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How To : Judge & estimate a car repair time

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to judge when it's time to repair a car. This topic is subjective, but it also depends on how big the dent is, how deep the dent is, how wide the dent is and many other factors. A way to find out is to place a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of pap ...more

News : Repair the World One (LEGO) Brick at a Time

Jan Vorman has installed quick LEGO-fixes all over the world - from Italy to Germany to Israel to Holland. Jan's "Dispatchwork" work creates a contemporary twist: colorful LEGO-street-art added to historical, aged stone and brick. Platform 21 (the same group that brought us t ...more

How To : Adjust the brakes on a 1931 Model A Ford

The 1931 Model A Ford is a classic, but like many classic cars owning one means investing substantial time and money into maintenance and repairs. If the brakes are giving you a lot of trouble in your Model A (and when are they not?) it may be time to adjust them. This video w ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Replace the top screen on a Nintendo DS Lite

So, your Nintendo DS Lite's warranty just expired, and yet you've managed to break one of your LCD screens. Now what? You replace it yourself! If you have time to play video games, you have time to repair your own DS Lite. Just get a replacement LCD screen and watch the full ...more

How To : Replace the neck seal on an OS systems dry suit

If you're a serious diver, especially anywhere cold, then your dry suit is probably a near and dear friend. If something goes wrong with it, you may think that you need to pay someone a lot of money to fix you baby. But no! They're actually pretty easy to fix yourself. This vi ...more

How To : Repair and seal an asphalt driveway

An asphalt driveway looks good when new but over time, wear and tear will show. This video by Lowes.com shows you how to clean, repair and reseal your driveway to maintain it and make it last. Before starting the job, check the weather for a few dry days. Tools and materials n ...more

How To : Refinish, maintain and waterproof a wood deck

Wood decks can be a wonderful thing, however they do require cleaning and maintainence. This DIY video gives you the info you'll need to clean, repair and refinish your wood deck, ensuring it's looking great when it's time for that backyard blow out.

How To : Replace the motor on a Dyson DC07 vacuum cleaner

If you're having a problem with your vacuum cleaner's motor, don't bother taking it to a repairman. This can be a very costly repair and can take some time to repair. So in this tutorial, if you own a Dyson DC07 vacuum cleaner, you'll find out what you need to do when replaci ...more

How To : Check the fuel filter in a classic VW Beetle Bug

In this automotive repair video Chris gives you a few tips on your fuel filter and what to look out for when your VW bug gas tank may be dirty. If your fuel lines are dirty and your Volkswagen beetle bug isn't running as well as it should, it's time to change your fuel filter. ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common dishwasher problems

Watch this video tutorial for troubleshooting dishwasher problems. Check the following: are you over loading on detergent causing soapy residues? Have you stacked your dishes badly? Is the seal around the door old and worn? Do you have a dodgy pipe connection? Worst case scen ...more

How To : Troubleshoot leaky and dripping taps

Dripping taps can drive you mad, as well as waste water and stain your sink. Luckily, leaking taps can easily be sorted out once you've worked out what's wrong. Watch this video tutorial for tips on how to deal with dripping and leaking taps. Step 1: The modern style tap, one ...more

How To : Replace a wall outlet

s it time to repair a busted wall outlet or replace an old one? Watch how to perform this simple task quickly and safely. You will need an outlet and an outlet cover.

How To : Repair plaster molding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair plaster molding. Steps: 1. Make cut through existing plaster molding with drywall saw. 2. Set sheet metal into cut and scribe molding profile onto the metal. 3. Use jigsaw, aviation snips and files to cut molding pro ...more

How To : Use Fiberglass Filler For Auto Body Repair

Assuring A Proper Repair When Welding Vehicle Sheet Metal Any weld that is performed on a vehicle requires certain steps to assure a proper repair. For example, weld-through-primer must be applied to the welded surface being welded; corrosion protection must be applied to the ...more

How To : Repair a blown subwoofer

OK, you've done it, you've blasted your DJ set just a little too loud and now your speakers are dust. Well, before you rush out and replace them, why not try repairing them on your own? That's right, with this how to video you can take the necessary steps and breath new life b ...more

How To : Replace rear brake pads on a Ford Explorer

When replacing your brake pads on your Ford Explorer, you first need to jack up the vehicle and remove the tire. This will give you access to the brakes. Locate the caliper, remove the two bolts and slide the caliper off. Inside the calipers are the brake pads. Pry out the out ...more

How To : Clean gutters and downspouts with tips from Lowe's

Gutter maintenance is not the funnest household chore, but it is essential in preserving your home. Lowe's has a few tips for you to start clearing out your gutters. You'll need a ladder, a bucket to clear out the debris, a trowel of some kind for scooping out the gutter gunk, ...more

How To : Remove and replace the screen on iPhone 4G HD

The iPhone 4 is brand new, but accidents still happen - even right after you get it, right? So, if you have cracked or scratched up your screen and can no longer use it, check out this tutorial. Apple won't fix the damage if they think you did it, and a repair shop will charge ...more

How To : Remove the RAM memory from a Power Mac G5

Maybe you only have 1G of RAM in your Power Mac. Maybe you ace some bum memory. Maybe it's just time to upgrade. Either way, this RAM upgrade video can help. See how to remove the RAM memory from a Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac c ...more

How To : Repair a Power Mac G5 - Remove the SuperDrive

If your discs are getting jammed in your optical drive, or if your CDs and DVDs simply aren't playing in your Power Mac, it might be time to replace that old SuperDrive. See how to remove the SuperDrive optical drive from the Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ...more

How To : Repair a ceramic disc tap

There is nothing more irritating than a dripping tap; it wastes water, makes those nasty marks on your sink, and that constant drip dripping noise can drive you mad. Luckily it's an easy job to fix. If you have one of these modern, easy-to-turn-on taps, it's likely the ceramic ...more

How To : Change your automobile spark plugs

A worn spark plug on your vehicle can cost you big time. Avoid these expensive repairs by replacing them every 30,000 miles. Watch this video to see how to change your car's spark plugs. So, open your auto's hood, find the row of spark plugs, and change them, one by one. Then ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Play Your Kit in Battlefield Bad Company 2

Are you having problems because the game was released a long time ago and the more experienced players are better than you? Then you should be very excited to find out that I will be giving you some general tips & tricks about the different classes that I have learned the hard ...more

How To : Repair your Xbox 360 'red ring of death' at home

First of all you have to check the three red lights as shown because it indicates that the Xbox is broken and needs repair immediately. However if you open the Xbox the warranty is invalid and it takes six weeks to get it repaired. So go to eBay and buy the repair kit with pri ...more

How To : Replace a doorknob in your home

Is your current doorknob sticky, wobbly, or just not cutting it out for you and your family? Well in this video Barbara K will demonstrate exactly how to replace any doorknob in your home. Safety first. Problems with a door knob can lead to more trouble. Locked in or cannot l ...more

How To : Open a locked door with Barbara K

Have you ever been locked out of a room in your own home? Well Barbara K is going to show us exactly how to open a locked door in this video. This will let you get your bedroom door open when you have locked yourself out! Safety first! Problems with a locked door knob can lea ...more

How To : Fix a Windows "blue screen of death" (BSOD)

This video shows you how to fix a Windows "Blue Screen of Death". You should know what to look for when you get the BSOD. You should look for the error code first and then the stock code. You should hit the F8 button upon start up to go to the last known good configuration and ...more

How To : Fix mistakes while oil painting a colored portrait

Have you ever screwed up a painting before? Beyond repair? Well, it might be able to be saved after all, at least, thanks to these tips from Merrill Kazanjian. He recently screwed up a dry brush color portrait of New York Yankee Captain Derek Jeter. He messed it up, but was a ...more

How To : Magnetize and demagnetize tools

This instructional video demonstrates how to magnetize and demagnetize tools using a magnetizer from PB Swiss Tools. When building or repairing remote control vehicles, there are times when you would like your tools to be magnetized and times when you don't. This tool allows y ...more

How To : Check an air-conditioner capacitor

As the efficiency and capacitance of a capacitor can decrease over time, it's important to check them from time to time. Make sure your air-conditioner is running optimally, and prevent larger malfunctions or repairs. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to bench check a si ...more

How To : Repair scratched CDs and DVDs

In this tutorial, learn how to repair your scratched discs easily at home. You no longer have to kiss that favorite album goodbye! Save some money and some time and try and fix your discs at home next time. Good luck!

How To : Repair squeaky door hinges

It's enough to drive you crazy, that little squeak every time you open the door or the cupboard but it's so simple to fix in really no time at all. Watch this video tutorial for help with fixing noisy or squeaky doors and window hinges. Repair squeaky door hinges. Click throug ...more

How To : Repair a surfboard ding

Watch these step-by-step instructions on how to fix a ding on a surfboard. You'll save hundreds in ding repair fees and you'll also save time by doing this yourself, which means more time in the water.

How To : Clamp and glue a wobbly chair

Learn how to repair a broken or loose joint on your chairs or other furniture for long-lasting stability. Chairs take a real beating over time and it's only natural that over time one of those glue joints is going to fail. What do you need? Well to start with you need some com ...more

News : Is the End Coming for Quadriplegic Gaming?

A century ago there wasn't much life available for quadriplegic people. Handicap accessibility was barely even a concept, and lacking medical technology kept any semblance of independence out of reach. Today those unfortunate enough to be paralyzed from the neck down have brig ...more

News : Go, Granny, Go! Hacked Mobility Scooter Goes 69 MPH

Though the idea of a highway-friendly mobility scooter might seem absurd, we think it makes perfect sense: After all, who has a greater need to move quickly than those with the least amount of time left to live? Via the Daily Mail: Colin Furze has adapted a conventional elec ...more

How To : Heal your relationship after your partner cheats

Discovering your partner's affair can be devastating, but it doesn't have to mean the end of the relationship. You Will Need * Communication * Reflection * Counseling * Forgiveness Step 1: Get it all out Tell your partner how hurt and angry you are about the affair, and discu ...more

How To : Restore Windows 7 after it crashes

In this video, we learn how to restore Windows 7 after it crashes. First, turn on your computer with the Windows disc inside of it. From here, click on the 'repair your computer' link on the bottom. Then, it will give you a recovery tool to choose from. To restore this to an e ...more

How To : Make a bootable system repair disc in MS Windows 7

There may come a time when your computer just won't boot. With a bootable system repair disc you can access and perhaps fix your computer. This guide will show you how to create a boot disk for Microsoft Windows 7. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to f ...more

How To : Fix a toilet's tank

From time to time, toilets can be worn out and eventually break, resulting in repairs. Now calling a handyman or plumber is fine, but why spend so much money for something that you can easily do for fraction of what they would charge you? In this tutorial, you'll find out how ...more

How To : Replace the glass & digitizer on your iPhone 3G

If you're a klutz with a really expensive cell phone like an iPhone, there's still hope for you. Lee Waterman shows us how to repair the broken glass and digitizer on an iPhone 3G. With a couple of special tools, you'll have that iPhone looking like new in no time! If you hav ...more

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