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White Board Renewal - Chemistry in Action [duplicate]

This is a hack, not a question. After trying more than 20 various cures from the web for removing ghosts from the white board that didn't work.... I used the molecular attack. Household bleach. Wipe ...
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How do I open a closed purse zipper with no slider?

I just got a new purse and the middle pocket is zipped shut but they did not put a slider on it so I can not access it. How can I get the zipper open so I can put a new slider on?
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How to restore transparency of scotch tape? Information is now hidden behind said tape

Is it possible to restore transparency of clear scotch tape? I am trying to expense claim a taxi receipt which amount is behind said tape. I recovered some print using Smartphone App OCR emphasize ...
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How can I clean under a treadmill belt?

I've owned a NordicTrack Exp 1000X treadmill for about 20 years and have never done the recommended maintenance, including belt lubrication. Now it's starting to squeal, so I'm hoping that better-late-...
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How to remove a dent from a baseball cap without getting it wet

I have a baseball cap, which has been signed by two players. On the right side there is a small dent from a crush event, that I haven't been able to correct. I tried leaving it with a bag of rice ...
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How to patch a slipper?

Is there a good way to patch up this slipper? Whenever I try to slip it on, my toes or sock will get stuck in those holes. I thought about using a packaging tape, but that’s just going to make it ...
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Charging pins stuck in AirPods case

One of my AirPods in my AirPods Pro wasn’t charging recently, so I decided to check out the charging pins in the case. I tried fiddling with them using a toothpick attempting to remove any dust in ...
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How to fix a ballpoint-ink pen that is dry

I just bought a Uniball pen which is fairly expensive compared to other pens which are one tenth of its price. It worked with me for a day very well, then it suddenly became dry and doesn't write ...
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How to effectively fix a leak in an inflatable mattress that is leaking on a seam?

It's not uncommon for air mattresses to leak along a seam. When this happens, repair kits are pretty much useless. What is an effective way to repair a leak in an air mattress when the leak is along ...
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Can I fix a PS4 controller my 4yr old dropped in an aquarium?

My 4yr old dropped a PS4 controller it my 30 gallon tank and it was there for a minute before I could get it out. Is there any way to repair it?
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How can I prevent super glue from getting on my fingers?

I was just wondering if anyone knew of anyway that I could manage to prevent getting super glue on my fingers while using it. I need to use super glue to fix a few things that my children have broken ...
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How can I remove the orange color from my shoes midsole?

I have a pair of sneakers which are white and one time I put them in a black garbage bag with my other shoes . After a couple of days I saw orange colored spots and dots on one of my sneakers midsole ...
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Is there any way to fix these keys?

I have 2 malfunctioning keys in my laptop's keyboard. First I tried to buy replacement keys online, but they are only available in foreign countries and charges are too high. Then I tried to buy a ...
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How to remove ear wax and other dirt that went into my pods without opening them?

I have these pods from Oppo for almost 5 months now and they are causing problems. Basically, after I use them for some time the audio from the left starts decreasing till I can barely hear it. But if ...
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Damaged Gears from a Paper Shredder

I have a paper shredder with some damaged gears, which are from the CD shredding slot. There are some info over the web about how to repair plastic gears with resin. However, I'm not comfortable ...
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How to repair my single strand antenna?

I have a Roberts Blutune 50 which is generally in good working order, but all it has as an antenna is a piddly wee wire snaking out the back - I reckon it to be about .8mm or thereabouts. ...
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How can I cool down if my air conditioner isn't operating properly? [duplicate]

My air conditioner continues to turn off by itself since it's so hot outside. I currently take cold showers, drink lots of water, and other things in order to not pass out. What else should I do?
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How to avoid ruining the heel of shoes

On the inside of my shoes I often get this issue: Can i fix it without going to a shoe repair? would it be expensive to fix and how to avoid it in the future? It happens to all my shoes...
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What domestic glue to put back a phone's LCD?

I have a new LCD for my HTC phone, but unfortunately it's not press-fit or screw on like some older phones. I have to re-glue it back. What domestic glues (not superglue as I've heard it cracks when ...
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Cleaning the back of LCD screen

I was asked to repaire LCD screen and after doing so, I wanted to polish the screen so I used ACETONE to clean it, but when I tried the same on the back of the LCD, acetone dried and don't know how to ...
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Fuse / patch two papers side-by-side without noticeable seam?

Today I got a raffle ticket which is used for our seminar party last night. The ticket was torn in half by scissor so that one half is in the rolling bucket and the other half is the guests' hands. ...
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Which adhesive to glue metal and plastic parts of laptop lcd cover?

The plastic part in the cover of my laptop is stripped off from the metal cover. The bottom grey part where screw houses are placed. Which adhesive should be used to glue them back together?
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Repairing cracks in sneaker treads

I have a pair of Jordan 1 low and today I found out that the midsole of the shoe start having cracks. I am thinking if I can use any rubber mould to cover those crack or if there are any other ways to ...
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Way to make bent billiard sticks straight

I am selling billiard sticks, they are made from wood. But most of them is a bit bent, is there a way to make them straight ? And how to keep straight ones so they will not bent?
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Repair tear/hole on EVA sole

My shoe got caught by a closing aluminum door and the edge of the door punched a hole on the EVA sole. What would be the best way to fix it? Would rubber cement be a good patch for this? UPDATE ...
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How to dismantle/repair a broken umbrella

I have a doppler foldable umbrella but it broke after few years of good service. Each of its "arms"(is this the right term in English?) has three foldable parts and the thing that broke is the third ...
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How do I remove this lock?

I accidently locked a master lock Street Cuff to our bed's headboard. The funny part is I lost the keys to unlock them. The headboard does not come apart. Any idea to get it off besides using an angle ...
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How can I effectively patch up holes in insect screen?

The biggest[citation needed] problem with children is that they like to rip holes in insect screens on doors/windows. Replacing the insect screen is not always a viable solution (they cost money - ...
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How to make dry ball pen work again? [duplicate]

I have a ball pen, nearly full (like 90%), but it is dry at the tip, and no ink will come out. How can I make the ink flow again?
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Fix a broken loop on a car key

My car-key broke off my key-ring. The small loop at bottom right of photo is broken. How can I fashion some method of securely attaching this to a key-ring? Followup to ErinGoBragh's comment: The ...
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New trainers - leaky sole!

I recently got some new trainers (Adidas Neo) and oddly, the left shoe seems to have sprung a leak. There are no apparent holes in the sole (heck, I can't see any wear on them at all!) and its not ...
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How to reattach headphone cables that have separated

Many headphones have two plastic-sheathed cables, one attached to the bottom of each speaker. The two cables meet in a plastic joint a few centimetres below the speakers, and then continue as a ...
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How to straighten board game board?

I have settlers of catan and the water parts of it are bent.The other tiles might also be bent a little bit, but aren't noticeable as much as the water tiles. How can I make it straight again?
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How to fix shoes worn out inside?

I have a pair of shoes that still look great outside but are worn out inside such that they cause a bit of discomfort. They are men shoes that one usually wears in the office. They have about 1cm ...
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How to fix plastic hinges, or prevent them from breaking?

It's all too common that plastic flaps on various devices and storage containers break off. Over time, the thin plastic hinge gets weak from repeated use, and snaps. A common place this seems to ...
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How can I remove tobacco spots from the inner edges of book pages?

I have a few books that have light brown spots from tobacco/smoking damage on the pages around the outer edges. How can I remove these from the page? I have tried wiping lightly with a damp cloth, ...
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How to repair burn marks on leather clothes?

I left a leather jacket hanging on a chair by the dinner table, there was something hot nearby and now it has a burn mark on the shoulder. It's like the leather shrunk where the heat was, and the ...
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How to repair synthetic nylon pouch

I've got a zipper pouch made of synthetic material (it feels like nylon but I'm not entirely certain) which is partly made of a loose "mesh" weave: As you can see in the photo above, this ...
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How to remove bicycle oil/grease from waxed jacket

I have a jacket of waxed cotton which has got (dirty) bicycle lubricant on it from a bicycle chain. Unfortunately, I don't know the exact composition of the lubricant because the bike isn't mine. ...
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How can I repair cracked LDPE without a plastic welder?

The cold weather has brittled my recycling bin and cracks have developed around the lid handles due to being peeled off in freezing weather. It's gotten so bad, that the lid no longer performs its ...
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How to repair a dent on my water bottle?

I have a plastic water bottle that I dropped. It now has a dent in the base, and is somewhat unsteady when standing up. How can I repair this dent without causing cracks in the plastic that will cause ...
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How to prevent keys/keyrings from snagging on clothes

How do I keep split rings used for keeping keys together from snagging on clothes, thereby damaging them? The keyring in the photo above is an extreme example of their ability to destroy clothes: The ...
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Fixing a micro usb socket.

I think I've damaged the USB power socket on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I've tried it on a couple of different cables, and for both of them I have difficulty getting the phone to charge unless it's in ...
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How would you sharpen nasal scissors?

I've got a rather old pair of nasal scissors which has gone blunt over time. I'd like to sharpen them again as where I live you can only get those huge, pricey equipment packs that come with a lot of ...
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I'm walking in a busy street, then my flip flop suddenly breaks, what to do now?

One day I'm walking down in a busy streets, this street is far from my home and I didn't bring anything on me then suddenly my flip flop breaks. What should I do now? I know I can walk to the nearest ...
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