.

Topic by Sedgewick17   |  last reply


fix my phone

Im trying to  put my cordless  phone battery back together the wires got yanked

Topic by dianereeves   |  last reply


Desk chair fix? Answered

So, I put my feet up on the desk while sitting at my chair. And then this happened. http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8859/imag0020b.jpg http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8730/imag0022h.jpg How would I go about fixing this? (Sorry about scrappy phone pics)

Question by Doubleagent   |  last reply


Fix Nintendo DS?

My son's favourite game was getting stuck in it's slot.  He took it out and shoved his ds pen in to the card slot - not i can see bent prongs/teeth and no game will play.  Can this be fixed?  How?  Many thanks - so near Xmas cannot afford a new one :(

Question by anniecan 


M14 Barrel Fix

For anyone that has or is thinking of building my M14. For those that have built it, you probably may have notice that the barrel at the end does go off at a bit of angle. Luckily I happen to rebuilding it again today and that problem has been fixed. As shown in the pictures, you simply take out the green rods on both sides and then push the orange connectors forward, add a rubber band and the problem is solved. I will include this pictures in the instructions https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-M14-Instructions-1/. Thanks to those that left a birthday comment in my 21st birthday forum topic, really appreciate it.

Topic by Zombiekiller-93 


Fixing a broken belt.?

I've read many answers on how to fix the belt which I did do that. But my problem is the screw must of been missing from the beginning  and finally the belt came apart. So I need to know where I can get one of those small screws to repair the belt. Thank you.

Question by buffy2011   |  last reply


"opened & fixed" logo

Hi everybody, I think it would be nice to have something like an "opened and fixed" logo. The purpose being to print it as a sticker, then, for example, when you open and fix an appliance, you can put the sticker on it, and when your friends ask, you can delight them talking endlessly about your endeavor. Irony aside, I think it can be an interesting counterpart to the "warranty void if removed" labels, also encouraging people to open and fix their own devices. There could also be an "opened and hacked" logo. I was thinking in something simple, like an "O&F;" with a circle around, or maybe the circle made of a screwdriver. I'm writing this due to my lack of design ability, in hope that someone with that ability finds the idea interesting enough to give it a try. Also, what do you think about it? is it a good idea? would you use it? Cheers, Andres. P.S.: If you think it's worth trying but nobody with technical skills shows up I can try creating a first version on Inkscape.

Topic by AndresAcena   |  last reply


Cutting Board Fix? Answered

I made two cutting boards and apparently I did a bad job cutting it or the wood was too roughly cut or something, I don't know, but now they both have gaps in them. I glued one up, and the other one I didn't but could tell it was going to be the same. Is there any way to fix my goof, or if there is not, what is another project that I could use the wood for as to not completely waste it? Thanks!

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Fix noise in amplifier?

 recently make a lm386 amplifier  test it with battery and my eleminator power supply it is working fine. i also add a filtering capacitor. But when I connect it to a 12v adapter it marking some hum noise .So how can I repair it?

Question by Soumojit   |  last reply


How to fix a speedometer? Answered

I recently have my power steering fluid emptied unnoticed. I got stuck in the middle of the road, when I re-started the engine, the speedometer didn't work anymore. I got the power steering fluid filled with new ones but it didn't fix the problem (speedometer). Now I only feel I'm the most hazardous driver on the road, driving without knowing what speed I'm going to. I don't know anything about cars, how do I do about it? Please help, I would highly appreciate any advise. thanks

Question by smallboy73   |  last reply


Fixing A CRT TV

I am planning on buying some classic consoles soon, (NES,SNES,SEGA Genesis,N64, etc) and I want to be able to play them on the kind of screen they were made for, a CRT. I have one that a friend gave me, but due to being moved a lot, and probably not gently, the picture has fallen out of alignment. Specifically it cuts off a large portion of the screen on the left, (leaving a thick space of black on the right) and is at a slight angle. It is not all that big of a shift, but it is a real pain in games with items in that section, because ammo counts, health bars, treasure chests, and even chunks of text can be hidden in that space. Could anyone tell me how to fix this issue? And how hard it is to do?

Topic by Damnation   |  last reply


Fixing memory stick? Answered

I bought an 8GB HP memory stick a few months ago and it worked fine, but after installing a live operating system to it and re-formatting it, only 250MB will format. The rest will only show up in windows partition manager as unallocated space, and all the obvious options (create partitions or expand partitions) are greyed out. Any diea how to re-format it to get the full 8GB useable again?

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Can I fix it? Answered

I have a 512mb flash drive mp3 player, made by hip street. a long time ago, i was working on a computer. i had just installed the usb ports, so i got the flash drive/mp3 player and plugged it in. a component fried on the motherboard, and windows said that the device malfunctioned. the computer still worked fine, as if nothing happened. alas, the flash drive/mp3 player didn't. it wouldn't connect to the pc. nothing looks fried on the mp3 player, so why wont it work? can it be fixed? i can almost get it to turn on, the power light will flash and then the battery just starts to get really hot. can someone please help? i really want the files off of it.

