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Laptop maintenance and cleaning in Toronto?

I'm looking for a good, trustworthy place to have my laptop disassembled and have its fan cleaned. [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Jul 1, 2014 - 4 answers

Projector doubles as space heater. Anything I can do?

My new projector, an Epson EX5220 blows super-hot air right where I am standing when I do presentations. Anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jun 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Where do I find a giant fan?

I live in an open, large, loft-like apartment that gets face-meltingly hot in the New England summer. Easily near 100F in the afternoon. AC is impractical for such a big space. I've tried box fans, but I haven't found one that moves enough air to make a difference and even those were as loud as airplanes. An even faster fan sounds like a bad idea, but a much bigger and slower fan might just do the trick. Something like these, but preferably something that doesn't need to be permanently installed? Where does one find an enormous fan?
posted by the jam on May 20, 2014 - 16 answers

What's a reliable, powerful fan?

Who has had a powerful fan for longer than three years without it breaking or doing something irritating? What's the make and model? [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000 on May 14, 2014 - 21 answers

Hard-to-pull pull chain

We installed a new ceiling fan but the pull chain is hard to pull as it rubs against the grommet, and I'm concerned it may break if someone pulls too hard. How can I make the chain pull a little easier and smoother? Some type of lubricant that doesn't require frequent reapplication?
posted by davcoo on Apr 25, 2014 - 9 answers

What if it's too low and I take out one of my tall friends??

What length down rod do I need to buy for this fan? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Apr 18, 2014 - 3 answers

The Overhead Oven Hood Is A LIE. How Do I Install A New Fan?

So I've got a nice oven and a nice overhead hood. Unfortunately, behind the facade of wooden veneer is NOTHING. No vent, no fan, nothing. Can I install a fan up there? [more inside]
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box on Nov 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Do I need a new computer power supply, or can I fix this one?

I have a 650W power supply in my computer that I installed myself back when I asked this question (scroll through the answers on that for most system specs). This morning, the fan on the power supply started making noise. Do I need to replace the supply entirely, or is this something I can fix on my own? [more inside]
posted by LionIndex on Sep 6, 2013 - 10 answers

What is the deal with my range hood?

I bought what I thought was a more powerful range hood but it moves very little air at all. [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Aug 30, 2013 - 41 answers

What was the deal with my obsessive childhood interests?

I was a raging fan of several different media properties as a kid. I'd like to read or learn more about individuals who are likewise obsessed. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Aug 25, 2013 - 34 answers

iMac, Windows 7, and fan speeds

I have a 2008 24" iMac that I've used BootCamp to get Windows 7 running. Issue: the fans never come on. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Aug 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Laptop Fan

Does purchasing an external fan for a laptop work or are they just marketing? Mine can run a little warm when I am pushing it with games so I am considering a cooling pad.
posted by zzazazz on Jun 7, 2013 - 24 answers

Input != Output in box fan land.

I have a box fan running in my window. It pushes out a lot of air when I hold my hand in the front but when I hold my hand on the back of the fan it barely feels like any air is being pulled in. Where is the extra air coming from? [more inside]
posted by johnpowell on May 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Gable vent exhaust fan or no?

Whether to install a gable exhaust fan in my attic and which of 3 gable vents to install it on? [more inside]
posted by resurrexit on May 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Cooling fan for Dell Vostro 1500 ?

I was wondering if having a dead cooling fan in my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop would make the screen go wonky ? I purchased a new cooling fan, but I have no idea how to install it.
posted by therealshell on Apr 29, 2013 - 4 answers

I am a technical writer! ...for Glee.

Does the stigma against fandom also count against whatever marketable experience you gain from it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2013 - 20 answers

What is the best speed for a fan used with a wood stove?

Is heat transfer and room heating better with a low or high speed fan? [more inside]
posted by Leenie on Feb 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Fan fun

How do I, using common household tools and objects, determine the (variable) RPM of a fan? [more inside]
posted by itstheclamsname on Dec 24, 2012 - 17 answers

What are some fun conventions?

What are some popular "fun" conventions or conferences? [more inside]
posted by aoleary on Dec 11, 2012 - 20 answers

Fan hack

What would be cool to have spin round and round, but that's light and aerodynamical enough that my fan's motor could power it? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Dec 6, 2012 - 5 answers

What's the ultimate Pathfinder fan forum?

What is the premium website and messageboard/forum for Nissan Pathfinder fanatics, if such a thing exists? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Nov 12, 2012 - 1 answer

Fanfiction, how does it work!?

What makes an original work particularly suited to being followed by fanfiction? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Sep 3, 2012 - 20 answers

How to efficiently cool my house

Looking for best practices for a whole house fan - the loud one that has louvers that open up and blows air into the attic. Best in areas with warm dry daytime temperatures that cool off at night. [more inside]
posted by notned on Sep 2, 2012 - 20 answers

What are the fringiest, niche-iest fan conventions in America?

