Google's monthly Android security updates are generally welcome—at the very least, they provide a feeling of security that our device is now somewhat safer than it was 30 days ago. Vulnerability patches, slight enhancements to performance, and overall bug fixes are generally i ...more
Fix Broken Pixel
I have owned quite the plethora of electronics in my life. A commonality between most of these devices' screens is frozen or dead pixels. This is probably the most annoying thing about buying new hardware—your LCD, or worse, LED display has one or more pixels that continues to ...more
If your windshield wipers don't come on when you turn the switch, then try out the solutions in this video! First, check to see if there's a blown fuse. If that's okay, next check the power going to the wiper motor. You have to take the wiper arms off to get to the motor. Watc ...more
So you want to go home eh? Just can't seem to get there? Well, if you're dealing with a broken home button on an iPod touch this can be a frustrating challenge that can leave you wanting to hurl your device across the room. Well, worry no more. This video will get you home qui ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to replace a broken iPhone screen. This screen is called a front panel. First, turn off the iPhone. Open the repair kit and look up the instructions. First, remove the screws at the bottom. Next, use a suction cup and pull the front ass ...more
Broken AVI video files are your worst nightmare. Nobody wants to watch a video and find out it's corrupted and not working anymore. But there could be a solution on Linux. This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out ...more
Want to know how to rebuild the icon cache on a Windows PC? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step ins ...more
Advanced welding machine normally used for jewelery repair. Short clip showing how microscopic TIG welding repairs eyeglass frames by fusing metal surfaces directly to each other. High definition footage shot with a mixture of HV10 and HV20 cameras.
The most annoying thing about Christmas lights is when one bulb blows, the whole string stops working. There's no easy way to tell which one is out when it's a huge strand, so it can take forever to fix. Mehdi Sadaghdar figured out that zapping the Christmas lights with a pie ...more
A common problem on bumper covers is that the tabs that attach the bumper to the car get broken. This is critical, as this is what secures and aligns the bumper cover. Many times, a broken tab is all that is wrong with the bumper cover. With the cost of these plastic parts $20 ...more
An easy "How to" fix, on a broken analog stick on your X360 controller
The iPhone is an indispensable part of it's owners lives, and very fragile. If yours has broken and you don't want to shell out the cost of the phone again to have it fixed, watch this video for an easy guide to repairing a broken screen and digitizer (touchpad) using parts yo ...more
If you are the proud owner of a 1997.5 - 2004 Buick Regal, chances are that at least one of your dash lights has gone out by now. Worry no longer, as this is an easy and cheap problem to fix. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on fixing your gauge cluster, includin ...more
The Mitsubishi Endeavor, like most vehicles, has it's own list of common problems. One of them is the back door locks not working. Watch this video for a guide to diagnosing your door opening problem and, hopefully, fixing it successfully.
If you have an extra speaker cabinet, a broken XLR cable and a little bit of soldering knowledge, you can create a functional kick drum microphone in just a few minutes' time. This audio engineer's guide will walk you through the entire process. For detailed, step-by-step inst ...more
Those discs you thought were done for because of scratches and years of use now have a second chance at working and all you need to do so is get some things together from around the house. You'll need toothpaste most importantly, some tissues, water and the actual CD you want ...more
In this puppetry tutorial, learn how to fix a broken stop motion animation armature that suffered massive limb loss. This how to video is done by an amateur for amateurs who need help repairing their damaged armature. Instead of rebuilding from scratch, watch this video and fi ...more
In this how to video Darren Baensch shows us storm damage to a tiled roof. He then demonstrates a nifty quick-fix to a broken tile on the roof above the lounge room. This tip could save you thousands of dollars in water damage to your roof. Fix a broken roof tile. Click throug ...more
In this video tutorial from the Mountain Equipment Co-Op, we learn how to repair a broken bike chain. Jeff has broken his bike chain on his way to work, and he needs to make a hasty repair. He breaks the process down into three quick steps. 1. Prepare the chain for repair. 2 ...more
Are you in a hurry and just found out that your zipper is broker? This how to video offers a quick fix to almost any broken zipper that will save you lots of money. All you need to fix a zipper is a screwdriver, pliers, and candle wax.
