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Recording a New Message on Panasonic Answering Machine?I want to change the recording on my cordless phone answering machine. I want to re-record my voice mail message on my Panasonic cordless phone Model #KX-TG560M.

 

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Are Electric Blanket Controllers Interchangeable?I'm just curious, if controls for an Electric Blanket are interchangeable. My fur baby chomped on the old one! I still love her!

 

The wires in a card shuffler.

How to Repair a Card ShufflerThe machine worked great to begin with and then after a couple of days, it began to get slow and sluggish like the batteries were giving out. I thought to myself, this machine is not worth a toot and figured we had wasted our money and it would go in the trash.

 

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Changing Cell Phone Display?How can I restore the bottom bar of my phone? It contained the arrows back and forward and the middle 0. Is it my phone display on device at full screen that wiped it off and how can I fix it?

 

Corroded batteries that were left in a wireless mouse.

Removing Batteries to Avoid CorrosionBattery operated devices and toys that are not used frequently should have the batteries removed to prevent corrosion. This is a page about removing batteries to avoid corrosion.

 

Pre-lit pine garland on mantle.

Repairing Lights on Pre-lit Garlands?It can be frustrating to determine which bulb is causing the outage on your light string. This is a page about repairing lights on pre-lit garlands.

 

A frayed electronic charging cord, with a spring and a roll of electrical tape.

Repairing A Frayed Electronic CordElectronic cables like phone and laptop chargers get very hot and bent out of shape easily. This cable in particular is $29 from the manufacturer. With the help of a spring from a pen, you can get many more years out of your cables.

 

Smart Phone with large drops of water on and around it

Saving a Cellphone That Got WetThis is a page about saving a cellphone that got wet. There are a few things you can try to save a phone that has been submerged in water.

 

Fitbit Won't Charge

Fitbit Won't Charge?This is a page about Fitbit won't charge. These handy wristlet devices help track your activity, heart rate, and more. But if they won't charge it is very frustrating.

 

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Replacing Battery in a Remote?Where is the battery located at in my hand held remote and how do I open it up?

 

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Programming Dish Remote to Watch TV?I bought a new TV. I want to organize the Dish remote to watch TV, how can I?

 

dark liquid spilled on laptop keyboard

Cleaning Up Keyboard and Electronic Device SpillsThis is a page about cleaning up keyboard and electronic device spills. An liquid accident on a keyboard does not have to mean it's ruined. There are a few ways you can dry it out.

 

Scratch Cell Phone

Removing Scratches from Cell Phone Screen?This is a page about removing scratches from cell phone screen. Whether you carry your cell phone in your purse or pocket, the screen can become scratched.

 

Tablet with Water Damage

Repairing Water Damage in ElectronicsThis is a page about repairing water damage in electronics. Cellphones and other electronics occasionally are exposed to water that can damage or destroy them. Sometimes quick action can save your device.

 

Cracked iPhone Back

Repairing a Cracked iPhone BackThis is a page about repairing a cracked iPhone back. Cell phones take a lot of abuse, including the occasional dropping. Eventually, if not on the first dive for the floor, the back of the case can crack. Repairs can be made in lieu of purchasing a new phone.

 

Cell Phone Screen

Removing Scratches from a Cell Phone Screen?This is a page about removing scratches from a cell phone screen. Cell phone screens can easily get scratched during everyday use.

 

Universal Remote

Programming a Universal RemoteThis is a page about programming a universal remote. If you have multiple remote controlling scattered about the room, one solution is a universal remote.

 

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Replacing the Electrical Plug on a Christmas Ornament?I have a Hallmark keepsake ornament. The plug that comes out the bottom of the ornament that plugs into the light string needs to be replaced. My question is can I pull the cord from the ornament and replace it with another cord?

 

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iPod Touch Went Through Washer?How do you dry an iPod Touch that went through the washer by mistake?

 

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Can't Get Email After Cell Phone Update?The Sprint store just updated my phone (Samsung Moment) and now I can't get my email. I got it before the update. I entered my address and password and still won't work. Why, how to fix this?Thanks.

 

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Repairing a Casio Corded Calculator?Why does my plug-in calculator heats up at the start? It is an old Casio DR-220T calculator. It has a printing mechanism. When I plug it in and turn it on, it will heat up in a few minutes like 5-10 minutes after turning it on.

 

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Programming a Curtis TV Remote for Use With Direct TV?How do I program the remote to my Curtis TV? It is hooked up for Direct TV service and I don't know if it is adaptable for my Direct TV remote.

 

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Fixing Emerson Cassette Player?Ever since receiving my brand new Emerson stereo system as a Christmas gift, I have not been able to play cassette tapes because they all sound like chipmunks singing really fast. Any suggestions out there, or perhaps another website or forum site?

 

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Cellphone Screen Blank White After Charging?I charged my cell phone, but when I tried to use the cell phone it has nothing but a white screen. My account is paid up to date. Does anyone have information I can try? I would appreciate it very much. By the way my cell phone is from Sprint.

 

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Recharging Shake FlashlightEver had a "Shake Flashlight" (Faraday Flashlight) go dead on you? They work on moving magnetic fields - so put the flashlight near to a transformer that is plugged in - right next to it! Maybe near a fan motor case while it is running.

 

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Can't Read Caller ID on Cordless Phone?Do I need a new battery for my cordless phone if the caller ID part of the phone is unreadable?

 

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Cell Phone Battery Isn't Charging?All of a sudden my cell phone battery won't charge with any of its chargers. It's not the battery, the front of the phone shows no indication that charge is reaching the phone at all. Could the "leads" be dirty? Thanks!

 

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Headphones Shocking My Ears?How can I stop getting shocks in my ears when I connect earphones to the treadmill?

 

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Repairing a Keystone 16 mm Projector?I am trying to locate someone to repair Keystone 16 mm projectors. Thanks.

 

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Digital Camera Won't Hold a Charge?My digital camera won't hold a charge with any kind of batteries including rechargeable ones.

 

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TiVo is Stuck on One Channel?Does anyone know how to repair a TiVo unit that is stuck on one channel? Being the graceful one that I am, I dropped it while dusting! Thanks.

 

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Repairing an iPod Screen?Does anyone know how to fix an IPod when the screen image is totally dysfunctional? A white screen shows with several spots on it, but the player still works fine, and you can hear the music. Any suggestions?

 

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Trouble With Sirius Satellite Radio Reception?I have subscribed to Sirius satellite radio for two years or so. Since I moved into my place about a year ago the reception has been mostly good. At certain times of the day the radio loses the signal for different lengths of time. Sometimes for only a few seconds, sometimes for much longer. I think it is truly random.

 

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Erasing the Memory in Ni-Cd Batteries?I recently purchased 18 Malibu solar garden/pathway lights on eBay that were listed as new; however, the boxes were opened and the tabs had been pulled to activate the rechargeable batteries.

 

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How Can I Keep My Hand-held TVs Working After Digital Switch?I have two Watchman hand-held TV sets that I have been using and loving for over 20 years. They are great for the car, at the beach, anywhere because they are powered by batteries. When the new system is put in place in February, getting rid of the analog sets and going to digital, does anyone know where I could get something to still make my portable TV sets work? I will absolutely hate to get rid of them! I listen to the news on my way to and from work! Thanks bunches!

 

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Transferring Cellphone InformationMy sister dropped her new cell phone in my Icee. She totally fried it. All you have to do to fix it is simply buy a new or used phone, depending if you are high in money or whatever.

 

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Programming a Kidz Remote by Kissel?I bought (used) a Kidz Remote by Kessel. Of course, the instructions did not come with it. Does anybody have the manual or can explain how to program the remote?

 

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Which glue should I use to repair a small plastic knob?The plastic On-Off-Speed knob on my trusty Patton fan has cracked. Naturally, I don't know what kind of plastic it is. Is it realistic to try to repair the knob with glue? What kind?

 

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NEC Dterm80 Phone Feature Key Flashing?Our company uses NEC phone, Dterm80, and the "Feature" key of the couple phones is always blinking. Why would this happen? How can I stop them from blinking?

 

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Removing Scratches from Phone Screen?I have been given a mobile phone, but the screen has scratches on it. Does any one know how to polish these out please? Thanks for looking.

 

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Smoke Detector Keeps Beeping?Our electronic smoke detectors are going off during the night hours. This has happened last night 3 times. It is a warning beep because of a low battery. Does anybody know anything about this?

 

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Reviving a Dead Cell Phone Battery?How can I revive dead cell phone batteries?

 

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Fitbit Won't Charge?I have a Fitbit that is just under 1 year old. It's the one you take out of the wrist band and put it on a charger. I can't get it to charge anymore. I cleaned the charging ports like they recommend. Does anyone have any other tips to try?

 

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Smoke Alarms Won't Shut Off?When you have put new batteries in your electric smoke alarms and they won't quit beeping who do you call for a problem like this? Or what can you do?

 

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