HI, im new to this site and need some help!!! my Vizio tv will no longer communicate with my remotes :( Does anyone know how to fix this problem???
Topic by Dizzy Dwarf | last reply
ok,so ive checked local craft stores and i havent been able to find replacement snaps for my hat. searching the web has also turned up zilch. so,i figured if anyone knew where to get them,it'd be you guys. and just to be clear,i want the snaps.not go buy a hat and cut them out.
Topic by jmwintenn | last reply
I've recently received an old watch from my mom. It is by the brand Futura, it is a quartz, Japanese movement, steel backing, etc. The winder moves freely and also moves the hands, but it does not record time. I have tried removing the back to check for a battery and it does not appear to have one. Also, when I remove it the face comes off with the backing. If anyone knows how to fix this it would be amazing because I love this watch and i want to be able to wear it. Thanks!
Question by mclare50 | last reply
Could Instructables perhaps include the category of REPAIRS. It just occurred to me when saw His Highness, E.W. post the repair of his power saw that there is no place really for this topic. I routinely replace the power cords on all my power tools on purchase with a 5M cable. (the factory cables are always too short and sometimes the plug is just downright weird). Lately I have replaced the bearings in my planer (with 100% success). However I seriously battled with the removal of one of them and did need advice. As a farmer I am constantly repairing stuff and am currently busy vivesecting my old drill and need advice on how to check the various parts for continuity, since smoke came out of it! but don't have a clue where to post though except in offbeat.
Topic by Karroo Oakey | last reply
I bought a dollhouse made 25 years ago and someone put white oak tag like a poster board paper on all the ceilings of the rooms in the dollhouse and I want to take it off. It doesn't peal easily and right now it makes the rooms look tacky. Anyone have a suggest how I can get this paper off?
Topic by klugstar | last reply
How do you fix these pouf's?????? My wife gets them and I use it like two times and it suddenly has a piece hanging out of it. Today I made the mistake of taking the string off thinking I could somehow stuff the loose piece back in. Now I have one really long tube of fishnet like material with no idea how it ever looked like a ball. It seems like I'm buying these things weekly. How oh How are they put together????
Topic by manticore4210
how would you fix a weedeater where it wont suck any gas in it has lost compression and you can actually hear grinding in the cylinder when the piston moves up and down and a screw stripped on the crankcase? and you cant get off the exhaust because it was like welded on.
Topic by BIGHAIRYDUDE | last reply
hey there, my window stucks, it doesnt open..its a normal 2 winged window and the spot where it stucks lies in the middle of right window, on the upper side. when i want to open it the lower part responds but the upper one is hopeless, i dont know how to fix that one? oh the brand is called internorm. thx guys
Question by systex | last reply
I have a short stainless steel stool on wheeled casters. The caster itself is in two parts; the wheel with a long prong that inserts into a receptacle which together fit into the leg of the stool . See attached jpeg of the receptacle in question. I need 4 of these receptacles. Can anyone direct me to where they can be had? Thank you in advance for any consideration you give this matter. dtpostel generic layperson
Topic by dtpostel | last reply
I have a Radio Shack digital multimeter, Model 22-174. Since the 10 Amp measurement circuit is not fused I blew this circuit and that part of the meter does not work now. I like this meter and would like to know if I can DIY repair it and what I need to do. I have looked around the Internet and have not found any information including the Radio Shack site. Was looking for the wiring diagram only found a parts list. I hope that I can fix it. If I can fix it I will fuse the test leads (black lead) or work out an internal fuse for this circuit so I don't repeat my mistake. Any help would be nice. Thank you.
Question by phantom9 | last reply
So, I put my feet up on the desk while sitting at my chair. And then this happened. http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8730/imag0022h.jpg http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8859/imag0020b.jpg How would I go about fixing this? (Sorry about scrappy phone pics)
Topic by Doubleagent | last reply
I have a 5th gen IPOD video and while I was replacing the hard drive some of the prongs on a circuit board connection (the thing the ribbon wire connects to) broke off. Now the ribbon wire will not stay in place, the ribbon wire goes in but is not very secure. I was wondering if there was any quick and easy way to fix it. I may need to replace the part and solder a new one in..I personally do not know how to do that but I know someone who can. I just don't know where I could pick up a new part...any ideas?
Topic by breaddemon | last reply
This could become an instructable, but these days, juggling photo files from cell phone to email to comp to ibles is so dang cumbersome.. anyway, this is how i fixed ceiling fan. fan has a rubber plate between motor and blades. apparently a bit of wiggle room for blades is a desirable thing. but that rubber plate was cracking. the fan blades had begun to hang low and drag against the light fixture below em. so i removed the lights that hang below fan. removed all 5blades, blasted dust off rubber plate with compressed air, and used used gel superglue from loctite brand to glue cracks in rubber plate. i specifically got glue in a tube, not a bottle, since ihad to apply it upwards. i never removed fan motor from ceiling, so, the work was overhead. the glue says its good for rubber, and so far, it has held up. the fan is reassembled, and working again.
