Win Or Fail?

Here is where you can ask questions like if an accomplishment is a win or fail (This topic is a fail...lol)

Posted by dombeef 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


question fail?

Why can't I post a question?

Asked by rickharris 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Instructables Fail

I just checked my comments and noticed a fail. Look at the first comment time. (https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FRT/O9W7/GUVTQXQH/FRTO9W7GUVTQXQH.LARGE.jpg) (It's quite hard to see in the attached pic, that is the direct link :) )

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


Your Instructable Failed to Publish.

Not sure what the deal is, but I've tried this multiple times over the last few hours with no luck. 

Posted by craftedworkshop 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


3D Printing Fails.

I'm not exactly sure why, but the BBC collected a bunch of 3D printing failures. I couldn't resist sharing the screenshots and captions, especially in light of Fungus' recent topic. Enjoy.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


Windows fails to start!!!

I went to turn on my pc today, and it booted up like normal, execpt, before the windows loading screen came up, i got a blue-screen, but an un-usual one, saying that sypt.sys (or something similar) has encounted an error, and then says "Try disabling BIOS memory options, such as shadowing or chaceing, this error message apears every time during the boot of XP, nomatter what, safe-mode, last known good config, start up normally, can i just repair windows, or is this a full install, or (i dread) HDD failure? Usx9

Posted by ultimatesx9 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


ebook download error message

Hi,  I have been trying to download the halloween make up ebook and get this error.:- AccessDeniedAccess Denied1255728ACB601357b+0wHE3R/m7dTbNsDJnpixLcx565TdG0AKfrPRpkozKJ6qrz0NZkPJApzuTQCVkA I tried other ebooks of interest and they all download perfectly Anyone else having problems or better yet have a solution?  Thank

Posted by Y-Geo 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Unable to publish 'ible in browser

During my last 'ible I ran into an issue of not being able to publish it when using a browser and ended up publishing through the mobile app which worked fine. Here's a picture (clickable for full size): Required info: OS: Win7 Ultimate SP1 32bit Browser: Chrome Version 38.0.2125.111 m Place: The last page before 'ible gets published Reproduction: happened every time I tried publishing in browser no matter the way I tried to do it. Didn't happen on app. Didn't try other browsers. I don't exactly know the cause of it, but do have some ideas as I did some things I don't usually do. 1 - changed the category of 'ible I pre-selected in the beginning of creation. Probably not the reason since it saved and later published properly in this category. 2 - tried to set licence to PD which is not my default before publishing. Then tried setting PD as default and publishing with it. Then tried publishing with my usual default CC BY NC SA. Nothing helped, but I think there might be something here, since I'm not able to change the type of licence even after I've published it.

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


Failed KNEX turret pistol

Hello everybody I have not posted a KNEX gun for a while and have not made anything that worked that good but this is something I made a month ago that failed but I kind of liked how it looked and some other aspects of it.  I know this isn't innovative or anything but it looked kind of cool and I have not seen something just like this before. Now what made this a failure was first the turret was held on by a rubber band.  This could have been fixed if I just put a longer rod in but then that would look weird. Also this has a slide trigger that I came up with but I did not take the time to fix it so that it worked right and it was mounted wrong so it rubbed on my hand when I held the gun.

Posted by sonic broom 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


My minecraft server quit working?

I currently have a PC dedicated to running a minecraft server.  Initially it worked just fine and could be accessed from anywhere, but recently that stopped.  It is now only accessible on a local scale.  Here is a quick rundown of the network: Wireless radio brings in signal which is then plugged into a router.  That router has one computer attached to it and then a long cable running to a second router.  That second router connects to everything else in the house such as printers three computers plus the dedicated server PC.  I am reasonable sure the problem doesn't reside within the secondary router because when connecting to the primary router with the ip 192.168.1.110:25565 the ports forward to the server just fine.  It is also possible to reach the server with the direct ip 10.0.0.11.  Using the port usually isn't necessary however I use it here to emphasize my problem.  I have also used my other computers in attempts to get the server to broadcast, however it has always failed.  I really need help because we were just about to go public with the server when this problem came up.  Do any of you have an idea of why I wouldn't be able to access the server above a local scale?

Asked by jj.inc 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Why an Instructables failed to publish?

Why there is the following error message when I tried to publish an Instructables: Your Instructable Failed to Publish.

Asked by babybayrs 5 years ago  |  last reply 19 days ago


Your instructable failed to publish!

Oops! We couldn´t understand your request….Someone has an idea why it is not possible to publish my instructable and why i get this messages?Thanks for your help.

