Http://www.instructables.xyz/ looks suspicious. Phishing. I ended up on that page via google. Someone wants to steal logins and passwords.
Posted by PawelR 3 years ago
Inbox | sent | trash from: sent fromfrank678 when: Nov 10, 2007. 2:04 AM subject: FROM;MR.FRANK ZIWOS. FROM;MR.FRANK ZIWOS. Tel:00225 08 21 78 50 COTE D IVOIRE, WEST AFRICA. Dear One, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into long time relatioship and financial transaction for our mutual benefits. I am MR.FRANK ZIWOS and I inheritated an important sum from my late father who died in recent crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. I wish to request for your assistance in investing this sum in lucrative venture or manufacturing and real estate management in your country. I have FOUR million, five hundred thousand United State Dollars. USD($4.500,000)to invest in this transaction and I will require your assistance in receiving the fund in your account in your country. I will gladly give you some reasonable percent from the total sum for your assistance. Please it is important you contact me immediately on this email addressof: email@example.com for more clearification on the next step for smooth conclusion. Awaiting your immediate response and God bless you. Thanks for your understanding Yours Sincerely, MR.FRANK ZIWOS. reply delete this is one of those scams people do. this guy sent it to me in my pm. let me know if you recieved this too.
Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago
Well I posted my motorbike on Craigslist, and I got this nice email from a chap in Canada: Hello, I'm James John, I hail from Canada in Ottawa city, I came across your advert and am Highly Interested in purchasing you (motorcycle) which you offer for sale at craigslist.com. I Due to the fact that its been a long time have been searching for it, Please Kindly get back to me as soon as possible with the necessary answers to the Question in mind. Are you the first owner? The present condition? Your final asking price? Why Do You want to sell It? And I will also like you to send me Pictures to enable me to view what I intend to purchase and i will like you to know that my form of payment is through a Certified Check or USPS Money Order .. I await your urgent response so that we can Proceed further. Regards Jms =============================================================================== So uh, how many monkeys y'reckon the Great Scam Conspirists keep locked up to come up with these aye?
Posted by KentsOkay 8 years ago
I just recieved this message of user "frank679" FROM;MR.FRANK ZIWOS. Tel:00225 08 21 78 50 COTE D IVOIRE, WEST AFRICA. Dear One, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into long time relatioship and financial transaction for our mutual benefits. I am MR.FRANK ZIWOS and I inheritated an important sum from my late father who died in recent crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. I wish to request for your assistance in investing this sum in lucrative venture or manufacturing and real estate management in your country. I have FOUR million, five hundred thousand United State Dollars. USD($4.500,000)to invest in this transaction and I will require your assistance in receiving the fund in your account in your country. I will gladly give you some reasonable percent from the total sum for your assistance. Please it is important you contact me immediately on this email addressof: firstname.lastname@example.org for more clearification on the next step for smooth conclusion. Awaiting your immediate response and God bless you. Thanks for your understanding Yours Sincerely, MR.FRANK ZIWOS. Obviously a big scammer and i don't want anyone to have there cash stolen so just watch out, hopefully he will be banned
Posted by Danny 10 years ago
I was not sure where to post this but, it appears the Instructables email may have been used for mischief (or some one really likes me) I received the following email from "email@example.com" on my home email address, It a has not appeared on any Instructable in-box, and the link doesn't seem to go anywhere Hi liquidhandwash! To view all your comments in one place please visit your Comment Tracker: https://www.instructables.com/you/backtalk --------------------------------------- From: philomina Date: May 24, 2013. 5:58 PM Subject: https://www.instructables.com/member/liquidhandwash/ hello my name is Philomina edwin i wish to request for your friendship Write back to me here in my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) i will tell you more about my self, thanks I wish to hear from you soon, Yours friend, Philomina reply: https://www.instructables.com/you/backtalk/?action=reply&commentId;=CDCJ2AGHH2W3AL8 --------------------------------------- Cheers, Instructables Robot To turn off these notification messages, please visit your preferences: https://www.instructables.com/you/watchlist?modify=WATCHLIST
Posted by liquidhandwash 5 years ago
Everyone should beware of the teeth whitening ads on Instructables. One of the advertisers, Dazzling White, is a fraudulent company which, once they have your Credit card number, will continue charging your credit card forever. If you complain, they say they will send you an email to opt out but you will never get the email. They will charge your card in advance of sending you their product so you will get billed 2 or 3 times before you ever get anything. Their offer is a "trial" sample for which they will bill you something like $8. If you read the small print, which no one ever does, it says you have to cancel within 10 days of receiving your trial else they will charge you the full $80+ dollars, will enroll you in their "program" and start billing you $80+ every month. I had to get my credit card company involved in order to get them to cease and desist. No amount of pleading with them on the phone will work. They claim to abide by their "terms and conditions". I've been on the Internet a long time and this is the first time I've ever succumbed to fraudulent activity of this magnitude. I'm out $160 that I will never get back. Instructables!!! You need to get these crooks off your site. It's giving you a bad name. If you search the Internet, you will see hundreds of complaints about these crooks. Spread the word!
