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Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago
So, my Kaossilator suddenly dies one day, the power was too high. i have no experience whatsoever with digital so i am lost. Any way to fix this? it was over-exposed to voltage, the voltage suddenly jumped and it went. any fix?
Asked by ski4jesus 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hello, I am very new to the Pro forums, so new in fact that this is my first post :) I was wondering about bug fixes? I have already reported a bug in the reg. forums that I encountered with a group that I had started, but since then I have found that this is happening to every group I visit. I have tried using different PC's and different browsers but the bug is still there, does this mean that it is specific to my account? Does anyone else have this issue? The post I made originally is Here I guess the more important question(s) should be: What is the procedure for reporting bugs on Instructabes as a Pro member and should we expect our issues to be addressed promptly or should we patiently wait for them to be reviewed and corrected in future site updates?
Posted by Skater_j10 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi can anyone here help me, I have a industrial power drill like power head on a machine I think it might drive my machine via a 1/2" or 3/4" drive. I suspect the drill has been submerged in water on a coal mine in queensland. The brand is called "wolf" from london and from what I have found out they no longer exists. can this machine be restored? thanks ash
Posted by broc113559 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Just a quick forum topic to say that no patches will be automatically assigned for the next week or so. The site update changed some of Instructable's source code, my Perl scripts rely on that to find certain bits of information. As a result, I won't be handing out patches until I find time to fix it. That's all :) UPDATE: Canucksgirl's helped me find a fix/workaround. Yay! It should run again soon and we'll see if it worked. UPDATE 2: Yup, it worked. Patches were sent out again.
Posted by Jayefuu 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I was charging my Toro 20360 when my son tripped on the cord, jerking the wires out of the plug (mower end). I checked with Radio Shack and they only have 4 connected prongs instead of single ones. Where can I get replacements for the prongs that insert into the plastic plug in? MK
Posted by mazelady 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
So I was just trying to log in after being automatically logged in for a long time, and was not succeeding. I guess it was because I didn't read "username" next to the box, but I was trying to use my email instead of my username. I kept thinking that it was because i was entering my password incorrectly (when actually my password was correct), so I tried about 6 times. Finally resulting to "forgot my password." This process could be a lot more dummy proof. So, a "dummy proofing suggestions": Make the log in box accept both Username and Email (if programming it is not possible for some reason, perhaps just have a friendly dialog box that would pop up after a filed attempt that says "use your Username, not your Email") Thanks for reading and keep up the good work
Posted by KentaNolin 6 years ago
While trying to create a new instructable, I got the message at pressing Save button. There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal The text I want to save was: While I lick my wounds after the trip I had with the conversion to gas electrical generator, and collect courage to try to make the changes suggested several virtual friends, I had to make time for other tasks. One of these was derived from chulengo construction. The case was that chulengo made useless the bulky and damaged grill that I used before, and consequently it was demolished. But I also used the grill to burn occasionally leaves, paper, cardboard and other trash. My idea is thus decreased the use of polyethylene bags, and as in any case it is highly likely that this trash be finally incinerated, or worse, will contribute to contaminate ground water. Pressing F5 does not fix the problem, this time.
Posted by rimar2000 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Here's an interesting way to fix a key when the plastic loop on top breaks. It's a mini pouch with a key ring that the key can go into.I probably would've just epoxied a key ring to it, but this looks a lot nicer, that's for sure. Broken Key Fix via CRAFT
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I bought a crappy ak-47 airsoft rifle, but it broke. Can anybody tell me how to fix it? Before you ask, what happens is it somewhat works on semi, but when it goes to full auto, it works the same as in semi. I can press the trigger very rapidly on full auto and it will go full auto. Can anyone help??
Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
As you may, or may not, be aware, Sugru have done a bit of a re-launch of their site & community. Guess who was was of sixty or so people asked to help? (Blink, and you'll miss me!) Sugru is a brilliant material for Makers, with hundreds of projects already posted on Instructables, it comes out of the packet like sticky modelling clay, after a few minutes it starts to cure, until it fully sets as a food-safe silicone rubber that will adhere to most surfaces.
Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I am curious if there is any way to possibly fix NIMH batteries. I saw at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1RxhgFEPSM how a freezer fixes them, but it did not work. It would be great if somebody with dry ice and dead NIMH batteries would try freezing these batteries (safely).
Asked by jbaker22 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a few Windsor chairs that are about six years old, and over the past few years spokes on the chairs have started popping out the top of the chair and causing cracks. I was thinking about using a glue called wonder lockem to fix the problem but I dont know if it is really going to fix the problem.
Posted by Sedgewick17 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
So, I put my feet up on the desk while sitting at my chair. And then this happened. http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8859/imag0020b.jpg http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8730/imag0022h.jpg How would I go about fixing this? (Sorry about scrappy phone pics)
Asked by Doubleagent 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I've read many answers on how to fix the belt which I did do that. But my problem is the screw must of been missing from the beginning and finally the belt came apart. So I need to know where I can get one of those small screws to repair the belt. Thank you.
Asked by buffy2011 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
For anyone that has or is thinking of building my M14. For those that have built it, you probably may have notice that the barrel at the end does go off at a bit of angle. Luckily I happen to rebuilding it again today and that problem has been fixed. As shown in the pictures, you simply take out the green rods on both sides and then push the orange connectors forward, add a rubber band and the problem is solved. I will include this pictures in the instructions https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-M14-Instructions-1/. Thanks to those that left a birthday comment in my 21st birthday forum topic, really appreciate it.
Posted by Zombiekiller-93 4 years ago
Hi everybody, I think it would be nice to have something like an "opened and fixed" logo. The purpose being to print it as a sticker, then, for example, when you open and fix an appliance, you can put the sticker on it, and when your friends ask, you can delight them talking endlessly about your endeavor. Irony aside, I think it can be an interesting counterpart to the "warranty void if removed" labels, also encouraging people to open and fix their own devices. There could also be an "opened and hacked" logo. I was thinking in something simple, like an "O&F;" with a circle around, or maybe the circle made of a screwdriver. I'm writing this due to my lack of design ability, in hope that someone with that ability finds the idea interesting enough to give it a try. Also, what do you think about it? is it a good idea? would you use it? Cheers, Andres. P.S.: If you think it's worth trying but nobody with technical skills shows up I can try creating a first version on Inkscape.
Posted by AndresAcena 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I made two cutting boards and apparently I did a bad job cutting it or the wood was too roughly cut or something, I don't know, but now they both have gaps in them. I glued one up, and the other one I didn't but could tell it was going to be the same. Is there any way to fix my goof, or if there is not, what is another project that I could use the wood for as to not completely waste it? Thanks!
Asked by schoonovermr 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
recently make a lm386 amplifier test it with battery and my eleminator power supply it is working fine. i also add a filtering capacitor. But when I connect it to a 12v adapter it marking some hum noise .So how can I repair it?
Asked by Soumojit 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I recently have my power steering fluid emptied unnoticed. I got stuck in the middle of the road, when I re-started the engine, the speedometer didn't work anymore. I got the power steering fluid filled with new ones but it didn't fix the problem (speedometer). Now I only feel I'm the most hazardous driver on the road, driving without knowing what speed I'm going to. I don't know anything about cars, how do I do about it? Please help, I would highly appreciate any advise. thanks
Asked by smallboy73 7 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I am planning on buying some classic consoles soon, (NES,SNES,SEGA Genesis,N64, etc) and I want to be able to play them on the kind of screen they were made for, a CRT. I have one that a friend gave me, but due to being moved a lot, and probably not gently, the picture has fallen out of alignment. Specifically it cuts off a large portion of the screen on the left, (leaving a thick space of black on the right) and is at a slight angle. It is not all that big of a shift, but it is a real pain in games with items in that section, because ammo counts, health bars, treasure chests, and even chunks of text can be hidden in that space. Could anyone tell me how to fix this issue? And how hard it is to do?
Posted by Damnation 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I bought an 8GB HP memory stick a few months ago and it worked fine, but after installing a live operating system to it and re-formatting it, only 250MB will format. The rest will only show up in windows partition manager as unallocated space, and all the obvious options (create partitions or expand partitions) are greyed out. Any diea how to re-format it to get the full 8GB useable again?
Asked by andy70707 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a 512mb flash drive mp3 player, made by hip street. a long time ago, i was working on a computer. i had just installed the usb ports, so i got the flash drive/mp3 player and plugged it in. a component fried on the motherboard, and windows said that the device malfunctioned. the computer still worked fine, as if nothing happened. alas, the flash drive/mp3 player didn't. it wouldn't connect to the pc. nothing looks fried on the mp3 player, so why wont it work? can it be fixed? i can almost get it to turn on, the power light will flash and then the battery just starts to get really hot. can someone please help? i really want the files off of it.