In order to fix a broken power window, you will need the following: a screw driver, a socket wrench, a plastic pry tool, and a Phillips head screw driver. You will need to remove the door panel, in order to find the cause of the problem. You will need to find all of the hidde ...more
This quick fix is really easy and super useful. Every once in a while we all get a key on our keyboards that starts to act up. Whether the key is unresponsive, tempermental or just plain annoying you can fix it with this easy method. You Will Need: *A screwdriver *A pair of s ...more
Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates a really simple way to fix a loose door knob handle.
Watch this step-by-step essential guide to fixing broken tiles. You don't have to re-tile the whole areas.
If you're having trouble with the door lock of your Hotpoint dishwasher, then you got a problem. Although it may not be as serious, it's something that should be solved soon, especially if you have dishes piling up on your countertop. This tutorial is pretty simple to follow ...more
Sometimes when you answer a call you are unable to hear it unless you use your earbuds or a Bluetooth headset. This is because the earpiece speaker no longer appears to function. This happens when the iPhone thinks the earbuds are still plugged in (because the plug is fouled w ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix an Xbox360 with the towel trick. This technique is for an Xbox360 that has the 3 red flashing lights on the power button and does not function properly. Begin by unplugging all the cables from the Xbox360, except for the power c ...more
If your PS3 is YLOD (flashing the Yellow/Red/Green Light Of Death), try sticking it in the oven. Why does this work? Instructables user formulajake88 explains what causes YLOD and why the oven re-flow method will (likely) work: "There are several prevailing theories, includin ...more
In this tutorial video, hosted by harrymedan, you will learn how to fix a broken or nonfunctional select button on your iPod, as well as the common causes of the select button no longer working. According to the host this problem is usually caused by the battery in the iPod it ...more
Learn how to remove, replace or fix a broken flush handle or lever on your bathroom toilet. This quick video will get you back in business in no time! Video: .
Watch to see how to fix a broken rear power window regulator in a Chrysler Pacifica (2004 -2008). Video: .
Front grille a little bent? If you can get your hands on a new grill, I'll show you how to take apart the front bumper so you can swap out the broken grille for a new one on a 1999-04 Honda Odyssey mini van. Video: .
Most of you probably have a set of blinds at home, the most popular being horizontal or vertical. They're great for keeping the sun out of your eyes and maintaining privacy, but unfortunately, each comes with its own set of problems. Horizontal slats are prone to kinking and ...more
In my days as a hardware tech, I often came across motivated do-it-yourselfers who watched a video or two on how to repair a phone and thought that they'd give it a go. More often than not, they failed miserably and damaged their phones (and wallets) even more in the process. ...more
Stuck pixels can be a little annoying. They get jammed and you wind up with a slightly discoloured computer screen image. In this tutorial, learn how to fix a stuck pixel on an LCD Monitor, the easy way. Hands on technique: This method is done by placing a damp (not wet!) pap ...more
One of the most disappointing experiences ever is when you save all your money for a really expensive gadget—and then break it. Whether it happens the day you buy it, or years later, it's always frustrating. Luckily, there are some really clever DIY ways to fix your busted ge ...more
Jamming out to the newest beats can be a problem if your speakers don't work. I've been having some issues with my iPhone speakers and was looking for some quick fixes when I stumbled upon this quick fix from Saw Tun that uses just a cotton swab. Video: . Now, this fix will no ...more
Apple has acknowledged a problem with the sleep/wake key, better known as the power button, on a certain number of iPhone 5's manufactured through March 2013. As a result, the company has announced the iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program, which will replace the powe ...more
This video tutorial from Live Monarch shows you how to fix a live butterfly's broken wing. You can help restore flight to a butterfly in need -- you can be a hero and make a real difference. WARNING: You might not want to do this unless you are CERTAIN that you know what you ...more
Is the DVD disc drive on your XBox 360 broken? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to fix the rod red ring of death on your malfunctioning XBox 360. You'll need to be able to know how to take apart your XBox and extract the individual disc drive. This tutoria ...more
This video will show you how to repair and fix a broken wire using different butt connectors and also a wire tie. Video: .
