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Old 02-02-2017, 11:30   #601
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

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Anything you lose because battery is flat/replaced you get round by entering the BIOS prior to boot up and setting there, then they'll 'stick'
Thanks but how would you know what to enter into the bios to get things back to where they were?

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Old 02-02-2017, 11:36   #602
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Thanks but how would you know what to enter into the bios to get things back to where they were?

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Most of the CMOS defaults are correct for a standard build system. The memory cards have a small flash RAM on them that gives the BIOS the correct settings. Unless you've had cause to change BIOS settings, like I did with the boot priorities, they'll be at the default most likely.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:42   #603
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

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Most of the CMOS defaults are correct for a standard build system. The memory cards have a small flash RAM on them that gives the BIOS the correct settings. Unless you've had cause to change BIOS settings, like I did with the boot priorities, they'll be at the default most likely.
That's the sort of information I like to hear.

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Old 03-03-2017, 14:58   #604
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

A 'fix' of sorts - the USB charging connector in my trusty Goodmans pocket DAB radio had become a little loose over time and finally fell out yesterday leaving me unable to charge the radio. I opened it up but soon realised I'd be be unable to fix the connector back onto the PCB however, luckily the radio uses a removeable BL-5C phone battery so I bought a universal battery charger which arrived today and it works just fine. The only slight downside is I now have to charge the battery outside the unit but I can live with that and should be able to use the new charger to charge other batteries with normally have to be charged in situ - my Panasonic TZ27 camera being one example.

Time will tell how good the charger is but it only cost 4.50 and arrived this afternoon and that was with free delivery.
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

Replaced the 2 kitchen taps with a mixer tap, long over due!

Even the simplest of plumbing jobs are a pain in the ass but luckily it isn't leaking!
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Replaced the 2 kitchen taps with a mixer tap, long over due!

Even the simplest of plumbing jobs are a pain in the ass but luckily it isn't leaking!
Yup, the simplest often turn out to be anything but...
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Old 12-03-2017, 13:17   #607
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

The wife's favourite sunglasses. The lenses had become badly scratched but we'd kept a few old pairs for spares and I managed to find old pair from with similar sized, unscratched lenses which fitted to the old frame. Thirty mins or so fiddling around removing and reinstating tiny screws, washers, nuts etc. and she has a nice 'new' pair of sunglasses and I have my weekend brownie points.
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Old 12-03-2017, 16:26   #608
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Re: What have you fixed lately?

I used Gorilla glue to reattach the control knob of a mate's hallway dimmer switch. Let's see if his kids can rip that one off...

Incidentally, he had purchased a replacement from Wickes. I was shocked to see the screws to hold the wires in place were 2mm wide, and 10mm down a 2mm hole! Jeweller's screwdriver to do that job!
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Some of the leads to the wife's TENS machine. Very poorly designed!
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Patio door lock ad seized so unscrewed it and soaked it with WD 40 hey voila!
Also managed to run over the vacuum lead so insulation tape applied, luckily the wire wasn't too damaged.
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Fixed the sole on one of Osem Jnr # 2's favourite moccasin slippers. He's happy
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Electrically heated towel rail in the bathroom in my late mums place: Two of the plastic mountings had split and that was allowing some excess movement, so I carefully drilled couple of extra screw countersunk holes into them, plastered well with construction adhesive and then screwed firmly back onto the wall.

Job's a good'un.
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