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  • Answer to: remote not working on the hi fi

    I'd open it up and check the connections, here's a question that tells how: https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/1259...
  • Answer to: Are there limitations to the power an upgraded gpu can consume?

    If the card needs more power than available from the PCI slot it will usually have a molex connector, and you graft off of the optical drive power cord by putting in a Y connector. Be sure to get a card made for a Mac, not a flashed one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molex_conne...
  • Answer to: replace HD model A1502

    If you check you will most likely find a SSD stick instead of a hard drive. Please give us the last four figures of your serial number so we know your exact machine as there are 9 different A1502 models. Also, why do you want to replace it?
  • Answer to: I replaced battery, but will not charge. Battery with exclamation sign

    Here's what Apple has to say on this issue: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1378
  • Answer to: turn on the computer no startup sound

    Reset the PRAM by holding down the P & R & Command keys on restart. Allow it to ding twice the sound should return on the second ding. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063
  • Answer to: I changed my heating element out on my whirlpool dryer

    Get in there with a multimeter and check continuity on all the switches.
  • Answer to: What is causing the horrible sound in my Kenmore 2600 dryer?

    Drive Belt If the dryer makes noise, the belt may be frayed or damaged. If the belt is damaged, it will make noise every time it travels around the pulleys. The drive belt is a long, narrow band that wraps around the entire drum, then around a tension pulley and the motor pulley. Drum Roller It is very common for dryer drum rollers to wear out. If the dryer makes noise, particularly a loud rumbling noise, one or more of the rollers may be worn out. After removing the drum from the dryer, inspect the rollers. If one is worn out replace all of them at the same time as a preventative measure. Drum Roller Axle Over time the drum roller axles can wear out, causing the rollers to wobble. If this happens the dryer makes noise. If the dryer is making a rumbling noise, check the rollers and axles. If any are worn out, replace them all at the same time. Blower Wheel Clumps of lint, socks, and other small articles of clothing can get past the lint filter and into the blower wheel. If the dryer makes noise, and the noise...
  • Answer to: How do I fix my screen that goes completely black?

    Let double check your exact machine by giving us the last three figures of your serial number located in the battery compartment. If it is correct then you just need to replace the inverter, I'd replace the cables also. Here's how: MacBook Core 2 Duo Inverter Replacement MacBook Core 2 Duo Inverter Cable Replacement
  • Answer to: Boot regularly from firewire port? / Repeated SATA Cable Failure

    I go with the 2012 cable cable when replacing these. Bad ones will destroy the hard drive 50% of the time. Next use either pads or I use plastic tooth picks on either side of the cable secured with captain tape as it comes over the top to prevent damage from the bottom of the case hitting it.
  • Answer to: 3 % oil life

    Your indicators may not have been reset after the last change. Here's what Ford says: http://owner.ford.com/how-tos/vehicle-care/oil-change-advice.html For 2007 and older model-year vehicles, Ford recommends an oil change every 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. You can also check Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor located in your vehicle’s instrument cluster message center. Did you do the last change or have it done? If you had it done, check your date and milage on the sticker.


  • Apple Powerbook 5300 Hard Drive Replacement

    I was very surprised to find this guide and very pleased. Good work.

  • iMac Whiteboard

    Great idea! How about adding an attachment to the bottom of the stand to hold a book open. Maybe use the speaker case cut to size. Affix it using the holes for the RAM access plate.

  • MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 LCD Replacement

    As the glass may be broken on these, I found that putting Duct tape across the broken screen helped keep it together better for easier removal. Also you might want to watch the small suction cup that comes in the kit as the metal pull ring melts right out, I had to use my bigger suction cups.

  • Adding images to an existing answer

    Thanks for a much needed guide addition! Great work!

  • Repairing MacBook Core 2 Duo Installing LCD & Inverter (fast method) A1181

    This was probably the first guide I tried writing. I'm sure I made some errors and one is the order 7 should be before 6 but I don't know how to change it. You're more than welcome to try to improve it. These things aren't written in stone and most have contributions from many people. I'm done this many times without damaging any wires. You damaged the wires when forcing, I clipped the tabs off so that it wasn't forced, after all the thing is held on with screws.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.5-1.67 GHz Display Data Cable Replacement

    Approximate replacement time 2hrs 15 mins