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What Supply Voltages and Currents Does It Need?I want to run an AirPort Express off a battery power supply. The cells I will use have a nominal voltage of 3.2V. Could I run...
Does anyone else have a bent iPhone 5?My iPhone 5 bent soon after I received it, from normal use! I don't even keep it in my back pocket. It bent backwards startin...
Answer to: Is it safe to replace a swollen battery on my iPhone 5?Absolutely replace it, just very careful not to puncture the battery in the process. The result of puncturing a lithium battery can be fire and/or explosion ... we're not concerned about mere leakage here. In my experience, if you're being careful and taking your time, it is relatively difficult to puncture the battery in practice, so don't stress about it but just be aware of what you are dealing with. P.S. Don't throw the old battery in the garbage. It needs to be recycled properly.
Answer to: Adjust the Display BrightnessThose online instructions were for vivosmart, not vivoactive, hence the confusion. The vivoactive display gets brighter the more ambient light there is since it primarily relies on reflecting ambient light back out. There is no way to control brightness in that respect. In darker environments, you can turn on the backlight by pressing the power button. The watch really loves being outdoors where it's easier to see the display!
Answer to: Won't pair with new phoneThe only way to pair a Garmin watch is through the Garmin Connect Mobile app. You can't pair it like another Bluetooth device (such as a keyboard) in Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone. If you don't have the app, go to the App Store and search for Garmin Connect, download it, and follow the instructions in the app to pair the watch.
Answer to: Does anyone else have a bent iPhone 5?iFixit's staff are really helpful. If you need help with something, I'm sure they would be happy to help you. (Perhaps I should have asked them first :D) From personal experience with my older iPhone 3G, if it's broken to the point that it actually won't work properly (i.e., a faulty Home button – an iPhone without a Home button isn't much use), just take the thing apart and do your best to fix it. My rationale is that if it doesn't work anyway, you have nothing to lose. Even so, I take care while repairing things. Check out this page to find out if iFixit has a guide to show you through your problem to the solution.