I'm considering switching to a Safety Razor. What's the difference between Open Comb and Closed Bar? I've never seen these and scouring the internet has yielded no real usable explanation. [more inside]
How to help family member after hip replacement? [more inside]
Can I replace a 28-inch-wide interior (closet) door with a new one off the shelf at Lowe's or Home Depot, with no carpentry required? Or would I need to rout out the hinge areas and align the knob with the existing hit plate? [more inside]
Replacing the switch in my 3-speed Hunter ceiling fan. The power is turned off. I've taken it apart and there are four wires going to the old switch, but the replacement only has poles for three wires. What do I do? Thanks.
Long shot. I have a set of 1950's era Jeannette Hellenic Green glasses from my aunt. We used to have a juice decanter - it broke yesterday. I can't seem to find a replacement. Anyone have any leads? [more inside]
I've maybe lost my passport, the last form of picture ID that I have. Will this greatly impede getting a new one? How long would this mess usually take to get sorted out? I'm in New York City. (more inside) [more inside]
Can you suggest a good, cheap, hopefully easily-available-on-ebay-used T-mobile phone? I don't need a ton of features, but I want something that does all the basic stuff really well. [more inside]
I have a HP Mini 110 with a 160 GB HD running Ubuntu. I'm pretty happy with it, but I don't really need all that space (currently I'm filling a tiny portion of it) and would prefer a faster boot time. What kind of improvements in speed should I expect if I swap out the hard drive with an SSD? What is the level of expense and difficulty involved in the install? Would I be better off just getting a newer notebook with an SSD already installed? What is the best source for a suitable SSD?
My beautiful CRT finally died today. The replacement LCD is NOT plug and play. Help! [more inside]
Replacing broken drop-in oven with another...plug-n-play or some disassembly required? [more inside]
I punctured the sealed bag encasing my Ipod replacement battery and I can smell a sweet gas. Nice right? [more inside]
What's been your experience with non-OEM batteries for (pre-unibody) MacBook Pros? [more inside]
I have an iPhone 2G whose battery has not been holding charge well lately. I need a local to Los Angeles replacement. [more inside]
Where can I cheaply replace custom plastic parts? [more inside]
If I pay someone with a cheque/check and they lose it am I legally required to issue them another one? [more inside]
What motherboard can I find that will replace an MSI K9VGM-V? [more inside]
My wife used to love Tab energy drink both for the burst of energy and for the flavor. We can't find it any more. She needs an energy drink tonight to rev up for Halloween festivities. Are there any commonly found (we live in the midwest) energy drinks that taste similar to the Tab energy drink?
Just finally got my Google Voice account! I have been using Skype for a long time, and now with google voice I am finally ready to get rid of the cell phone all together. BUT, can anyone recommend a good piece of hardware, (The iPod Touch comes to mind) that I can use "like" a cell phone, with minimal tweaking, where wifi is available. A netbook would work, but a little big, can you hook up a mic to any Palm or anything? Thanks everyone.
Is it possible to get a replacement U.S. naturalization certificate fast, as in same-day pickup, provided the person can get to a large USCIS office? [more inside]
Help me identify the part number for this Ikea part! [more inside]
Which driver's seat. To my surprise, replacement automobile driver's seat -baby -infant didn't google up anything useful. Surely there's a widely-held opinion as to which junkyard car seats are the best! [more inside]
I love these headphones because the cord retracts. Brilliant, right? Yeah, Sony stopped making them. What other headphones can do this too? [more inside]
I need a new fork for my road bike. How do I shop for one? [more inside]
I've lost my UK identity card for foreign nationals and was planning to travel in 3 weeks. Is there any way to get a replacement, fast? [more inside]
Is there and GOOD and CHEAP way to replace a Prius battery? [more inside]
Meal Replacement Shakes for weight loss - can I mix and match? [more inside]
This Old House: Ready to pull the trigger, but can somebody help me from shooting myself in the foot?
