Will self-repairing my broken PS3 make it invalid for future repairs by Sony (even if it's already out of warranty)? [more inside]
posted by ShortHairyMan
on Oct 6, 2009 -
What's the best way to brute-force a microSD card into my new Blackberry (that apparently has a defective slot.) [more inside]
posted by frenetic
on Aug 17, 2009 -
My outside metal door
Is there a quick fix or do I need to sand, prime and repaint?
The rust is more of a discoloration than deep rust.
posted by boby
on May 16, 2009 -
When I turn on my Asus A8Jm (NVIDIA go7600) laptop, I get a strangely beautiful cross-hatching of colored lines. This sounds like a fried video card, right? Luckily, the card is replaceable... how likely is that this is the only problem and replacing the card will fix things?
posted by geos
on May 15, 2009 -
Why did my microwave oven stop heating after I tried to use it to heat water in a clear pyrex measuring cup? And how can I get it to work again? I've had the not-heating problem before, and it has gone away. I can't remember whether I did something to make it work again. This time, I tried unplugging the oven and plugging it in again -- no dice. Everything works except for the heating up part.
posted by Sia Stewart
on Apr 11, 2009 -
Every time I close my browser (Firefox) Google signs me out. How can I stay signed in? It's very annoying. Googling has not returned an answer to the question.
posted by wsg
on Feb 21, 2009 -
Front windshield washer fluid dispenser doesn't dispense. This feels like an easy fix....is it? [more inside]
posted by Diskeater
on Feb 12, 2009 -
2 used laptops: what to do with them? One will be new to me (from my wonderful girlfriend), one will be new to my grandma (from me) [more inside]
posted by whiskey point
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Can I fix my expensive earphones? Please note: I am clumsy and not inclined to fixing anything, let alone small, expensive things. [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley
on Dec 8, 2007 -
While my taillights are off, my brake lights work just fine. When they are on, my left one goes out. How can I fix this? I'm driving a mid 80's Volvo. My car uses the same bulb for taillight and brake-light. Basically, while my taillights are supposed to be on, and I step on the brakes, that entire bulb turns off (on the left side). [more inside]
posted by k7lim
on Oct 6, 2007 -
What would be the best tool/program to enhance/enlarge/de-noise this image
I am looking for a way to resize this so I can have it made into a poster while still having decent quality. Any ideas?
posted by jammnrose
on Aug 3, 2007 -
My new-to-me Schwinn Frontier mountain bike's indexed shifter for the rear gears is unwell. Help me nurse it back to health. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Jul 12, 2007 -
I have a 1964 (and a half) Mustang. The only problem is that it has not run since 1981. It has been on blocks in the garage. How much would it cost me to get it on the road again? [more inside]
posted by thetenthstory
on Jun 26, 2007 -
The tip (inside stem) of my power adapter broke off in my wife's computer (White iBook G4). Thus, its unable to recharge. How do I get it out? What are these parts called so I can look it up at an appropriate place? [more inside]
posted by GPF
on Apr 24, 2007 -
My mouse scroll wheel is acting really strange. Can it be fixed? [more inside]
posted by DMan
on Apr 17, 2007 -
Is there a Remote Help Service that assists customers with PC problems. XP allows users to use their remote capabilities. Is there a company that is able to fix register problems, ect by using this remote capability?
posted by Mckoan1
on Feb 3, 2007 -
Laundryfilter: Emergency washing machine help, please! I've got something stuck in my washing machine pump-- is there any way to get it out? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley
on Jan 10, 2007 -
I have an audio cassette tape which has been waterlogged and soaked in dirt for over 10 years. What are my options for respooling/fixing the tape with its contents intact? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Dec 26, 2006 -
There's a small crack/dent in the wall by my door where it got kicked by accident. What's my best bet on fixing it? I don't need it to be perfect, but good enough to not be obvious. I've uploaded a few pics
. My initial thoughts were to throw some spackle over the crack/hole, smooth it over, and then paint. Or should I just be trying to find someone to pay to do this? Thanks!
posted by inigo2
on Dec 10, 2006 -
A few months ago I received a metal cocktail shaker as a gift. The first time I used it with ice, the top and bottom became welded together, presumably because the cold caused the metal to expand. Fast forward to the present -- they're still stuck fast, and I'm sick of gin and tonics. How can I get them apart and get back to mixologizing? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Dec 2, 2006 -
How do I get rid of these tiny clicks in the left channel of this audio file, every 10 seconds? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose
on Sep 24, 2006 -
I dropped my TV a few times, and now the color is messed up in a few spots. Is there anything to be done? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Sep 23, 2006 -
What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
posted by nserrano
on Jul 19, 2006 -
Mechanics: I've got a 1964 chevy bel air which is my daily driver that needs some work. I'd like to do it myself, but I'm sorta a car newbie. What online communities and resources will be useful to me? Do you have any specific anecdotes, tips and tricks for working on old cars? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker
on Dec 7, 2005 -
My friend has a VW Gol (not a Golf). She just had her stereo stolen. The wires that hook into the car's speaker system are fine and dandy. Is there a way to attach a portable CD Player to these wires alone (without replacing the stereo system and using a cd-player adaptor etc.)? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch
on Sep 11, 2005 -
Two of my three Sega Game Gears have no sound. Is this a known problem I might be able to fix with a soldering iron and the right resistor?
posted by krisjohn
on May 14, 2005 -
My TV does this annoying buzzing sort of humming noise (vibrating?) a lot and I want it to stop. Should I take my TV in to get fixed? If so, how much would that cost? Can I fix it myself? Is it easier to just buy a new TV or to ignore it? It especially seems to do it when I have the volume turned down low (or else I just don't notice it when it's up high).
posted by toftk
on Apr 14, 2005 -
How can I figure out what's leaking from my car? (And other maladies...) Does anyone know of a site -- like WebMD, but for cars -- where I can type in symptoms and narrow down what might be wrong with a car? I know that I can go to a mechanic, but sometimes the first question is whether it's even safe to drive the car to the mechanic. [more inside]
posted by xo
on Mar 31, 2005 -
I have a 1950's Chickering piano that plays 'bright' Nice touch, etc but loud in it's current home. Piano tuner says 900.00 will voice it, fix hammers, etc. Piano store says that vintage not worth the money and should trade it.
I am looking for suggestions. Others tell me to just put blankets, etc as sound absorbers. Not sure what to do. I play classical stuff.
posted by lag
on Mar 21, 2005 -
My friend has a 1995 Saturn (as do I). For some reason, the plastic paneling in part of the interior, around the doors, is falling away from the frame. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Mar 9, 2005 -