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Replacing a broken Macbook optical drive.

So I've got an older Macbook with a broken optical drive (it takes heroic measures to get it to eject discs), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to replace it. [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Broken baby: how long for recovery?

My baby girl, 7 months old, has a spiral fractured femur - mum caught her as she was falling while getting into a back carrier - she is in hospital, has had specialist orthopaedic paediatrician attention and is now in traction. She is probably at the the best hospital in the country for this, but it is a long way from home. She is 100% breast fed, and my wife is staying with her. Can any of the medicos or Mefi, or people who have had similar experience offer some advice? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 13, 2009 - 12 answers


As a non-AAA member, what are my cheapest options for transporting a broken vehicle 12 miles? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on May 28, 2009 - 21 answers

Why are there holes in my shoes underneath my big toes?

Most shoes I wear tend to wear out rapidly underneath my big toes. To the point that a hole wears through the insole and, on some shoes, the footbed cracks or collapses. [more inside]
posted by ericales on May 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Is it broken?

Does the DTV box need to be returned? We've got the DTV converter box. We've got channels that have switched and channels that have not. So the DTV box gets turned on and off. Here's the thing, when switching on it is taking 4 or 5 times of off/on sequences before it finally goes.
posted by notned on Apr 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Shattered Like My Heart

My iPhone 3G screen is shattered but still works. I need to get the glass replaced pronto. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Apr 8, 2009 - 10 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

DVD-R won't play discs, spins out of control!

DVD player door opens 3/4 of the way, then won't play discs - Help! [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Mar 2, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I live without you?

My DS Lite is acting funky - Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by bookwo3107 on Feb 28, 2009 - 6 answers

iPhone recooperation plan of attack

So I dropped my iPhone. It disabled the speaker at the top of the phone so I can only make calls using speakerphone... I bought the protection plan back in December, but never activated it. Any suggestions on a plan of action?
posted by pwally on Feb 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Replace a Gateway Laptop LCD?

My girlfriend's Gateway T-6836 just fell. Her screen is broken and she called me in tears. I found a replacement screen, but will it work? And how can I replace it? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Jan 30, 2009 - 12 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

Clean, untoachable iPhone needs replaced -- how?

My iPhone is broken and not covered by warranty (water damage), what is my best option (b/c ATT won't let me just buy another iPhone)? [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs on Jan 5, 2009 - 12 answers

broken NPR player woes

NPR's media player won't work on my Mac. Why? [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Dec 12, 2008 - 7 answers

How to make Windows use only the working part of my screen?

The right 1/3 of my laptop's LCD is unusable. Is it possible to make Windows XP display on only the left 2/3 of the screen? [more inside]
posted by xxnopiratesxx on Nov 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Laptop RIP?

I think I killed my laptop with SpeedFan and a spill. [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Oct 20, 2008 - 4 answers

And I spent $40 buying a new expansion. Sucks.

How can I fix my broken computer game? I'm playing the Sims 2, and it hangs during the character creation process. The website's forum advice was essentially that my graphics card was causing the problem and to return my laptop if I could, but I'm surprised. My four year old Toshiba laptop never had this trouble, for all it started giving me dreaded 'Low memory' messages near the end. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Oct 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Help! There's a hole in my computer!

I have a Dell Inspiron e1505, and a small chunk of the white plastic frame around the keyboard/cpu area has broken off. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by brandman on Sep 22, 2008 - 5 answers

UnDead Powerbook - Good or Evil?

Should I revive my Titanium Mac Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by blapst on Sep 14, 2008 - 11 answers

How to overcome social stratification , and as a consecuence a brokenheart ?

Social stratification is braking my heart . Can any of you out there, help me translate this situation and maybe give me some guidance as to how to go forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2008 - 14 answers

It's big and it's standing at attention

Broken tibia & fibula, 3.5 months ago, clean snap. I got an intramedullary rod in the tibia, screws at the ankle and knee, and absolutely no recommendations for PT other than some exercises to do at home from the doctor. Everything else seems to have healed well enough, but - my big toe ain't movin', and it's stuck in permanent "up". [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Aug 15, 2008 - 3 answers

How to fix broken mp3 screen?

I purchased a refurb sansa 8g mp3 from woot.com and the inner screen is now broken disrupting the display. I cannot seem to find much help in fixing this problem myself. Any suggestions?
posted by psylosyren on Jul 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Why would email and MSN Messenger work, but web browsing not?

Why would email and MSN Messenger work, but web browsing not? [more inside]
posted by lukeo05 on Jul 16, 2008 - 10 answers

I promise this is the last computer question I'll ever ask.

I hate doing this, but I have a computer issue and need help. Apologies in advance. Random pauses while it's running... what broke? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jul 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me bathe!

I broke my ankle. This is not a medical question. [more inside]
posted by nax on Jun 19, 2008 - 25 answers

Cat vocalizations

My cat often communicates with me through these short vocalizations made while his mouth is closed. They sound like muffled, abbreviated meows and remind me of a broken telephone (old school telephone -- the kind with the bell). [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Jun 14, 2008 - 29 answers

Stuck in bed for the summer

I just found out my 14 year old niece broke both her femur and tibia and will be in a cast from hip to toe for the next 6 weeks! I want to put together a care package - any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bahama mama on Jun 7, 2008 - 17 answers

how to tell if phone jack is functional

is this thing on? Phone jack not working. [more inside]
posted by giddygirlie on Jun 6, 2008 - 3 answers

I Can Has Camera Repair?

DSLR is broken. Repair or replace? [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy on Jun 4, 2008 - 5 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

What's my best option for finding a cheap-as-dirt computer in the Dallas area?

What's my best option for finding a cheap-as-dirt computer in the Dallas area? [more inside]
posted by item on May 22, 2008 - 11 answers

My fridge is failing to cool my food.

The side-by-side fridge in our rental (a GE tfx22zrs, tfx22jrs) has been failing to keep the refrigerator side cool (freezer side works fine). I think I have traced this down to some kind of lightbulb short -- the bulb heats up so much, so fast, I presume it is keeping the food from getting cool; possible fuse problem? Do fridges have user-serviceable fuses? Or is this a compressor problem and the lightbulb a red herring? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on May 17, 2008 - 11 answers

My foot is broken......help...

How do I care for a broken foot? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on May 12, 2008 - 14 answers

communal apartment laundries...making you hate laundry even more since 2008

The communal washing machines in my apartment building are worthless. They don't remove any sort of stain or spill, regardless of solubility or severity. When I remove the wet clothes from the washer, nasty stripes and splotches of lint cover my clothes (especially obvious on darks). Is there a specific complaint I can make to my landlord, or should I just give up and go to a laundromat? [more inside]
posted by sararah on May 9, 2008 - 18 answers

Large fluorescent tube broken. How do I ensure I don't die of mercury poisoning?

Fluorescent tube (large one) broke in kitchen. I am freaking out now and didn't follow proper procedures to clean it up. Am I going to get sick and die of mercury poisoning? [more inside]
posted by rainygrl716 on May 4, 2008 - 23 answers

How to heal dem bones, dem bones, dem broken bones?

I managed to break my right ring finger in a cycling accident (completely clean break between knuckles) and now have pins in for ~3wks. I'm interested in finding out what foods, supplements, etc I should be looking at to help speed up the healing/mending process – *or* – even ones I should be avoiding.
posted by hrbrmstr on May 1, 2008 - 14 answers

How can I fix my Compaq Presario v5000 screen?

Compaq Presario v5000 screen is broken. How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by banished on Apr 30, 2008 - 3 answers

The orthopedic surgeon casts extra healing ...

I broke my humerus and now have a great big cast. I am concerned about the fact that I can feel some movement at times. Specifically, if I try to rotate my elbow (not the curl/uncurl motion, but side-to-side), I feel like the arm moves but in reality it doesn't (observably move). That makes me worry that the bones may be moving ... in which case how can they heal together? Also, do the cast covers for showering work? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Apr 22, 2008 - 4 answers

My heart is breaking

Can this relationship/marriage be saved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2008 - 89 answers

Ow! I need a good painkiller!

Can I get codeine without a prescription in the northern Chicago suburbs? [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Apr 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Help Me Close The Tray From Hell

Help! The CD drive keeps re-opening! [more inside]
posted by rossination on Apr 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Is my Wii terminally ill?

My fairly new Wii has started to act all weird. [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun on Mar 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Can I bring my scanner back to life?

My trusty UMAX Astra 3400 started scanning solid gray tonight. Any thoughts on what could be wrong, and how to resuscitate it? (if even possible) [more inside]
posted by potch on Feb 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Did I break it-break it, or just break it?

Small gadgets filter: Did I cause irreparable harm to my Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor? A fall from the window ledge has cracked the screen. (Knowledge of the actual fertility monitor helpful, but might not be required.) [more inside]
posted by wg on Feb 19, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I use up 6 broken eggs quickly?

What can I make today with six unexpectedly broken eggs? The answers "two quiches" or "a huge omelet" aren't great choices for me as I had a frittata for breakfast and am feeling a little egged out. One or more savory dishes would be good, and it would be great if they froze well, although that isn't required. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Feb 17, 2008 - 24 answers


Very odd Macbook keyboard issues filter: Why have specific keys stopped working on my friend's Macbook? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jan 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Appendages O' pain

How to treat possibly broken fingers and toes? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Jan 3, 2008 - 15 answers

What's wrong with my butt?

What's wrong with my tailbone? [more inside]
posted by drleary on Dec 31, 2007 - 7 answers

SF Bay Area Physical Therapist for active older person?

My 74-year-old father-in-law broke his femur skiing last week. Please recommend a physical therapist in the SF Bay Area for a very active older person. [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Dec 18, 2007 - 3 answers

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