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How To: Fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV

In this tutorial, we learn how to fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV. First, go to the menu on your television and see if you can fix the convergence through this. If this doesn't work, then try replacing the STK IC's that are inside of the TV. This will require you to take the television apart and find where the convergence board is. Once you find this, disconnect all cables and remove the bored. You will see two STK IC's attached to their heatsinks. After you find these, r...

How To: Put an Apple iPod Classic into diagnostic mode

Need some help figuring out how to put your Apple iPod Classic into diagnostic mode? It's easy! And this iPod user's guide will show you how it's done. It's so easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in under four minutes. For details, and to get started testing and troubleshooting your own iPod, take a look.

How To: Tell whether your iPod Video is 5G or 5.5G

If you have a moderately old iPod and wish to perform some digital manipulation on it, you'll want to know exactly what version of the device it is. This video demonstrates a trick for determining simply and quickly whether an iPod video is the 5G or 5.5G version of the unit. All you have to do is open the music folder and see if there is a search tool or not! Who knew it was so easy?

How To: Disassemble a third-generation iPod Classic (A1238)

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling, cleaning and reassembling a sixth-generation iPod Class (A1238) quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair or restoration. This tutorial will also be of use to those who wish to learn more about the guts of their iPods without actually disassembling their units.

How To: Set up the Pocketwizard with a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900

In this Electronics video you will see how to set up the Pocketwizard with a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900. When you use Pocketwizard as a master to trigger the flash, the remote flashes for a working distance of 1600 feet as against 33 feet. First attach a Pocketwizard unit to the flash by using the Velcro stickers. Plug in the cable supplied with the Pocketwizard in the ‘Flash’ slot. Open the rubber door on SB-800 and plug in the other end of the cord into ‘sync’. Turn it ON. When the connection ...

How To: Use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900

This is an Electronics video tutorial where you will learn how to use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900. Repeat mode gives a flashing strobe effect with which you can take multiple shots in one single long exposure. In Nikon SB-800, switch on the flash and select the RPT mode. The video then demonstrates the various selections available in the RPT mode. In Nikon SB-900, again switch on the flash and select the RPT mode by pressing on ‘mode’ button. The video then goes on to demonstrat...

How To: Program an RCA universal remote

If you just bought a new RCA universal remote and want to program it then this is for you. The first thing you have to do is hold down the TV button and tap and hold the on/off button until the TV button lights. Now you have to keep pushing the play button so your remote can send codes to your TV/ device. You may have to do this several times. Next you push rewind until your TV turns off. The last thing you have to do is press the stop button to make the remote accept the code. Now you remote...

How To: Unfreeze an iPod Nano or Classic

This quick video tutorial will show you how to unfreeze an iPod Nano or Classic. To unfreeze your iPod, do the following: Hold the "Menu" and "Center" button for 10 seconds. Once you see the Apple Icon, hold the "Center" button, and the "Play" button at the same time, for 10 seconds. This should fix the problem, and your iPod is now ready to go.

How To: Get started with the Nikon D40 & Nikon D40x

It is a tutorial that explains the basic guidelines of Nikon D40 and D40x cameras. This enables everyone to take photographs successfully and prepare the camera for use. Attach the lens of the camera by rotating towards the right; make sure that no dust gets into the camera. Then remove the protective cap from lens and align the white dot on the lens with the white dot on the camera's body. Turn to the left until it clicks in to place. First, we must charge the camera's battery; when the LED ...

How To: Connect your laptop or PC to an LCD or Plasma TV

Have you ever wanted to play on your computer on your Plasma TV? If so, this is the video for you. This tutorial teaches you how to use the Plasma TV as your computer screen. With its simple instructions and detailed explanations, you will learn how to turn your Plasma TV into a giant computer screen. In addition, this video teaches you how to identify all of the equipment you will use to make your Plasma TV become a computer screen. By the end of this video, you will be able to experience th...

