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HP Laptop

Can someone tell me how hard it is to replace a motherboard in an HP laptop computer.

I an HP widescreen laptop and the charging port no longer works. Took it to BestBuy and they want 85 bucks to...
01-29-09, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Professor

;) Thanks to all of you for your replies. ...

;)
Thanks to all of you for your replies.
After doing some research and reading the replies here, I am of the opinion that I need to install an expansion tank.

Since the PRV makes mine a closed...
01-27-09, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Professor

Bill, Thanks for the answer but, I don't think...

Bill, Thanks for the answer but, I don't think the pressure regulator is the problem. I find highly unlikely that both the one he replaced and the new regulator are not functioning exactly alike.
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01-27-09, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Professor

High Water Pressure

I am having issues with the water pressure in my system climbing too high. My home is raised foundation with all of the plumbing running underneath. The water heater is also located under the house....
12-03-08, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Professor

You can mount an extension box on the recptacle...

You can mount an extension box on the recptacle opening and then wire into the sides of the extension. This will allow you to place a blank cover over the box and still have access.

However, as...
11-26-08, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Professor

Talking You could also use the obvious and totally safe...

You could also use the obvious and totally safe method of shutting off the power to the home and then doing your drilling!

There are tools that are made to see into walls, once you have made a...
01-09-07, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Professor

Smile One thing to check

Your problem could also indicate one or more loose neutral conductors in any given panel, either inside of the house or the main panel itself.

Best bet would be to open the panels and check and...
12-15-06, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Professor

Lightbulb A few tips

After installing many of this type of light for customers, there are a few tips that I can share with you.

1. Halogen lamps in this type of fixture won't last long! Due to the motion sensor and...
12-15-06, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Professor

Noise means ARCING

The buzzing noise that you heard is arcing taking place. This can happen even if your circuit is not overloaded. The arcing is taking place at an electrical connection in the panel. That can be in...
12-15-06, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Professor

No, it's not permissible! You violate the UL...

No, it's not permissible! You violate the UL listing of the box.
You're best bet is to purchase "grounding clips" which are used to attach a grounding wire to the sides or top or bottom of the box.
12-15-06, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Professor

Exclamation Don't do it

According to the NEC any equipment installed must be installed and used according to it's UL listing.
If that piece of equipment is designed to be used for load bank testing, then it shouldn't be...
10-11-06, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Professor

Tim, I too, did a few searches and found...

Tim,

I too, did a few searches and found nothing of Electric Busway Corp. other than a contract with that name in Baltimore.

To be code compliant, you will need to put and Electric Busway Corp....
10-06-06, 09:36 AM
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Views: 1,176
Posted By Professor

Exclamation Double grounds are not allowed either!!!! Nowhere...

Double grounds are not allowed either!!!! Nowhere in the NEC are you given permission to "double lug".

The proper way to correct the issue with the neutrals would be to install a pigtail for...
10-05-06, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Professor

NO, you can't add a receptacle for the...

NO, you can't add a receptacle for the "undercounter lights" and place that receptacle in the cabinet.

While there is nothing to stop you from placing the receptacle in the cabinet, the code does...
09-27-06, 02:11 PM
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Views: 1,169
Posted By Professor

Red face It is in fact, the filament that "utilizes" the...

It is in fact, the filament that "utilizes" the current flow. The amount of current that flows in any circuit is dependent on what work must be done by the current in the circuit.

In the case of a...
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Posted By Professor

Unhappy It sounds like you have a bad bladder inside of...

It sounds like you have a bad bladder inside of your water tank.

On the top of the tank there should be a shrader valve like that of the air filler valve on a car tire. You will need to check the...
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Posted By Professor

Talking Dj, Even though Vey seems pretty arrogant, he...

Dj,
Even though Vey seems pretty arrogant, he did give you some good advice.
Get a handle on things while they are running the way you want them to. I know from experience that domestic water...
09-15-06, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Professor

Angry Cracking Faux Glass Block Window

I have a Faux glass block window in our shower. Shortly after we purchased and moved into the house, we noticed that the interior face of the window began cracking. Individual blocks cracked in...
09-07-06, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Professor

Nevermind that the information provided was...

Nevermind that the information provided was correct, right??

Hey, guys, I'm sorry you obviously have this little thing going here and I intruded. Don't want to rain on anyone's cornflakes.
09-06-06, 03:57 PM
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Views: 1,994
Posted By Professor

Talking There inlies the problem, not all op's know what...

There inlies the problem, not all op's know what to ask for.

I wasn't criticizing, I was merely wondering why no one questioned the need for the additional protection. Yes, you are right it won't...
09-06-06, 03:01 PM
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Views: 1,275
Posted By Professor

Talking As everyone stated, the reason to use a...

As everyone stated, the reason to use a "slow-blow" fuse is for motor loads. If you read what Gortek posted, he said that he was replacing the fuse on an a circuit with an AC. That's exactly what...
09-06-06, 02:48 PM
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Views: 1,994
Posted By Professor

Lightbulb I don't know if you guys noticed or not but you...

I don't know if you guys noticed or not but you lost the original poster long ago.

Just for edification. There are three basic types of relays.

There are "bi-metallic" relays-these relays use...
09-06-06, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Professor

I think you will find that the reason your bill...

I think you will find that the reason your bill is so high is because it has been sooooo hot outside. I live in California and have been running the A/C consistently and we won't even talk about how...
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Views: 31,309
Posted By Professor

Cool The quickest way to balance a ceiling fan is to...

The quickest way to balance a ceiling fan is to use a balancing kit that can be purchased at stores like Home Depot or Lowes.
These kits contain small flat lead weight with sticky tape and a clip...
08-30-06, 09:52 AM
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Views: 2,131
Posted By Professor

Cool Racraft, While I accept the fact that the GFCI...

Racraft,
While I accept the fact that the GFCI is built in to the cord, I don't agree with your interpretation regarding dedicated use.

There is an exception the GFCI rule for a sump pump in a...
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