Asked by zack247 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have a samsung jet and this doesnot work on it it says Note: If your phone does not support JSR 135: Mobile Media MAPI After download the J2MEQRCode.jad, you only need to delete the line MIDlet-Push-1: mms://:www.drhu.org.QRCode, J2MEQRCodeMidlet, * before install in your mobile phone. but i cant seem to work that part out if anyone can please let me know Thanks http://www.getjar.com/mobile/5265/qr2dbarcode-for-samsung-gt-s8000-jet/
Asked by nonamesleft 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
About 5 years ago when I built my first computer, I made a few mistakes, perhaps the one that is the most crippling is attempting to fit a D-link WiFi PCI card while the machine was plugged in. Caused the PC to shut down instantly after that characteristic pop. :O This has caused the card to die (I thought), and caused the PCI slots on the motherboard to die. Nothing is recognized on those 2 ports. I would like to know if my PCI-e slots are dead, but I do not have any PCI-e cards to test. :-( I accepted this as fact for the longest time. Out of curiosity, I decided to to investigate this further, and rebuilt a 10 year old computer that I was pretty sure has working PCI slots, so I plugged in a 56K modem and the questionable WiFi card, and ran the lspci command on linux, and saw the 56K modem, but not the D-link card. Great, so I've got dial up lol! Anyway, there was a huge low dropout 3.3V, 5A AIC1084-33PM voltage regulator that was easy to probe with a multimeter on the dead D-link card, and I suppose it takes 5V from the PCI port and regulates it to 3.297V measured. Too bad this isn't what had failed. That would have also been an easy fix if that all that was wrong. Now when I move both cards over to my Z77 rig, I notice that there is NO voltage measured across the output of the D link card and ground, indicating pontenially no power to the ports. My guess is that I killed an hair-thin internal trace on the mobo for the power rail, I think this should be an easy fix, if only I knew exactly which pin is what. I do not know the layout of a big PCI bus, or ATX power supply for that matter, and I certainly do NOT want to fry my new (but now old I guess) motherboard! I do however have a motherboard I can cross-reference for pinout. Anyway if I do figure out that the PCI-e slots do actually work, I would like to get a GPU into this rig for general performance improvements, so what <$100 graphics card is recommended?
Asked by -max- 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Hello all! Love this site. First time poster. I have a problem with my laptop cable. It stopped working--I had to maneuver it into all sorts of strange positions to get it to charge my laptop. It finally refused my attempts by not charging at all. So I did the least sensible thing possible and cut into it with wire cutters to see if it was a frayed cable that I could possibly just wrap with electrical tape. Because the adapter was real bendy, more bendy then usual. I thought something inside wasn't connecting right. So now I have a really messed up laptop cable. There seems to be only one wire that extends from the adapter into the cord. I kinda cut into that too by mistake. At the end of the adapter there is a metal knob type thing, I don't know what its for but it doesn't really look like it connects to the cable. Is it fixable? I have beginner soldering skills. I've looked at other laptop cord repair instructables, but I'm not even sure where to begin. Thanks for any help! -Gil
Posted by gregorsamsa 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hi, I have a wall-wart that is working but I'm having some problems with it. It coverts 220AC to 10VDC with 1,3A current. I've been using it mainly to power up 8cm PC fans. Recently I opened it up and saw that below the diodes,board has turned black and it seems fried, that can be from excessive heat generated by diodes, and part of the transformer that was facing this diodes is melted (as you can see in pictures). I think diodes are 1n4005. 1- my first questions is, why these diodes got this hot ? should I change them with diodes that can pass more current? I have RL205 will that work? 2- I've read somewhere that after rectifier bridge, if capacitor's capacity is high, it will put pressure on diodes and transformer, is this true ? or we can use any high capacitor we can find ? 3- Is there a law by which we figure out how high our capacitor should be after rectifier bridge in wall-warts ? for example If I had a wall-wart with 1000mF capacitor, can I change it to 2200mF ? 4- I am going to use this wall-wart to power up a 7805 regulator, so that I can feed a lithium-ion battery charger module (4056). This module uses 1A. should I put a high value capacitor like 470mF or more, at regulator's input, or is it unnecessary cause of my wall-wart having a high capacitor ? 5- Are they any ways that I can improve this wall-wart ? like if I keep the transformer cool ,when it;s under load ...maybe add another capacitor ... ?
Asked by ehsan_zt 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
My son broke the shower door handle by hanging off of it. of course it snapped right off. its connected by prongs on both the shower door and the handle and that's what snapped. is there an easy way to fix this? both surfaces are metal.
Posted by nymick131 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
How do i fix a broken ipod or create a customizable working one?
Iv had a few problems trying to fix an amp iv got ...there is no obvious problems/problem with it iv tested the thing the best i can ....transistors on out put capacitors diodes and all are ok... the heat sink gets hot to the touch when there is a signal passed through but not any sound comes out . its a sansui amp ax510 iv got a few pics attached ...there is two or three relays in side one on power in and as a speaker protection and iv got a felling that this may be engaged due to a fault .. im not to sure on testing relays iv never had to do it b4 .... iv used a multimeter across it and is showing that a signal not to sure if its a good or bad thing though
Posted by andybuda 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Recently my girlfriends laptop charger has gone and killed itself and i told her i was able to fix it but when she gave it to me and told me about it, i realized that it wasnt going to be a simple cut and patch job. Now I'm assuming the problem is where i depicted it in the picture since she told me she had to do the whole "move it in the right spot for it to charge" thing. However i'm not sure if i would be able to just cut part of the middle out and then patch it back together since there is not that much room. Anyways to the question at hand... What would be the best way to go about fixing this part of the laptop charger ?
Asked by jbeadia 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
My Ipod broke not even two weeks after getting it. The memory appears to be fine when I look at the files through my computer, but it won't play music. Instead there is a orange and green light pattern.
Asked by Queenoftheknownuniverse 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Ok guys... I really need some help, I know there are some motor-heads around here on the forum, I really need some help from people on here with metal working/motorcycle/general small engine knowledge!!! See umm... yesterday, yeah well look at the pictures.. and trust me, my body is almost as mangled as the bike in the picture. I don't stop for NO ONE though, I want to fix this as my dad is pretty pissed about it (this weekend is father's day and he was looking forward to taking it out for a drive). Not only that.. MY BIKE IS TOTALED F?CK! I've done some googling and I can order some parts from the baja powersports website, as they have a parts catalog and even pictures to go with each part they sell, the weird thing is that they have like ALL the parts I could ever replace on the bike... except the front suspension.. like seriously everything under the kitchen sink EXCEPT any major front end parts (like said suspension)... Anyways guys, can someone PLEASE help me out here? I called a number on the baja powersports website and the guy said they don't directly deal with parts (even though it said it was a Canadian toll free parts number) and he asked for my postal code and found the closest "shop" next to me which is about a 30 min drive from here but oh well, I need the parts! Anyways look at the damage, it's pretty screwed up as you can see in the picture. But I want to know if maybe I can errr "bandage" it up a bit until I get said parts. The rim is kinda bent too... but I think it'll still roll forwards, I have the front end back together, my the left side sheered right off the bike and that part of the suspension will have to be replaced aswell.. Long post I know, but I'm a bloody hurting unit today, and my dad is very pissed off with me, this is a BRAND NEW bike guys! Surely someone can help me figure something? UPDATE>: After playing some phone tag and talking to A LOT OF PEOPLE over the phone, I'm getting like $500 worth of bike parts shipped to me within one business week, RIGHT TO MY DOOR! I'll tell you now when I hung up the phone with the guy, I nearly jumped through the ceiling, it's all gonna be covered under warrenty, even the shipping!!!!! I told the guy I'll be thanking him until next year! So all in all, my knee is still buggered up, but I'm a lot happier knowing that my 2 month old bike isn't a COMPLETE write-off! Thanks for the help anyways guys.... oh wait what am I saying, thanks for the criticism! But all in all, thanks for being by my side to laugh at my foolish mistakes fellow instructables members... I hope that everyone that reads this topic will see this and learn to be more responsible when driving ANY motorized vehicle!
Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hello all! I recently aquired a broken PSP 1000 as sort of a challenge to myself. Now however, I actually want it to work. I need some help with the fix, so here are the problems I have been able to identify: -PSP won't always charge, I strongly believe it is the battery though. When I tilt the PSP around at different angles, it will charge. Also, fiddling with the battery makes it charge. -PSP won't tun on. I have checked the power fuse, and it was burned out. I placed a jumper across it like so many internet guides say, and it now has continuity. When I hold the power switch, the PSP will do one of two things: 1. The light will turn off, and then turn back to solid orange (charging) 2. The light will turn green for about 0.5 to 1 second, and then turn off -PSP will make a rythmic clicking when not charging, doesn't seem to be a problem though. -Battery is cracked, and I don't know if it works properly because it won't maintain proper contact with the PSP. I have also checked the backlight and USB fuses, they both have continuity so I'm not worried about fixing them. Right now I would just like it to turn on. If anyone knows anything, please make a comment, perhaps someone else has this problem. P.S. What is a pandora battery? I keep hearing about those, what do they do? Also, what exactly signifies a "bricked" PSP? Thanks UPDATE: 11/08/2009 I had a friend test the battery, he said the battery works and he charged it for me. Now the PSP turns on. But, (there's always a but) there is no activity on the LCD. I tried bridging the backlight fuse with tweezers to see if the fuse was the problem, no luck. So what now? All I have learned is that the charge circuit doesn't work and that the PSP turns on with no activity. I held a white LED flashlight up to the screen, but I didn't see anything. any suggestions?
Posted by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Can I fix a large unframed mirror whose one edge has lost the silver backing? The edge looks black.? Will it be worthwhile to repair the mirror or just throw it away.
Who decided to revamp how messages and comments work? THAT wasn't broken....what genius decided to fix something that wasn't broken? Hey, how about fixing the part where I see a message from 1 year ago, followed by 2 months followed by 1 week, followed by 2 years followed by 3 days?
Posted by SuperTech-IT 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago