Drain Batteries

How To : Figure out what's draining your car battery and fix it

Figuring out what was causing your old car battery to drain power was easy, but on modern cars it's more complicated due to their large number of electrical devices. In this video you'll learn how to find out what's draining the battery on your new car and fix it.

How To : Inspect your car alternator and fix it if it's bad

The alternator in your car is a vital part of your electrical system. If your battery is draining quickly or your battery light comes on for no reason, you probably have a bad alternator. Watch this video to learn how to assess problems with the alternator and fix them yourself.

How To : Get better battery life on DROID smartphones

Battery life is a constant problem with cell phones today, and the Droid smartphones running Android software are no exception. If you want to learn how to get the most out of your Droid battery, then check out this helpful video that provides 8 tips on cutting battery-eating ...more

How To : Make your UPS battery last a long time

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How To : Make silver different colors by anodizing

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make silver different colors by electrochemical anodizing. Without using paint, you can give a silver surface various colors by anodizing it. WARNING: Anodizing solution is corrosive, so wear gloves at all times when ...more

How To : Service a Peugeot 206 Compact Car

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Peugeot 206 with the 1.4 liter engine. Please note that the video is not in English, but you can follow along by watching the video and following the written instructions below. Work under the car. Change the oil and r ...more

How To : Shop for an eReader

These days, eReaders are everywhere. For die-hard book nerds, eReaders offer the convenience of a full library without having to sacrifice shelf space. Sure, there are the paper buffs who swear that you just can't take an eReader with you into the bathtub, but when's the last ...more

How To : Replace a SNES game battery

Sometimes the save feature stops working for the old Super Nintendo games. But you can't fault them for that, everything has a limit and chances are you've drained the poor battery dry. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to replace the SNES game battery. So ...more

How To : Monitor your battery's life

Want to keep an eye on how quickly you're draining your battery? Curious how much longer you can last before replacing that battery? This is just the thing.

How To : 9 Tips for Maximizing Your Laptop's Battery Life

Whether you just got a brand new laptop or you've had an old notebook for several years, it's in your best interest to maximize your laptop battery life so you get the most out of your computer. Make sure you "work" the juice in your laptop batteries by unplugging your laptop ...more

How To : Jump start your car battery with jumper cables

If your car battery is nearly dead, you run the risk of being stranded on the road in the middle of nowhere. To prevent being a victim of a drained car battery, always have a set of jumper cables on hand. Store them in your trunk for emergencies, because you never know when it ...more

How To : Change the oil on a riding lawn mower

It is very important to change the oil on your lawn mower just as important as changing the oil in your car. The oil liberates, cools and cleans the engine. It is best to check your manufacturers information to know how often to change the oil. To change the oil you will need ...more

How To : Prepare your home for winter snow fall

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to winterize their home. Users should begin by cleaning the gutters on the side of their house. Scoop out all the debris and seal it with caulk. Then change the batteries of the smoke detector and clean it. It must be replaced if it is ...more

How To : Create a Pandora battery with a fat PSP

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a Pandora battery for the fat PSP. A Pandora battery allows the user the process of using exploits and hacks to execute unsigned code on the PSP. Before beginning, users are advised to completely drain the battery. Begin by t ...more

How To : Close apps to save battery life on your BlackBerry

Battery life is a precious thing on your BlackBerry. You use your phone for all types of tasks, so you need your battery to keep up with your pace. But how? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how you can save battery life by closing applications that are r ...more

How To : Tether iPhone's 3G Internet to iPad with MyWi App

If you don't want to spend an extra $130 to get 3G for your iPad, you can use the app MyWi to tether your iPhone's 3G connection to your iPad. This video shows you the easy way to tether your iPhone's 3G or EDGE Data Connection to your iPad, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device. ...more

News : MacRecipes Catalogs All 313 of MacGyver's DIY Hacks

Can you really make an explosive from salt, sugar and weed killer? Does glycerol and water actually recover text from burnt paper? Is it possible to develop film with a first aid kit and some orange juice? MacGyver says yes. Want to know more of MacGyver's ingenious household ...more

How To : Recover your cell after getting wet

JrHelgeson teaches viewers how to recover their cell phone after getting it wet. First, once you get your phone out of the water, immediately take your phone apart. Make sure you take out the battery and the SIM card and various components. Also, try to shake out as much water ...more

How To : Sprint HTC Evo 4G Impressions

Spent the weekend with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo G4. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple will be announcing the new version of their phone this week. If it's comparable to leaked phone shown over at Gizmodo, then to say whi ...more

The Sprint HTC Evo 4G : Best Phone This Year

Written by JD Coverly of WonderHowTo World, LoadSave:We've spent the last week with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo 4G. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple has unveiled the new version of their phone this week and thankfully it's ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/28 - 04/03)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Save your laptop battery by gaming without a disk

Tired of playing games and draining the battery on your laptop? This video will show you how to play games without a disk and also helps save your laptop battery. Remember, this should own be done if you own the game. You'll learn everything you need to know to download your g ...more

How To : Remove the engine from a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Improve Battery Life on Your iPhone in iOS 11

The new iOS 11 was just released by Apple, and you can install it right now. Overall, it's got some great features, but how does it fare battery-wise on your iPhone? And how can you increase daily battery life for more juice and less charging every day? No matter the iOS vers ...more

How To : Improve Battery Life on Your iPhone Running iOS 12

Performance and stability improvements, as well as new features, are just some reasons to install iOS 12, but new changes mean new battery health challenges. It can be difficult to boost battery life while taking advantage of everything this update has to offer. Luckily, there ...more

How To : Maximize Your iPhone's Battery Life in iOS 8

The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are supposed to last a lot longer in your pocket with improved battery life, but that doesn't mean that iOS 8 will be that friendly on your older iPhone model. All of those awesome new features could be killing your battery, but with some simple twe ...more

How To : Customize Your Galaxy S9 with Squeeze Gestures

All the Android fans out there undoubtedly remember the squeeze gestures introduced with the HTC U11. Google continued the trend by bringing the gestures to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Thanks to a brand new app, you can now enable similar squeeze actions on your Galaxy S9 or S ...more

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