Posted by Prototyp 81 8 weeks ago  |  last reply 7 days ago


Failed ACR V.1

Here is just some pics of an ACR that I had made sometime back. Enjoy! -The Red Book of  Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


push button contacts fail

Hi, i disassembled my full-automated coffeemachine as the push buttons for programs failed. The buttons are a line of rubber and the contacts on the platine are toothed while each rubber contact got tiny plates that bridge the contacts on the platine. I guess that the contact plates lack of conductivity - any suggestions what i can do to improve the conductivity? I thought bout buying contact foil and glue it over the rubber contacts, but i don't know, if this is the best solution.

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


Failed Three-Layered Gun

People don't often post 3-layered guns, so I thought I would try one, and (as you can see by the title) it did not turn out so well. It got maybe 40 ft. of range, but that was an accented, as the gun never shot again. It was a good attempt, and is not too ugly, but, it is still a failed project. I just thought I would share it with you guys. Keep an eye out for more projects from me! -E Pluribus Unum

Posted by E Pluribus Unum 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Article Fails To Credit Instructables

To: Ginny Mies, PC World Staff Editor, and Nick Mediati, PC World Assistant EditorCC: Kimberly Brinson, PC World Managing Editor, Ed Albro, PC World Editor, and Eric Wilhelm, Instructables CEOWho is this guy?I can't find his name on your staff list, so I hope you are the right people to talk to about this.I was reading the article in the above link and realized that I had just read most of that stuff (almost in that order) already on a web site called Instructables. While I don't care so much about the actual copyrights (Instructables is largely based on "Attribution non-commercial share-alike" legality), I do believe that at least a formal nod is in order. It might look (to those unfamiliar with Instructables) like he did some fancy research to gather those neat tips together, but to me it is practically undeniable that he was surfing Instructables. (I am not exaggerating, I read at least half of those tips on Instructables within the same hour!)Perhaps the best tip Zack Stern could have given was the only obvious one he left out: Visit Instructables for more of these user-enabling tips!Sincerely,Ricky RatzlaffAvid Instructables readerP.S. If you need links to the relevant projects on Instructables, feel free to ask. They're just a search engine away!

Posted by V-Man737 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My computer says that the login failed. How do I fix this? Answered

Okay my computer was working perfectly fine until one day i tried to log in and now all it says is login failed so I can't get into my computer. There is only one user on my computer. (lesson learned always have at least two users) I can get into my account if i use safe mode but not through the normal route. My computer runs windows 7. Please help. Edit: i found out How to fix this problem and Have posted and instructable on how to fix it. you can find it here - https://www.instructables.com/id/User-Profile-Service-Failed-Logon-Fix/

Asked by Ches Skelington 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Failed Experimentation : Trash bags solar balloon

.Solar balloon made with 20 litres trash bags don't take flight.It's too small and too heavy ...Don't even try : it does not work =o)(go here instead)

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


Can someone help me fix an ammonia RV refrigerator ? Answered

This is a 27 year old RV dual power ammonia refrigerator.  It runs on 115VAC or propane until a month ago when the smell of leaking ammonia gave it away. Now it, the Fridge, is ambient temp as the ammonia smell is dissipating. A quick check with a local RV repair said $ 2000 for a replacement :( Any hope ?

Asked by iceng 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


The Official Failed and Unfinished Projects Thread

This is a thread for everyone to post pictures of their failed and/or unfinished projects. That way when people need ideas for something to build they can come to this thread and find someone's project and build it and improve on it and maybe make it work. There is one rule in this thread: IF YOU USE SOMEONE ELSE'S IDEA/MECH/PROJECT, YOU MUST GIVE THEM CREDIT. I will start the thread off with some pictures of my uncompleted projects. Here is the link to the album on photobucket because I find it easier to upload them there: http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg159/jollex/Uncompleted%20Projects/ Guest password is knexinnovation

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


servers are busy. Instructable failed to publish

About 6 times I've gotten that message.

Posted by Toga_Dan 1 year ago


Failed K'NEX PM 63 RAK

Hey guys, Here is one of my more recent builds, but it didn't turn out like I had planned, so I leave it for you guys to finish up if you want. I don't have much time to elaborate, but if you have any questions, leave a comment below. -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Broken rice cooker: what is wrong with it and what is the flat thing?

