Replace Electrical Plugs

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Fix bObi's Floor Detecting Sensors

bObi has four floor detection sensors on her underside that warn her not to drive over ledges and stop her from falling down stairs. For this replacement, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver and a new set of ground sensors for bObi. Video: . This repair may help if bObi ...more

How To : Replace Your Dryer's Belt

Over time, the dryer belt can become hard and brittle when the drum is turning loud noises such as squeaking, squealing or thumping noises can occur. Replacing the belt is an easy task for the do-it-yourselfer. All that’s required is a few simple tools. Here’s a step-by-step g ...more

How To : Amplify a ukulele

Interested in amplifying your ukulele? Provided your ukulele has an electrical pickup, it's quite easy. And this free video ukulele lesson from Live Ukulele will show you how it's done. To plug in your ‘ukulele you need three things: * An ukulele with a pickup * An instrumen ...more

How To : Change your engine oil and filter

In this video we learn how to change your engine oil and filter. First, make sure you can go underneath your vehicle. If not place it up on jacks so you can go underneath. After this, find the oil can and then remove the drain plug from it. Let the oil drain into an oil pan un ...more

How To : Change the transmission fluid on a Honda Civic

To change the transmission fluid on a Honda Civic, you will need a good rug, a drip pan, 10 quarts of transmission fluid, a funnel and a ratchet wrench. First, remove the dipstick to release the pressure on the liquid. Then, remove the drain plug with the ratchet wrench. You m ...more

How To : Change the engine oil in your car properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to change the engine oil in your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilat ...more

How To : Fix a wet laptop

How were you supposed to know your computer can't swim? Isn't it called a laptop? You will need paper towels or lint-free cloth, cotton swabs, a towel, lots of luck, and professional help. Warning: liquids and electricity don't mix. Please make sure your hardware and all point ...more

How To : Clean SNES cartridge and replace game save battery

Super Nintendo cartridges are very prone to accruing dust and for those few faithful who still plug away in this classic console, some maintenance is called for. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to clean out your old SNES cartridges. This tutorial also inc ...more

How To : Safely work with high voltage when pole topping

This educational safety video is geared toward public and private utility workers and linemen who need to remove pole tops while dealing with high-voltage electrical cables and electrical insulators. It discusses the proper pole topping removal procedure and demonstrates effec ...more

How To : Change a moped spark plug

Josh Franta explains that if your motorcycle is not starting it is likely a bad spark plug. He leads you through the process of replacing the spark plug. Oil residue builds up on the spark plug and blocks the electrodes and prevents the motorcycle from starting. Step One: rem ...more

How To : Chromakey in Mask Pro for Photoshop

This Mask Pro Photoshop plug-in tutorial shows you how to use Mask Pro to chromakey images in Photoshop. See how to quickly replace green-screen or blue-screen backgrounds and remove any reflected color on your subject using Mask Pro. Chromakey in Mask Pro for Photoshop. Click ...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 : Build a personal weather machine

Plug this baby into your FiOS-powered computer and simulate the real-time climate of any location in the country -- rain, lightning, fog, sunshine. Get creative -- got any new weather effects you've figured out how to add to your Personal Weather Machine? We'd love to hear ab ...more

How To : Check and replace the fuses on a car

Kim, a staff mechanic of Driverside, demonstrates how to check the fuses in a car. In majority of the cars the main fuse box could be located on the left side of the kick panel situated near the driver seat. Inside the car, he opened a cover stating fuse box (near the driver s ...more

How To : Safely wire an amplifier or power plug in your car

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. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to safely wire an ...more

How To : Fit the clutch to a Dyson DC04 vacuum cleaner

If you're having a problem with your vacuum's clutch and need it replace, don't go pay someone for their service, do it yourself. Not only will you be saving yourself an arm and a leg, but you'll be able to understand how your machine works and what to do next time it breaks. ...more

How To : Replace the side view mirror on a Nissan Altima

Someone has just smashed the side mirror off your perfect Nissan Altima that you parked on that busy road you know you shouldn't have parked on anyway, so now it's up to you to repair it— unless you want to pay an overpriced mechanic, who will charge you for parts, labor, and ...more

How To : Replace a bathroom faucet

When replacing an old faucet there are generally three things to consider: how many holes your sink has, how far apart they are, and whether or not you will need to replace the drain. Most bathroom sinks usually come with three different hole configurations. The most popular ...more

How To : Inject Your Drill Press Table Crank with Steroids

First, I would like to explain that among my family members, I am considered somewhat of an oddball. Mostly because of some of the mods that I have performed on a few of my woodworking tools. After I show you what I did to my drill press, you may be inclined to agree. When I f ...more

