I need to figure out how to remove my stove's glass top to replace a burner that's stopped working. [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Apr 24, 2013 -
Our 3-yo Maytag oven is misbehaving, and I can't figure out what's going on.
Symptoms: when the burner is lit only the 2/3's closest to where it connects to the gas-line actually light. The other 1/3 puts out nasty aldehydes until the thermostat registers about 250 *F. [more inside]
posted by dolface
on Jul 8, 2010 -
Will ceramic that melted onto the burner cause my smoke alarm to go off? Will it cause any other problems? [more inside]
posted by theichibun
on Feb 23, 2010 -
What's the best DVD burner? I need a new DVD burner, is there any reason I should buy one model over another, or should I just get whatever's on sale today? [more inside]
posted by davr
on Sep 10, 2009 -
My MacBook Pro no longer burns DVDs, and from what I can see it would cost more to fix it than to simply buy an external one. Anyone have any recommendations for a good burner?
posted by dearleader
on May 27, 2009 -
My gas grill is broken. Why would the gas flow decrease so that I can only get one burner to cook on high? [more inside]
posted by rocketman
on Mar 17, 2009 -
I have a legacy CDRW which shows up empty when mounted in either Linux or Windows. Extracting an iso image under linux via dd yields greppable strings which indicate files are hiding inside. How do I extract the files without knowing what format or filesystem they are in? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream
on Oct 1, 2008 -
(Oil Heat) - Getting a new oil burner / furnace.
(1) How much should it cost, including installation, for a new oil furnace that's at least pretty good/efficient? (We've gotten one estimate, so far, for $10,000 (!) $11,000 for antifreeze pipe system.) What's the cost for the equipment vs cost of labor?
(2) The $10K was for a System 2000. Is the System 2000 really that good? Anyone have one? How much did it cost? How much did it reduce your heating bills?
posted by coffeefilter
on Apr 2, 2008 -
I want to get an external DVD burner for my new Windows laptop. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by yoga
on Dec 24, 2007 -
SOMEBODY in my household made a sandwich and left the empty bread wrapper draped over an electric burner on my stove. Which is now melted onto the coil. What is the easiest way to clean this off???
posted by konolia
on Dec 17, 2007 -
I'm using Windows XP, and a 3 yr old external DVD+RW/-RW burner. Pacific Digital, NEC 2500a. I've been burning avis to DVD using Roxio 6 Drag to Disk. I have a great many dvds that aren't closed - partially burned, unformatted to work in any drive, they'll only work in the dvd burner with drag to disk. My dvd burner has suddenly stopped recognizing both THESE dvds, and also BLANK dvds, though it will read dvds I have burned before. The partially burned dvds and blank dvds give me a CD icon in My Computer, and will not open. It says something like "Incorrect function" when I try. This is also the error I used to get when I burned coasters. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic
on Nov 22, 2007 -
I'm trying to find a cheapish single burner stove for camping, and a local store is selling the Primus Classic Trail burner
, BUT has run out of Primus gas cylinders. Is it possible to use it with another brand? The girl in the store said it wasn't recommended, but how bad will it be: is it the "doesn't work well" type of not recommended, or the "might explode" type of not recommended? [more inside]
posted by easternblot
on Aug 2, 2007 -
What's a good (preferably free) CD burner that I can use to do weekly data backups? In the ones I've tried, a "project" is a list of files; I want one that goes by directories instead, so it'll automatically include new files. I'm on WinXP.
posted by futility closet
on Sep 14, 2006 -
I recently bought a Sony external DVD/CD dual-layer burner (DRX-710UL/T), but didn't get the CD that comes with it and Sony won't sell me one. The four-year old Vaio laptop I'm using it on sees the device, but I have no way of controlling it. I know that Windows XP Pro (the Vaio's OS) supposedly has all the drivers built in. Is there an application that would act as an interface between the burner and the laptop? Or does anyone know where I can get a copy of the disk?
posted by Toolshed
on Oct 4, 2005 -
I have two dvd burners in my computer. One is an old(er) LG that is capable of burning (with the right media) at 4x. Last week, I picked up a new one that is capable of burning at 8x. However, the burn times seem to be the same. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Aug 10, 2005 -
The CD burner in my 1GHz PIII era computer has been acting flakey lately, getting halfway thru a burn and then crapping out with an error, or just causing the burning software to hang, such that I have to kill it. [more inside]
posted by ackptui
on Jun 5, 2005 -
I want burn DVD's, but I want to do it on my Mac and PC. I had an external enclosure, so I could move the drive between PC and mac easily. The proble is it wouldn't let me use my Optorite DVD drive to write DVD's on my Mac, only to read them. Where can I find a list of the DVD writers that OS X supports natively? [more inside]
posted by gaby
on May 9, 2005 -
Are there any decent freeware/shareware DVD burning programs for win XP or should I bite the bullet and buy Nero?
posted by 445supermag
on Nov 27, 2004 -
Do any MeFites have ideas/experience/recommendations for a way to archive VHS tapes to DVD? So far my Google-fu has turned up software that requires having to add video cards to computers, plus a DVD burner, etc. My work would prefer a product that is a stand-alone thing that you can pop in a tape, then convert it to DVD and pop out a DVD. Is there such a thing?
posted by Lynsey
on Aug 26, 2004 -
The new DVD burner (an NEC ND-2510A), didn't come with any burning software. I know I can get the express version of Nero 6 for a couple bucks, but does anybody know of a good small DVD burning program (preferably freeware) for Windows XP that would be downloadable on dialup? Sourceforge and Tucows, my usual trusted sites, are turning up bupkiss.
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Jul 5, 2004 -
I am thinking of buying an internal DVD burner for my PC. A DVD-RW unit costs about 70% of what a DVD+RW one does. I understand that the +R format is supposed to be "better", but less compatible than the -R one. Which should I get? [more inside]
posted by signal
on Apr 12, 2004 -