How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook? [more inside]
How does a person become a mechanic, ideally, and is this line of work compatible with social anxiety? [more inside]
Help me repair a cwk file! It's a database that we edit using Appleworks 6. When we try to open it we get an I/O error. It's got loads of very important info in it! Help!
Am I legally allowed to drive my collision damaged, but drivable car in MA? [more inside]
This tiny piece of plastic fell out of the back of my Dymo RhinoPro 5000 label-maker as I was removing an empty cartridge from it, and now the label-maker won't print labels anymore. [more inside]
Cobbler ruined my favorite boots. What can I do? [more inside]
How would you repair these scanned photos? [more inside]
Jeep Cherokee filter. I think my 1999 Jeep Cherokee needs front struts. Monro says $600!! Anyone have any experience with this? What would you expect to pay/ did you pay for this? Thank you!
2012 Beetle-filter - I just got one and I'm looking for ways to make it MORE retro looking. [more inside]
I have an ASUS G60V laptop. My lcd screen is shattered, and now I need to use a repair CD. Laptop won't boot into external monitor in repair mode, so I can't see the screen. Any ASUS owners be willing to walk me through the BIOS menu steps to see if I can get my laptop to connect to the external? [more inside]
Can I put my old XP state into a new XP install? [more inside]
Ethics filter: Friend spilled a drink causing $750 damage to my laptop. Fair to request $750 from him? Can I apply that money to a new computer rather than just repairing this one? [more inside]
Recommendations for appliance repair in/near Madison, WI? [more inside]
Where can I get a digital camera repaired in Boston? [more inside]
Crap! My computer is borked and I don't know what to do about it. System Restore can't seem to find Windows, either. [more inside]
Rattling muffler/exhaust? [more inside]
How do I keep my father from wrecking his computer - again? [more inside]
Professionals have failed! Help me raccoon-proof my rubber roof. [more inside]
Where can I get a rag doll repaired in the UK? [more inside]
I gave my '07 Honda Civic to a mechanic who said it needed a replacement of the steering rack and/or pump, which he did. Problem: aftermarket XM radio was working perfectly before it went in, antenna had intermittent short which prevented radio from getting signal at least 50% of the time when I got it back. [more inside]
Handyman Help: How do you replace a shower handle? [more inside]
I have a couple new pairs of black dress trousers and would like to keep them hole-free as long as possible. I need some practical assistance on the subject of sewing a lining into the crotch area. [more inside]
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]