A fixer inspired by a gearhead father and a love of old things. Clocks and bicycles were early interests. I reached the next level in my tinkering after asking my father if he knew of a way to determine in advance whether clockwise or counterclockwise turns would loosen a given screw. I became more efficient upon learning that there is a way.
Married to Mac®, for better, for worse or for world-wide safety-related recall. Not a buyer of extended warranties, I'm averse to betting when the other party knows the odds and I don't. The amount of money I don't spend on extended warranties will, in the long run, be greater than what I spend on repairs, as long as Apple® and other manufacturers have good underwriters on staff.
Could corrosion on these connectors cause shutdown during boot-up?I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with my 2012 13" MacBook Pro. It has proceeded strangely. For a while, I had...
There are two kinds of coffee filter. Is either kind lint-free?This question is not specific to any particular device, unless bits of fabric are devices. I ended up answering it myself...
Answer to "I get tingling in my fingers and hands while using it..."I get this sensation from everything electronic. It’s normal that replies to posts like yours will say “that is not possible,” but it is. I get it from corded and cordless mice, cell phones, iPads, all keyboards, all laptops. Charging, disconnected, grounded, not grounded. I haven’t tried grounding myself or discharging static electrcity as if starting a sensitive repair. I’ve seen posts in various online forums by other people with this odd and unpleasant problem, but never an explanation. To the best of my knowledge, it started in 2015. FWIW, I used to get a burning hot sensation inside my temple when talking on a cell phone. I don’t hold them anywhere near my head anymore.
Answer to "Forgot unlock pattern and recovery email password"This answer might or might not help. Unfortunately I will refer to a document I read online recently but failed to bookmark, so consider this is more of an introduction to a unicorn than an answer. Facing a similar problem with forgotten pattern and no clue which of many gmail accounts the phone was associated with, I tried every gmail account I could think of and admitted defeat. I halfway think there was a bug in my old Motorola's software that meant I couldn't have recovered access even if I did know the gmail address, but that's neither here nor there. Defeated, yes, but still breathing. I hate nothing quite as much as destroying data, so I did not want to do a hard reset. I decided to find out if smudges or fingerprints on the phone's screen might somehow carry a memory of the pattern I routinely used to log in to the phone in the past. I entered various search terms into Google and eventually found that some security researchers, possibly in Israel, had published a white paper on the topic. I was...