How To: Begin circuit bending

Looking to get into the weird world of circuit bending? In this four part video tutorial geared towards beginners, learn in thirty minutes how to circuit bend. Tools you will need include a soddering iron with innerchangeable tips (thin pencil preferred), thin sodder, hook-up wire, a wire cutter, a wire stripper, a drill with drill bits, plyers (needle nose included), and screw drivers of various small sizes. Other useful tools include cresent wrenches for toggle switches, jewelers files, & a...

How To: Replace the battery in an iRiver H320 or H340

This is just a quick video to help you replace your iRiver Digital MP3 Player's battery. Patience is key in completing this disassembly and replacement, using just a small screwdriver and a few minutes of your time. This step-by-step video demonstration will show you the procedure for replacing the battery in your iRiver H320 or H340. You can use the replacement battery found in the video, or any other replacement battery, the results are the same.

How To: Operate the Nikon D90 Digital Camera

Watch this instructional video brought to you by Richard Berry to learn how to operate the Nikon D90. This Nikon D90 video tutorial demonstrates how to use the control dial (auto mode, scene modes, program [P], shutter priority [S], aperture priority [A], and manual [M]); read the display and viewfinder; adjust the aperture, shutter speed, focus, spot meter, matrix, exposure compensation, etc.; use the back command dial; and more. Use this Nikon D90 tutorial to familiarize yourself with your ...

How To: Open an iPod Video, Classic, and Nano

This video will show you how to open up iPod Video, Classic, 3rd generation, 4th generation and Nano 1st and 3rd generations. If the Apple warranty no longer covers your iPod, it may be more inexpensive to do simple repairs yourself, instead of purchasing a new iPod. The first step to any repair though, is getting the iPod open without damaging any of the pieces. Watch this video iPod tutorial and learn how to open the case on your iPod Video, Classic, 3rd generation, 4th generation and Nano ...

How To: Remove a stuck cartridge on a Kodak G600 Printer Dock

This interactive Kodak printer tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully remove a stuck cartridge on a Kodak EasyShare G600 Printer Dock. If you have a Kodak EasyShare digital camera, you probably have one of these G600 printers, and you've probably had a problem with it, like a stuck printer cartridge, so fix it yourself, let Kodak teach you how. Remove a stuck cartridge on a Kodak G600 Printer Dock.

How To: Open a 4th generation iPod

Having trouble opening the fourth generation iPod? Don't give up! Check out this instructional electronics video that illustrates the simple process of opening a 4th generation iPod. This video from ipodjuice.com demonstrates a technique that can be used to open even the most difficult 4th Generation iPod battery installation. Follow along and fix your iPod so you can listen to music again!

How To: Root Your Samsung Galaxy Camera with CF AutoRoot

As if Samsung's Galaxy series isn't already ruling the smartphone and tablet world, they've now moved on to digital point-and-shoots with their new Samsung Galaxy Camera. The smartphone/tablet/camera hybrid comes equipped with a 16-megapixel image sensor and a touchscreen equivalent to that of the Galaxy S3's size. Not only can you instantly upload photos and 1080p video to the social media of your choice, you can also surf the web and download apps from Google Play as you would any other And...

How To: Make a laser out of a lighter

Kipkay has a new cool project for you. In this video, you'll learn how to make a laser out of a lighter. All you need to do is a cheap butane lighter. Any one will do, including one bought from a convenience store. Just watch this how-to video, and you'll be playing with your laser pointer in no time at all!

How To: Hack a VHS Camcorder into a Night-Vision Headset

Watch as Kipkay hacks a bulky VHS camcorder and turns it into a night vision headset. This video tutorial will show you that old technology can still be useful in today's world. Just think, you might not have ever been able to see in the dark corners of the night without this hacked VHS camcorder. Night vision isn't just for the military, it's for you, and me, and your dog...

News: Japan's Flying, Tumbling Reconnaissance Sphere Soars at 37 MPH

Flying orbs. At first, you might think of the Tall Man and his army of flying sentinel spheres, equipped with zombie brains and a mini-arsenal of saw blades, drill bits and shooting lasers. But these flying orbs weren't conceived from the evil mind of a superhuman mortician—they were designed by Fumiyuki Sato, a researcher at the Japanese Defense Ministry's Technical Research and Development Institute—for something other than deadly deeds.