How To : Fix or Retrieve Data From A Bad Hard Drive

This is an intermediate guide on how to easily fix or retrieve data from a bad hard drive. What we're trying to do: 1. Fix a hard drive with a corruption problem (i.e., blue screen) or that is full of viruses to the point of being inoperable. 2. Retrieve data from a hard dr ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Make a Ringtone in iTunes for Your Apple iPhone

Granted the iPhone is an awesome phone... but their choice for default ringtones kind of, well, stinks. They have plenty of apps you can BUY to PURCHASE ringtones... but why waste money when you can make an unlimited amount of ringtones yourself forFREE? At first glance, it lo ...more

How To : Use an electrical box extension

This is a video tutorial in the Home & Garden category where you are going to learn how to use an electrical box extension. Bob Schmidt shows how to use an electrical box extension during remodeling; when adding drywall, tile or wood over existing surfaces. For this you will n ...more

How To : Change the oil in your motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to change the oil in your motorcycle. You will need: a drain pan, funnel, oil, screwdriver, filter, and paper towels. First, grab your oil pan and find your drain plug. Then, remove the plug and let the oil drain. After this has drained out, repl ...more

How To : Change the engine oil in a Chevy truck

In this tutorial, we learn how to change the engine oil in a Chevy truck. To start, you will want to place your car up on a secure jack so you can get underneath it with ease. Next, find the oil can and drain plug underneath the truck and use a wrench to remove the bolts aroun ...more

How To : Replace a three-way light switch

Versatility and convenience - two of the greatest watchwords for a comfortable home. Fortunately, installing a 3-say switch can add versatility and convenience to your home's lighting system. There are many reasons to replace a light switch. For example, your current switch m ...more

How To : Identify a Jeep rear axle in order to replace it

RichPin shows how to identify a rear axle on a Jeep Grand Cherokee to determine the correct replacement part. The first thing to do is to identify the axle by cleaning the fill plug on the back cover. Look at the inscription of the plug to find out the style of the rear end. I ...more

How To : Repair coolant level sensors

Where is the coolant level sensor and how to fix or replace it on a Mercury Sable?? The coolant sensor is located in the coolant reservoir bottle. It cannot be serviced, you can only replace the reservoir. However, if just the sensor is bad, you can also try unplugging the sen ...more

How To : Wrap a short electrical cord

Learn how to wrap a short electrical cord. Treat your power cords right, and make them last longer, by learning how to store them correctly. You Will Need * A power cord Step 1. Make figure eights Arrange the cord in figure-eight loops, leaving about two loops worth of un ...more

How To : Repair a damaged spark plug tube

In order to repair a damaged spark plug, you will need the following: pliers, newspaper, brake cleaner, a mallet, a block of wood, a screwdriver, a valve cover gasket set, Lock Tight, and a high impact socket. Label your spark plug wires. Remove the four 10 mm head bolts. Lea ...more

How To : Unclog a garbage disposal

Holidays such as Thanksgiving are doomsday for most garbage disposals due to clogs. If you're garbage disposal is clogged, check out this video to see some helpful tips on how to fix it. When your garbage disposal clogs, don’t rush out and call a plumber. There may be simple ...more

How To : Make a USB fan

If things are getting a bit stuffy at your desk, don’t fret. A cool breeze is just a USB slot away. Watch this video to learn how to make a USB fan. Step 1. Retrieve computer fan Look online or at your local computer-repair shop for a plastic computer-cooling fan. Or, disman ...more

How To : Install a washing machine pump

This home appliance tutorial details how to install a washing machine pump into a washing machine without one. The steps are roughly as follows: Plug in the pump connector. Replace the two retaining screws from underneath. Replace both pipes and spring washers. For a video wal ...more

How To : Replace skies in the Mask Pro plugin for Photoshop

Replacing or adjusting skies in Photoshop is a common task for landscape and architecture photographers. Learn how to use the Mask Pro plug-in within Photoshop to separate the sky so it may be easily replaced or adjusted while maintaining the foreground details. Mask Pro makes ...more

How To : Make lamp cords safe for children

Still need to child proof your home for your little one? Gets some tips here on how to prevent accidents with lamps and lamp tip overs in your home by using electrical receptacle covers, cord winders and surface mounted raceway. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. ...more

How To : Install an invisible dog fence

Worried about your dog figuring out how to jump over your fence? In this video tutorial from Ron Hazleton, learn about the "invisible" dog fence some are installing which keep a pooch away with electrical signals. It's underground, out of sight, and actually works! Within this ...more

How To : Build your own computer interface

This video tutorial will show you how to take an old computer keyboard and use its circuitry as a physical computing input device. Once you have this device, you can then use it to interface with programs that you write using software such as pure data processing, MAX/MSP, and ...more

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