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Former film student, reviewer, musician (Irish Traditional), US Coast Guard avionics tech and aircrewman (I got to play over the caribbean with a super expensive Westinghouse APG-66 F-16 radar system plus more), infopreneur, public radio producer, now software QA and BA, art museum volunteer, track performance driving enthusiast. Love gadgets, home theater tech, person-focused technology advances, hiking, cooking, eating, sleeping, dreaming. My income doesn't support my Criterion Collection aspirations. Things I don't love: technology that is faulty, gadgets with built-in guaranteed obsolescence, software that's poorly conceived or is hostile to the user, companies whose "business needs" outweigh their obligation of service to customers, bad food, selfish people. (I'd say I dislike egoistic, aggressive people, but sometimes I are one. We have seen the enemy....)

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  • Answer to "Clock, radio along with display, and ac and heater panel lights aren't"
  • Answer to "Google home mini does not respond"
  • Answer to "How to open google home mini power adapter?"
  • Answer to "Where can I buy a new cord for my google mini"
  • Answer to "Power source. Please help!"
  • Answer to "After a pop, no heating, but all else works. Repair or replace?"
  • Answer to "Magnetron or Diode or both?"
  • Answer to "Why is my phone not restarting?"
  • Answer to "Why doesn't my camera have a led light?"
  • Answer to "Won't read sim even after replacing sim card flex!?"

Guide Comments

  • Google Nest Mini (2nd generation) Teardown
  • Open all the windows simultaneously.
  • iPod Touch 5th Generation Battery Replacement
  • Initiate the HandsFreeLink diagnostic self-test.
  • Initiate the HandsFreeLink diagnostic self-test.
  • Initiate the HandsFreeLink diagnostic self-test.
  • Nexus 5 NFC Board Replacement
  • Initiate the instrument cluster self-test
  • Initiate the instrument cluster self-test