Topic by Toga_Dan | last reply
Congrats! Instead of throwing away your broken LCD monitor, you've decided to fix it. What do you have too loose by attempting the repair yourself? It's already heading for the trash can or the e-waste center. By repairing it you will probably save from $100 to $200 or more! If you have done any reading at all on the web, you have already discovered that bad capacitors account for a large percentage of all LCD monitor failures. If your monitor flickers when you start it up, the screen is dim, has strange lines on it, clicks, etc., then this information is just for you! The repair does not require any special knowledge or skill. About the only tools you will need are a putty knife, a screwdriver, a pair of pliers and a Radio Shack soldering iron. Without getting into too much technical jargon, there are two main components inside your monitor, the power board which powers the inverter (lights) and video, and the video board. The power supply circuit board must be removed before you can replace the capacitors. You must open your monitor and examine the capacitors on the power supply board. Each monitor will have a power supply circuit board. Each monitor model will have a slightly different board. They all look about the same. Some have more capacitors, some have less. Most all LCD monitors have a large 400v capacitor. These rarely go bad. There's a video at www.youtube.com/watch that shows you how to disassemble a Viewsonic monitor, and install new capacitors. This is a great video! There's also a good tutorial that shows how to completely disassemble a Samsung 204T LCD Monitor. It's a step by step guide, which also includes a "how to solder" video. Although this tutorial is for a Samsung 204T LCD monitor, the information found here can be applied to almost any monitor. Between the YouTube video on the Viewsonic monitor and the tutorial you should have no problem installing new capacitors in your LCD monitor. Good Luck!
Topic by sghill99
Hand pump offers little to no resistance when pumping. loss of seal inside the pump cylinder.
i tried to change the conducting pad but it was a failure . all my buttons of the remote are not working. it had started with 1&2 but now all are not working . i tried to take it to take it to the electrician but he said that they don`t repair small things . so please help....
Question by Simon92 | last reply
I have a roybi drill hp1802m drill i used it last year and have been gone for 1 year . [working good when i left] Now that i am back it won't work. I have checked it out and found that it is the switch. is there any repair to a switch?? all the battarys are good and all the rest of the roybi tools still work good.
Question by dan walker | last reply
We bought a house last year that had some water damage on the cellar walls. Last summer I redid the drainage around the house as I suspected that that was the reason for the damage. I am now setting out to repair the inside damage. I should not that I noticed no damage to the outside walls while redoing the drainage. The inside wall damage consists of 'blistering' and loose light cement/plaster. The cinder blocks seem to be fine and I have not found mold. I have scraped away the loose stuff and will now patch the holes. I have been told to use a polymer-based household cement but would like to ask the instructable community for advice. I basically have to resurface parts fo the walls and patch a few deep holes. How should I do this? Thank you.
Topic by Crackpot | last reply
I have a cebora plasma cutter that is in tacked and complete but doesn't work I'm having a problem with repair centers because theire isn't one with in 100miles from me and snap-on and other tool men who come around keep try ing to sell me a new one Ok to the point there's not much to these things I have basic knowledge in electronic ITT 3 semesters, divorce killed that, and hands on knowledge automotive industry 20 years, Where should I start in my trouble shooting Got to go Company showed up
Question by reinovator
We are a non profit using the classroom jeopardy 8000 game for programs with adults and students, and have had great success with participation. We have run into problems with the signal recognition acting sporadically. The company educational insights no longer sells or services the product and we have no clue who we could go to for help. Who would know the how to with this great program ? Thanks for any help you can send our way.
Question by michael mulfino | last reply
I have an old Bosch electric drill (CSB 420E) which has started behaving strangely: Its speed has dropped greatly, and it sparks so much I could turn the lights off and still see what I'm doing. I suspect a fault in the armature or field coil, but they both look OK. Brushes seem ok as well. Any ideas? I'm reluctant to junk it because I am too mean to buy a new one.
Topic by Dodd | last reply
Recently my girlfriends cell phone broke. The On/Off button still works, but none of the other buttons work. It still can receives phone calls, and text messages, but only one button works. The other day a couple of the other buttons worked briefly, but they went back to not working after a couple of minutes. I think its a problem in the phones wiring. Before I go opening up the cell phone, I was wondering if anyone has any advise or any experience working with cell phones, that might be helpful.
Topic by seanmcdaneld | last reply
I have borrowed a belt sander from a friend to do a job........ and the sanding belt broke and stuck on the roller. I eventually managed to get it out. Tried the sander without the belt and one roller worked - the other didn't. I fitted a new belt (the right way round) but it didn't work. I've tried to remove the sanding belt, but it's sticking on the end of the roller that didn't work. Any ideas on what might be wrong please? It's looking at the moment as though I'm going to have to go out and buy a new one!! Any help would be gratefully received!
Topic by Fevver | last reply
I have a v guard stabilizer- input voltage 280 and o/p voltage 200-250v, now its not in working condition I want to rectify it myself, I opend it it consists one circuit board, and transformer and 2 relays, but I can't able to find how it works, I don't know how to check the transformer o/p because it getting i/p from circuit board and main phase connection is going to two relays and circuit board getting the i/p from transformer and main card its totally confused, so how can i check the transformer, circuit board weather realy is not working properly
Question by Bionic Chandru | last reply
Back in 1998 Nina Katchadourian spent a number of weeks repairing broken spiderwebs with red thread. Interestingly, the spiders would reject the thread over the course of the night and repair it themselves by morning. Definitely check out her work.
