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    Thank you for your help. I finally got frustrated...

    Thank you for your help. I finally got frustrated and just was going to blow it off until tomorrow. On my way back from town I stopped at Best Buy and their CPU guys said they would check it out for...
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    Just my wife and I but she does not do anything...

    Just my wife and I but she does not do anything on it but e-mail.
    I was able to get into the menu to be able to put in an HDD password but there is not one registered in the system. So I did not do...
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    Toshiba Lap Top not booting up

    I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop and it has worked quite well always. Today it had a black screen and is asking me for a - Built-in HDD Password
    First off why would it ask for that and if we...
  4. Question: Ford taurus

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    You also have an in line fuel filter back by the...

    You also have an in line fuel filter back by the fuel tank... You should replace that one as well...
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    Do you have power to the A/C unit? If not then...

    Do you have power to the A/C unit? If not then check the breaker to see if you have power there.
    When was the last time you changed the batteries in the thermostat? Most of them I have seen have...
  6. Question: Bad odor

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    If it is a modern A/C unit there should be a...

    If it is a modern A/C unit there should be a drain. If there is not one then that could be your problem and as I understand it they should all have a drain. When your coils condensate the...
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    First make sure you check all your filters and...

    First make sure you check all your filters and replace them if in doubt it is cheap insurance. If it gets dirty in there it is likley due to mold spores growing in your ducting and vent pipes. This...
  8. You need to be aware of the penalties and tax...

    You need to be aware of the penalties and tax implications. You are usually penalized about 30-35% and then have to pay an inflated tax on the withdrawal. Unfortunately if that is you ronly recourse...
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    Next time you wash them put in about 2-4...

    Next time you wash them put in about 2-4 tablespoons of salt in the washer during the agitate cycle then shut it off and let it soak for about an hour. Then let it finish washing and you should be...
  10. You probably have a broken antennae. If you get...

    You probably have a broken antennae. If you get sound out of the unit on a CD then likely the antennae has broken.
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    Your best bet in my opinion is to just replace...

    Your best bet in my opinion is to just replace it. Given the fact you are in Calif there should be a reputable bone yard around there somewhere. They are not difficult to replace but it takes a...
  12. Could be bats flying in and out...

    Could be bats flying in and out...
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    Mothballs usually works on deterring reptiles and...

    Mothballs usually works on deterring reptiles and such...
  14. Question: Rat Control

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    Take the rat traps and a piece of plywood maybe 2...

    Take the rat traps and a piece of plywood maybe 2 foot by 2 foot and screw the traps down to the plywood. Put about 4 per traps per piece of plywood. Bait them up and leave the boards out in the area...
  15. Question: Stupid Animal.

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    Sounds like he has you guys trained perfectly......

    Sounds like he has you guys trained perfectly... LOL...
    This dog needs more running or walking whichever you prefer. You can still play a little ball in the house to tire him out...
    Good luck...
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    It could be a natural gas seepage through the...

    It could be a natural gas seepage through the soil... We had a spot in Northern Calif that did that and came out fast enough you could actually light it...
    If the gas people said it is not gas they...
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    Personally I am not sure what you are asking. ...

    Personally I am not sure what you are asking.
    If you are implying you just need help to get things out of boxes and get them put where you want them then I would suggest looking at your local...
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    If it is a plant them it could be growing under...

    If it is a plant them it could be growing under the porch. If you have access to the porch spray it with a weed killer like round up and then sprinkle a good dose of granular caseron. Be sure you do...
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    If the carpet was new when they moved in then I...

    If the carpet was new when they moved in then I would replace the carpet and charge them for the whole thing. People have to be responsible for not only their actions but also their kids and or...
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    Check the lid switch - If it does not register...

    Check the lid switch - If it does not register closed it will not work... Our switch wore out because it is so old. I bent the lid a bit with a pair of pliers where it meets the swtich and now it is...
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    If your machine is the same as ours we had...

    If your machine is the same as ours we had virtually the same issue. I tried everything and nothing worked. I took the board out and checked everything and could not find the problem. I eventually...
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    What kind of refrigerator has a heating element?...

    What kind of refrigerator has a heating element? I never heard of that.
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    Dimming lights a safety issue?

    Folks,
    My lights dim when we run the vacuum, carpet cleaner or any other bigger appliance. I have seen lights dim before and then fade back on to normal after a few seconds. Ours do not do that,...
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    Hooking up CPU to the TV

    Is there a way to hook up your CPu to the TV so that you can view streaming video and such or show Powerpoint presentations and the like?
    Thanks..
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    Thanks for the response. We did have the heater...

    Thanks for the response. We did have the heater element replaced under warranty but that is when the trouble started. Ever since they replaced the heater element it has been a bust.
    We did find out...
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    Baseball Coaching Tips

    Anyone have any tips for coaching 13-15 yr olds? I got an opportunity to caoch some and they may not end up with coach if I can not do it. I have coached younger ones in the past but the issue I...
  27. Question: Mice!