What are the fringiest, niche-iest fan conventions in America? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Aug 14, 2012 - 43 answers

How do I revive my Patton P-20SW?

How do I revive my beloved Patton P-20SW? I tried to turn it on today and there was a spark and smoke then no response. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by lizarrd on Jul 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Thermostat to help control ventilation intelligently?

Is there a sensor device or thermostat setup that can inexpensively switch on a fan based on the difference between two temperature points (one inside, one outside)? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Jun 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Our Haier is hot is it a lost cause or can it be fixed?

My fridge is hot, not just not cold but actually hot. Can I fix this or am I shopping for a new fridge? [more inside]
posted by Saminal on Jun 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Goldilocks, hot town, summer in the city...

Are there air conditions that have an excellent fan setting as well? In my experience, ACs serve as poor substitutes to window fans. [more inside]
posted by benbenson on May 31, 2012 - 11 answers

(Late) Hero Worship

How do I express admiration for a famous person in a non-creepy way? And do I really want to express my admiration to begin with? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius on May 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Baoche fanning himself

I am hoping to find a Japanese calligraphic drawing of a specific Zen story/koan. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Apr 13, 2012 - 2 answers

What is this?

What are these giant fans/propellers I sometime see in farm fields? [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Mar 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Fan stops computer stops.

Weird problem with Dell Laptop stalling when the fan stops. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Lurker on Mar 8, 2012 - 5 answers

I get the Oi Oi Oi, but not much else

[AustraliaFilter and CricketFilter] What are the Aussie cricket fans chanting in the SCG stands? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

How about some jelly babies with that eggnog?

I'm not sure how I found it or why I didn't save it, but I remember a fan made Dr. Who Christmas video.The premise was four doctors (Eccleston, Tennant, and Colin and Tom Baker) all having a Timelord Christmas together. The Doctors were played by actors/fans. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 16, 2011 - 2 answers

What is the origin of the Star Wars memorial wall picture?

Does anyone know the origin of or the artist who created this Star Wars/Darth Vader memorial wall picture?
posted by kaye88 on Dec 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Neverending Ceiling Fan...la la la, la la la, la la la

How do I turn off a ceiling fan that has been running for months, short of calling an electrician? [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Nov 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Don't Leave Me Hot and Hanging

How do I wire my new bathroom exhaust fan? The old fan has three functions (fan, light, nightlight) and therefore connects to a triple switch on the wall. It also means that there are two runs of wire to it. The new fan has only two functions (fan, light) and therefore only needs one run of wire. How do I wire this thing up; what do I do with the extra run of wire? [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Nov 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Does my bathroom need a fan?

Does my bathroom need to have a fan? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Oct 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Macbook fan and temperatures, is there a problem here?

The wife was working on her Macbook Duo about a week ago, when the screen when dark for about 10 seconds and perhaps a slight pop was heard (she isn't sure). After the screen came back on the fan seemed to stop working. Normally, she could cause the fan to run pretty loudly as she Netflixed, played video or Flash games. After that noise, the fan no longer ran that loud or fast. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Does an extended cut of the Lion King Franchise exist?

Does a fan cut of the various Lion King movies combined in chronological order via story exist? [more inside]
posted by LilSoulBrother85 on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Getting electrician to fix questionable work

We had an electrician do some work on our house, and we're not happy with it. What do I need to ask for to make sure it's fixed properly? [more inside]
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks on Aug 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Fan friendly mac protective case?

What kind of protection cover can I get for my new macbook pro that will prevent wear but also not affect fan power? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on May 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find a decently loud battery-powered fan...

Help me find a decently loud battery-powered fan... [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Mar 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Rattly laptop fan noise question

LaptopFilter: Toshiba x505 fan noise issue - why's it being loud and what to do about it? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Mar 4, 2011 - 7 answers

The whirring. The. Constant. Whirring.

My radiator fan JUST WON'T STOP. [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Jan 31, 2011 - 6 answers

This projector blows. Or doesn't.

In search of a new fan for an LCD projector -- we can find it in China, but not in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jan 29, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me fix my wacky stove exhaust

What, if anything, can you tell me about the really weird stove exhaust in my weird old apartment? Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Jan 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Blown fuse leading to radiator fan. Please help.

My radiator fan won't kick on when the car gets hot. I replaced the fusible link and let the car idle for awhile. After 15 minutes or so, the fusible link blew... Need specific advice on how to find the short circuit. [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Dec 11, 2010 - 3 answers

AC-Powered Temp-Controlled Exhaust Fan?

I'm looking for a thermostatically-controlled ac-powered exhaust fan for a box that will be housing a wireless router, a couple of hard disks, and an old laptop. [more inside]
posted by alms on Dec 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Installing a bathroom exhaust fan out of a window

How can I vent a bathroom exhaust fan out of the window without it looking hideous? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Dec 1, 2010 - 20 answers

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