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Drag the red marker over a paper towel while rotating it. Do it a few times over a day or two. The rough absorbent surface will help remove the black flakes of pigment.


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If the problem is not that the cover needs replacing, but has writing all over it, my hack is Cover it with adhesive fabric or film, which you can buy by the sheet or by the roll. Images from Amazon


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I honestly doubt you'll find replacement parts for 2 reasons: Most people don't bother repairing any appliances anymore because buying new is cheaper than paying for repairs. Manufacturers don't want you to repair broken appliances because they only make money from sales of new appliances, not from sales of spare parts. What you could do is: Browse ebay or ...


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I once had neighbours who left the protective plastic bags over the seats of their car, that it was delivered with. I presumed so that the seats stayed in nice condition. The problem was, their nice car seats were horrible to sit on and to look at, and IMO the logic was flawed. Here, you want to cover your nice devices in film so they don't get scratched ...


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It looks like you want something like this : https://www.amazon.com/STEREO-Manual-Speaker-selector-available/dp/B073GWCRP3


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I fought this same battle for years. In the end the cheapest and easiest solution was to change to a 'monochrome laser all-in-one' I tossed out much more money in dried up ink over the years, then the cost of replacing the machine with a laser printer. So now I only print black and white, and I am still using the toner that came with the machine 2 or 3 ...


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The best remedy for clogging is to perform periodic maintenance by taking your vehicle out on the road to clean out the cobwebs every once in a while. Note: I have a supply of shopping list paper (pre-printed) as a side benefit to this practice. Give some thought to the test page. It should have some of each of the 4 colour inks, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and ...


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Get some technical pen cleaner from your local hobby shop... Rapidoeze, I found some guy recommends this, he used it on old fountain pens from the 70's.


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China [aka india] ink contains carbon and varnish [or perhaps shellac] to produce a distinctive long-lasting black coat which when dry is waterproof. No amount of water will dissolve the hardened ink residue. Shellac is easier to remove than varnish so test the pen first with denatured alcohol. If the ink liquefies, it contains shellac; if it gets soft but ...


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Put your hairdryer on hot then aim it at where you think the tape starts.The hot air loosens the adhesive making it easier to scratch the tape end off the roll.


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Your pencil marks with the HB pencil are harder to remove because the pencil is harder and makes deeper marks in the paper and might even damage the top layer of the paper. The easiest way is to replace your pencil with one as you used to use, a 2B pencil, or even one with a higher B number. The higher the B number, the softer the pencil, the stronger black ...


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I feel the same way. In art class at school, years ago, we had different types of pencils. I had always issues with using the HB because it was harder to erase. In reality, HB wasn't harder to erase, it just is lighter so I pushed harder on the paper. Pushing harder on the paper causes more 'damage', which makes erasing it more difficult. I would suggest ...


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My other answer approaches the problem from a digital point of view, but you might not have a monitor that accepts audio or a desire to run two laptops at the same time, one being a client of the other. If you're not shopping for a new monitor/don't have the opportunity to add audio to your monitor and are interested in a low energy solution then the ...


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In the case of a phone plus laptop, I'm not sure what you gain; you take your phone with you so when you sit at the location you keep your headphones, you have to plug the splitter device into the phone and then also switch it to the socket that the phone is connected to, which is about as much effort as just plugging the headphones straight into the phone ...


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I am going to answer the scale part with an alternative suggestion, based on well over four decades of kitchen experience. Note that my answer is usually not considered a “hack”, but the standard approach. When scales like yours are shipped without a matching bowl or container for weighing, they are intended to be used with whatever plate or bowl you are ...


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It is quite likely only the nib which has become clogged. Just buy a new nib. It is quite easy to remove and refit - although you'll get inky fingers! Some of them pull out and some unscrew. Here is a video showing how to change one type.


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Non-latex rubber bands are suppose to last longer. You can find them online and at some brick-and-mortar stores.


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Has anyone considered storing your rubber bands in a refrigerated jar covered in mineral oil to keep them fresh and pliable?


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Treasury tags or India tags: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasury_tag Paper fasteners with washers, sometime sold with hole punch:


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Hold the label in your finger and thumb, with the back of the label on your forefinger. The end of the label should be out from your fingers about 10-5mm. Pull with the index, and push with the thumb, very hard. The end of the sticker will be revealed, and you can take the sticker off. This works every single time regardless of length. as long as enough ...


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I've just opened 50 letters using an Icy Pole Stick (popsicle stick in USA or Lolly Stick in UK). I created a YouTube video of doing the first 6. Quick and easy no paper cuts to fingers or damaged letters.


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