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How To: Save battery life with the Battery Manager on the Motorola Droid 3

Is the battery on your Motorola Droid 3 getting drained fast? If you're tired of running out of battery life when using the Verizon Wireless smartphone, try out the Battery Manager located in the settings menu on the Android device. The utility features several different profiles including "maximum battery saver" and "nighttime saver." By changing a few options on your smartphone, you can drastically increase and improve the battery life of the device.

How To: Use jumper cables to jump start a car

This video explains how to use jumper cables to jump start a car. First, determine that a dead battery is the reason your car is not starting. If the engine cranks when you turn the key, the problem is not the battery and jump-starting won't help. If the windshield wipers, lights and heater blower all work, the battery is probably fine and you may have a bad starter. A jump-start won't help if you have a bad starter. If you hear no sound at all when you turn the key or if the engine cranks ve...

How To: Disassemble a first-generation iPod Touch

This video describes how to take apart a first generation iPod. To open the iPod, the video recommends using a putty knife or similar flat tool to gently ply open the casing. The presenter recommends being especially careful if this is the first time opening the casing. Once you have the first side open slightly wide work your way around the casing, making sure the entire casing is spread evenly around. Once all the sides are loose, the back casing just slides off. There are then two componen...

How To: Hack a six volt lantern battery

Find out how to use a six volt lantern battery to really save you money. This is no con, or prank, or joke that involves 32 AA batteries; this is the real deal. Just watch this money saving video tutorial to see how to hack a six volt battery. You can easily replace a few of this cells, which are equal to 3 D batteries, which can be used inside of your Maglite flashlight. Don't let that 6 volt battery go to waste after buying it for the other false hack, use them in any way you can, like this...

How To: Make a guerilla battery pack for your camera

See how to make a guerilla battery pack for your camera! For this quick battery hack from ChappyShowcase, all you need is some gaffing tape and two batteries from your camcorder. Simply tape the two batteries together so that the contact terminals are facing away from each other. By combining two batteries into one, you'll have a guerilla battery brick setup. Now you're prepped for the most efficient battery swapping capabilities possible! This is a good trick for any assistant cameraman.

How To: Change your automobile battery

Check out this car maintenance video on how to change your car battery in the smartest and safest way. So, get out that socket wrench or crescent wrench and get to work. Take out the auto battery and clean the battery cable connectors for a nice connection to your vehicle's new battery. Then just install the battery.

How To: Keep your laptop battery safe and secure with four tips from CNET

Millions of laptop batteries have been recalled because of the risk of FIRE. Get some tips from CNET to learn how to keep your laptop battery safe and secure. First, make sure your battery hasn't already been recalled. Second, don't leave the laptop constantly charging because it heats it up. One way to save your battery is to remove it completely when you plug in directly. Third, treat the battery as fragile. And finally, four, avoid buying knockoff batteries.

How To: Make a survival fire from a battery and staple

Check out this how-to video to start a fire using an AA battery and a staple. You can do this while listening to the classical guitar piece, "Malaguena" if you feel like it. It could save your life! With your battery: start by cutting the plastic away from the negative terminal. Watch the video survival training tutorial for more tips on starting an emergency fire!

How To: Hack a 9-volt battery

Want AAA batteries for cheap? Learn how to hack a 9-volt battery with this money-saving video tutorial from Make Magazine's Kip Kay. All you'll need to replicate this hack at home is a pair of needle-nosed pliers and one or more Energizer 9-volt batteries. For instructions on how to extract quadruple A batteries from an Energizer 9-volt, watch this how-to video.

How To: Make a pocket USB battery

Change a normal 9v battery into a life saver. If you have ever run out of juice on your phone and could really use a quick charge, then you need a USB battery. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to create a pocket USB battery. Materials you will need for this process are one 5.1v zener diode, one 330-ohm resistor, a 9v battery connector, a 9v battery, a solder, and soldering iron.

How To: Get better battery life on DROID smartphones

Battery life is a constant problem with cell phones today, and the Droid smartphones running Android software are no exception. If you want to learn how to get the most out of your Droid battery, then check out this helpful video that provides 8 tips on cutting battery-eating apps and features. If you want more battery life and are willing to sacrifice the cool features of the Droid cell phones, then you have to do these things. Don't let you Droid battery get drained!

How To: Make a fat PSP Pandora battery

This is a video games tutorial where you will learn how to make a fat PSP Pandora battery. First you will nee a battery, a pin and a knife. Put the knife blade along the joint of the battery and slide it up and down to crack open the battery cover. Then pry open the battery case and remove the battery carefully. Now you need to break of a pin on the top end of the battery. You have to be very careful while doing this. See how it is done in the video. then you put the battery back in the case ...

How To: Change the actives pickups battery on a guitar

The guy in the video starts out explaining that, over time, his guitar has started to sound a little funny. He thought maybe it was a cord or wire shorting out, but it turned out to be the battery. He shows us how to change that battery. You are going to need a Philips head screwdriver and a new nine volt battery. Take off the tremolo plate on the back of the guitar. You'll be able to see the old battery in the body. Gently remove the old battery and replace it with the new. Slide the new bat...

How To: Replace a 2nd generation iPod battery

When your iPod is no longer holding a charge, the battery is most likely dead. If your iPod is past Apple's warranty time, you might want to try replacing the battery yourself. You will need a prying tool and a new battery. Watch this video iPod tutorial and learn how to replace a 2nd generation iPod battery.

How To: Manage and improve battery life on a Motorola Droid Bionic

The battery manager is a tool in the settings of the Droid Bionic Android smartphone. With it, you can create profiles that help you increase the battery life on your Droid Bionic with presets such as "Maximum battery saver", "Nighttime saver", and "Performance mode." Pick the option that best suits you so that you can take advantage of that 4G Verizon Wireless connection.

How To: Open your Nike+ iPod sensor and replace the battery

CadNYC demonstrates how to open the Nike iPod sensor casing. Replacing the iPod Nike sensor battery is easy and low cost with a few simple steps. First, place the sensor in a vice clamp and saw off the casing using a very thin hacksaw blade. then, open up the sensor compartment to have access to the battery. You can now remove the battery and replace it with another battery which will cost about two dollars. After you replace the Nike iPod sensor battery, use a strong adhesive to glue the cov...

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