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Square Pin in Round Hole (which happens to be my iPad headphone jack....

Oh nooooo! Square reader connector pin broke off in my beloved iPad's headphone jack It doesn't protrude, I tried tweezers, needle nose pliers, and as suggested by some:bent thumb tack, hot paperclip, Bic Pen refil, everything but glue. Can't loosen it, I think it is really jammed. Others report apple can't/won't fix. PLEASE HELP, thanks
posted by Lylo on Jun 10, 2014 - 8 answers

Temporary PIN authentication mechanism for a Jabber server

Is there a way to add temporary PIN authentication in order to add a contact in Jabber (to a server running ejabberd)? [more inside]
posted by antgly on May 17, 2014 - 0 answers

Disneyana/Disney Collectible Pins & Plushies SKU lookup

I have Disney pins and plushies... I would like to link them with their description by SKU. [more inside]
posted by Folk on Nov 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button

Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Aug 24, 2013 - 2 answers

Where to find Velvet Goldmine pendant?

Where can I find a replica of the green pendant from Velvet Goldmine? There's nothing like it on Etsy and my Googlefu is failing me.
posted by divabat on Jun 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Attaching a safety clasp lapel pin?

I have this safety clasp lapel pin that I want to attach to my lapel. However it looks like on my suit the buttonhole is just stitching instead of a real hole. The actual pin part slides through easily enough (and I don't have problems with normal butterfly clasps), but how to I get the closing part through without destroying the buttonhole?
posted by Deflagro on Feb 27, 2013 - 4 answers

What are the odds that two randomly selected people share the same bank PIN?

Statisticsfilter: Given available information about the distribution of self-selected 4-digit passwords (specifically banking PINs), is it possible to calculate the probability of two randomly selected individuals having the same PIN? If so, what're the odds? [more inside]
posted by myrrh on Oct 27, 2012 - 15 answers

Safety precautions for removing a stuck ground pin?

Safety precautions for removing a stuck ground pin? [more inside]
posted by equalpants on Oct 22, 2012 - 8 answers

To learn from the people around you, you need to know what to ask.

How can we help event attendees show their expertise? [more inside]
posted by cranberry_nut on Oct 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Seeking a small, tapered, French rolling pin

Can someone guide me to a small, handleless, tapered rolling pin that is truly meant to be used and is from a trust worthy place? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jul 28, 2012 - 16 answers

A pin that might be a little too sharp to wear on an airplane now

Can you help identify this old airline pin? It's an angular bird with a curved beak and blue markings on the tail, about the size of a normal airline "wings" pin, probably from the 1960s or earlier. [more inside]
posted by dreamyshade on Jul 9, 2012 - 7 answers

I.D That Pin/Button!

I found a pin (with a button backing) at the flea market on the UWS in NYC last week I'd like to know what, if anything, it represents. Photo , Clearer with size comparison. Where/What is this design from? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Night Flight RULED!

Help me find this creepy short film from the 80s I saw on Night Flight! [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Aug 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Using credit card in Paris

Don't know my Visa credit card PIN and I'm going to Paris today -- will I be able to use my credit card in France without knowing my PIN?
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Jul 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Top quality pin punch?

I need to buy a 1/16th inch pin punch, but I'm lost telling between cheap Chinese shit and top quality. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Feb 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Pin hack?

Jewelry hack: keep a pin safely clasped? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Jan 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Interesting pinback button crafts

What creative or interesting things can I do with a collection of buttons and pins? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Aug 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Have you seen this man?

I was given this button with a picture of a bearded fellow on it. He looks familiar but I can't figure out who he is, do you recognize this face?
posted by waxboy on Mar 21, 2010 - 3 answers

What is the emblem on this lapel pin found in my living room?

I found this lapel pin beneath my living room couch yesterday and have no idea what the emblem is. Can you help me identify it? I'm not sure that I am even holding it the correct way in the photo. [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Mar 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Some Symbol!

What is this symbol on my old early 20th-century pin? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Oct 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Laptop charger inlet slowly breaking.

Laptop charger inlet slowly breaking. [more inside]
posted by ekpyrotic on Sep 11, 2009 - 11 answers

pinless moisture meters with drywall

How accurate are the pinless moisture meters when used on drywall? [more inside]
posted by j on Sep 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How to incorporate a museum entry pin into a gift

Give me some ideas for something fun and thoughtful to do with a museum entry pin thingy. [more inside]
posted by ssmug on Jul 7, 2009 - 11 answers

To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s?

To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Feb 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Lilly Ledbetter's Fair Pay Pin

Where can I get a pin like Lilly Ledbetter's? She wore it to the White House signing ceremony for the Fair Pay Act today. It is of a woman in a suit with a red briefcase. [more inside]
posted by cushie on Jan 29, 2009 - 2 answers


You know the Inigo Montoya nametag t-shirt? Where can I buy the nametag part of that as an enamel pin/badge? Bonus marks available for shops in the UK. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2008 - 2 answers

"Why you would want to put Reagan so close to your heart is beyond me!"

ShoppingFilter: In order to complete a Halloween costume, I need to acquire some Reagan-related political pins/buttons. However, my initial search has mostly taken me to places that no longer exist! Is there anywhere the Green would suggest I go to in the Washington DC metropolitan area to satiate my thirst for this kind of political paraphernalia? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Oct 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Anyone know of a small device with an LCD for securely storing passwords?

Anyone know of a small device with an LCD for securely storing passwords? [more inside]
posted by paulyballs on Aug 29, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I get my PIN from Google Adsense?

How do I get a Google Adsense PIN if I've ordered it twice and still not received it? [more inside]
posted by Idiot Mittens on Aug 18, 2008 - 8 answers

I can't give my phone what it needs, and it's ruining our relationship.

I dropped my phone, but it turned itself back on once I slid the battery back in properly. I though all was well. However, it is now demanding a PIN code and won't let me use the phone without it. I'm not sure why it wants one, and I would give it one if I had one, but I don't have one and don't know how I would find one. Can you help? It's a Blackberry Curve, if it matters.
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jun 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Where are these pins?

What are these pins called, and where can I buy them? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Jun 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Lapel pins...a worthy fashion accessory?

I'm looking for distinctive lapel pins, preferably silver. Help! [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Nov 26, 2007 - 3 answers

What in the world is this pin?

SHCM... Servant's Heart Camp Ministries? Or something different? [more inside]
posted by rmoody on Apr 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Italian GSM card in US phone - PAC and PIN?

My sister is in Italy - and is trying to use an italian (Wind) SIM card in her American cingular GSM phone. It's asking her for a PAC and PIN number - which she doesn't know. What does she do? [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Jan 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Russian Pin Puzzler

Can anyone identify this (possibly) Russian pin? [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Nov 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Why are the numbers 2, 3 and 4 worn out on a local gas station's ATM card keypad?

Tonight I was paying at a gas station and I used the keypad to enter my pin. The numbers 2, 3 and 4 showed tremendous wear compared to all other keys except the enter key. It's the kind of stupid odd trivia that appeals to me. I Googled "common pin numbers" and it seems "123" is pretty common among the unimaginative. But that doesn't explain 2, 3 and 4 being so well-worn, and not 1. Can you?
posted by Bud Dickman on Sep 18, 2006 - 25 answers

Missing Pentium 4 Pins

I am missing two pins from my Pentium 4 3.06 (478)CPU... Can it still work? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Jan 28, 2006 - 20 answers

How do I convert 7-pin S-video to 4-pin S-video?

Can I "convert" a 7-pin S-video connector to a standard 4-pin S-video connector by simply cutting off the extra pins? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Jan 6, 2006 - 10 answers

Anybody ever heard of

[scamfilter] Anybody ever heard of [+] [more inside]
posted by codger on Dec 1, 2004 - 14 answers

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