Working on a 1911 bungalow, and trying to figure out which fixes come in order to create the fewest problems. Original cedar siding is about shot, and I know that replacement will include fixing a bunch of other spots that have suffered neglect on the exterior. That said, I also have a few windows to replace. Question: windows first, or siding? Or does it not matter at all? And can you add gutters to a bungalow without it looking stupid? Finally, Hardie board? Help! Anyone I ask wants to sell me something.
Looking for a replacement data sync/charge cable for an HTC Advantage X7501. [more inside]
I broke my MacBook's screen, and I'd like to get it fixed. A quick googling turns up several firms. Can anyone recommend a specific firm? [more inside]
Mrs. Argyle's iPhone is broken. The SIM card won't stay seated. Apple says the water damage telltale is red, so they won't touch it for repair, nor will AT&T repair it. The water damage telltale invalidates all warranties. From what multiple calls with AT&T tell me, my only option is paying full replacement cost of the iPhone ($400) for a new one. Does anyone know of other or better options? Thanks.
I want to disable everything in Windows -- start menu, explorer, task bar, etc. etc., except for certain apps of my choosing, for a kiosk-style experience for my kids. [more inside]
Looking to possibly replace my laptop screen. Confused by the options. [more inside]
My iPhone is broken and not covered by warranty (water damage), what is my best option (b/c ATT won't let me just buy another iPhone)? [more inside]
Is it reasonable for a 1995 Honda Odyssey engine with 150K miles on it to have a compression of 179? [more inside]
How did you deal with pet loss grief? I want to collect people's experiences with waiting to get another pet or getting one right away and the relative merits of each. [more inside]
Can I damage my laptop by using a power adapter that has a slightly higher wattage than the original adapter? The original adapter was 65W, and the aftermarket one is 70W. The voltage is switchable. My original adapter had a voltage of 18.5V, this one says that if I need 18.5V, I should choose 18V. Any chance of damaging the computer by using this one? [more inside]
iMac 24 - 2006 version; graphics card has failed, and I would like to replace with a card model from one of the newer iMacs, is this possible from a hardware/driver perspective? What are some of the caveats I may encounter? Thank you.
With some products, the off-brand is as good as any other brand, sometimes even coming off the same production lines in the same factories. With other products, there is a quality difference between brands. How about for replacement HEPA filters for a Kenmore air cleaner? (And, as a bonus, should I believe the warning against washing and reusing the charcoal pre-filters?) [more inside]
what is the key in the very middle of this image called and where can i find one for my old doors at home? Are they pretty standard or are there lots of different cuts? I broke the only one i had.
Help us find a replacement remote for a TV/DVD combo, or else a good universal remote with an eject button! [more inside]
How can I find replacement parts for the game Rock Band? I can't seem to get any traction on the truly awful, slow EA site. [more inside]
I have an ancient Thinkpad 570, and the hard drive finally died. Hardware not recognized. I've pulled out the old one (it rattles ominously) and am wondering if I can replace it with a new generic laptop drive, rather than having to go with overpriced proprietary stuff. [more inside]
Recommendations on an auto glass company in Minneapolis/St. Paul? [more inside]
Please help me decide whether a cracked auto windshield ought to be replaced quickly, and not simply endured. [more inside]
What are options for replacing the instrument cluster on a car? [more inside]
MacRepairPrice Filter : Trying to figure out on which deal is the best, being the proud owner of a macbook (MAC OSX version 10.4.11), now about a year old, I wonder wether or not i should go for the extra 2-year guarantee, which will cost me 200€ a year. [more inside]
I'm looking to replace the fuel filter on my 2003 Chevrolet Tracker. It's a relatively easy process, but I'm having some difficulty locating the exact position of the filter. Does anyone happen to have a diagram or link to where can I get this information?
How to restore a missing drive icon for a external drive in Windows Vista? [more inside]
Where's the best deal on vinyl, double hung windows in the Southeast including shipping to NW Florida? Standard sizes are fine.
On average how long is there pain after knee replacement surgery? I had a partial done Dec. 12th and still have days that I have to take pain pills for the discomfort. Is this typical? Should I go back to the doctor?