This vide will show you how to fix a broken spark plug wire that has pulled out of the spark plug boot on your lawn mower. Video: .
This video will show you how to fix or repair a broken clearance light on your popup camper. This will also work on a utility trailer. Video: .
Smartphones are almost completely controlled through touchscreens now, but most of them still rely on physical buttons to turn it on or adjust volume. When those buttons stop working, you've got trouble (especially if it's your Home button). Dujo, a user on Sugru's website, h ...more
There have been hundreds of reports of users hearing a grinding noise when they place a disc into their brand new Xbox One video game consoles. To prove it, here is an awesomely sad compilation of Xbox One owners having the issue. Video: . Needless to say, shelling out 500 buc ...more
Doorbells are pretty simple machines, but somehow they still break all the time. They are pretty easy to fix usually, and this video will teach you how to figure out what part of your doorbell is broken and then repair it yourself.
Your car's electrical system is massive and complicated. Trying to find a short in the system might sound like a job for a professional, but in this video you will learn how you can use an $8 test light to locate a shorts in your car's electrical system. It will also teach you ...more
Can't get your door open? Could be the door latch cable. This video will help you install a new door latch cable in your Ford F150, F250, F350, or Bronco pickup truck (1980-1997). Video: .
This quick auto repair video will show you how to replace a broken manual window regulator in your Ford F150, F250, or F350 pickup truck (1980-1996). Video: .
If you have a broken DVD player and the tray door doesn't open when you press the button, this informative video shows you a possible quick fix to get it working again. In this scenario, the O-ring connecting the sprocket wheel with the motor has broken and snapped over use. T ...more
Dead or hot pixels are one of those annoying camera problems that won't make you buy a new camera but will piss you off for years. There's a free solution that may work for you though if you have a Canon 5D or 7D, and this video will show you how to do it with the sensor clean ...more
Ford Explorers have a weird problem where the lo-beam headlights won't work even after the bulbs and fuses have been replaced. This is because they draw their power from the lamp out module, and this often breaks. Learn how to fix it in this video.
The brand new Pixel and Pixel XL, Google's first direct attempts at taking on the iPhone, haven't rolled out exactly how Google would have liked. The devices have already had more than their fair share of issues, starting with the camera, and now extending to the built-in spea ...more
Google has done it again—they've pushed another broken OTA update for the Nexus 6. Except this time, it almost completely softbricks your Nexus 6 instead of just screwing up Android Pay and SafetyNet. Apps are force-stopping left and right, making the phone practically unusabl ...more
The latest Google Play Services update has somehow broken major functionality in both Titanium Backup and Substratum. Titanium Backup has suddenly become stuck at zero percent while restoring, and Substratum simply fails to apply themes anymore. Both of these apps do require r ...more
More and more car parts are controlled by computers, and the results are not always what we hope they will be. They often break for what seems like no reason and are expensive to fix. In this video you'll learn how you can fix a broken air conditioning control system on your c ...more
Game|Life's Chris Kohler and his brother Dan show you how to use eBay and a screwdriver to fix your broken NES.
Don't you hate when you get a broken nail? Broken nails can be disastrous for a manicure. Next time this happens, don't reach for the clippers right away! In this tutorial, you will learn how to use a simple tea bag to fix your broken nail. This method will seal up the crack a ...more
Before you pull out your phone book (okay, pull up your laptop and start up Google) to find a number for a handyman, why not attempt to fix your broken shower faucet yourself? Yeah, we know it's kind of annoying to find your tool box and remove your entire shower faucet unit, ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a broken door jamb. Steps: 1 Remove any nails or screws from the damaged area. 2 Nail pine 1x4 guide blocks to the doorjamb around the damaged area. 3 Adjust the router's depth of cut to equal the thickness of the popla ...more