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Is this a computer virus?

For the past few days, when I start up my computer or start Word, I get dialog boxes about Windows Installer and Norton that want me to uninstall Norton. This has to be some kind of virus, right? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Jul 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Scraaaaaape

How do I go about executing minimal, but adequate repairs to a damaged car paint job? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jul 23, 2006 - 10 answers

Are they all going to make fun of me?

So it looks like my iMac G5 hard drive died some time this afternoon while the computer was on and I was not in front of it. Great! I'm still covered by warranty, so there's that. BUT. When the hard drive died... I, err, may have been in the process of downloading porn through BitTorrent. (Nothing illegal, but y'know, it's porn.) Obviously I have to bring this computer in for repair, and will probably have to give the HD to some kind of data-recovery service, and so when some techno-wizard hopefully gets things going again, there that porn file will be, sitting right out on my desktop. This happens all the time, right? Are they going to be scandalized? (I am in NYC, so my guess is no, but...) What level of humiliation or other problems am I looking at here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2006 - 16 answers

Bypass administrator priveleges!?!?

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 - 18 answers

Does my car need this repair?

Shadetree filter: Does my car need this repair? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Jul 18, 2006 - 8 answers

How can I recover data from a broken hard drive?

I recently purchased a 250 GB Western Digital Caviar SE hard drive. It's a internal hd and I foolishly thought it would be ok sitting on my desk hooked up through a ide-usb cable. It also has a power cable which runs down the side of my desk. Well long story short it fell off of my desk due to someone snagging the power cable and now my computer will not recognize it. I have a lot of important data on it which I would really like to recover. Any ideas?
posted by isopropyl on Jul 11, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me fix-up my Mustang Cobra.

Tell me what I should be doing to fix-up my inherited 1994 Mustang Cobra. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jul 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me help myself

I'm dropping my laptop off for service--what do I need to do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by divka on Jul 8, 2006 - 10 answers

Who to call for chimney repair?

Chimney Repair: With all the rain we've been having, we've found we have water coming in our fire place chimney. We want it fixed and need your recommendations... [more inside]
posted by onhazier on Jul 6, 2006 - 7 answers

In this case, it's not the humidity.

What is the safe operating temperature range for a macbook pro [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jul 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Recovering a damaged DV tape

Is there any way to recover a damaged DV tape? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jul 4, 2006 - 7 answers

My car won't start...sometimes.

Sometimes when I try to start my car, it doesn't seem to "catch". This only happens sometimes, and when I took it to the shop, they couldn't find anything wrong. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Jul 3, 2006 - 17 answers

podbusted

Has anyone had any experience with IPodResQ or any other iPod repair outfit? Is there one you can recommend?
posted by jfuller on Jun 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Most requested computer repair services?

ComputerRepairFilter: To those of you who do computer repair for a living, what are your most requested services? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jun 26, 2006 - 11 answers

What's wrong with my 'fridge?

What's wrong with my 'fridge? The refrigerator is only cooling down to about 60 deg. F, and the freezer is only going down to 30 deg. F, even on maximum cool settings. Secondarily, is it worth getting it repaired, and is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Jun 24, 2006 - 17 answers

How do I fix an old Ms. Pacman machine?

Ms. Pacmanfilter: Help me repair a 1980's cocktail arcade game. [more inside]
posted by Ohdemah on Jun 23, 2006 - 9 answers

Fix my microwave

I have a sharp carousel r1750 above the range microwave. Back before the warranty was out the control unit (a box with all the buttons and display died) and the warranty guy replaced it. It was as easy as plugging in a hard drive. How do I get the unit to replace it myself, now that it has died again
posted by spartacusroosevelt on Jun 21, 2006 - 5 answers

I need a handyman/contractor STAT

So after my water heater started leaking (a water heater that was located curiously in the attic), I've lost about half the ceiling in my bathroom to water damage. Does anyone know a reasonably priced and RELIABLE handyman/contractor in the Tampa Bay area? I'm in North Tampa, near Lutz, if that helps. Speed is of the essence, since there is a giant, AC sucking hole in the ceiling. The water heater has also been replaced already. I just need the ceiling fixed.
posted by Ikazuchi on Jun 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Fix my OralB Sonic Complete Toothbrush!

Help me fix my OralB Sonic Complete toothbrush! [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jun 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Alternatives to Norton???

Disk Repair tool similar to Norton Disk Doctor for Windows? [more inside]
posted by apark on Jun 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Please share your roofing advice.

Questions and advice about replacing a roof. [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Jun 11, 2006 - 10 answers

How to clean stubborn hiding media file?

How do I clean a large, stubborn, aborted media download from my PC, and how do I interpret all this strange, buggy behavior that has plagued me since I terminated the download? [more inside]
posted by zaelic on Jun 7, 2006 - 5 answers

Cannot Boot into XP or Grub

How do I recover Windows XP Pro boot record (MBR)? Scenario: Partitioned HD for Linux, Rebooted in XP ok, Reboot, install Linux and grub, reboot no Grub or XP. Ran XP Disc - Recovery Console (see extended explaination) [more inside]
posted by bloodniece on Jun 1, 2006 - 22 answers

Bending Platinum band?

My fiance has a platinum engagement ring and the bottom seems to be warping due to plat being a soft metal. We are not sure why this is happening. [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on May 29, 2006 - 6 answers

What to do when tech support contradicts itself?

I know what's wrong with my Dell computer - I need to repair reinstall. But of course, Dells don't come with a Windows install disc, so I'm waiting for them to send me one [two weeks and counting...], but the tech support rep is contradicting himself and I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by Chorus on May 26, 2006 - 26 answers

Fix a dent in my new painting

How can I fix a dent in my new painting (oil on canvas)? [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on May 23, 2006 - 3 answers

I know, I know, get a Mac...

Computer Won't Boot -- needless to say [MI]: [more inside]
posted by Heminator on May 23, 2006 - 3 answers

car seemingly overheats while idling. Help!?

My car's engine heat indicator suddenly began soaring anytime I idle. This can't be good. What is the cause, and how do I fix? [more inside]
posted by donmayo on May 21, 2006 - 12 answers

Help! My notebook is sliding everywhere!

One of the rubber "feet" on the bottom of my notebook computer came off and I can't seem to find it. Where can I purchase a replacement? I called technical support (Gateway), and they said they do not ship them nor can they repair it in their warehouse. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Shed some light?

Help me replace the driver's side headlight on my 1996 Toyota Corolla! [more inside]
posted by brina on Apr 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Replacing a damaged Powerbook Screen yourself?

Just recently my friend dropped his beloved 17" Powerbook G4, while the end result was pretty bad, as in the screen was completely smashed, the rest of the unit is still in good condition. Luckily I have been able to find a replacement screen at a pretty good price, and I am looking to replace/attach it myself. The only trouble is I don't know how hard this will really be. Which is why I am seeking your experience and advice. [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Apr 26, 2006 - 8 answers

How to repair a scratch on laminate flooring?

So I just had some new laminate hardwood floor installed and on cue scratched it today . . . [more inside]
posted by quadog on Apr 22, 2006 - 3 answers

You Said You Wouldn't Let go 'Til I Was Ready!!!

Gots me a bike, and now I gots me some questions(Repair cost estimates and what kind of freakin' bike it is, to be precise). [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Apr 20, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me get accidental crease out or vintage leather and denim jackets.

I have some vintage clothes with permanent accidental creases in unwanted places. I was wondering how to remove them. One on a leather jacket and one is on a denim shirt. [more inside]
posted by lukeomalley on Apr 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Can I modify my fridge?

Can I remove the freezer from dorm-sized refrigerator without destroying it? [more inside]
posted by goatdog on Apr 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Grinding noise from wheels

The front wheels are making a grinding noise when I move the steering wheel to the left ('98 Accord.) Happens even when the brakes aren't being pressed. Can anyone provide a Bill Frist-style remote diagnosis, and will I regret it if I don't bring it in to the shop for two more days?
posted by Saucy Intruder on Apr 11, 2006 - 25 answers

It goes wikki-wikki but not voopa-voopa

Looking for [Sony] turntable repair somewhere between Houston and Mobile. [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Apr 11, 2006 - 1 answer

How to remove a CD drive on a Dell 5160 laptop?

The CDRW/DVD-ROM drive on my Dell 5160 laptop is dead. I have a replacement drive. But I don't know how to pull the old one. I've worked on desktops quite a bit, but I've never done any real service on a laptop, other than upgrading memory. My Google-Fu has failed me. Can you help?
posted by wheat on Apr 10, 2006 - 5 answers

Yet another iPod question

Yet another iPod question: before I send in my iPod for expensive repairs, I thought I'd check here...anyone else ever experience their iPod only playing the instrumental track? Was it fixable? [more inside]
posted by elquien on Apr 10, 2006 - 18 answers

Strange PC noises

What are the strange noises coming from my computer? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Apr 8, 2006 - 16 answers

Am I being ripped off on car repair?

My car needs to be repaired. It is a 2000 Chevy Malibu with 95,000 miles on it and needs new spark plugs, new spark plug wires and the carbon deposits cleaned out of the intake manifold. The repair shop is charging $450 for this. Am I being ripped off?
posted by stockaholic on Apr 8, 2006 - 17 answers

how much to tip a carpet installer? Need to know today!

I'm having all the carpet in my (pretty big) house replaced and I've got 6 carpet installers in my house right now. So far they seem to be doing an excellent job in putting in the carpet _and_ they've willingly agreed to move my son's furniture in my daughter's room and vice versa (they're switching rooms) when they put the furniture back. I know I need to tip them and I really should make it a pretty good tip since they're doing extra work, but how much would be a good tip? Because there are 6 of them, even $20 is going to add up to a pretty fair amount of money. But I want to do what's fair, particularly since they're doing a little extra and I don't want to give just $20 if they really are expecting more. So what's fair? $20? $40? More?
posted by katyjack on Apr 6, 2006 - 14 answers

Handycam got broke. Need fix.

Where can I get a replacement part for my Sony Handycam? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Apr 4, 2006 - 3 answers

Reputable clock repair in Atlanta, GA

Anyone care to ecommend a good clock repair shop in or around Atlanta? We've inherited an old (~1920) Seth Thomas clock that we like, but it won't run for more than an hour or two. [more inside]
posted by donpardo on Apr 2, 2006 - 5 answers

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild your credit. We have the technology. We have the capability..."

Considering hiring someone else to do credit repair for me. What differentiates a good service from a bad one? Are there traps or pitfalls? What should I expect to pay? [more inside]
posted by weston on Mar 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Help me save five months of memories?

How can I fix the corrupted jpegs on my Win XP computer? [more inside]
posted by skryche on Mar 23, 2006 - 9 answers

Should I get some PC/Apple Certifications?

or, How To Make The Public Beleive You Are Competent With High-Priced Electronics. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Mar 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me hear the music again

Help me save my expensive headphones. The wire was severed. Too short just to attach a new plug. Where do I find a good quality thingy that connects two wires of this kind together? [more inside]
posted by JeNeSaisQuoi on Mar 19, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me fix my iBook!

Sick iBook: Can I fix this myself? [more inside]
posted by Finder on Mar 19, 2006 - 6 answers

How to fix a car mirror?

Can I replace the passenger side mirror on my 1999 Honda Civic? [more inside]
posted by justkevin on Mar 16, 2006 - 12 answers

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