Solving Victor Reader Stream WiFi Problems

The New Generation of the Victor Reader Stream, the second version of this already useful blind friendly talking book and media player, taps into a whole new realm of audio and textual media, from the web.  In this post, we cover general things to try for Solving Victor Reader Stream WiFi problems. Solving Victor Reader Stream WiFi … Continue reading Solving Victor Reader Stream WiFi Problems





Honeywell Thermostat Not Reaching Set Temperature Troubleshooting

A Honeywell thermostat not reaching set temperature can occur for many reasons.   For example, poor thermostat placement, to a broken heating / cooling system.  Here, we discuss some of the reasons why this happens.  We then offer troubleshooting tips and fixes to solve these issues.  First, we look at what problems happen in the thermostat … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Reaching Set Temperature Troubleshooting





Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Troubleshooting Help

This gives common Honeywell WiFi thermostat troubleshooting technics to solve common problems. We worked through some of these on our Honeywell RTH9580WF internet controlled t-stat. Note that this info works about as well to Honeywell’s other wireless models like the RTH8580WF, VisionPRO TH8320WF, VisionPRO 8000, et al. Here, we detail the answers we found. Honeywell … Continue reading Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Troubleshooting Help





Honeywell Waiting for Update RTH9580WF Message

The Honeywell Waiting for Update RTH9580WF thermostat message can show up on Honeywell smart t-stats, like the RTH9580WF in this example. These messages, though not always errors, can show up when the t-stat has just come online after installing it, or a power outage.  These can also occur if the Wi-Fi network to which the … Continue reading Honeywell Waiting for Update RTH9580WF Message





APC Smart UPS Battery Replacement SU1400NET

This week’s tinker project: An APC SU1400NET Smart UPS battery backup system. Rescued two of these from a junk pile bound wagon last week in Pittsburgh.  Both showed their APC replace battery light still on, even after left to run for several hours. We inferred thus, that the batteries had indeed died. So, we set … Continue reading APC Smart UPS Battery Replacement SU1400NET