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]
Help me identify a mystery component from the board of one of two damaged/crippled Nokia 6820 phones and determine if it's possible for me to get one working Frankenphone out of the two. [more inside]
Help me navigate recent accident damage and whether or not I should buy a new car with 0 down! [more inside]
I need to fix a stiff and twisted bicycle chain. Can you help? [more inside]
Help me find a replacement electric motor for my vacuum cleaner? [more inside]
HTC Desire HD. Phone appears to be working perfectly, except it isn't responding to touch. [more inside]
I inherited a great grandfather clock. Awesome! But there is something amiss... The left weight is not descending, making the chimes run out of order and the hour fail to strike. Any grandfather clock gurus out there that could help a fella out? [more inside]
I bought a budget receiver (Pioneer VSX-50) about 5 years ago. I had no problem with it until a few days ago, when I head a pop when I turned it on, and since then all audio is gone. Is this worth trying to fix? [more inside]
I need to install new carpet in my 2-bedroom house. I know next to nothing about this. Sorry, we're not looking for wood or vinyl floors at this time. I just want to hear from people who've been through this experience. Got one grade-school age kid, one dog and one cat. What type of carpet deals with this traffic, resists stains and still looks good and is moderately priced? Also any advice on trying to learn how to install this yourself vs. professional installers.
Repair or replace 1992 Camry? (with some interesting caveats) [more inside]
I did something dumb and really bent the corner on the bottom of the unibody of my MacBook Pro. Three questions under the fold. [more inside]
Is it a bad idea to install new carpet over carpet that has been down for over a decade? [more inside]
I need to have a post earring repaired. The setting (with the stone intact) has broken from the post. I'm looking for a local Austin jeweler to repair it. I prefer an independent shop, and locationwise, south Austin is more convenient. Thanks!
2nd generation iPod Touch isn't syncing properly. Is it worth fixing or should I just look into buying a refurbished one? [more inside]
Did I break my washing machine? [more inside]
Today I bought a Nokia 2730; stupidly, I took the battery out before taking it home. Now, even though it says the battery is charged, the phone won't work. Help! [more inside]
How and where do I get my car repaired? (or, please explain to me how car insurance works) [more inside]
My Sigma camera lens stopped working - what's causing it and what can I do? [more inside]
Looking for a way to repair a floor lamp. The weight in the base broke and fell out. [more inside]
Did I wire this new porcelain lampholder correctly? Replaced an old one in the basement that was slightly different, and want to make sure i did OK. [more inside]
My stovetop espresso maker has a small leak. I don't think returning it will help me. Are there any recipes for food-safe 'stop leak' compounds? [more inside]
Replacement USB cord and repair guide for MS Trackball Explorer? [more inside]
My pants keep ripping at the knee. Looking for prevention and repair ideas! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an online source for help with small engine repair for beginners? [more inside]
What's this smell coming from my new window? Is it toxic? [more inside]
Safety Insurance of Massachusetts, USA - does anyone have a list of their preferred repair shops? [more inside]
I have a Vestax PMC-05 Pro II that I'm trying to have fixed (one of the channels is out) and the technician looking to fix it needs a service manual or the schematics. [more inside]
Need advise on repair of burnt Giant Plush Squid. Through an accident our lovely plush squid was damaged, so I now am trying to figure out how to clean and repair the fellow... [more inside]
Is it possible to have a pair of vintage Ray Bans repaired? [more inside]
help! I need a service manual for a Panasonic PT52LCX66 model tv-where do crafty mefites find service manuals? [more inside]