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First World Problem: Broken Vase

My Bengal cat broke my favorite vase in all of creation. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on May 15, 2014 - 13 answers

iPhone Replacement Screen Quality?

I dropped my iPhone 4S a couple weeks ago and broke the screen. Insert humorous anecdote here. Can anyone describe their experience with 3rd-party replacement glass versus "official" replacement screen glass? Bonus points for specific locations in suburban Boston where I could get this fixed on a while-you-wait basis, since I'll be in Boston-ish over the next few days. Thanks.
posted by baseballpajamas on Dec 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Disposing of a very broken cell phone?

I have an old Palm Pre with a very shattered screen that probably doesn't power on anymore (I haven't gone near it since it shattered). What is the best way to recycle it? I live in Seattle and the city recycling does not accept e-waste. I know there are a number of places you can mail cell phones to be recycled but I'm very unclear on if they accept non-working cell phones with broken screens, etc. Anyone have personal experience with any of these services?
posted by tigeri on Aug 31, 2013 - 8 answers

I am pretty sure these don't belong behind my fridge's coils!

My freezer (the one that's the top portion of my fridge) stopped working and I've called an applliance repair person. I just pulled the fridge from the wall and I noticed styrofoam (2 pieces) wedged behind the coils. The coils look like this. I am pretty sure they were there (as packing material?) when the fridge was new and the previous home owner did not remove them. I can't imagine there should be styrofoam wedged in there! Should there be? [more inside]
posted by Lescha on Jul 15, 2013 - 6 answers

My niece just broke her two front newly-descended adult teeth.

Today my eight-year-old niece broke her two front teeth, both diagonally so that she has a triangle-shaped hole between her teeth. They are adult teeth. They are on their way to the dentist, but I just wanted to get some information from experiences you all may have had. [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jan 24, 2013 - 37 answers

GOD GOD WHY

So my cat just spectacularly broke a CFL lightbulb. I've read the other Asks on this topic, but I still have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by Coatlicue on Sep 28, 2012 - 17 answers

can I glue my mom's Lalique bowl back together?

one of the feet broke off of my mom's Lalique bowl. it's a pretty clean break, it looks like I could just put it back on. can I? what would be the best way to do this? or am I better off taking it to a specialist to repair? thanks in advance.
posted by sabh on May 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Replacing a broken cell phone

My wife dropped her AT&T Blackberry Torch 9800 in water last night, and even though the phone wasn't damp inside, it doesn't power up. We just came from the local AT&T store, and we can't upgrade until July. The only options they gave us were to buy a new Blackberry Torch for $499 or wait four months and buy it for $99. Do we have any other options? The phone's data has been backed up to our PC, so we'd really like to replace it with a Torch (she likes the keyboard) or at least a compatible phone so the data can be restored.
posted by davcoo on Apr 3, 2012 - 16 answers

External HDD fried

External HDD no longer recognized. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Feb 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Google's motto, "Don't provide actual links"

Google's new links are timing out on me. I block cookies from Google as as part of my feeble attempt to maintain some internet privacy and, just today, the links on Google's search results are timing out. [more inside]
posted by bswinburn on Feb 8, 2012 - 3 answers

The pen is not mightier than a two year old.

Ever heard of a Leap Pad? We have a few that we picked up at garage sales and such. The pen no longer works. How can we fix this? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Aug 29, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I best make sense in buying a car?

My current vehicle is in it's death throes. This is my first time buying a car. How can I minimize my debt load and ensure I am making intelligent decisions throughout the purchase? I'm in America... [more inside]
posted by Giggilituffin on Aug 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Where can I find the right tuning pegs for a Fender Starcaster Acoustic?

Fender Starcaster Acoustic: Can you help me find the right tuning pegs? (Picture links inside) [more inside]
posted by double block and bleed on Apr 1, 2011 - 3 answers

How to cope with a broken arm?

My girlfriend just broke her arm a few inches above the elbow (spiral fracture). She's currently in a splint and will possibly get a plate and pins in a few days. She works at a desk job, which she will return to after a week or two of rest. What can we do to make life easier (tips, special equipment, etc)?
posted by MeowForMangoes on Mar 19, 2011 - 13 answers

My hinkPadhas aproblem with i's keyboard.

I just bought a used Thinkpad T61 and the e,t, and space bar keys work intermittently. The keyboard is reasonably clean and nothing is obstructing the keycaps underneath. I have taken out the keyboard and reseated the keyboard connector. Is this just a bad keyboard or should i be worried about something else? (os is linux/ubuntu)
posted by ennui.bz on Mar 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Half-baked Cake filter

Is it healthy or sensible to half bake a cake, cool it, freeze it, thaw it, and finish cooking it? [more inside]
posted by tabubilgirl on Feb 6, 2011 - 11 answers

can i save my broken air purifier?

I knocked over my Whispure 510 air purifier and now it doesn't turn on. No power, no noises, no nothing (yes, it's plugged into a socket, yes, the socket works). Is there any hope? Can I fix it myself? Is there a website or book that can teach me how to do this? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Jan 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Well, they finally did it. They killed my ****ing car (Droid).

Help! My beloved Droid's screen is blank after a fall, and I need last-ditch repair / replacement ideas. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jan 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Runaway faucet

Came home from the holiday and one of my outdoor faucets won't stop running. What's broken? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Nov 26, 2010 - 9 answers

getting internet to a wifiless iPod touch

Can anyone provide guidance on how best to extend the useful life of an ipod touch (jailbroken, 2nd gen, 32gb) whose wifi antenna has ceased to function? Specifically, other than wifi, is there any alternative method of connecting the thing to the internet? [more inside]
posted by vcnt on Nov 21, 2010 - 1 answer

Can I fix my camera in time?

Where can I get a new screen for my Canon Sd1000 digital camera? Is it possible to get one by next monday? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Nov 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Broken refrigerator

Refrigerator trouble. [more inside]
posted by rainy on Oct 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Dog injury, part deux.

My dog has a broken toe. I need help figuring out if her foot needs to be in a cast or not. [more inside]
posted by msali on Aug 29, 2010 - 14 answers

Hand bone broken?

I think I broke a bone in my hand. 5th metacarpal, the one that connects to the pinky. Looking for a bit of advice. [more inside]
posted by chasing on Jun 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Unplugging my refrigerator for 24 hours fixed it. Will the fix last?

My side by side refrigerator/freezer stopped cooling, so we unplugged it and went to buy a new one. On a lark I plugged it back in 24 hours later, and now it functions perfectly. Anyone know if the problem is likely to return (or what the problem might be?) I vacuumed the back-bottom compartment where the compressor is located, but there wasn't much dust there so I doubt dust was the problem.
posted by djedery on Jun 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Please recommend a plumber in Toronto?

Please recommend a plumber in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by soft and hardcore taters on Jun 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Is it possible to patch up a broken silver ring on the cheap?

My husband broke his silver wedding band - is there any way to fix it that won't cost more than a new ring? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Jun 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Is my blender broken?

My blender has a bit of black dust at the bottom after I use it, presumably from the black rubber connectors under the container and on top of the motor. It still works, but is this normal? Will the black stuff get sucked up into the food stuff I'm blending?
posted by jyorraku on Jun 8, 2010 - 6 answers

How to fix a broken hard drive port?

I broke the port on my external hard drive. It isn't visibly damaged, but when I plug the USB cable in, the port feels wiggly, like it's not connected to what it should be connected to. Nothing happens when I plug it into my computer. How can I fix this or recover the data? [more inside]
posted by little e on Apr 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Microwave - (turntable tray + wheels) = Fine long term?

This is likely a dumb question. :) But I have this little microwave. Both the glass turntable and the plastic wheel thing are broken. The microwave itself works fine and heats things up. Short of dripping stuff down into the motor enclosure where the wheel+turntable would normally sit, can I use this microwave normally long-term with no worries? I'm assuming that the only difference is the food would be unevenly heated (I could manually turn), but I just wanted to make sure the turntable motor business wasn't connected to anything else. Replacements would cost more than the microwave at this point.
posted by Ky on Mar 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Replacement 21.5" iMac screen?

My in-laws' brand new 21.5" iMac took a header and has a badly cracked screen. Repair is going to run ~900; my f-i-l wants to try replacing the screen himself. We can't find any information on where to acquire the appropriate flat panel. Does anyone have a link?
posted by entropicamericana on Feb 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Broken ribs won't heal

What to do with broken ribs that have never healed. [more inside]
posted by Blackwatch on Jan 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Baby, it's COLD inside...

Thermostat seems to work fine. Except at night. When it gets cold. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Recommendations for wounded yet likeable men in books.

Book recommendations: Recently I have discovered that I really enjoy a certain type of flawed character in television shows. Think Gregory House on House or Dr. Cal Lightman on Lie to Me. Wounded inside with a tough smart exterior that push people away with sarcasm or slight jerkish behaviour. Help me find examples in literature so I can continue my current obsession when I shut the tv off. [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Nov 25, 2009 - 47 answers

Time for Iphone Funeral?

So we now have 2 non-functioning Iphone 3Gs, both not working because of charging issues. What can we do with them? [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Sep 7, 2009 - 14 answers

MBP driven to tears?

I bought a MacBook Pro in June 2007. Since then, its needed a new hard disk drive, right cooling fan, and DVD read/write drive. Is this normal wear and tear? [more inside]
posted by uaudio on Aug 31, 2009 - 38 answers

Can't turn my lamp on anymore

Can't. Turn. The. Switch. On my lamp. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Aug 26, 2009 - 8 answers

How could a digital camera break like this? Is it worth fixing?

How could a digital camera break like this? Is it worth fixing? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Apr 5, 2009 - 11 answers

MacBook screen replacement?

I broke my MacBook's screen, and I'd like to get it fixed. A quick googling turns up several firms. Can anyone recommend a specific firm? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Mar 19, 2009 - 5 answers

LCD Brokensystem

My LCD monitor (19" F-419 AG Neovo, five years old) is broken/breaking. It probably isn't the backlight. What's up with it? [more inside]
posted by topynate on Jan 25, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I rehab my formerly broken foot?

My broken foot is healing rather nicely. I'm off my crutches and walking on the boot. My orthopedist gave me some instructions for stretching and rehabbing, but they weren't very specific. How can I do better physical therapy at home? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on May 28, 2008 - 6 answers

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