Topic by randofo | last reply
I need to repair a standard ceramic coffee mug. It has broken, very cleanly, into 3 separate pieces. When complete it needs to be able to withstand typical daily uses i.e. a microwave, dishwasher, boiling water. Ideally the repair will be invisible. What is the best adhesive to use?
Question by bryanddom | last reply
Hallo guys, I have a proble torching me last days. My wife owns a laptop made in Poland (aktino). Anyway iam fixing this so cause is about 8 years old running XP and i restorating, fixing all broken plastic parts, battery, i also put a wifi stick inside the empty space of the floppy disk. All work nice and also repaint all the case and added new stickers like new. once i will uploade the repairing moments but now my biggest proble is the external case of the monitor. Is broken appart in 3 pieces and the 2 of them I succeded to glue then very secure and tight but the third for an unknown reason wond be glued and this a kind of problem. Its not posible be different material than the whole case wich is glued perfectly please iam looking forward your suggestions and recommendations thanks in advance Agis68
Topic by agis68 | last reply
If your Windows XP has landed to a position where it has become nearly impossible to efficiently do any work, or it frequently crashes up or the system has obtained a habit of being hanged up in the middle of crucial activities. All these are symptoms that the registry has caused serious errors and the system requires registry repair. Occurring of registry errors is quite common in those operating systems which programs through Windows technology because as the system is being used, many programs are being installed and uninstalled, various hardware applications are added and removed, data files are created and deleted and various other such functions. A registry can be defined as the central point on any PC and is responsible to store the entire data which constitutes the core elements of the operating unit plus each and every other setting that is required during the course of using it. The time at which the data saved within the registry becomes corrupt, errors starts piling up in the back of the system which eventually surfaces with the passage of time. This can also be the main cause behind the slow startup of the Windows, random occurrences of Windows shutdown or several program errors that occur randomly and frequently. A Windows XP registry repair becomes necessary as the system ages because the quantity of programs and applications operated on it increases too. This increase in programming capabilities will create errors within the registry because of the accidents or mistakes made during the programming process. An example of this is that when the user is installing a new application and accidently the system turns off due to power failure or accidently unplugging of it. Since the downloading was still under process and was stopped abruptly, there are chances that some installation files are stored and incomplete configuration settings is now present in the registry because no way was provided to it to roll back to the application. These files, since are of no use for the system occupies not only space on the registry but can also create errors within it. In the course of performing a Windows XP registry repair, there are several options for doing this. The first way can be do it yourself by the use of primitive tools provided free of cost. The second option can be to buy registry cleaner software through which the registry will be cleaned automatically or the third way can be to render the services of a PC specialist and let him do the work for you. All the three options have some pros and cons in it. Performing a registry clean by yourself can be quite complicated as it is a very large area and fixing errors at your own might take a lot of time. Purchasing a registry cleaner on the other hand, is a good option if it has the features of analyzing and fixing the whole registry rather than certain area only. Rendering services of a specialist is also a good option but, it might be quite expensive touching to the limits of buying a new system in that price. About Author: This article is written by Jason Kelly, who also writes for www.registry-repair-tools.net, a site emphasizing on registry repair tool, windows registry repair, and windows xp registry repair.
Topic by franciscopmyers4
Anyone got any idea where I could find free service manuals on the net? I'm trying to repair my car audio system (Alpine CDA 7998R) but im stuck without much information. If anyone could help, what I'm looking at is a green pcb with D301-313 written on it, and it has a part named Q701 which looks like a very small ic with three legs at the bottom, and one at top, its surface mount and is blown up. It also has a delta sign on it with some design within, I cant read the rest of it cause its blown. Please help anyone, if you can... Whatever you may tell....
Topic by pro2xy | last reply
So water leaked in to the General Electronic Module (GEM) on my pickup and now it's acting all funny. A/C runs when the ignition is off, randomly switching to 4L, airbag light chattering on and off, etc. I want to try and repair it. My intuition is that it just acts up when there's stray conductivity between traces/elements, so if I give it a good clean and keep it dry it should work like new.However, I noticed upon pulling it apart that there's some corrosion taking place. Can anyone suggest a good way to repair these traces/SMD resistors? I have a soldering iron but heavily oxidized things don't take solder well in my experience. Or should I just put some lacquer on it and not worry about it?Thanks!
Topic by RelaxedSoup | last reply
Ok guys I wasn't quite sure whether to post this in the general forums or right here. I figured I would get more help here so here goes. My good friend washed her Ipod video 5th generation so she didn't want it and gave it to me.The only problem that is visible on this Ipod is a broken screen. But the problem that I'm concerned with is not the screen but the hard drive because I don't know if it's still functioning or not. Whenever I plug in the usb transfer cable, and hold the ipod up to my ear I can hear a tiny squeaking sound as if the hard drive is still spinning. I don't really know where to go from here guys so if anyone could offer advice on what to do next to figure out if the hard drive still works or not it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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