We've had our second rice cooker fail (this Black&Decker; rice cooker replaced an Aroma rice cooker which failed). What happened was it started to stink and didn't cook well, then finally the thermal cutoff inside failed. I've already had the exact same problem with the previous Aroma rice cooker... let me explain: In that Aroma Rice cooker which failed, I replaced the thermal cutoff with a direct connection and it worked! Well sort of... It actually overheated all the time, but didn't heat the food very much. Inside the connections I had made were melting/burning and it was always stinking, so of course we did not use it anymore. So this means there was something else wrong with that rice cooker. It overheated for a reason, and removing the overheat protection caused it to overheat. Rice cookers are very simple, so I have no idea what the problem was (and is). The only suspect is some weird rectangular thing i've seen, where two wires go in; one to the switch and the other to the element. So with this Black & Decker rice cooker, which has been working for quite a while (maybe a year or two), it finally failed by overheating the same way the old rice cooker did when I removed the overheat protection. It stunk a bit and didn't heat up well, then the thermal cutoff broke and it became dead. Replacing the thermal cutoff won't fix it because it would just overheat again. So what is wrong? Is it that rectangular thing? I opened the rectangular thing... inside there is a sandwich of materials and a wire... The first layer is the top metal cover which covers it up (and also always becomes rusty). The second layer is a thin papery insulator (or I think it is). The third layer is the same kind of insulator, but cut and it has a thin wire wrapped around it connected to the two wires going to the whole thing. The fourth layer is another insulator like the second. And the fifth layer is the metal frame which all the previous layers sits into, and the frame is bent around them to hold it together, and it has a screwhole to attach it. What is this thing? Is it some resistor? Does it increase resistance as it heats up, to regulate the temperature? And could this be what failed?

Asked by poiihy 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


My Instructable won't post!!!

Ok I made my first instructable the other night albeit not that great an instructable, but i had to start somewhere. Anyway i finished it and clicked the publish now or whatever button and that was fine. Now i decided to check if anyone had seen it so i used the search section and what do you know? it didnt show up. Anyone know how i messed up? O btw my instructable was named "Burn Yourself Safely" spread the word. = ]

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


Show Me Your Epic Fail Projects!

Any good maker will tell you to accept and embrace the process of iteration. And a natural product of that iterative process is failure. You learn a lot by trying something, being less-than-successful, and then attempting it again. It's the act of picking yourself up and trying again that helps dissolve the fear associated with failure. I'm interested to see your most epic failures! Share photos, videos, and stories of your fails from project builds: Slumping, cracking, burned, melted, misshapen… it's all part of the learning process. Can't wait to see how you messed up. :)

Posted by xxlauraxx 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


My bicycle's mechanical disk brakes are failing! Answered

My rear disk brake is in a sad state.  I squeeze the rear brake lever as hard as I can, yet, my stopping power is nil.  I wiped down the rotor with rubbing alcohol, but to no avail. It might also be relevant that I ride frequently in snow and slush, and also in dusty areas. The bike is the Specialized ''Rockhopper," 2009 edition, with about 450-550 miles put on it. What can I do to fix  the brake so that I won't have to rely on the front brake?

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


I found a FAIL!

Lookie what i found!

Posted by NYPA 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Why nobody can live their whole lives without failing.

It is officially impossible for anybody to live their full lives without failing. The reason why is because if you never fail, you fail at failing. Makes sense?I just posted this cuz I was bored, and I'm rollin' in mah six-fo' =P

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The Fail Poster

Really digging this poster about failing and moving on to failing better. It's from a quote by Samuel Beckett and it's letterpressed onto recycled paper. Still trying to decide if it's worth the $46  to have it shipped to the US and then a little more to have it framed. Hmm. Fail Better Poster

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


recovering data from or saving a failed hard drive?

The hard drive got pulled out of my computer while it was on sleep mode and when I tried to turn it back on, it seemed like it was gonna work but a few seconds after windows (7) loaded it crashed, now every time i get the blue screen but it wont show long enough for me to get any info off of it. As far as I can tell it seems to still work but it cant load windows. If i can't save it, is there any cheap way I can recover data off of it? (pictures/music/minecraft saves)  It is a WD Caviar Black 500gb Model is WD5001AALS

Asked by Jimmy Proton 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Express failed to fetch from registry in npm and node.js ?

Hello everyone  trying to make a node.js server and installing npm, expres, and serial port on Raspberry pi using the command sudo npm install express serialport  got these errors  any help ?

Asked by HadirRashed1 3 years ago


Embracing Failure

Some of the best advice I've received was to "fail faster." You want to get the mistakes out of the way, learn from them, and move on as quickly as possible. Don't live in fear of failure as you'll be stuck before you leave the starting gate.It's been good advice and in the spirit of embracing failure, here's a Fail blog that collects Fail images from all 'round the Internets. Enjoy. The FAIL Blogvia BoingBoing

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to make rechargeable led light when power fails?