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    J_9 - One thing that can help expedite the...

    J_9 -
    One thing that can help expedite the ridding of the rodent is to figure out where they are coming from. An old trick we used to do is put a paper plate in the middle of the floor with a dab of...
  28. Question: Crossed wires

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    Well,, Check the circuit breaker first... See if...

    Well,, Check the circuit breaker first... See if it tripped. If it did it will be half on half off... To reset it you need to turn it off all the way then turn it back on with the light switch off....
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    In my experience the thing that usually puts a...

    In my experience the thing that usually puts a wrench in the program is the wiring. They sometimes do not allow much room and if it is installed it could be hardwired and cause you trouble. Hope that...
  30. Question: Gas engine

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    If you try to upgrade you rplug (i.e. spend more...

    If you try to upgrade you rplug (i.e. spend more money) usually they will not have any issue finding you an equivalent plug...
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    Grants and Scholarships -

    How do you determine if a grant or scholarship is a good one or not? I do not know anything about the process but have a freshman in high school and want to start checking things out now. I figure it...
  32. Question: Water line leak

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    Why do you think you have a leak if you can not...

    Why do you think you have a leak if you can not find it? Usually if you have a leak in the water line you will see soggy ground and/or greener grass etc...
    Is it possibly you have a leak in a valve...
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    If you look on th edipstick it may tell you...

    If you look on th edipstick it may tell you there. If not try the owners manual if that does not work MOST are good with 5-30 or 10-30 oil.
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    Most church counselors I have spoken with do not...

    Most church counselors I have spoken with do not charge for their services and in some instances depending on your situation your insurance may cover it. One thing is for certain, if you do not ask...
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    Is it the house or the place? Guys have to have...

    Is it the house or the place? Guys have to have security and given the housing and job market right now I do not blame him for not wanting to move. It should be a mutual thing not just his way and he...
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    2 wrongs will never make a right... I would...

    2 wrongs will never make a right... I would highly suggest that you talk to your husband and explain to him how serious this really is. I do not advocate divorce so I do not believe that is the...
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    Broken heater element. Not that big of a deal to...

    Broken heater element. Not that big of a deal to replace in most units. You need to run a continuity test on the element to see if it is broken. No continuty means that it is broken somewhere along...
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    If you are a new home owner the best way to find...

    If you are a new home owner the best way to find out is to consult your dishwasher user guide. You can find these on line as well. Good luck my dishwasher is a hunk of junk and is brand new (1.5 yrs...
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    Whirlpool Dishwasher

    We have a dishwasher that was installed when we bought our house. It is a Whirlpool Quiet Partner 1, Model #DU1050XTPT1, Serial #FR4303499. The unit and house are just about 1.5-2years old. The...
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    It could be a number of things but one thing that...

    It could be a number of things but one thing that you can check is the cooling coils in the back of the unit. If these get clogged with debris they tend not to do their job and they will freeze up....
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    Most animal control that I have dealt with will...

    Most animal control that I have dealt with will not trap cats but they will rent you a trap. I agree killing the cats is not the answer (even though I am not a cat lover) they are not the issue the...
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    Only way to test the battery is to load test and...

    Only way to test the battery is to load test and most Autozone stores will do it for you on the car in hopes you will buy one at their store if it is bad.
    Now for the 4 wheel drive motor... the only...
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    I agree it head sounds like it was not torqued...

    I agree it head sounds like it was not torqued properly. Did you happen to check the block to see if it was flat as well? Go to the library and check out a Chilton's Repair guide. It has all the...
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    Does anything else back up? If so you may have a...

    Does anything else back up? If so you may have a full septic or "close" to full septic tank. You can also have a vent that is clogged and resticting the air it needs to drain correctly. You can snake...
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    Are you sure the screws are popping out? I have...

    Are you sure the screws are popping out? I have never seen that happen but I guess it could. Usually the nail pops are caused by flexing of the wood during shrikage and expansion. I personally have...
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    I would not use screws they tend to get caught in...

    I would not use screws they tend to get caught in the carpet going in. I would use a small ring shank nail and nail it in then try to counter sink it so the head does not force itself back through...
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    I will be the first to admit I am not an expert...

    I will be the first to admit I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination but have been working on trucks and cars for over 25 years and when I find gas in my oil it is usually caused by...
  48. Question: DirectBuy

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    Anytime I have them ask me to show up with my...

    Anytime I have them ask me to show up with my spouse or "else" it usually pegs my BS meter. I have been "suckered" enough and sat through enough presentations to make one puke on command. (Not a...
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    If you decide to clean and take off the toilet,...

    If you decide to clean and take off the toilet, which is probably the best solution at first, I would also caulk around the base but DO NOT CAULK all the way around the toilet. This is the way you...
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    One thing you can look at is the routing of the...

    One thing you can look at is the routing of the fuel line. It could be heating up and vaporizing the fuel causing it to vaporize and not get through to the carb iin a liquid state. I never have seen...
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