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]
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]