improvement and repair tips such as how to repair drywall or sheetrock, how to float drywall, how to replace door trim, and how to fix a window in this free home renovation video guide series.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates an easy way to get smooth corners with a joint compound in your drywall remodel work in your house. Home repair has never been easier.
Soldering copper pipes is an important skill for many home improvement projects. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com shows you how to solder copper pipes to get a water tight seal.
I don't like paying for repairs, and I don't like purchasing extended warranties. When one of my gadgets break, I perform emergency surgery and try and fix it myself. It doesn't always go well, but I've managed to resuscitate a few iPhones, an HDTV, an Android tablet, multiple MacBook Pros, and other gadgets seemingly on their deathbeds.
Oh no... your precious iPhone is in shambles. Maybe you shattered your screen after a crazy night of celebrating, or maybe your two-year-old jabbed a toy into your iPhone's charging port, completely destroying it in the process. Now what? Do you take it to a repair shop, or go to an Apple Store to have it fixed? This brief article will help you weigh your options.
If you're reading this, chances are you're a softModder, someone who doesn't let anything stand in his or her way from ultimate customization.
So, you've just got yourself an Apple iPad, but it already needs fixed, or you want to check the innards out for yourself, you're going to have to know how to open that sucker up. This video tutorial will show you how to do just that.
This video aimed at electricians, is designed to help employers and employees what is required in the standard that is applied for the control of energy during maintenance and servicing of equipment and machinery. Employers are required by law to develop proper lockout safety procedures and provide proper protection materials and safety training. This video is highly important for any electrician, apprentice or journeyman, because it will help prevent injury… or even death.
Winter's coming, and when it's over you'll be back to mowing your lawn in no time. To make sure your lawn mower is up for the job, Lowe's has some great maintenance tips for you to perform to completely winterize your mower.
Check out this step-by-step video tutorial on how to take the back off and take apart the new iPhone 3G (2nd generation). The directions here also include how to replace the LCD, touchscreen, battery, and motherboard in Apple's iPhone 3G. It also includes any information that might be needed to hack the internal workings of the iPhone.
This video tutorial will show you how to take apart your iPod Touch (iTouch) for repair and screen removal. Why? Because it's probably broken, that's why. Disassemble Apple's iPod Touch to replace the touchscreen, replace the battery, or do other minor repairs. Be warned that this tinkering will void your warranty, so maybe don't start messing around until it's your last resort. Check out this instructional video and learn how to take apart an iPod Touch for repairs.
Do you have a Palm Centro Smartphone that has too many scratches on the screen? Well, this is the video tutorial for you. Here, you will learn how to take apart the Palm Centro cell phone for proper LCD screen replacement, and while you're in there, you can also do some other minor repairs if needed, like replacing the ribbon cable in the mobile phone.
If you still happen to have one of those old Apple iPod Classics, then it apparently has some sentimental value, otherwise you would have upgraded by now. But since you still have it, that probably means there's a few things broken on it, like the screen.
Is your iPod Nano screen getting a little unclear? Replace it then.
Learn how to solder. Whether you like to tinker with electronics or do your own plumbing repairs, soldering metal is an essential skill. Plus, it's kinda fun.
Do you actually play with your miniatures? Well, if you do they probably take a little wear and tear. However most miniatures can be easily repaired. If your model has a pink/blue foam base you can usually repair it with some spray glue and a hidden toothpick brace. With these simple tips you can repair miniature dioramas, architectural models, doll houses Warhammer pieces and game terrain.
Paul Onorato shows you how to get more life out of worn hex wrenches. Don't by a new one, just cut off the worn down edge of the old one. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to repair a worn out hex wrench.
Expert electrician Danny Herb demonstrates in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions how to replace a light switch and how to replace a wall socket. He begins by showing you how to turn off the circuit breaker, an essential first step to any electrical repair, and offers safety tips and advice for working with electricity. He shows you the tools and equipment you'll need to get the job done, and how to test electrical outlets to be certain they aren't still hot.
If your LCD screen in your Sony PSP is acting up, maybe it's time you had it replaced. Don't waste money taking it to a repair shop though, learn how to do it yourself.
GM cars might be the flagship of American industrial production, but they are not very reliable for the most part. If something is wrong with one of the gages or instruments in your instrument panel cluster, you have to remove the panel and fix it. This two-part video will show you how to do that on most GM vehicles.
If the air conditioner in your car has stopped pumping cold air out, you probably have a refrigerant leak somewhere in the system. In this video you will learn how to find the leak in your A/C and fix it, keeping yourself cool and comfortable.
The radiator cooling fans on your car are vital to keeping the car cool enough to run and pretty simple to work with. In this video you'll learn how to diagnose problems with and fix the radiator cooling fans in most modern cars. Problems include the fan motor, the fuse, and the control switch
It happens more times than it should— negligent oil changes. This happens most often with aluminum oil pans on cars and trucks, because aluminum is fragile and should be treated with care and a gentle hand, not a torque power wrench. Using an air-impact gun will only cause damage when installing the bolts, causing the oil to leak from the pan.
Does the clutch pedal in your car go all the way to the floor? You probably7 have a problem with your hydraulic clutch cylinders. This video will teach you how to diagnose the problem and then fix it yourself at home.
One of the trickiest parts of auto repair is getting access to the part of the car you actually need to fix. In this video, you'll learn how a new tool called a borescope allows you to inspect and repair sections of your car that were very hard to access before.
Home repairs might seem foreign to some people, but it's not as hard as dealing with contractors. If you have to patch up some holes in your drywall but don't know how, let this video series be your guide. In these videos, lean how to fix a damaged corner bead on drywall.
A light repair is simple, don't take your car to a mechanic when you can do the repair yourself. This video will show you how to replace the bulb, or if necessary, the entire side marker light on a 1998-08 Ford Crown Victoria.
Good brakes are essential to safe driving. Keep your brakes in top condition by replacing the discs and shoes before they wear down. You can do this auto repair yourself by following the instructions in this video, which demonstartes the procedure on a 1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid.
This video focuses specifically on the Chevy Venture or Pontiac Montana models of vans. If your power window motor is going out, or isn't working anymore, this video shows you how to fix it (if possible) or replace it (if it isn't).
In this thorough 30 minute video tutorial, Donnie Smith shows you a method of repairing a minor dent on a car with body filler and also shows you how to block sand the filler. For the novice who wants to learn more about car maintenance, this is the perfect tutorial.
In this video, you are shown how to apply epoxy to your car area after it's been repaired. Epoxy is a great primer because of its advantages in adhesion and corrosion protection. You can apply one or two coats if you so desire. Watch this video and you'll learn all about the advantages of epoxy primer.
The Mercury Mariner, Ford Escape, and Mazda Tribute are the exact same car with different skins, so what works on one works exactly the same on the others. Watch this video to learn how to replace the rack and pinion steering gears on any of these cars.
Unless the windshield is obviously cracked, there are only two other possible causes to a leaky windshield. One is from the seal around the whole glass, because it's broken or worn by age, and the other is the more common culprit on LLV postal trucks, and that's where the side mirror bolts on. This is is hard to see without a mirror and flash light, but check it before you replace the windshield, because if it's the source of the leak, you'll still have a leak even after replacing the windshi...
If you own a pocket bike and have no idea how to locate, let alone remove and repair a starter, this video might help. The starter is another essential part that any vehicle needs in order to actually work.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to judge when it's time to repair a car. This topic is subjective, but it also depends on how big the dent is, how deep the dent is, how wide the dent is and many other factors. A way to find out is to place a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper and place it over the dent. If the dent surrounds that whole area, that is about 2 hours of repair. This video will benefit those viewers who have a vehicle and just had an accident, and would like to learn how to est...
To apply body filler, in car repair, begin by sanding and cleaning the area. There are various body fillers, and the consistency changes with different brands. Always think about spreading many thin layers, instead of applying one think one. Layers should not be thicker than 1/4".
In order to repair a dent in a car with a stud nail gun, you will need the following: a stud nail gun, pliers, a grinder, protective gear, and a body hammer.
In order to repair a trunk that won't open, you will need the following: a screw driver. You will need to climb into your trunk, through the back seat. Remove the back seat. Pull the emergency release. Remove the trunk lock. Unscrew it. Look for anomalies. Bent screws could be the cause. You will need to repair any broken parts or replace them, if you decide not to replace the entire lock. Reinstall the lock in the trunk.
The video begins with a guy saying that his Ford F-150 is making a weird sound. He turns the truck on and lets us hear the sound. The truck is then taken into a workshop and we find out that the engine has blown the spark plug.
Curious if your mechanic is ripping you off for repairs? Whether you're curious, or an aspiring mechanic, the information you learn in these two videos might just come in handy one day. In this two-part car repair video tutorial, learn how to inspect the damage done to a car in an accident and how to write an estimate for a customer.