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How To : Use a banana in seven unexpected ways

Don’t throw out that banana peel—or that overly ripe banana. Put them to good use around your house instead. Step 1: Shine your shoes Rub the inside of a banana peel on anything made of leather—shoes, pocketbooks, jackets. Then wipe away the residue and buff with a lint-free ...more

How To : Make a paper CD case or paper DVD case

Did you loose a CD jewel case somewhere in life? Do you have enormous amounts of data cds lying around and have no place to put them? You can make a CD or DVD case out of a simple piece of paper in a few easy steps. You Will Need: • CD or DVD • Piece of 8.5x11" paper • Marker ...more

How To : Burn CDs and DVDs in Mac OS X with Burn

Looking for a guide on how to burn CDs and DVDs with the free burn app for Mac OS X? This clip will see to it that you know everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using Burn to burn your own optical ...more

How To : Make a chandelier with CDs

It isn't a disco ball, but it does shine just like one. If you have some old cd's around the house use them to make a decorative chandelier for your room. Watch this how to video to learn how to put your CD chandelier together. All you need is: CDs, glue, and and old lamp shad ...more

How To : Convert cassette tapes to CDs with Audacity

Dave Andrews gives a simple overview of how to take a cassette tape and convert it to a CD using Audacity. First you will need a cassette tape player, like a boom box, with a microphone jack. Then you'll want to download the free program called Audacity. To begin recording mus ...more

How To : Burn CDs using Nero Express

This tutorial covers the process of how to burn a music CD using Nero Express. It's a simple video, but if you really need help beyond the Nero directions, then you can get all the details here.

HowTo : Rescue Near-Death CDs With a LIttle Vaseline

We've seen lots of methods of CD/DVD scratch removal here on WonderHowTo- bananas, toothpaste, even eggs. Now Instructables member gpotvin suggests another method to throw in the mix: vaseline. No reason to throw away those damaged CDs! Save 'em - it's as easy as Step 1, 2, 3. ...more

How To : Load a CD in a 2010 Prius

This is an easy guide on how to load a CD in a 2010 Toyota Prius. On units with standard audio system, insert CD into the slot to load. Press eject button on the left to eject. On units with JBL audio systems, press the load button in the right hand side and wait for the light ...more

How To : Burn .iso image files to a CD in Windows XP

In this tutorial, we learn how to burn .iso image files to a CD in Windows XP. To start, you will need to first burn the image with Image Burn 2.1. Decide if you are going to use a CD, DVD, or multiple CDS. If you don't already have Image Burn 2.1, you can download it from thi ...more

How To : Share iTunes with your friends

Sharing iTunes with your friends is easy to do and makes living together a lot more fun. Forget about burning CDs and wasting all that time and money. You can hookup your computers and listen to each others' music all the time. This video will show you how to share iTunes with ...more

How To : Hook up an mp3 player to your car easily

How many of your favorite CD's really fit in your tiny car? Are you stick of fumbling with CDs every twelve songs or so? Luckily, there are much easier ways to listen to music in the car today without a radio. In this video, learn how to integrate your iPod into your car and l ...more

How To : Do more with the Sidebar in the Mac OS X Finder

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to do more with the Sidebar in the Mac OS X Finder. Learn about the Sidebar devices, the Sidebar shared, the Sidebar places, and the Sidebar search for. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. Mac OS X is the world’s ...more

News : Tiny Apartment Shapeshifts into 24 Different Rooms

Space is tight (not to mention expensive) in Hong Kong. What's the solution? Architect Gary Chang has come up with an ingenious design: a small, 344 sq. ft. "accordion" apartment that can transform into 24 different rooms, simply by employing the use of sliding panels and wall ...more

How To : Get the scratches off your CDs the easy way

This video shows you how to clean a CD or DVD easily.First of all, you need toothpaste. Apply a thin layer of paste to the whole surface of the disk and spread it evenly. Let it dry for about 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes have past, clean the whole disk at a sink, and make su ...more

How To : Burn an MP3 CD in Mac OS X

MP3 CDs are a convenient, economical way of taking a substantial part of your music library with you on the road. In this tutorial, Gary Rosenzweig from MacMost.com looks at how to use iTunes to make an MP3 CD that will fit hundreds of songs on to a single CD and play back in ...more

How To : Fix a scratched CD with a hairdryer

There are so many home remedies these days for fixing CDs, but have you ever tried the blowdryer fix? Well, now's your chance. In this tutorial, learn how to use an ordinary hairdryer for fixing and otherwise ruined album. Don't believe it? Give it a try and see for yourself!

How To : Assemble a CD platen to screen print onto CDs

If you have ever screen printed, you most likely have been asked to print CDs. Here is a simple way to create a CD platen for under $15. This type of printing generally requires a vacuum frame, but not if you use the DIY CD Platen. It holds the CD in place extremely well and c ...more

How To : Clean your scratched CDs with toothpaste and water

This video is presented by A K Dlnny. The video starts with common location in any household. A K shows a CD which is fairly scratched. Most of us have scratched CDs with us and he teaches us a very simple way of cleaning these CDs. As first step A K takes good portion of comm ...more

How To : Do a heavy duty fix of a scratched CD or DVD

Sick of throwing out old CD's? Annoyed with using up all your toothpaste and fruit to temporarily fix your albums? This heavy duty fix will take you some extra time to do, but you should be able to use your CDs for much longer after its done. You Will Need: *A compressor *Cors ...more

How To : Make Christmas ornaments from CDs

This video from Educational Art Institute shows us how to repurpose old CDs for use as Christmas ornaments. There are many different ways to do this. One idea is to use glue applied onto the CD in any pattern or design and add one or more colors of glitter. If you don't like t ...more

