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Questions tagged [repair]

DO NOT USE THIS TAG it is ambiguous. Hacks about repairing anything.

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How can I utilise the useless electricity bulbs? [closed]

How can I utilise the old useless electricity bulbs . Useless bulbs that can't work now.I have some colourful and some transparent bulbs. How I utilise these bulbs ? Can I make something useful, or ...
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How can I use empty cosmetic boxes? [closed]

I have a lot of empty little plastic boxes like creams box, face powder box and other cosmetic boxes. How can I utilize these empty cosmetic boxes?
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How can I reuse the broken glass? [closed]

Mostly glass vessels are broken in our kitchens, Can I reuse these glass ? If yes then how I reuse it?
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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 ...
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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 loose mesh ...
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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 ...