Posted by whatshisname 8 years ago
The New York Times states that Esquire had to invest seed money (six figures according to a couple blogs) for E Ink to develop a battery thin enough for a magazine cover...I'm sure everyone who's already cracked one open can tell you, they are powered by standard CR2016 batteries, not some magic million dollar tech...dude, Esquire may have gotten PWNed big time.
Posted by gschoppe 9 years ago
Here's a Very interesting article about of of the most common internet problem: Typo-SquattingTypo-squatting is the practice of creating domain names that are often misspelled names for bigger brands.For example: Runescape is a popular free MMORGP (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). There are sites which names are misspelled versions of Runescape. A few I encountered while playing:RuenscapeRunscapeRiunscapeThese misspelled sites are mainly used for either- online scams- pay by click ads - which feature popular search terms for the original site. The misspelled site gets payed every time someone clicks on one of those.- Spyware and AdwarePopular targets for this practice is google, apple, microsoft,For example, I will demonstrate the case of the iphone:from McAfee:By the end of 2007, at least 8,000 URLs using the word iphone will be registered, according to a well known domain expert. The most valuable iphone.com is owned by Apple itself, but when Steve Jobs announced the product early in 2007, Apple didn't own the iphone domain yet. One expert estimates that Apple paid at least $1 million to buy that piece of valuable Web real estate. Among the 8,000 registered URLs incorporating iphone are community fan sites, rumor and hack sites and, of course, scam sites. Freeappleiphonesnow dot com claims to offer free iPhones and variants that don't even exist (like the iPhone "shuffle" and "nano".) The URL is nothing more than a redirect to royalsweeps dot com . When we tested the site, we received debt consolidation offers, get rich quick solicitations, "free" cell phone prizes and other questionable e-mail. Many of the iphone-related domains are misspellings, or typos. Iohone dot com, for example, was registered on January 9, 2007, the day Apple officially announced the iPhone. In August 2007, the site consisted of pay-per-click ads for iPhone-related Web sites. Microsoft says that on an average day more than 2,000 domain names are registered that contain Microsoft trademark terms.According to the US Government Accounting Office, at least 8.65% of all domain names are registered with false or incomplete Whois information, a practice that makes domain squatting easier. More recently, in September 2007, the managers of the .eu top level domain suspended 10,000 domains registered by a Chinese woman who was accused of being a cyber-squatter. The first two Images are from the domains Freeappleiphonesnow and Iohone The other images are from microsoft dot cm and another website that results in 482 spammy emails a week. The last image is from McAfee
Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago
Beware of this scammer on instructables. Going by the username of 'soukayna', they will have no profile picture. Clicking on their profile will show that they claim to be a 24 year old female. They'll send you a message via orangeboard or PM reading thus: "Nice To Meet You My name is Favor, i saw your profile and it drew my attention to write to you. I would like you to communicate me through my e-mail address (email@example.com)so that we can get to know more about each other more and also to exchange our pictures. I am waiting to her from you. until then continue to be blessed. Favor" A quick google search on the alleged "Favor Madi" revealed that they've posted this scam on several websites. The best thing you can do is immediately delete their comment. If anyone knows a way of reporting them to the instructables site, please do so. It's dissapointing to me that the first comment on my orangeboard was a scam.
Posted by Chikpeas Brother 5 years ago
Well ive had my eye on the Canon Eos Digital Rebel xTi for quite some time now.I found bwayphoto.com and was amazed at their price (body + two lenses = $597)!here's the link: Canon Eos Digital Rebel xTi on bwayphoto.comI've been doing research on both the camera and the website.The camera i am happy with. I love canon cameras, especially their easy-to-use UI, and the reviews are wonderful. It's the site that I am worried about... I have read reviews on it and there are so many bad reviews on it! I bought my camcorder from the site a couple years ago, but my mom did it for me so I don't really know whether she had any problems or not (she doesn't remember either).Actually, she might have fallen for their scams because she bought me an extra battery along with it... anyway... Before i make any decisions, I'm curious if any of you trusty Instructablers have ever used the site (or any of the sites affiliated with the company) and whether or not you are happy with it. There isn't a better price i can find online or in stores, so I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not i should just go for it and have my mom negotiate with them and whatnot...So should I stick with bwayphoto.com and try them out for this, or should i spend more money on the same camera (minus one lense) at a more reliable source?
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Posted by macmundi 7 years ago
For the past week or so, after clicking an instrucable or step within one, I am sometimes re-directed to one of those sites that claim you have a virus and should do their free scan. It's getting really annoying as you can't easily leave these sites. Has someone hacked the site? Update: On 12/31/09 my security software deleted a trojan after once again being re-directed to the Virus Scan site.
Posted by scooterkid92 8 years ago
I just want to know if GoFundMe is safe? Is there any frauds that I should be aware of? I know your project will not be seen unless you share the link but I don't mind. I wanted to use Kickstarter but it's only in the US and you need to give a reward. Indiegogo can be used for charity causes but they Take $25 off the final amount for users out of the US. GoFundMe takes 0.30 Cents per donations so it might not be too good? Please let me know what you think. :)
Posted by Electrospark 3 years ago
Hello whomever is reading this,I was online, today, and I was looking up different recipes for thermite. Upon searching Google, I came upon two different results that were quite intriguing. Here are the two results:https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-thermite/andhttp://how2dostuff.blogspot.com/2006/01/how-to-make-thermite.htmlIf you follow these links and read the steps, you will see that they are nearly the exact same and that the author does not give the second website credit. (Notice the dates)This is an obvious act of blatant plagiarism and I believe that the person whom wrote this instructable should be confronted about doing so.Thank you for your time,Christopher Karr
Posted by chriskarr 8 years ago
The ad for supposed free trial offer of the two teeth whitening products by the so-called unemployed mom is a total scam & rip-off ! Not only will you be charged unauthorized from them but, also by other companies who are given your financial information. I am working with my bank right now after closing my account to get money back if possible. Do not trust any of those lying criminals! Steve
Posted by oedius 8 years ago
Nebody got some old 64 games out there? i want to buy some more for my grandpa to hold him over while i try to get him a Wii. pretty much any old game will do as long as it runs. im willing to buy but obviously not a lot for old 64 games. oh by the way, im not trying to be rude, but i am not stupid and i am not going to fall for any scams. srry but there are so many scams out there you have to warn people so they will stay away so you dont have to waist your time.
Posted by XI3 10 years ago
I received an email from 'INSTRUCTABLES ROBOT' saying i had "1 new comment". I'm sure this is Bogus email. Did 'INSTRUCTABLES'(real site) send it to me, or is it really 'BOGUS'? Just askin'-and /or warning everyone of it. has anyone else received such a 'THANG' as this?
Posted by MEMJIM 8 years ago
I got scammed and bought that junk... Swivel Sweeper. A few million others also did. The battery died only a month later. I've been trying to make a surrogate battery because I don't want to give them anymore money for a replacement battery. Any ideas?
Posted by kanata 10 years ago
Hi , i found a really cheap android smartphone here ... but im not sure is scam or not. http://www.funbookes.com/mysaga-c3-android-4-2-dual-core-smartphone-4-0-inch-wvga-capacitive-screen-wifi-gps-bluetooth-black-white.html Anybody here know about this brand or this phone?
Posted by docrivers 4 years ago
So, the last forum topic i put in was about a site called blood copy, it was about vampires and a weird fake blood Supposedly for "vampires" being sent to people in the mail, called True Blood. Turns out this was a huge marketing scam advertising a new TV series Called True Blood
Posted by pyro13 9 years ago
When I open Airsoft megastore.com on google chrome, put something into my cart, then hit checkout, Chrome says the site is not safe to input valuable or personal information to. This got me thinking as to why it wouldnt be safe. No security protection against hackers? Or has it been hacked and if I input my credit card info will they be able to steal my info? I just dont want anyone getting ahold of my credit card info and buying stuff... Is ASM a trustworthy site, and Chrome just has a glitch or something that is causing the site to be deemed 'unsafe'? Or is it all a scam? This dillema has stopped me from buying a gun during their black Friday Doorbuster Deals, which was a great deal. Oh well better safe than sorry I guess. Thanks
Posted by chopstx 6 years ago
Hi, i believe there is someone using instructables.com for some kind of SEO scam. I believe it goes like this:- Post a mediocre/repeating guide- Add links to different websites, for example to www.american-home-loan.net as seen in https://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Convert_AVI_WMV_RM_VOB_to_iPod_PSP_Cell_/- Have a highly valued site (instructables.com) link to cheap sites- ???- ProfitI believe the ??? would eventually be remove the guide and point to some site that seels some crap. This is called a SEO scam if i remember correctly.So far i have catched 5 different usernames using that scheme (i believe the same person is behind all of them):https://www.instructables.com/member/byrdcarlyle/https://www.instructables.com/member/disraedole/https://www.instructables.com/member/arlenegeorge/https://www.instructables.com/member/gilmergraham/https://www.instructables.com/member/aliceanton36/Check out the guides, they are basically all the same with a link in the first part at least repeated twice. It all points to the same server and even CMS, however, different hostnames are used.I would like to hear a second opinion.
Posted by tecneeq 9 years ago
Ads and such usually appear off to the side of forum pages, and instructables, most are scams (haha), but occasionally they are something worth checking into.Below is the ad I saw on the side of a forum topic, and decided to follow it.I got the address for Big Think, which is, from what I gathered, a plethora of ideas for many different things to better the nation.Below is Eric Wilhelm talking about Instructable's impact on education.LINKBTW, there is a typo on the second link..:D
Posted by bumpus 9 years ago
I receintly received a message from a member claiming to be Savanah Eboni, a.k.a. seboni. The message was suggestive in a manner I didn't expect from this site. On further inspection I have seen that messages of this nature have been sent to others and they have also complained about it. However, it seems that this person is still an active member and continues to solicit and harass the members of this site uninhibited. Are measures being taken to protect the integrity of this online community, or are you, like so many others, profiting from or just ignoring these people peddling scams and pornography?
Posted by notjustsomeone 10 years ago
I was clicking through "next step"s on this 'ible and got a persistent popup insisting I had a virus on my computer. I know this scam is to actually put one ON my puter, so I kept trying to cancel out of it. It took me to a site that was "scanning" and I unplugged my net cable before anything could download, shut down, and rebooted only to do a full Norton scan. I think I avoided harm, but please look into this!
Posted by hishealer 8 years ago
The term "instructable" seems to have penetrated the public conciousness enough that people can appropriate the word to try and make themselves look legitimate.I came across this video on YouTube. It's a referral scam, but it calls itself an instructable!http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=a2-IK-8qKqkI have informed the user - (Link: http://uk.youtube.com/user/3ZCASH4U ) about his offence, but have had no response.Maybe other members would want to give him a piece of their mind?(I didn't have a associated image, so I've included this sneak preview of my next papercraft Instructable...)
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
Quote came from a friend of mine. This was after he laid down how all the self-help productivity stuff online is a scam. How its a blackhole of never ending reading. I think this is a real problem for some people, they actually think "less" of themselves if they reach out. And theres actually some really good material out there. What do you guys think? What is the hardest productivity challenge you’ve faced? Why was it hard and how did you solve it? What resources did you use?
Posted by sal.afzal 4 years ago
Some of you may have seen my instructable, Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed, and I have been getting some feedback. But I wanted to post it to forums, see if anyone can come up with some more ideas on how to boost a computer's speed. Let me know if you can think of anything! Feel free to comment here or on the Instructable.Thanks!Lukethebook333
Posted by lukethebook333 9 years ago
SPAM... NO! not ham in a can......Its that stuff that fills your inbox and drives you crazy.....So somebody screw that, I will tell you who he is..... His name is FON LAMB (well thats his spaming name) I have researched this character and several people have been scammed by him. Anyways is trying to tell me there going to give me half of 15 MILLION..... Dose it sound to good to be true ?? Yeah it is. Google the words "FON LAMB" and the first result you get is from a place called ANTI-SPAM INTERNATIONAL....... anyways this guy keeps filling my inbox with this CRAP and its driving me crazy. Hes even trying to hide under a faith. Changing my e-mail is not an option.....WHAT WOULD YOU DO ???should I post his email address so we can all go and sell it ?? or is that just too mean ???
Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago
I'm going to be shaving my head for charity, in order to microfinance third world countries. I was wondering if anyone on instructables would like to help by donation. I'll post before and after pictures on here once I get the amount of money we need (Which is about 1800 dollars, to buy a proper carpentry set for a man in Ghana.) I'm also working with people in my community to do this. You won't be scammed as you don't need to give me any money. Here's how it'll work: 1: Post here how much you'll donate 2: Go to KIVA.com and register an account 3: I will provide you with a link to the recipient 4: You will donate the money on a given day, at which point (when I see that the transaction is through) I will shave my head, pictures and all. 5: You may laugh at my discomfort.
Posted by A good name 9 years ago
Well, It's both. This is a new website that works like ebay, but all of the items are BRAND NEW and cost only pennies on the dollar. How the **** could this possibly work? Well the guy who made this website is probablly already a rich genius. Cars sold for a few hundred dollars, tv's for only $100, and brand new ipods for merely $50. Here's how it works. Items start at a penny and every bid brings it up another penny, but everybody that bids PAYS a dollar for their bid. so do the math. A car is sold for $500, which means 50,000 bids...so the guy gets $50,500 for a $20,000 car, but the winner only pays $500. This website is engenius for the creator, but be careful. You could be spending hundreds of dollars and never win anything...so keep in mind...all of the money has to come from somewhere. And in this case its coming from all the people who bid and lost the auction.
Posted by Electroinnovation 8 years ago
This is a great opportunity with a 10 year old company, which is blazing trails in the industry! This is NOT a get rich quick scam, or a lousy product that relies on pushy salespeople. I searched for months to find a product of this quality, and I use it myself. All of our products are manufactured in the USA. We are building a great national team. Get on board now! 1) Do you have around $100 to put into a business? 2) Do you like the idea of duplicating, residual income? 3 Do you like to help others, and, will you share an opportunity with them? 4) Do you live in the USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, or Canada? 5) Would you like to work with an experienced and supportive team, that will help you achieve? 6) Would you like to speak with someone who makes over $5000 a month, and find out how he does it? If you answered yes to all of these questions - and only if you answered yes to ALL of these questions - email me at BioFrequencyNA@aol.com. Include your home phone number. Tell me the best time to call you. I will call you ASAP.
Posted by jlef1272 9 years ago
http://chirpstory.com/li/77898 There’s word of a new tax-related scam and officials want to make sure you don’t get duped. If you get a call claiming to be from the IRS saying you owe more tax money which you need to send immediately or face arrest — don’t fall for it. IRS spokesman David Stewart says ask the caller his name and badge number and hang up. “Then you what you do is call your local office and you say ‘hey got this person Sam Smith badge number 12-2 and he wants to know information about X. Is there something wrong with my return?’” He says if there is a problem and the person calling you is legitimate, the local office will know and be able to help, and remember the IRS will never ask you for personal information or bank information over the phone or in an e-mail. Any information they might need would already be on your tax return SOURCE: http://avanticonsultinggroup.wordpress.com/tag/tag-code-81345782170/ Related Article: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/14526283-the-avanti-group-reviews-article-code-81345782170-hk-ron-paul-slams-stability-of-us-dollar-and-bitcoin-in-progold-rant/images Related Video: http://www.metacafe.com/videos_about/pr_code_81345782170/
Posted by lovelydovz 5 years ago
Dear staff, I didn't knew who to actually send this message to so i posted it here. I come here with a proposal which will make your site get attracted to more traffic or as for investors reading this you could make double or even thriple the amount. As you know i have made 1 million dollars in just 1 year and i wanted to show how i did it exactly and how people can eventually make 1 million in 1 year. This guide is no scam and is a real story which i accomplished without going online like most teen millionaires. It's my hard work and it did pay out well. So here is my proposal, i will sell you my " Make 1 milion in 1 year" Instructable or ebook for $ 100,000 + (price negotiable) and i will give you full rights to it. You would be able to double or even thriple your site traffic with this instructable and for other people as such who are interested in buying it can set their own website and make 10 times more by simply getting ad revenues and or selling it. I am giving you this proposal as a only chance, and if i wanted to earn any more money from it i would have already. Made millions from it but i am not interested because i have already acomplished my mission and thats enough for me. So dear ibles staff if you think you would like to buy the instructable then do private message me as soon as possible cause it may be too late. Thank you for your time.
Posted by arylic 9 years ago
Http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/14775692-hendren-global-group-news-factnye-fidus-mal-laptop-ejere-i-forsog-pa-at-stjele-penge Fidus krav penge til at fjerne blokeringen af computer NEW YORK — en ny scam har målrettet laptop ejere i et forsøg på at stjæle penge.En skærm dukker op med oplysninger hævder at være fra FBI og beder om betaling for at fjerne blokeringen din computer, men det er faktisk en virus fra tyvene. Ofrene har sagt, de blev beordret til at foretage betalingen via et MoneyPak kort, der fungerer som et hævekort, inden for 72 timer."De gør en masse penge," sagde Austin Berglas, assistent special agent in charge med den FBI cyber bureau. "Det kan være indlejret i en persons computer gennem åbningen af en ondsindet e-mail vedhæftet fil." Uanset hvordan virus påvirker din computer, sagde FBI du ikke skal betale den såkaldte løsesum."Hvis du er et offer i et fupnummer som dette, nr. 1 er naturligvis at vide, at FBI aldrig ville spørge nogen om penge, holde en computer for løsepenge," Berglas sagde. I stedet sagde Berglas laptop ejere bør kontakte FBI'S Internet Crime Complaint Center.Normalt, skal du ikke helt udslette din computer. I stedet, opdatere antivirusprogrammet. Source
Posted by ashleia17 5 years ago
Since the Xbox 360's introduction in November, 2005, a significant quantity of Microsoft's game consoles have experienced a field malfunction that is indicated by three flashing red lights on the front of the console. It's The Xbox 360' Red Ring Of Death or E74 error.The "Red Ring of Death" is a very common problem. In July 2008, Microsoft admitted that over 800,000 people are dealing with it and 30% of all consoles sold are failing and the rest have a chance of failure. With an Xbox which suffer from the red ring of death, you will not be able to play games with peace of mind or any enjoyment and you can't use Xbox live membership without constantly dropping from online games, and losing level progress.Owning a broken $400 game system is annoying. If you don't fix the red ring of death, your system will only get worse with time, and your Xbox may stop working altogether (which will cost you in the hundreds of dollars to fix).The sooner you fix red ring of death the better, but first you should know what is wrong with your Xbox 360?The main cause of the 3 flashing red lights is overheating. In fact, it is an electrical connection failure between the CPU,GPU and the motherboard.due to an engineering flaw in the construction of the Xbox 360. When Microsoft designed it, they downsized the heat sinks ( which keep the system cool ) to accommodate the DVD drive, and they chose a slightly unusual way of mounting to link them to the processors. So when you play on your Xbox for too long, the temperature reaches beyond 120 degree, the motherboard heats up and begins to vibrate and flex against the X-Clamp plastic support . These vibrations loosen the soldering holding the graphics processing unit in place. This causes an electrical failure and the Xbox red ring of death error will happen.** How do we fix this ? **There is a myth going around that to fix the red ring of death errors by wrapping your Xbox 360 in a towel, turning it on for 20 minutes or so, and letting it overheat . BE CAREFUL !!! If you use this bogus repair method, you will risk turning a temporary problem into a permanent damage. This crazy method works for a few hours because when you wrap your console and turn it on, there is no ventilation for the heat to escape. It's like putting vegetable oil in your cars gas tank, sure it may run for a block but you have just ruined you car for a 2 minute trip! Your Xbox 360 is a piece of high tech equipment not a toaster, avoid completely the "towel fix" and any "fix" involving heat.** Is there a secure permanent fix for this ? **Of course, believe it or not fixing the Xbox red ring of death is not a difficult process and you don't need advanced technical skills or special tools to perform the "fix" yourself, I suggest you see a professional Xbox 360 repair guide with detailed clear video instuctions and pictures. These guides are developed by technicians with good knowledge and many years of experiences in the electronics and video game repair industry. They will show you step by step how to take your Xbox 360 apart safely, how to remove the X-clamp and heat sink, how to apply the washers and artic thermal compound, and put it all back together. There is also written instructions with the videos and the 24/7 tech support can assist you to save time and money and get your Xbox 360 up and running within 2 hoursThose Xbox red ring of death errors will be a distant memory and now you can enjoy gaming again without fear of freezing.Be careful there are some repair guides in the market which are a total scam .Here is an EASY step by step Xbox 360 repair guide so you can permanently fix your Xbox 360's 3 red light of death errors!Xbox 360 Red Light Fix Pro Gamer Edition : The Only Xbox 360 Repair Guide with Professional High Definition Video Tutorials, With In Action Camera Zooms , Fix in Less Time than it Takes to Mail Xbox 360 to Microsoft, Use Ordinary Household Tools ,Real Human, Knowledgeable Customer Support , No Special Skills Needed, Guaranteed Fix or Money Back, Be Playing Again - in 2 Hours or Less.Click Here
Posted by TexasHome 9 years ago
I recently had the joy of needing a new screen protector for my mobile after being dumb enough to drop it on gravel. The hard cover took all the impact but the film protector on the screen was scratched badly. Was old and partially worn anyway so I decided to upgrade to a Tempered Glass screen protector. Being somewhere rural I had no chance to get one in a shop so I ordered online. With no intention of advertising for some sellers, I collected a few links so you can check what I am talking about: Item1 Item2 Item3 Item4 Item5 Item6 So, what is my concern with these? They all can be found on amazon and other online services as well as on local markets... As I said I ordered a glass screen protector. If you check these listings and even some of the packing you will notice they all have a thing in common - being shatter proof and of 9H hardness. I also love this video showing how to remove and fix a glass screen protector! The last time I checked glass had one very distinct feature: It is hard and before it really bends it breaks - unless you use fibre optics of fibre glass cloth... What is my concern and warning here? Pretty simple: Stay away from expensive scams! Some claim their screen protector is only 0.25mm thick, even the 0.2mm one I measured was over 0.5mm with the glue... The hardness of 9H refers to the so called Moh's hardness - look it up on Wikipedia if you like. That means these tempered glass protectors would have a similr hardness than a diamond, or at least close to it. Problem is that they are made from plastic to start with and not glass at all. They claims that the screen protector is flexible because it is so thin - again a fake! Even the thinnest tempered glass will shatter if you bend it enough, not so these plastic ones. If you think I am making all this up try to use a really sharp knife or deburring tool and cut the thin sides of one of these protectors. All the ones I tested could be cut quite easy - and I though glass can't be cut with a kinfe... A nice website showing that the scratch resistance is far from the claims can be found here. And a video showing how a real glass screen protector sounds and breaks can be found here. So is it really all bad and should I avoid getting one? Not really if it is only for the added protection. To be clear here, and without the intention to blame any of the above sellers, some protectors actually do have a top layer made from glass and you can hear it as in the above video - it sound solid and not like plastic if you tap it with something hard. Another factor is the simple fact that plastic absorbs impact much better than glass. So where a real glass screen protector might shatter and crack like in the above video, the fake ones might one get a nasty dint or scratch. But you should be aware and clear about what you get and what to expect from it. These glass imitations are made from a strong polycarbonate plastic, similar to the stuff used for bullet and explosion proof "glas" windows - if you every watched the Mythbusters you have seen the big sheets I mean. The top layer of these things is specially treated to repell water, oil and dirt, it also gives the surface the good scratch resistance. The technique is nothing new, camera lenses, plastic sheets and the clear covers you see over the timetable at your bus stop all use it. The new thing is to intentionally mislable a product to make the consumer think it is glass ;) What is the real difference for the user? Check this video. Here a guy performs a drop test with a real glass screen protector. Thing is once the protector breaks the screen itself is broken too but until then it was not too bad. Here it is demonstrated how a real glass screen protector reacts to certain types of abuse - one of the reason I decided on glass. Compared to the plastic counterfeits just the sound on the glass is worth it, but I think the hacksaw was best. Another video from XDA gives a bit more info on how the glass is made - if you can't seeing a phone being abused then don't watch the drop tests at the end ;) Glass with these hardness levels and types of surface protection will give the user a long and worry