Where should I take my Nikon D40 to be cleaned in the Seattle area? There is crap on the inside of the body that has started showing up in pictures as gray marks. [more inside]
How to I tackle replacing (rear) car speakers when there's a special connector? [more inside]
I was just given a 12-chord autoharp, not in great shape. How do I figure out if it's worth salvaging, and if so, what are some good resources for learning to play? [more inside]
How can I repair or disguise small holes and tears in wool gabardine (skirts)? [more inside]
Electric motor/ tool repair in Queens? [more inside]
Should I fix or replace my non-draining dishwasher? [more inside]
Is there a place I can take my laptop to get crisis bios recovery done to it in person, instead of sending it to the manufacturer and waiting forever? [more inside]
my external hard drive is suddenly really slow. I'm pretty anxious. What now? [more inside]
There is a mold or mildew problem under the kitchen sink in my new apartment. My allergies are a curse that cause me to detect smells that normal people can't, and my landlord can't smell it and thinks I might be crazy. [more inside]
The leather-thing holding it on snapped and one of the toggles has come off my duffle-coat. I have the toggle itself, and I have acquired some spare leather-things, but I'm not sure of the best way to re-attach. I don't have a sewing machine, and I don't think I know anyone who does. I have discovered that a thing called 'Fabric glue' exists, but is it any better than superglue? Will superglue work on wool/leather? I could put a few hand-stitches, but the thickness of both bits of material make me think that I might not be able to do a very good job. [more inside]
A few months ago, I had a complete physical and emotional breakdown and actually went temporarily insane. I'm ok now. How do I begin to repair the relationships that suffered during this time? [more inside]
I tore a silk dress, a long way from any seams or pleats or details. How do I fix this? [more inside]
I have a leather jacket that needs the lining redone. The exterior shell is fine (if somewhat worn) but the inside is coming apart. Does anyone have a good recommendation of where to get the inside of a leather jacket redone/repaired in Tampa, FL?
Rented apartment, flimsy aluminium blinds savaged by toddler. I cannot figure out their quick release mechanism. I've tried rocking (suggested here,) prying, and cursing. There are no accessible latches, tabs, or clips. All but one sit flush to window frames, so they cannot slide sideways. They have a Faber sticker, they are less than two years old, and likely from a Canadian supplier. I can't find a relevant Faber installation guide. I popped the end cap off the one that isn't tight against a window frame (pic,) and I took a picture of the plate attached to the wall (pic.) I'm sure there is some dead simple manoeuvre that I've missed!
Recommendations for an orthopedic surgeon in Seattle? [more inside]
My turntable has broken. Recommend me a good repair shop in NYC. [more inside]
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.