How to Fix a Skipping DVD Movie Disc. Repair

We’ve played digital video discs (DVDs) for nearly twenty years now.  Daily watching them has been a major filler of our fun time hours.  Do, to get the most of our entertainment dollars, we buy lots of used DVD discs. Thus,  we’ve experienced freezing DVDs often, and learned various ways how to fix a skipping DVD movie disc while playing. No DVD … Continue reading How to Fix a Skipping DVD Movie Disc. Repair





Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop, How To

Just got an HP laptop into the shop, and according to the customer, it’s Ethernet port is not working.  She’s unable to browse the web, and says that the network port has a light beside it that’s glowing solid amber. In this piece, we detail the steps we took to fix her Ethernet port not … Continue reading Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop, How To





How to Fix WiFi Router Problems and Issues

The WiFi wireless router is perhaps THE central piece in most home computer networks these days. So we often hear talk of common router issues and how to solve them.  Thus here, we explain how to fix WiFi router problems, with deep dives into some of these so often seen router issues. So many of … Continue reading How to Fix WiFi Router Problems and Issues





CBS Streaming Video Fails to Play in Internet Explorer, How to Fix

The Problem: CBS Streaming Video Fails to Play CBS streaming video on the CBS web site fails to play in Internet Explorer 11.  E.g. Clicking on an episode, instead of playing it, invites you to install Flash player.  You get this, even though you already have the latest version of Flash on your computer.  We … Continue reading CBS Streaming Video Fails to Play in Internet Explorer, How to Fix





Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule, How to Fix

Here, we discuss a Honeywell thermostat not following schedule, and how to fix that.  If the thermostat is otherwise working as it should, it could be that its Schedule Hold   feature is activated. So switch this off, and chances are that normal schedule following returns. But why would schedule following ever be OFF? Well, this … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule, How to Fix





Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But unless you’ve spent extra money for quiet hydronic heaters, common electric baseboard heaters tend to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix





Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To

Anyone living in warmer climates and seeking to cool their bedrooms, living rooms, and other small to medium-sized living spaces, has probably grappled  with the problem of noisy window air conditioners. Indeed, we’ve installed units from five to twelve thousand BTUs in our windows at various apartments, homes, trailers, and even basements, and have been frustrated by … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To





Clean a DVD Disc to Fix Freezing and Playing Errors

We’ve played DVDs for nearly two decades. Plus, now that there’s a huge market for used DVDs (digital video discs), we also see many smudged, oily discs. These often will not play without cleaning them up first.  To that end, we’ve found some safe ways for repairing these conditions with simple disc cleaning.  Some of our … Continue reading Clean a DVD Disc to Fix Freezing and Playing Errors





Hard Drive Not Spinning, How to Fix

For a hard drive not spinning, getting the data off of it is impossible.   This is true, whether it be PATA, SATA, SCSI, IDE, USB, internal, or external hard disk drive (HDD). Hard Drive Not Spinning, First Remarks Try Fixing it Yourself if Data Not Too Important If you find a hard drive not … Continue reading Hard Drive Not Spinning, How to Fix





Honeywell Thermostat Not Turning On Heat, Causes, Fixes

A Honeywell thermostat not turning on heat can happen for many reasons. A faulty thermostat, a broken heating system, power losses, damaged wiring, et al. Here, we list some of these causes, and offer repair tips to solve these no-heat issues. First, we look at what might have happened with the Honeywell thermostat itself. Then … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Turning On Heat, Causes, Fixes