free use of the phone. The plastic fakes will perform at a similar level for some time but will show signs of wear long before even the top coat of the glass one fails. Both types have their uses and if the fakes would be labeled correctly the user would actually benefit from that. On bigger screens like a tablet I would actually prefer the plastic ones to prevent damage once it needs replacing. On a mobile used in less than perfect conditions I would also go for plastic as it usually is a bit thinner and will fit better within quality hard covers. But when it comes to real abuse like using with dirty fingers most of the time or mostly outdoors where a lot of dust and fine sand can be involved I always go for glass. If you paid attention to the surface treatment then you already realised that the plastic and the glass are in the same region, making them quite scratch resistant. Still fine sand or metal dust will scratch it.... The difference is in the hardness of the actual material that was covered with the oleophobic film. Glass will not give in any way, where plastic is much softer - so not to be confused with the surface hardness! This mean that sharp and point object will easier penetrate the plastic than the glass, something to be considered if you often ecounter harsh use. In terms of actual protection we need to differenciate between surface quality and actual screen damage. After all when badly scratched we can replace the protector but if the display got damaged we are back to square one. The surface hardness was already covered so let's move on to the screen itself. In some of the above videos you can see the abuse a screen might see in normal conditions, and if we would not drop our phones so often repair shops would not be at every corner LOL I have done quite a few screen repairs, mostly for friends and work mates that did not want to pay the hefty extras in a repair shop. From there I got the stories on how it happened and in almost all cases the screen cracked when the phone landed on the corners. In one case the screen and glass protector failed, including the actual display when the phone was dropped out of a 4WD and landed screen first onto a rock. A glass protector will spread the (direct onto the face) impact force onto a much larger area, where a plastic one will produce a dint onto the actual screen much sooner. So again glass wins in terms of actually protecting your expensive screen. But be aware that all this is useless if the phone lands on the corners!! Let me explain: Both the top glass on your screen and the screen protector have a thin layer of "glue". This acts like a shock absorber, so unless an impact goes deep enough so the pressure on the actual screen is too much only the protector should fail. But the screen itself is a tight fit into the frame of the phone, so all side and corner impacts go directly into the glass. As the rest of the glass has no way to give or go the stresses will crack the screen. How should I treat my phone with the new screen protector? Exactly the same way you would without it of course. But if you don't have a proper cover that offers protection of the corners you should invest in one. Having a quality protector and a good case does not mean your phone can be used as a football, see it as an added insurance in case something does go wrong. For obvious reason it can also pay off to have a spare at hand, if something bad happens that requires replacement of the protector you won't be left with an unprotected screen ;) Last but not least, double it up: For people that already know their screen will see a fair bit of abuse in term of scratches it is a good idea to put an extra film protector onto the glass one. Once it is too scratched you peel it off and replace it, while the glass protector gives you the actual protection for your screen. Corning Willow glass As time of wrinting Corning Willow glass is the only "flexible" glass on the market, unless stated with your flexible screen protector you can assume it will be just plastic. I did not list it above as this high tech material is mainly reserved for displays and at least to my knowledge is not available for screen protectors, although I will stand corrected as I have to assume some big players use it for their protectors. The material is actually a sandwich where an ultra thin sheet of glass stis bewteen two layers of durable coating, read it up on their website it is quite interesting. It won't reach the strength of their famous Gorilla glass so without an outer plastic that has the additional oleophobic coating it won't provide the strenght of real tempered glass protectors. Some phones like the Galaxy Round and the fleixble HTC phones use it for example.
Posted by Downunder35m 2 years ago