Asked by Rabia029 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


"pdf failed to load"

I just signed up for a premium account and tried to download a file for the wearable electronics class and I am receiving the "pdf failed to load" error message. How do I download the file??

Asked by annaregan29 9 months ago  |  last reply 9 months ago



can electrolytic capacitors catastrophically fail or explode if they are shorted out? Answered

My father (an electrical engineer) told me that if a capacitor is charged and than shorted out than it can fail, possibly with explosive results. However I have seen way to many Youtube videos of capacitor banks being shorted and nothing but a big spark happening. Who is right? Can anybody help me?

Asked by junits15 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


The EPIC adventures

Ok the Epic Adventures contest............... was a fail. I don't know why but it was.... I'm not too happy about it.

Posted by Mplinnc 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Combat arms; Failed to join battle, connection timed out?

OK, so i downloaded Combat Arms to see what it was like, i downloaded it, installed it, made a user. then when i started it, it worked fine, i logged in, joined a server and a room, then it said the game was starting so i waited, it counted down 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 then the game froze for around 5 seconds, I thought the game was starting so I waited. Then a message popped up: Failed to join battle. Connection timed out? I have tried re-installing the game twice, allowed CA through my firewall and anti virus (AVG 2011) and yet it still wouldn't let me join a game. I then disabled my firewall and AVG to see if it still happened, STILL DIDN'T WORK! by this point I was getting annoyed :S I exited CA and re-enabled both my firewall and AV software. any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance. P.S. We recently got a new router so it's not our internet, i am also running windows 7 64bit, running CA in admin and compatibility for xp sp2 thanks in advance :D

Asked by freerunnin1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


[Bug] Photo fails to upload and Instructable fails to save

Hi Instructables team,I recently attempted to update an Instructable that was originally published in 2012. When I tried to upload a new photo, the upload process appears to succeed, but the image doesn't actually show up, and I receive a 403 error if I try to click on it. I tried uploading a .jpeg and .png file types, and used both Firefox and Chrome on OSX.Additionally, when I edit the Instructable, it fails to save.I'm guessing this has something to do with the fact that it was published so long ago. Please advise. Thank you!

Asked by LanceMakes 8 months ago


testing and fault in vlsi system?

How many type of fault can be occur in VlSI circuit ? when we make chip It may be work or it may be fail due to some fault chip may be fail due to fabrication process chip may be fail due to circuit connection chip may be fail due to packing how we will detect fault in chip and what is fault model in vlsi system?

Posted by vead 4 years ago


Newsletter link fail

I receive the newsletter through Yahoo Mail and everything is OK. But this e-mail is redirected to Outlook, directly into my computer. In Outlook, only the first (main) link works. The rest doesn´t. This problem have already happened around a year ago.

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



Xbox 360 FAIL

How much does it cost for Microsoft to ship a box coffin for an Xbox 360?the Xbox's warranty is out of date... it hasn't been openedthanks

Posted by Sandisk1duo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Help With Digital Clock !

It has been very long I am trying to make a layout for Digital clock, but I FAIL. I made the schematic but For Layout I Fail ! ! I fail in [b]Component Placing[/b] ! ! ! ! Please Can anybody make a layout for me software used : Eagle v5.3.0

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


Failed K'NEX MBA Gyrojet

Here are just some views of my failed K'NEX MBA Gyrojet. I could not get it too shoot, and it does not look right. Overall, its, as some would say, meh.

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


toaster magnet failing to energizing?

I seem to have power through the PCB but the magnet will not engage to hold the carriage down. Could it be the IC ? 

Asked by Westside Christian Fellowship CentreP 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


if you save file to your flash disk and failed to be read by the same computer what happens there?

I have flash disk when i save some thing is showing that it is saved bat when i try to read it from flash it failed, can you help in that for is not the first time?

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



Seagate Freeagent GoFlex ultra-portable drive fail - Data recovery?

My 500GB Seagate Freeagent GoFlex ultra-portable drive seems to have failed under two weeks of using the product. The USB device was not being recognized. It states a Code 43 error by Windows. After another attempts to see if it would work on other ports or laptop devices, it began to make a noise with 3 beeps or clicks, and would still not be recognized. About half the drive is full but wasn't heavily used. It was dropped once but it did function properly after this drop. Is physical damage most likely the problem? What should I do to recover the data? Thanks

Asked by teejay7 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Craft FAIL

Here's a blog I can totally identify with: CraftFail. For all those times when things don't go according to plan. That happens to be most of the time and hats off to those who are willing to share their embarassing stories with others.As one of the entries says: "We tried. We really did." CraftFail blog via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago