Hat repair

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.

Posted by jmwintenn 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


rectifier repair?

How can we repair the rectifire of the dc system

Asked by wasimbari 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Repair Stuff

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.

Posted by Karroo Oakey 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Pouf repair

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????

Posted by manticore4210 11 years ago


Multimeter DIY Repair?

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.

Asked by phantom9 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Repairing an Ipod connection

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?

Posted by breaddemon 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


repair a tire pump? Answered

Hand pump offers little to no resistance when pumping. loss of seal inside the pump cylinder.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Cell Phone Repair?

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.

Posted by seanmcdaneld 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


repair of belt sander

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!

Posted by Fevver 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how to repair a stabilizer?

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

Asked by Bionic Chandru 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


Web Repair - Low Rates

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.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


best adhesive to repair ceramics? Answered

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?

Asked by bryanddom 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


HOW TO REPAIR PRACTICE NET?

ITS AN OUTSIDE CHIPPING NET. tHE TWO BACK POLES BROKE, I READ PVC PIPES, BUT SOUNDS CHEAP LOOKING TO ME. aNY BETTER IDEAS?

Asked by cndbottoms 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Help with service/repair manuals

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....

Posted by pro2xy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Dremel Micro Repair/Reuse

Recently at the end of 2016, I acquired a Dremel Micro cordless rotary tool from a garage sale/yard sale for about $20. I used it maybe 3 - 4 times until it didn't want to hold a charge for long. Basically when I put it on the charger, the LEDs scroll top/down indicating it is charging but after a minute or two they stop their normal scrolling sequence and they all stay lit up, which isn't even mentioned of in the manual. The fuel gauge battery indicator shows up red meaning it's near its battery life. At this point, I'm considering either to salvage the motor or buy a new battery for the dremel (which are 2 Sanyo 14650 batteries that are soldered onto a circuit board inside). I'm just wondering is there something that I have failed to do that would make the dremel not hold a charge? Thanks in advance!

Posted by TXVisual 1 year ago  |  last reply 4 months ago


is it possible to repair a glow plug?

I use nitro rcs alot and use quite a bit of glow plugs and at five bucks each . i want to know if these are possible to repair or extend life

Asked by mclovin7596 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


repair a loose headphone jack

I have a cheap mp3 player with a loose headphone jack in the body. Can/ does any one know if or how to fix it? 

Posted by churr 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Repairing a record player turntable?

I just bought a record player, and the turntable (round plastic bit) is warped from the previous owner. Is there an easy fix for this, or should I just buy the new turntable?

Asked by EnlightenedBread 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


H0 Scale Train Repair?

I have old train from Marklin Hobby 2905 set  When i turn on train PSU i can hear relay working but train doesnt move (motor doesnt work)  I have tested motor with multimeter and it beeps (coils are ok) and when i tested electromagnet it also beeps Can somebody show me how to repair it?

Asked by Cekpi7 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


how to repair a copper kettle?

I have bought a copper kettle through ebay, but found that it has a split seam which leaks at the bottom of the spout. I cant solder it as solder is lead an not safe for consumption. Any advice would be welcome, thanks.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Knife blade tip repair...

Aye well, someone dropped BOTH of my best knives, and now I have a bent, chipped knife blade tip. I've got a standard knife sharpener, and small whetstone I need to learn how to use, and advice? Here's some pics of the damage

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Melting silver to repair jewellery

Hello everyone, Iam a disabled pensioner living in Australia. I have a few pieces of silver jewellery where links have opened, and require "soldering". A jeweller has quoted me $40 each repair. I have a 3 inch square of silver sheet left over from a jewellery course I took years ago, and want my husband to melt it on the links for me. He has tried a hand held soldering iron and also a blow torch, neither worked. Please can someone advise us what else to try ? They are only minor melts required, but we cant make the silver molten in our garage. Many thanks

Posted by Charmy666 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Assistance with BD-P1600 Repair?

Has anyone ever attempted to fix a Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray player after a bad firmware update? I'm like 90% of the way there. I've already been able to get it to boot after flashing it with the European XEF version of the software, but I cannot use most of the streaming features that originally came with the player, a side effect of the European software, and it has the wrong region. All I need now is the rootfs.bin file from and American, XAA, version of the software. If anyone has done this fix themselves than they would likely have this file somewhere if it hasn't already been deleted. I know its a long shot, but you never know. Also, as a general point of information, the firmware from the Samsung website is encrypted, so it's no help. Links to sites describing the repair process: http://www.avforums.com/threads/damaged-samsung-bd-p1620-after-firmware-upgrade.1218447/ http://www.avforums.com/threads/hacking-samsung-bd-p1620a-bd-p3600.1245419/ Edit: So I've discovered something which someone might be able to help me with even if they don't have the files. When it was first bricked and I cracked it open to try and repair it, I did a flash dump from the cfe into a file on my tftp server. More recently I copied partition 10 from the kernel to a flash drive, which supposedly is all the other partitions together, including the rootfs. When I compared this file to the flash dump from a year prior, the beginning part appeared exactly the same, so I though that by looking at the section in the copy of the partition that represents the rootfs, I could make a copy from the corresponding section in the flash dump and flash that as the rootfs. Sufficed to say, it didn't work, but just today I repeated the flash dump and found that it too is different than partition 10. It appears that beyond the first section of the file the flash dump has a completely different structure. When I compared the two sections in both flash dumps, they appeared very similar but has small differences in one section, which I would expect is a result of reflashing the rootfs. So now my question is is there a way to use the flash dump to repair the player? Edit: Additional question, I was wondering if I would be able to use the cfe to directly rewrite the section of the flash that is different. Fortunately, the cfe section of the flash appears to remain identical in all versions of the flash file I have, so I wont be rewriting that part, hopefully preventing it from being completely unbootable should something not work. My problem is that I am having problems figuring out how to reflash the nand from the cfe. I'm using the command: flash -offset=20000000 192.168.2.104:bh I keep getting the error: flash0: Device not found *** command status = -6 I think this is because the command did not specify a flash area to write to, so I did show devices and got:          uart0  16550 DUART at 0xB0400B00 channel 0          flash0.cfe  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 00000000 size 1536KB       flash0.kernel  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 00180000 size 5120KB       flash0.rootfs  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 00680000 size 40960KB        flash0.pstor  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 02E80000 size 8176KB       flash0.splash  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 0367C000 size 1280KB    flash0.drmregion  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 037BC000 size 128KB       flash0.rawnvr  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 037DC000 size 768KB       flash0.macadr  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 0389C000 size 16KB        flash0.nvram  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 038A0000 size 128KB         flash0.swap  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 038C0000 size 6400KB          flash0.bbt  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 03F00000 size 1024KB          flash1.all  New NAND flash at 00000000 offset 00000000 size 65536KB                eth0  BCM7038 Internal Ethernet at 0xB0080000 I'm not sure which one to choose. When I dumped the flash I used the command: CFE>save 192.168.x.y:flash_dump 0x1fc00000 0x4000000 The definition of the save command is: save Save a region of memory to a remote file via TFTP   Any idea which part of the flash this is dumping from / which part I should write to?

Asked by danielemur 4 years ago


Instructions to repair movie camera Canon UC1A that will not playback sound?

Does anyone know how I can fix my Canon UC1A movie camera? It does not playback sound.

Asked by HandyHarry 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Dremel just stopped

Hi I was using my Dremel with a saw attachment cutting wood half way in the Dremel just stopped. The spindle rotates cleanly I have checked the fuse etc which is fine   There were noises at all love my Dremel helps me a lot in my hobby repairing and repanting Model buses cash a little shirt so I can’t just go out and buy a new one 

Posted by Gefcon 1 year ago  |  last reply 12 months ago


How can I make drive belt for microwave turntable??

The present belt is 1/8 inch square and 36 inches in circumference.

Asked by russellc888 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


50-45V 1200mA Ac to 12V 1000ma

Hey. So i have this led light panel which was damaged by some water that leaked through my ceiling from heavy rain.My dad wanted me to try repair it(he didn't want to spend another 100$ to buy a new one) so i did and i found in that the led panel has 4 strips of ca 70 leds each 1 m length each, powerd by this guy http://imgur.com/a/dhNUb 2 of those led strips wouldn't work anymore so i had  one led strip of 2 m which i bought for some project , and  i wanted to replace the ones that aren't working anymore but they are working pretty well on 12V 1000ma Dc(they are heating pretty fast but for that i think i will need some resistors for that or i don't know). So i'm asking how can i convert 50-45V 1200mA Ac to 12V 1000mA Ac so that i won't burn that led strip that works on lower current. A schematic will be all i need and the components that requires. P.S : I'm a begginer in electronics and i don't know that much about them and i'm looking forward in learning more sorry for the long story.

Asked by valexandru1 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to repair a headphone?

Asked by Sceneventor 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


speaker repair?

 How do you repair a slight tear to a speaker?

Asked by macranston 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Brass Vietnam Zippo repair.. Help!

Any one experienced with repair of small gauge hinge's, or is familiar with Zippo's repair? I need help... :) Please... I have two '67 '68 Vietnam brass Zippo's... They have been authenticated. One of which, has a broken hinge. I was interested in repairing it, as on the base side it has disintergrated. I am hesitant to send it to Zippo... As I believe, it is still under warranty yet I am worried that a standard hinge replacement would look odd.... as they won't age the brass etc... Could come back looking bad... Although I know, Zippo is great at servicing them! It already has ALOT, of pewter throughout the brass... Obviously fairly rusted out at some stage... And I was wondering, has anyone used pewter to mend brass before? I'm sure it's not common practice, because of colour differences etc.. Perhaps I should call Zippo to find out first hand.... Just for interest sake... Has anyone got the same inscription... I haven't seem the second of these before... I'd be interested if it is a generic quote or written be the owner... "I'VE LOVED EVERY INCH OF THE LAND I STAND, I'LL DIE BEFORE I RUN" Tactical Air Command:- "CAME DOWN THE HELL, FELL DOWN THE GOD" Any help would appreciated. Thanks! ;) Sorry about the cruddy phone pics... Doesn't really do them justice... :(

Posted by Lftndbt 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Ni-cad Battery repair/regeneration how do I repair/regenerate my dead Ni-cad power tool batteries?

I have several Ryobi 18 volt Ni-cad power tool batteries that over the years have lost all their ability to recharge.  is there a way to fix/disassemble and repair without having to buy all new ones?  I have about 5 or 6 and do not wish to replace everyone of them.

Asked by jwrape64 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


New bent CD not broken - can it be repaired?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do you repair a drimel ,shaft does not turn?

I got a used single speed drimel,when i turned it on every thing seemed fine,and when i put alittle pressure on it .it stopped spinning.i'm not sure what part connects the motor shaft to the main shaft?

Asked by ziggymonz 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I sew / repair chair that is split along a seam?

Chair is split along a seam where a cushion meets.  What type of stitch hols firmly?  I plan to hand sew this with upholstery thread.

Asked by pgarland 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I repair vinyl "wood grain" that came off when adhesive tape was applied to the surface of a desk?

I have a Bush particle board desk I would like to repair. Recently, my wife placed some adhesive tape on the surface of her desk. Upon pulling the tape off, some of the "wood grain" was lifted off of the vinyl covering. I do not want to replace the vinyl, only touch up the areas that were damaged by the tape.

Asked by Frank Reyes 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to repair hot glue gun? Answered

..because it doesn't work. the gun is hot but it doesn't squeeze out the glue anymore. the trigger is hard and 3/4 of glue stick is still in the tube.

Asked by Karletto555 8 years ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


PCB Repair Process of 3 different kind of circuits

1 Power Supply Circuit: During the circuit board repair process, power supply part should be inspected at the first hand and then come to the other part. +/-5V, Power supply failure can occur under below several situation: (1) NO power supply voltage or power supply voltage is deficiency, NC system is often used +/-5V, +/-12V, +/-15V and +/-24V, a few of them use +3.3V, and the varied or unstable voltage of power supply will cause the system working impropery; (2) Use voltmeter to test the voltage of power supply, and the result show is normal. Voltage waveform detected by oscillograph has shown the existence of big ripple. This situation maybe caused by open circuit of Filtering capacitance, bad rectifier diode or cold soldering, but sometimes it could be caused by an overloaded component which has been brokendown and damaged by power. (3) System can run properly when it is just being opened, after a while of operating, the voltage begin to drop off. This is usually caused by voltage stabilizing circuit and large power triode. (4) The voltage decrease accompany with temperature increase maybe cause by component cold soldering, it is electrical connection can be affected negatively when the temperature high up. (5) NO power supply voltage or supply voltage decreases significantly will cause the system to interrupt or stop working, this fault can be detected and spotted easier. (6) When the capacity of power supply load drop off or filter circuit become invalid, it will cause the system halt suddenly, this situation which is very difficult to justify can bring damage to the equipment and facility even get personnel wound. 2 Clock Circuit: Clock circuit mainly exist on the systematic motherboard, it is the foundation of large-scale integrated circuit system through which it can work, it can generate the constant square signal in the circuit base upon the crystal oscillator (commonly known as crystal), Once the crystal oscillator stop working, it is same as the heart of human being stop beating, the whole system will fall into the status of paralyzed, only after crystal can work under normal condition, the systematic circuit can operate under the command of CPU according to the frequency of crystal. The number and frequency of the crystal could be different due to the variety of numerical control system, but generally will at least one crystal, different clock frequencies required by the other circuit can be solved by frequency dividing circuit or other crystal. Crystal possess a higher rate of failure or damage, below are some malfuntions of crystal: (1) Leakage: Use multimeter and switch to P*10K level to test it, if the resistance is infinite, then it can be viewed as normal; (2) Internal OPEN CIRCUIT: Value of resistance is infinite tested by Use multimeter, can fail to generate oscillating pulse in the circuit; (3) Alternative crystal: Due to the transformation of crytal will cause its internal parameter change which can only be detected by osillagraph or cymometer. Although the crystal can still has oscillation, but the clock frequency is deviated from its nominal value, and the still existing oscillation pulse can’t make system circuit work properly due to the value of oscillation is wrong. Only cymometer can test its tolerance now. (4) In clock circuit, the both ends of crystal would be connected to ground by one ceramic capacitor value range from several picofarads to tens picofarads, failure of the clock circuit result from this capacitor leakage, deterioration is also more common. The best tool to test whether the crystal is good or bad could be oscillagraph or cymometer, multimeter is very difficult to detect the root cause. 3 Reset Circuit Reset circuit also exist in the circuit system of motherboard, it is unique set of large-scale digital integrated circuit. Microprocessor and interface circuit are all possess reset terminal. Reset pulse generate by reset circuit will clear the progam counter, force CPU recall the orginal files from the memory, execute initiation process on all the controller chips, system will occurs the phenomenon of disorder or crash as a result of faulty reset circuit, the method of using cymometer to illustrate the reset pulse is turn on/off power supply repeatly, observe and record the pulse value at the right moment of power supply on/off since it should be the normal square wave-form. If there is no existence of reset pulse, all the resistor, capacitor and transistor in the reset circuit should be detected. The reset terminal of integrated circuit should be regular low or high electrical level, or else, it is probably the malfunctional reset circuit or damaged integrated circuit.http://www.circuit-engineering.com

Posted by circuiteng 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how can i repair antimonium?

I have this antimonium piece that is supposed to hold on to a shaft with a set screw, the thing is that the screw hole is just to big, I need a way to make it smaller, and hard enough to hold the 3x3mm set screw in place.

Asked by jzapnabetsenauj 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Question about jewelry repair

I do simple jewelry repair,and want to learn how to solder.What tools do I need for this?I have a Dremel tool and several hand tools.Please be specific.

Asked by jeannie13 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Repair handle on bounce horse

I am needing to repair the handle of this children's bouncing horse.  I don't know if the handle is original but it is the one that came with it.  I need advice on how to attach the handle.  

Posted by carolb4 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Leather jacket repair with "Vinyl-Tac" or powdered fusible? Anyone have any experience with either product?

The tear is on the sleeve,fairly large and jagged.

Asked by lynneherb 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


E-readers

How do you repair a power plug on a kindle e reader

Posted by tigger66688 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


sewing machine repair

I dumpster scored an old Sears/Kenmore sewing machine recently and don't quite know where to start to wire it for power and replace the foot pedal. Anyone done this? Cheaply?

Posted by el eliel 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



weedeater repair and stuff

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.

Posted by BIGHAIRYDUDE 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to repair a window?

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

Asked by systex 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


REPAIR frigidaire microwave 2 years old model # FPHD2491KF0......

When iI just turned it on ...it made a pop sound and a strong electric burning smell...now nothing is working..lights or display... outlet is good?  any ideas on how and what to do?????   I spoke to Firgidaire and they are willing to sell me a megatron... could that be it and how hard is it to replace......Ken

Asked by kenny.panzer 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to replace head gasket on a 1992 Harley Davidson Sporster?

Instuctions on repairing a blown head gasket on a harley davidson sporster with a 1200 kit? it is a 1992 883 with a 1200 conversion kit

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do you change the induction heater element in a Bosch oven?

I have a Bosch HBL745 electric oven (2 actually) but the induction heater element keeps burning out on one of them. I have watched the repair once and it looks easy, but it would be nice to have a procedure. For example, does the oven need to be fully removed from the wall unit or can the repair be done in place?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


flush cooling system on a 1972 corvair?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago