How to Reset Echo Dot 1 Back to Factory Default Settings

Now that the 1st Generation Amazon Echo Dot is no longer the most recent version of this smart speaker, you may wish to reset Echo Dot because you wish to sell or gift yours to another person. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a different Amazon account, or connect it to a different wireless network.  So, … Continue reading How to Reset Echo Dot 1 Back to Factory Default Settings



How to Reset Echo Dot 2 Back to Factory Default Settings

You may decide to sell or give your Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation smart speaker to another person. or wish to link it to a different Amazon account, or connect it to a different WiFi network. To unlink this device from its current Amazon Alexa account, assure that it forgets the WiFi connection information stored within, and … Continue reading How to Reset Echo Dot 2 Back to Factory Default Settings



How to Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Touch Screen

Now and again, we’ve noted that the touch screen responsiveness on the iPod Touch MC011LL disappears.  E.g. Touching and moving the finger across the screen produces no action from the iPod, so that you cannot unlock it to play music or run other apps. The only method we’ve found to restore responsiveness to the touch … Continue reading How to Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Touch Screen



Fixing Blowing Fuses Problem, Altec Lansing ATP5 Powered Speakers

Love these Altec Lansing ATP5 amplified speakers. But the other day, they started blowing their internal 1.6A slow-blow fuse when plugged into mains power. And, given how sweet these units sound, we couldn’t bear throwing them out without at least ATTEMPTING this Altec Lansing speaker repair. Thus, during disassembly of the subwoofer (big) unit in the … Continue reading Fixing Blowing Fuses Problem, Altec Lansing ATP5 Powered Speakers



Factory Default Reset of Apple iPod Touch Media Player

Restoring all audio, video, and system settings on the Apple iPod Touch portable media player to factory default values, can be accomplished without a computer. Note that doing so this way, does not erase any music from this player right away. But, restoring does schedule a media file deletion for the next time this iPod  is connected … Continue reading Factory Default Reset of Apple iPod Touch Media Player



Restore Factory Default Settings to Apple iPod Nano 3rd Gen Player

Restoring all audio, video, and system settings on the Apple iPod Nano portable media player to factory default values, can be done without a computer. Note however that this procedure does not erase any music, video, or playlist files on your Nano at the time you execute it.  However, these files will be erased the next … Continue reading Restore Factory Default Settings to Apple iPod Nano 3rd Gen Player



Factory Default Settings Reset of Apple iPod Video Player

Restoring all audio, video, and system settings on the Apple iPod Video portable media player to factory default values, can be accomplished without a computer. Note however that doing so this way, does not erase any music right away.  However, restoring does schedule a media file deletion for the next time the iPod Video Player is … Continue reading Factory Default Settings Reset of Apple iPod Video Player



How to Clean a CD Disc with Scratches

We’ve played compact discs (CDs) for over thirty years, and love collecting them.  Now that there’s a huge market for used CDs at flea markets and online.  So, being that we’re such big CD fans, we buy many CDs from these sources.  But, we often see many smudged, oily, fingerprinted, and scratched discs that we bring home. These … Continue reading How to Clean a CD Disc with Scratches



Koss Noise Isolating Earbuds KEB30K Headset Review

The Koss KEB30K Noise Isolating Earbuds overly emphasize midrange, sacrificing decent bass and treble response in the process. The drivers, while excellent at reproducing vocal vowel sounds, the lows, due to the excessively miniature size of these buds, do indeed suffer. What you gain in miniaturization, you lose in richness of sound. The high frequencies also seem to roll off … Continue reading Koss Noise Isolating Earbuds KEB30K Headset Review



Sony Make Believe MDR-EX10LP In-Ear Rock’n Buds Earphones Headphones Review

The Sony Make Believe MDR-EX10LP Earbuds excel in their punchy midrange, but suffer from weak bass as well as treble response. The 9mm dome drivers here, while acceptable at reproducing the musical highs without seeming to retreat from the task, the lows, due to the pointlessly small size of these buds, do indeed suffer. What you gain in miniaturization, you lose in richness of … Continue reading Sony Make Believe MDR-EX10LP In-Ear Rock’n Buds Earphones Headphones Review