How To : Fix the "hal.dll is missing or corrupt" error

If you've received the "hal.dll is missing or corrupt" error message from your Windows machine, then you're in luck! This video will show you how to correct that problem with the Recovery Console tool that comes with the Windows 2000 and XP CDs. Using the Windows Recovery Cons ...more

How To : Make a hidden compartment using CDs

Looking for somewhere to hide your things so that no thieves will take them? Why not try hide them inside that old Hanson or Backstreet Boys CD? If you have out of date CDs that you are no longer listening to, check out this tutorial. In this video you will learn how to use or ...more

How To : Clean your CDs or DVDs with a banana

This video answers the question "does cleaning your CDs or DVDs with a banana work?". First, take a freshly cut piece of banana and rub it in circles on the disk gently. Rub it well for about two minutes. Then, take the peel and rub the inside of the banana peel in circles on ...more

How To : Make a handy paper CD case

Lost the jewel case for one of your CDs or making a mix-CD as a gift? Don't let that CD get scratched. Here's a real simple method to fold a quick and easy case for any stray CD. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make your own today!

How To : Create your own ringtone on an iPhone

If you're tired of the boring old ringtones on your iPhone but don't want to shell out extra dough to buy a new one, here's an easy way to make your own. WARNING: This process will not work with DRM-protected songs – songs downloaded from the iTunes store before April 2009. S ...more

How To : Use the Shop Savvy app on your Android cell phone

There's a new way to shop, and it's called your phone! On an Android mobile device, there'a handy shopping application called Shop Savvy, found in the Google Marketplace. Okay, so you can't actually buy things with it, but you can scan barcodes of products to get more informat ...more

How To : Import music from CDs with iTunes

iTunes makes it easy to take all the music from your CD collection and add it to your iTunes library. ONce added, you can enjoy any song anytime without ever needing your CD again. All you need to do is import your music.

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 : 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 : Use old CDs to make a dock for your iPhone

Why buy an expensive iPhone dock from an electronics store? By recycling your old CDs, you can make your own dock and impress your friends with your grasp of DIY technology! Just a few CDs and a little glue, and you'll have your own USB charging station with a creative twist!

How To : No Smartphone Stand? Just Use Your Wallet

My wallet is useful for pretty much two things. The first, holding my credit cards, lottery tickets, and money (or lack thereof). Second, making my ass number whenever I'm driving. However, I recently discovered that my trusty leather billfold can be used for a third thing—wa ...more

How To : Build a custom Windows recovery disk

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more

How To : Build a CD rack

CD racks are great for storage and organization of compact discs. Learn how to build shelves for storing and displaying CDs in this free video. Part 1 of 11 - How to Build a CD rack. Build a CD rack - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Build a ...more

How To : Set cue points on the Pioneer CDJ1000

Interested in jockeying discs? Compact discs? If so, you'll want a CDJ, which will permit you to do with your CDs what your turntable permits you to do with your records. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to set cue points using the Pioneer CDJ1000. For more, and to get start ...more

How To : Use the loop function on a CDJ turntable

Interested in jockeying discs? Compact discs? If so, you'll want a CDJ, which will permit you to do with your CDs what your turntable permits you to do with your records. In this DJ tutorial, you'll learn how to use the loop function on a Pioneer CDJ turntable. For more, and t ...more

How To : Make a mobile phone holder

Check out this video to learn how to make a mobile holder from CDs and a candle. Make a mobile phone holder. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

How To : Make custom shaped CDs and DVDs

This instructable aims to show you how to cut any type of disk to a desired shape. It is particularly useful in cutting down cheap 12cm DVD-+R 's into more expensive (can be up to 10 times more) 8cm DVD-+R disks. The technique shown here works with all disk types. The video be ...more

How To : Digitize CDs

Do you have an iPod, and a bunch of music CDs? Ever wonder how to digitize the CDs into MP3 collections? Learn the easy way to rip songs out of your CDs in this CNET video.

How To : Origami a CD case

Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami CD case. You can use a regular piece of printer paper to complete this origami project. These CD cases are not only useful,but you can also decorate them to accompany specific albums and mix CDs.

How To : Burn CDs/DVDs

Tinkernut shows you how to burn CD and DVD copies. Infrarecorder is a program that lets you record music/data/mixed CD's, DVD's and dual layer DVD's.

How To : Use the basics of the Mac OS X Finder

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to use the basics of the Mac OS X Finder. Learn about the Finder basics, the Sidebar, view buttons, and Quick Look. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. Mac OS X is the world’s most advanced operating system. Built ...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 : Make a CD holder in minutes

Need a rack for all of your CDs? This video will show you how to make a cd holder in minuter. Requirement: 1 piece of corrugated paper, 4 bands, a pair of chopstick, knife, mark pen and ruler. Make a CD holder in minutes. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

How To : Make a quick and easy paper CD case

If you find that you constantly have CDs lying everywhere thanks to broken cases or you burning endless discs, you will need a cheap and compact solution. Let us show you how to knock up a quick and easy paper CD case. Make a quick and easy paper CD case. Click through to watc ...more

How To : How Anyone Can Retire Early & Wealthy, Part 1: CDs

I'm pretty sure that it's a universal dream for everyone in the world to retire early. Who wants to to be stuck with the rest of the country and retire when you're almost 70 years old? You heard me right, 70! Most people can't go out and do the things they love to do by the ti ...more

How To : Print labels on DVDs and CDs

Want to give your home-brewed DVDs and CDs a more professional look? You can do it easily simply by adding labels! This CNET video teaches you how to print labels on DVDs and CDs.

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