If I need plumbing, painting, electrical, HVAC work and carpentry work done on my newly purchased home, is it better to hire one contractor for all the work or just find a separate painter, electrician, HVAC guy etc? I am a first time home buyer, so sorry if this is an obvious question. [more inside]
I may have accidentally vacuumed up part of my printer... I was cleaning up around my computer with the vacuum cleaner and I started to vacuum around the printer. My cat likes to sit on top of it so lots of hair tends to get inside. Anyways I stuck the nozzle inside and it sucked up the foam pad that the printer head gets cleaned on. So here's the two part question: 1. Is it possible to get a replacement foam pad? If not, is it worth cutting up the vacuum bag and retrieving it? 2. How can keep my cat from hanging out on my printer? My printer is a Canon Pixma 9000 pro mk II.
Considering buying an old pickup truck (Hilux), and teaching myself how to maintain/repair it. Where to begin?
Considering buying an old pickup truck (Hilux), and teaching myself how to maintain/repair it. Where to begin? [more inside]
Should I be satisfied with the way my moving company repaired this table? [more inside]
My iPod Nano 4th gen has no backlight. Fix it myself or get the Apple store downtown to do it. [more inside]
Need reliable, dependable, honest Range Rover mechanic near or around Waldoboro, Maine [more inside]
My fridge is running and I can't catch it! [more inside]
I am about to come into possession of a 20" iMac that needs a new hard drive. I've swapped plenty of HDDs in and out of PC towers, but my understanding is that it's trickier to do in an iMac. What is, hands-down, the best how-to on the web that will walk me through how to do this?
How do you gain "handyman" skills to the extent that you can manage a rental property? [more inside]
Should I get my shoes fixed in Toronto (and if so, where?) or send them back to their maker for restoration? [more inside]
I have (what I think is) a bad solder (mp3 around 0:42) in a pair of Church Audio CA-14 miniature headworn omnidirectional microphones. Where might I find someone to fix these here in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Should we buy a new computer or try to fix the old one? [more inside]
How do I support the pieces of a hollow glass item from the inside as I put it back together? And what's the best adhesive? [more inside]
I have a question about car problems and the best course of action. On Tuesday my car made a thump/shuttering noise while driving and now Firestone says I need around $600 worth of repairs. 2004 Hyundai Elantra with around 56,000 miles. [more inside]
How do I replace a blown woofer in a Spica TC-60 loudspeaker? The datasheet is here. I am generally capable, but don't know anything about building/repairing speakers. Can I get away with replacing just the one? Is there any danger of damaging the crossover (whatever that is)? The very nice guy from Madisound recommended a ScanSpeak replacement but how do I know if it will fit and/or work properly? If I'm reading the datasheet correctly, the original seems to be 180mm in diameter, and the replacement he recommended 170mm - is this a good idea? How can I tell if there's anything else I should try? What, if anything, do I seem to be overlooking? Thank you!
How much should it cost to clean/repair a high-end watch? [more inside]
I accidentally got some soda fall on the LCD screen of my Compaq CQ56 laptop, and seconds later, a smudge appeared on the lower right side of the screen (everything on that area appears lighter when it is on). It looks like the liquid got inside the screen, and I don't know what to do about it. Can anyone help? [more inside]
I need to find the best tire store in Northern Virginia. My '04 Tiburon has a wheel that's been leaking air for months and after failures by three different tire shops I'm at my wit's end. [more inside]
iPad 2 Repair Filter: My beloved ipad has a broken screen. What now? [more inside]
Car accident. If the repair costs more does your insurance go up more? [more inside]
Who can repair a broken HDMI cable? Way TMI re: HDMI inside. [more inside]
My refrigerator runs too long, methinks. What might be the problem, and would it be madness to try to fix it ourselves? [more inside]
Where can I get a PSP repaired for less than the cost of a used/refurbished one? [more inside]
How can I repair a chip in a GPS screen (it's not a touch screen)? [more inside]
My fridge is leaking. Can I fix this myself? Details inside... [more inside]
Computer repair certifications? Yes? No? [more inside]
I have some questions about my car/car repair, specifically about having driven without a cap on my break fluid and my cabin and engine filters. 2004 Hyundai Elantra. [more inside]
How can I fix the power jack on my HP dv6000? [more inside]
How do I fix this broken typewriter? [more inside]
How do I repair corrupted JPEGs? [more inside]
Our new home came with a wonderful bath tub jacuzzi but with a nasty problem. When we fill the tub up with water and turn on the air jets all this nasty gunk and junk comes out of the tubes and makes the water disgusting. Is there a way to clean this out or to flush the pipes? I've tried running the jets and cleaning them out around 15 times and this crud still comes out.
when my friend tries to pedal his bicycle, there is a total lack of tension in the pedals and they just seem to 'slip' and fail completely. we're at a loss. [more inside]
Uh oh. Our pool seems to have sprunk a leak. Now what? Need ideas for identifying the leak and/or what? Re-lining the pool? [more inside]
My Ipod touch took a drink and I fear I did everything wrong to bring it back to life. I am looking at mail in repair. Any recent experiences/reviews or recommendations ? Going with the sage advice of the hive on this one.
Fix it or replace it Filter. My car Stacy, a 1997 Chevy Malibu, is having issues again. Lots of issues. I'm trying to decide if we should get couples therapy at the mechanic or DTMFA. Hope me hivemind in deciding. [more inside]
I've got wee, 1-2mm holes in a viscose jersey dress. What's the best way to repair them? [more inside]
What would you call this particular part of a shower? [more inside]
My Nikon D40 died recently. I sent it to Nikon for a repair estimate. I'm looking for any experience anyone has with having Nikon repair a camera -- and weighing that against putting the repair money toward a new camera body. If I want to go with something new, I need help with selection. More details within! [more inside]
Who in the Dallas, TX area (deliberately vague; I'm willing to drive) can repair my broken laptop AND answer my questions about it, especially how it got that way? Even just "this guy I know" would be perfectly fine; I've learned my lesson about the big-name places. [more inside]
Anyone have any recommendations for a reputable (and affordable?) motorcycle mechanic in Portland Oregon?
I need to get some smoke detectors but I am having trouble finding out what the right kind are. There are, as far as I can tell, three different kinds. Stand alone, interconnect and hard-wired. What do the plugs that hang from the ceiling look like for the interconnect and for the hardwired? What do I ask the guy at the hardware store for (Ace just said they are on the endcap and the detectors there had nothing that told me what type they were)?
I am a helpless baby and I cannot open a simple drawer. Please advise. [more inside]
our 2006 honda civic EX sedan (automatic) is having occasional problems shifting into reverse. we're taking it in to be fixed, but i want to try and read up on this beforehand. fascinating details inside. [more inside]
Check engine light came on this morning. Auto repair guy is giving me a very large estimate and an offer to just buy the car off my hands. I know next-to-nothing about cars, so can't tell if he's robbing me or not. People who know cars, help me figure this out? [more inside]
I broke my smartphone, what should I do? [more inside]
My car was damaged driving through a construction zone, do I have any legal recourse? [more inside]
My detached garage has some damaged foundation wall "bricks" - cinder block or masonry, not sure of right term. Detached garage photo, and a Closeup of damaged masonry bricks/cinder blocks. How bad is this and what kind of professional do I need to call about it? (Or can I fix it myself?) [more inside]
Is it crazy to spend $2200 to fix my car? Then replace the car in a year or two… [more inside]
What's the best way to repair alabaster? [more inside]