How to Fix a DVD that Skips and Freezes

We’ve played digital video discs (DVDs) for nearly two decades now. Daily watching them has been a major time filler of our spare time. Buying many used DVDs which are often scratched, we often see skipping DVDs. So, the question of how to fix a DVD that skips and freezes became important for us to … Continue reading How to Fix a DVD that Skips and Freezes



Thermostat Reads Higher than Actual Temperature

When a thermostat reads higher than actual temperature, your home can get too cold in the winter.  It can also become  too warm in summer.  Now At least several factors affect the thermostat temperature reading besides actual room temperature.  These include aging components drifting out of tolerance in older thermostats.  Or, an improperly positioned thermostat … Continue reading Thermostat Reads Higher than Actual Temperature



How to Fix Electric Baseboard Heater Noise

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms.  This piece describes our experiences that show How to fix electric baseboard heater noise. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But … Continue reading How to Fix Electric Baseboard Heater Noise



Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule

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 a Skipping CD Audio Disc

We’ve played compact discs (CDs) for over thirty three years now. We listen to them daily.  So they have become a mainstay of our music listening regimen.  Since we always look for deals, especially on used CDs, we find our share of CDs that skip.  So, learning how to fix a skipping CD allowed us to “save” … Continue reading How to Fix a Skipping CD Audio Disc



Honeywell Thermostat Not Turning On Heat

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



How to Fix Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Failure

We show here how to fix Honeywell WiFi thermostat connection failure issues, as seen on man Honeywell internet controlled thermostats from time to time. How to Fix Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Failure By this, we mean that the thermostat was connected properly prior to the failure, but has recently lost its wireless connection, and will not … Continue reading How to Fix Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Failure



CBS Streaming Video Fails to Play in Internet Explorer

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 Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop

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 How to Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop



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