Question by zack247   |  last reply


can anyone fix this?

I have a samsung jet and this doesnot work on it  it says Note: If your phone does not support JSR 135: Mobile Media MAPI After download the J2MEQRCode.jad, you only need to delete the line MIDlet-Push-1: mms://:www.drhu.org.QRCode, J2MEQRCodeMidlet, * before install in your mobile phone. but i cant seem to work that part out  if anyone can please let me know   Thanks http://www.getjar.com/mobile/5265/qr2dbarcode-for-samsung-gt-s8000-jet/

Question by nonamesleft   |  last reply


Fix PCI slots?

About 5 years ago when I built my first computer, I made a few mistakes, perhaps the one that is the most crippling is attempting to fit a D-link WiFi PCI card while the machine was plugged in. Caused the PC to shut down instantly after that characteristic pop. :O This has caused the card to die (I thought), and caused the PCI slots on the motherboard to die. Nothing is recognized on those 2 ports. I would like to know if my PCI-e slots are dead, but I do not have any PCI-e cards to test. :-( I accepted this as fact for the longest time. Out of curiosity, I decided to to investigate this further, and rebuilt a 10 year old computer that I was pretty sure has working PCI slots, so I plugged in a 56K modem and the questionable WiFi card, and ran the lspci command on linux, and saw the 56K modem, but not the D-link card. Great, so I've got dial up lol! Anyway, there was a huge low dropout 3.3V, 5A AIC1084-33PM voltage regulator that was easy to probe with a multimeter on the dead D-link card, and I suppose it takes 5V from the PCI port and regulates it to 3.297V measured. Too bad this isn't what had failed. That would have also been an easy fix if that all that was wrong. Now when I move both cards over to my Z77 rig, I notice that there is NO voltage measured across the output of the D link card and ground, indicating pontenially no power to the ports. My guess is that I killed an hair-thin internal trace on the mobo for the power rail, I think this should be an easy fix, if only I knew exactly which pin is what. I do not know the layout of a big PCI bus, or ATX power supply for that matter, and I certainly do NOT want to fry my new (but now old I guess) motherboard! I do however have a motherboard I can cross-reference for pinout. Anyway if I do figure out that the PCI-e slots do actually work, I would like to get a GPU into this rig for general performance improvements, so what <$100 graphics card is recommended?

Question by -max-   |  last reply


fixing a laptop cable

Hello all! Love this site. First time poster. I have a problem with my laptop cable. It stopped working--I had to maneuver it into all sorts of strange positions to get it to charge my laptop. It finally refused my attempts by not charging at all. So I did the least sensible thing possible and cut into it with wire cutters to see if it was a frayed cable that I could possibly just wrap with electrical tape. Because the adapter was real bendy, more bendy then usual. I thought something inside wasn't connecting right. So now I have a really messed up laptop cable. There seems to be only one wire that extends from the adapter into the cord. I kinda cut into that too by mistake. At the end of the adapter there is a metal knob type thing, I don't know what its for but it doesn't really look like it connects to the cable. Is it fixable? I have beginner soldering skills. I've looked at other laptop cord repair instructables, but I'm not even sure where to begin. Thanks for any help! -Gil

Topic by gregorsamsa   |  last reply


Fixing a wall-wart?

Hi, I have a wall-wart that is working but I'm having some problems with it. It coverts 220AC to 10VDC with 1,3A current. I've been using it mainly to power up 8cm PC fans. Recently I opened it up and saw that below the diodes,board has turned black and it seems fried, that can be from excessive heat generated by diodes, and part of the transformer that was facing this diodes is melted (as you can see in pictures). I think diodes are 1n4005. 1- my first questions is, why these diodes got this hot ? should I change them with diodes that can pass more current?  I have RL205 will that work? 2- I've read somewhere that after rectifier bridge, if capacitor's capacity is high, it will put pressure on diodes and transformer, is this true ? or we can use any high capacitor we can find ? 3- Is there a law by which we figure out how high our capacitor should be after rectifier bridge in wall-warts ? for example If I had a wall-wart with 1000mF capacitor, can I change it to 2200mF ? 4- I am going to use this wall-wart to power up a 7805 regulator, so that I can feed a lithium-ion battery charger module (4056). This module uses 1A. should I put a high value capacitor like 470mF or more, at regulator's input, or is it unnecessary cause of my wall-wart having a high capacitor ? 5- Are they any ways that I can improve this wall-wart ? like if I keep the transformer cool ,when it;s under load ...maybe add another capacitor ... ?

Question by ehsan_zt   |  last reply


Why won't this work?

See image

Question by Josehf Murchison   |  last reply


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.

Topic by nymick131   |  last reply


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

Topic by andybuda   |  last reply


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.

Question by tabbymarii   |  last reply


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

Question by jbass012706   |  last reply


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.

Topic by rec0n   |  last reply


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.

Question by Irock148   |  last reply


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

Topic by ebaskin   |  last reply


how to fix broken ipods?

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

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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 ?

Question by jbeadia   |  last reply



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.

Question by Queenoftheknownuniverse   |  last reply