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by fine-tune
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Translucent Containers Needed - Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2210

Translucent Containers Needed - Help!

The images are a small upside down translucent plastic bottle. Inside the bottle is a fork handle with riveted black veneers. You can easily see a rivet through the milky colored plastic. I need several much larger round plastic containers with similar opacity. There will be a light source. I want t...
by fine-tune
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CFL vs. LED Light Bulbs
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

Re: CFL vs. LED Light Bulbs

Yes, you're correct sghioto. Because Soft White CFLs were manufactured in huge quantities they were cheap. Bright White CFLs were always more expensive. That low eBay price for 10 "Natural Bright White" LED bulbs was too good to be true. If I want Bright White LED bulbs they are going to cost more. ...
by fine-tune
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CFL vs. LED Light Bulbs
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

CFL vs. LED Light Bulbs

My eyeglasses are very expensive because the prescription is complex. The lense includes a prism. Many years ago eyeglasses with prisms looked and felt horrible because the lense was thick and heavy. Modern (and costly) plastic lenses are remarkably thin and the prism is not visible. In my house I'v...
by fine-tune
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USB Hub Power Supply Causing Huge Problem!
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

Re: USB Hub Power Supply Causing Huge Problem!

JerryR, your adapter idea worked!! The shortest USB extension cables I have in my shop are 24 inches, so I used one just to test the idea. I cut away about 1 inch of the insulating jacket. Cut the coaxial drain wires and peeled off the foil shield. After snipping the +5v (red) wire I sealed the cut...
by fine-tune
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USB Hub Power Supply Causing Huge Problem!
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

Re: USB Hub Power Supply Causing Huge Problem!

JerryR, I haven't tried anything yet, but I think you've got the solution! I'm a little confused about a how you constructed an adapter. There are M-to-F and F-to-M adapters. Adapters are monolithic blobs of plastic and metal. How can you cut the +5v connection without destroying one of the adapter...
by fine-tune
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USB Hub Power Supply Causing Huge Problem!
Replies: 10
Views: 2774

USB Hub Power Supply Causing Huge Problem!

I apologize for this lengthy post. An uncommon problem requires a lengthy explanation. My best friend of 30 years teaches english literature at a local college. He likes to read books and newspapers. He must use computers and cell phones, but he would rather not! His home office desktop was built b...
by fine-tune
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Junk or Repair CD Player?
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: Junk or Repair CD Player?

The very first white noise device I owned was simply a fan inside an upside down birthday cake with adjustable slots. As a teenager that had trouble sleeping, I remember wacking the thing many times when the fan blade or motor needed adjustment or lube. My dog barked when the motor didn't sound righ...
by fine-tune
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Junk or Repair CD Player?
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Junk or Repair CD Player?

I've used white noise as a sleep aid since I was a teenager. You can buy a single purpose gizmo that plays several sounds like rain, ocean waves, etc. About ten years ago I purchased white noise CD's. Every few months I burn one or two copies from the original. Since "great sound" is not required wh...
by fine-tune
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Appliance Service PDF or Something Similar
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: Need Appliance Service PDF or Something Similar

Thank you Miguel. The upper sliding shelf (it's really a big tray) has an ice bin that lifts out easily. However, the shelf cannot be tilted up and out. There is a center tongue & groove rail. The shelf slides on that rail. The only was to slide that shelf off the rail is to remove the entire freeze...
by fine-tune
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Appliance Service PDF or Something Similar
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Need Appliance Service PDF or Something Similar

Guys, I know this is not really a subject for Nuts & Volts. I've posted on two appliance repair forums with no replies. These forums have dozens of service technicians as members. I should have been swamped with replies. 16 months ago my sister purchased a new refrigerator. After a few weeks there w...
by fine-tune
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Slightly Uncommon Monitor Cleaning Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: A Slightly Uncommon Monitor Cleaning Problem

I just returned to this forum and I started to read the first sentence of my post. Yikes! I omitted the word "you" when I typed "Do remember the original recipe for cleaning LCD monitors?" It's kind of embarassing to mess up the first sentence in a post! Maybe I should retire my brain, or something....
by fine-tune
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Slightly Uncommon Monitor Cleaning Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

A Slightly Uncommon Monitor Cleaning Problem

Do you remember the original recipe for cleaning LCD monitors? I subscribed to PC Magazine and P C World for decades. Both magazines suggested a 1:1 mixture of distilled water and white vinegar. Countless websites still recommend this recipe for cleaning monitors. Years ago I switched to a Bausch & ...
by fine-tune
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save My Desktop - If You Can!
Replies: 20
Views: 5801

Re: Save My Desktop - If You Can!

When you finish building a desktop, there are usually unused SATA ports on the motherboard. I tried the optical drive cable in each unused port. The BIOS always listed the port number correctly during bootup, but it didn't fix the problem with XP. I started opening some boxes in my workshop with old...
by fine-tune
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save My Desktop - If You Can!
Replies: 20
Views: 5801

Re: Save My Desktop - If You Can!

Janitor Tzap, are you trying to say the procedure I followed was not enough? You mentioned completely removing the mobo and shorting all the electrolytics with a 470K resistor. Before I disconnect everything and pull the mobo from the tower I must know the odds of success. Is there at least a 50/50 ...
by fine-tune
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save My Desktop - If You Can!
Replies: 20
Views: 5801

Re: Save My Desktop - If You Can!

TRIED THE SIMPLE FIX FIRST This is the command to unregister a file: regsvr32 -u <path>\<filename> The document from the Sophos Community says this: "As a workaround to a problem you may need to register, or unregister, a .DLL (or other) file." Notice the words "or other file." XP Pro will only unr...