Vizio repair

HI, im new to this site and need some help!!! my Vizio tv will no longer communicate with my remotes :( Does anyone know how to fix this problem???

Posted by Dizzy Dwarf 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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


Watch Repair? Answered

I've recently received an old watch from my mom. It is by the brand Futura, it is a quartz, Japanese movement, steel backing, etc. The winder moves freely and also moves the hands,  but it does not record time. I have tried removing the back to check for a battery and it does not appear to have one. Also, when I remove it the face comes off with the backing. If anyone knows how to fix this it would be amazing because I love this watch and i want to be able to wear it. Thanks!

Asked by mclare50 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


speaker repair?

 How do you repair a slight tear to a speaker?

Asked by macranston 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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


shoe repair?

Resole sneakers

Asked by Randy 04 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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


Dollhouse repairs

I bought a dollhouse made 25 years ago and someone put white oak tag like a poster board paper on all the ceilings of the rooms in the dollhouse and I want to take it off. It doesn't peal easily and right now it makes the rooms look tacky. Anyone have a suggest how I can get this paper off?

Posted by klugstar 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 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


How to repair a headphone?

Asked by Sceneventor 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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


Stool Caster Repair

I have a short stainless steel stool on wheeled casters. The caster itself is in two parts; the wheel with a long prong that inserts into a receptacle which together fit into the leg of the stool . See attached jpeg of the receptacle in question. I need 4 of these receptacles. Can anyone direct me to where they can be had? Thank you in advance for any consideration you give this matter. dtpostel generic layperson

Posted by dtpostel 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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 3 years ago


Repairing a desk chair...

So, I put my feet up on the desk while sitting at my chair. And then this happened. http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8730/imag0022h.jpg http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8859/imag0020b.jpg How would I go about fixing this? (Sorry about scrappy phone pics)

Posted by Doubleagent 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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


CEILING FAN REPAIR

This could become an instructable, but these days, juggling photo files from cell phone to email to comp to ibles is so dang cumbersome..    anyway, this is how i fixed ceiling fan. fan has a rubber plate between motor and blades. apparently a bit of wiggle room for blades is a desirable thing. but that rubber plate was cracking. the fan blades had begun to hang low and drag against the light fixture below em. so i removed the lights that hang below fan. removed all 5blades,  blasted dust off rubber plate with compressed air, and used used gel superglue from loctite brand to glue cracks in rubber plate. i specifically got glue in a tube, not a bottle, since ihad to apply it upwards.  i never removed fan motor from ceiling, so, the work was overhead. the glue says its good for rubber, and so far, it has held up. the fan is reassembled, and working again.

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


LCD Monitor Repair

Congrats! Instead of throwing away your broken LCD monitor, you've decided to fix it. What do you have too loose by attempting the repair yourself? It's already heading for the trash can or the e-waste center. By repairing it you will probably save from $100 to $200 or more! If you have done any reading at all on the web, you have already discovered that bad capacitors account for a large percentage of all LCD monitor failures. If your monitor flickers when you start it up, the screen is dim, has strange lines on it, clicks, etc., then this information is just for you! The repair does not require any special knowledge or skill. About the only tools you will need are a putty knife, a screwdriver, a pair of pliers and a Radio Shack soldering iron. Without getting into too much technical jargon, there are two main components inside your monitor, the power board which powers the inverter (lights) and video, and the video board. The power supply circuit board must be removed before you can replace the capacitors. You must open your monitor and examine the capacitors on the power supply board. Each monitor will have a power supply circuit board. Each monitor model will have a slightly different board. They all look about the same. Some have more capacitors, some have less. Most all LCD monitors have a large 400v capacitor. These rarely go bad. There's a video at www.youtube.com/watch that shows you how to disassemble a Viewsonic monitor, and install new capacitors. This is a great video! There's also a good tutorial that shows how to completely disassemble a Samsung 204T LCD Monitor. It's a step by step guide, which also includes a "how to solder" video. Although this tutorial is for a Samsung 204T LCD monitor, the information found here can be applied to almost any monitor. Between the YouTube video on the Viewsonic monitor and the tutorial you should have no problem installing new capacitors in your LCD monitor. Good Luck!

Posted by sghill99 8 years ago


Repair is the new recycling

I came across this and reallised that I 'totally agree with it!What do you think about this concept, idea?For more info visit Platform 21Thanks! Comodore

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


microwave oven repair?

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


how to repair porcelain?

I have a porcelain bowl which has a crack.  How do I repair it?

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


how to repair UPS?

Ss 

Asked by naren123 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Repairing a oscillating fan

Help repairing a fan. Does anyone know how to fix a oscillating fan? it has some power, as in it will start a little when i turn it on, but then stops. Help, please.

Posted by erin b 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


tub & shower repair

I punched a hole in my tub, which is fiberglass, ad I need help patching the hole.

Posted by rthomas0010 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Advantium Turntable repair

I have a GE Advantium oven, model number SCB2000CBB 03 and the turntable has stopped rotating. Everything else works. Does anyone know how to repair this part of the oven? Thanks dor your help. Jim

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


how to repair a remote ?

 i tried to change the conducting pad but it  was a failure  . all my buttons of the remote are not working. it had started with 1&2 but now all are not working . i tried to take it to take it to the electrician but he said that they don`t repair small things . so please help....

Asked by Simon92 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Vintage Heater Repair

I need a replacement heating element, D80, for a vintage elec. heater made by the Carborundum Co. of Niagara Falls.  Any help?

Asked by carl.buergler.7 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Roybi drill repair

   I have a  roybi drill  hp1802m drill i used it last year and have been gone for 1 year .  [working good when i left]  Now that i am back it won't work.  I have checked it out and found that it is the switch.  is there any repair to a switch??   all the battarys are good and all the rest of the roybi tools still work good.

Asked by dan walker 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Air Rifle Repair

I have an old daisy .177 cal. air rifle in which the seal is broken... Can I get/make a new, reliable one for less than the cost of a full tune up?

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


repairing cellar walls?

 We bought a house last year that had some water damage on the cellar walls. Last summer I redid the drainage around the house as I suspected that that was the reason for the damage. I am now setting out to repair the inside damage. I should not that I noticed no damage to the outside walls while redoing the drainage.  The inside wall damage consists of 'blistering' and loose light cement/plaster. The cinder blocks seem to be fine and I have not found mold. I have scraped away the loose stuff and will now patch the holes.  I have been told to use a polymer-based household cement but would like to ask the instructable community for advice.  I basically have to resurface parts fo the walls and patch a few deep holes.  How should I do this? Thank you.

Posted by Crackpot 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


plasma cutter repair?

I have a cebora plasma cutter that is in tacked and complete but doesn't work I'm having a problem with repair centers because theire isn't one with in 100miles from me and snap-on and other tool men who come around keep try ing to sell me a new one Ok to the point there's not much to these things I have basic knowledge in electronic ITT 3 semesters, divorce killed that, and hands on knowledge automotive industry 20 years, Where should I start in my trouble shooting Got to go Company showed up

Asked by reinovator 10 years ago


Power Tool Repair

I have an old Bosch electric drill (CSB 420E) which has started behaving strangely: Its speed has dropped greatly, and it sparks so much I could turn the lights off and still see what I'm doing. I suspect a fault in the armature or field coil, but they both look OK. Brushes seem ok as well. Any ideas? I'm reluctant to junk it because I am too mean to buy a new one.

Posted by Dodd 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 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 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 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 5 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


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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


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 8 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


PLASTIC SCREEN CASE REPAIR

Hallo guys, I have a proble torching me last days. My wife owns a laptop made in Poland (aktino). Anyway iam fixing this so cause is about 8 years old running XP and i restorating, fixing all broken plastic parts, battery, i also put a wifi stick inside the empty space of the floppy disk. All work nice and also repaint all the case and added new stickers like new. once i will uploade the repairing moments but now my biggest proble is the external case of the monitor. Is broken appart in 3 pieces and the 2 of them I succeded to glue then very secure and tight but the third for an unknown reason wond be glued and this a kind of problem. Its not posible be different material than the whole case wich is glued perfectly please iam looking forward your suggestions and recommendations thanks in advance Agis68

Posted by agis68 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 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


5th Generation Ipod repairs

Ok guys I wasn't quite sure whether to post this in the general forums or right here. I figured I would get more help here so here goes. My good friend washed her Ipod video 5th generation so she didn't want it and gave it to me.The only problem that is visible on this Ipod is a broken screen. But the problem that I'm concerned with is not the screen but the hard drive because I don't know if it's still functioning or not. Whenever I plug in the usb transfer cable, and hold the ipod up to my ear I can hear a tiny squeaking sound as if the hard drive is still spinning. I don't really know where to go from here guys so if anyone could offer advice on what to do next to figure out if the hard drive still works or not it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Posted by hacker-mattg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 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 6 months ago


HOW TO REPAIR MY COMPUTER?

Asked by praveen.kumar 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how to repair a playstation 1?

How to repair a playstation 1???, i dont know what is wrong with my playstation 1 player, but i hope u can teach me how to repair it.

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


Specific Tool Repair Requests?

New to Instructables here and totally stoked to be on board! Just want to see if anyone has any requests for some repair how to's or videos. That's what we specialize in, so if we can help anyone out let me know!! Brandon Replacement Parts for Anything and Everything! www.eReplacementParts.com

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


use's for self repairing armor

Lets say someone created self repairing amor (like in CRYSIS) what would it be uesd for? (besides for military use)

Asked by RSV26 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago