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Garage Door Installation and Garage Repair Guide

Follow these simple steps to make sure that you have a garage door that will last as long as your home.

1. The first step to repairing garage doors is diagnosing the problem. The first thing to check is also the easiest to spot, the track. Make sure that the track is secured to the walls and the ceilings. If the track looks good then you will need to check if your springs are the problem. Get a ladder or a stool to stand on and inspect the springs connecting the door to the garage opener that is usually attached to your ceiling. If your track looks fine, and your springs appear to be in good condition then it is most likely a problem with your opener.

2A. If you feel like you know the problem then you can call a few local companies, and start comparing price quotes on replacement parts as well as parts plus repairs. If you have experience working with tools and have fixed garage doors before you can probably save some money fixing it yourself, but if you aren’t really sure what you are doing, or it looks like a big task it’s probably best left to a professional overhead door repair company.

2B. If you can’t find out what is wrong with your garage then you should call a few companies to have them come out to your house, and if it’s a small problem they can probably take care of it right there. It’s important to know what brand and style your garage door is so that repair companies can bring out replacement parts. Some companies don’t charge for estimates but most do so just call around and see.

3. While comparing rates from the various companies be sure to get time estimates, as most people would rather spend a couple of extra dollars for same day service. Garage door repairs and installations can usually be completed in the same day if you call early enough.


136. Beginners guide to narrowboat 12V electrics: batteries, inverters, chargers, solar and so on

Following a few recent questions and comments from viewers, here is a beginners guide to how electrics work on a narrowboat. It may also have general relevance to people in campervans, motorhomes, caravans and RVs although there are slight differences but the gist is similar.

Please note I am not a qualified boat electrician and I have intentionally kept this superficial and left some things out so as to keep it simple for novices.

Please also direct questions not in the comments but to the 12 Volt Boating group on Facebook, which is at

*NOTE*: this should not be confused with the very-similarly named, but different, “12 Volts Boating Group” (notice “volts” not “volt”) which is also on Facebook and is run by someone else.

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Complete Guide to Tesla Model 3 Home Charging (Part 1): Understanding Your Charging Options

In the first video of this series, I will help you understand the factors you need to consider when deciding on a home charging solution for your Tesla Model 3:
1. Your Model 3’s battery capacity
2. Your home charging equipment
3. The charging rate you can achieve
4. Your battery consumption pattern
5. The amount of time you have to recharge.

This video discusses the first three factors. Below is a list of useful links for information referenced in this video.
– Current list of battery capacities offered for the Tesla Model 3: .
– Home charging guide:
– Tesla mobile connector page:
– Tesla wall connector page:
– Tesla onboard charger page:
– Tesla online store’s Model 3 charging section:
– Tesla online store’s Model 3 charging adapters section:
– Order page for silver Tesla wall connector:
– Order page for black Tesla wall connector:
– Order page for Tesla wall connector with NEMA 14-50 plug:


Hearing Aids & the Battery Charger — Troubleshooting Guide

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Easy Guide On How To Change Your Car Battery At Home

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Apple MacBook Pro MPXR2LL / A Guide: Why Buy This Laptop? What Accessibility Features Does It Have?

The vast majority of Apple MacBook Pro MPXR2LL / A reviews are positive, and owners are citing things such as the sleek design, portability, long battery life, and amazing picture quality as the reasons why they recommend this laptop. It has a thin design, bright and colorful display, cutting-edge graphics, and built-in Touch ID. Overall, it offers a lot of value for consumers and professionals alike.

The speakers are also impressive. They come with a high-dynamic range and deliver high-fidelity sound. Additionally, you get two microphones and a 3.5-mm headphone jack.

Make your Mac more reliable, responsive and capable by utilizing the features that come with the macOS high Sierra 10.13.x operating system. This OS refines all of the apps and features you use every day. If you've never used a MacBook before, the Apple OS is very easy to get the hang of.

There are a variety of accessibility tools for users with disabilities, including built-in support for hearing, vision, motor skills, physical, etc. Whether you need Closed Captions, VoiceOver, Siri and Dictation, Increased Contrast, Switch Control, or any other useful accessibility tool, this laptop offers it.

Here is a look at the specs that come with the Apple MacBook Pro MPXR2LL / A:

• 8GB of memory (LPDDR3 SDRAM 2133-GHz)

• 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor 2.3 GHz

• Turbo Boost technology (2.0) with max speed of 3.6 GHz

• 13.3-inch IPS widescreen display with LED backlight and 2560 x 1600 resolution (WQXGA)

• Intel Iris Plus Graphics Processor (640)

• Wireless 802.11 abgn and ac / Bluetooth 4.2 for communications

• Solid state drive (PCIe) with 128GB capacity

What exactly comes in the box? When it arrives, you'll get the 13-inch laptop itself, a USB-C charge cable (2-m), and a 61 watt USB-C power adapter. For software, all of the Apple apps you know come already installed.

For input, there is a nicely designed keyboard with backlighting and a Force Touch trackpad, which features pressure sensitivity and multi-touch gesture recognition.

There are two USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports that offer support for charging and connecting to another display via DisplayPort. The Thunderbolt technology goes up to 40Gbps, and the USB 3.1 ports (generation 2), transfer at a rate of up to 10Gbps.

With the SSD drive, enjoy great performance and speed, as the sequential read speed goes up to 3.2GB / s.

Do not let budget be a problem – the Apple MacBook Pro MPXR2LL / A is worth investing in. These machines are built to be superior to the typical consumer laptop. You can expect it to last for a long time to come.

Browse through Apple discounts to find the best deals on products. Sometimes there are exclusive Apple MacBook Pro MPXR2LL / A promo codes available, which can be entered in the checkout form when ordering your laptop. Look over the offers today – do not pass up a chance to save.


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the G1 Google Phone and Android – Part 1

A one-stop guide for the T-Mobile G1 phone, running Google's Android mobile operating system. Android is an open source project, designed specifically to make it easy for developers both professional and amateur to create their own applications which access every part of the phone's hardware.

Interim Update (starting 5th of February)

From Android Talk (3rd of February):

"To ensure a great experience with the T-Mobile G1 with Google, customers with these devices will receive an Over the Air (OTA) update to their devices between February 5 and February 15. This OTA will include new system enhancements such as the ability to save pictures or files to file by long-pressing an item, check for system updates, and use the Google Voice Search feature. The OTA will also fix a number of known issues. New G1 activations will receive the OTA up to three days after service has been activated. "

This update looks to be pretty much as listed above, adding the ability to save pictures and files with a long press, fixing a few minor bugs (none of which I've personally experienced, but which have been bothering other people) and adding Voice Search (which is apparently pretty cool). It's come to a bunch of customers in the US but there's not much more in terms of information about it, probably because it's rather basic. There seems to be some concern about Voice Search becoming available in the UK – apparently it has a problem with our accent! This may delay or alter the UK release.

If you do not want to wait for the push from T-Mobile, there's a trick to allow you to force the G1 to check for updates, courtesy of a poster on the Android Talk forums. You'll need Anycut installed from the Market. Now long-press in a blank space on your screen, and choose Shortcut / Anycut / Activity / Device info. When you tap this shortcut, it'll take you to a screen with a range of interesting system information. Scroll all the way to the bottom, and there's a button to check for updates. If you click it and it just says "CHECKIN_SUCCESS", there's no update yet.

Coming Update – Cupcake

There is a major update, or series of updates, coming in the first quarter of 2009 for the G1 and other Android phones. It comes from the development branch called Cupcake, and will include a number of fixes and improvements and add a lot of features to your phone. It should download straight to your G1 over the air and update easily.

The official Google position is still that it's ready when it's ready, but it is targeted for the first quarter of 2009. We do know that a very early version was released to application developers around the 16th of January, and that T-Mobile have taken note of the flood of emails and calls about the issue and are trying to push this forward as fast as possible from their end.

Some predicted features for this update are:

* Option to save pictures and attachments from text messages
* Ability to copy and paste text in the browser
* Search-within-text for the browser
* Improved video support – video recording, better playback and thumbnails
* Stereo bluetooth support
* Onscreen keyboard, so you can type on the screen rather than having to slide the keyboard open
* A reduction in battery drain, mainly through more efficient use of processing power.
* Latitude, a geo-aware contact system

The soft keyboard is one of the most eagerly-awaited features of Cupcake – the ability to enter text via an onscreen keyboard, without having to open the slide on the G1. This feature is now provided by a third party application –'s Softkeyboard, available in the Market now. I'll give more details and some information how to use it (the functionality is not immediately obvious) in my second article on Applications.

Features: What works, what does not, and how to fix it


Bluetooth headsets seem to work fine on the whole, but the device does not yet support stereo over bluetooth, so any audio playback will be mono sound only. This will be fixed with the Cupcake update.

The wired headset that comes with the G1 gives good sound quality, but the limit of the phone is that it does not have a regular headphone / earphone socket, so for the wired accessories you have to buy those that are specifically designed to be compatible with the phone.

However, in the US the G1 now ships with an adapter which allows you to plug in a regular 3.5mm headset. This is not yet the case in the UK, but T-Mobile have told me that if they receive enough feedback they make well change this policy and even ship out adapters to existing customers. If you are a UK G1 customer, go to T-Mobile's Contact Us page, scroll down to "send us an email" and fill in the form to let T-Mobile know their customers want this accessory!

I got a response to my own form, telling me that T-Mobile has no plans to make this change in the UK. That basically means that they have not had enough complaint emails / calls to make this an issue – let's get on this, people!

File Transfer

As yet, disappointingly, Android does not support file transfer between the phone and your computer by Bluetooth. This should be added with the Cupcake update in mid-January. Because this feature is actually missing from the underlying structure of the operating system, it's almost impossible for anyone else to add it (through a downloaded application for example) until the update.

File transfer over the USB cable works fine, although the method has changed from the Quick Start guide that comes with the phone, which has confused some people (me included). When you plug the USB cable in, a prompt will come up on the G1's notifications area (the pulldown at the top of the screen), saying "USB Connected – select to copy files to / from your computer". Tap the message, and when the next box pops up on screen select "Mount". After that, your computer will see the G1's SD card as an external drive, just like a flash drive.

Everything the phone has stored on your SD card is organized pretty clear, and your digital photos are under the folder called "dcim". You can copy your music, photos etc. into any folder and the G1's software should find them.

Synchronizing With Your Applications

The G1 is designed to synchronize seamlessly and continuously with Google's own solutions for calendar, contacts, email, etc. There are there are unknowingly to be direct solutions from Google to sync your G1 with your Windows, Linux or Mac desktop over Bluetooth or a cable.

However, there are a number of ways to sync Google's online services with your desktop, giving a two-stage solution. I'm not going to go into them here because I feel they're outside the scope of this article, but they're well documented on Google's own help pages and on the web.

Using Your G1 As a Modem ("Tethering")

Hooking up your G1 to a laptop or desktop computer, so the machine can access the phone's internet connection: Again, this is not yet directly supported by the operating system. However, there is a workaround which will let you do it, as long as you do not mind tweaking a few settings. "Tetherbot" by Graham – a guide to tethering your G1 as a USB modem. Note: The easiest way to point Firefox to the proxy is to install the Foxyproxy plugin.

It's still experimental and tricky, but now it's been proved possible, someone will no doubt make a friendlier easy-to-use solution very soon. When there is one, I'll post it here right away.

June Fabrics are in the early stages of developing a tethering solution for Android phones, and an Android version of WMWifiRouter is also in development. Both will be commercial (but affordable) solutions to the problem, and (if they work like both companies' previous releases) will effectively turn your G1 into a wifi hotspot without needing any other software installed, making them compatible with any desktop operating system.

Audio Playback and Recording

At the moment Android can play audio in the following formats: AAC, AAC, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP3, Ogg, WMA and WMV. Playback is pretty good and stable in my experience. See my next post on applications for more information. Other formats may be added with future operating system updates, or new applications may expand that list.

The G1 can record audio, and a few applications already use the functionality.

Video Playback and Recording, and Flash

Right now the Android only supports video in MP4 format and from YouTube (not through the browser but through dedicated programs, which are actually grabbing MP4 versions of the YouTube videos), and it has to be in quite a restricted format. You can use any video converter compatible with Android – Videora is very good.

Other video formats will probably have to wait for an operating system update, although someone may figure out a way to add formats with an application. Flash support is said to be coming very shortly, with Adobe promising that they are working closely with the Android team. We might even have Flash in January. When it comes out, I'll let you know!

Although Android does not yet officially support video recording, a third party application does now provide this feature. This is exactly why an open source phone is an exciting proposition – the potential for unofficial third party projects to fill the gaps in the available functions!'s Video Recorder / Video Camera, now available from the market, provides recording of video to the SD card and playback with some efficiency. It's still in beta and a little flaky, but works pretty well for me – although it will drain the battery in minutes.

The Battery

The big failing of the G1 is battery life. Between the big screen, multiple wireless connections and heavy processor use from the constantly running background applications, the installed 1150mAh battery does not last long.

Current word from T-Mobile is that they have no plans to release an improved battery for the G1 in the UK. Some G1 users in the US have been shipped replacement batteries – an internal memo has apparently instructed their helpline advisers to do so in response to complaints – which increase battery life by 22% without increasing the size of the phone.

If you are a UK G1 owner, I recommend going to T-Mobile's Contact Us page, scrolling down to "send us an email" and filling in the form to let T-Mobile know their customers want this service. With sufficient users pitching in, we can demand a better device for our money.

Managing your wireless features can help. The Power Manager application from the Market allows you to control bluetooth, wifi, GPS and cell location in one screen, and flip from 3G to 2G, all of which extend the charge on the battery.

The big drain is the 3G – the G1 wastes a lot of power searchingfor a 3G connection when one is not available (hopefully this will be improved with the Cupcake release). I'd suggest turning it off when you're not actually browsing / downloading – your email etc. will still sync just fine, and if you get notified that, for example, a podcast is downloading in Podweasel, you can flip it on. This added almost 50% to my battery life immediately.

Many users can also improve things by calibrating the G1's Lithium Ion battery. It turns out that Li Ion batteries have internal electronics that keep track of their charge level, but sometimes need calibrating, and the G1's battery often does not ship ready-calibrated.

To calibrate your battery, let the G1 run all the way down, past the warning messages about low battery charge, until it turns itself off. You may need to turn it on again a couple of times – keep going until it will not power up at all. Then recharge to full and leave on charge for at least a couple more hours. You should find a significant improvement in battery life. This may need repeating every month or two, but do not do it too often as fully cycling the battery causes extra wear (mostly due to heat).

The Camera

The G1 is fitted with a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, although unfortunately it does not have a flash. The onboard camera application is currently pretty limited, although it is predicted to improve with the Cupcake update. A much better camera app is SnapPhoto, available from the Android Market – see my next article on applications for more information.


HP EliteBook 1040 G3 Guide: What Does This Premium Notebook Offer to Professional Business Users?

What are professionals looking for in a premium business class notebook these days? It helps for a model to have a durable case, security features, reliable processing power, high definition display, etc. All of these features – and more – can be found with the HP EliteBook 1040 G3.

This is also an elegant machine with its all diamond diamond cut design and silver-colored metallic surface. Fingerprints are not a problem. The bottom cover of the notebook is slightly rubberized in order to improve grip. All parts are assembled flawlessly, and the chassis was tested in accordance with strict military standards (MIL-STD 810G for temperature, dust, humidity, splash, and so forth).

Collaration is simple with the 720p webcam and HP's exclusive Noise Reduction Software. Enjoy quality sound with audio technology by Bang & Olufsen.

There is no lack of security feature, which include BIOSphere, Sure Start software, Client Security, hard drive encryption, fingerprint registration, and so forth. Keep your notebook protected from thieves with the Kensington Lock and fingerprint scanner. The integrated privacy screen protects the display from prying eyes; all it takes is a touch of a button.

Specifications of the HP EliteBook 1040 G3

The starter specs with the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 include:

• Intel Core i5 processor (5th generation)

• 8GB SDRAM onboard memory DDR4

• 14-inch diagonal display FHD SVA with LED-backlighting touch (1920 × 1080)

• 128GB SATA M.2 storage / TLC SSD

• Intel HD graphics (520)

• 720p webcam

• Six-cell battery 45-Wh li-ion polymer

• Up to 10 – 11 hours of battery life, depending on activities

• Dimensions of (WxDxH) 13.27 × 9.23 × 0.65-inches (touch version)

• Starting weight of 3.15-lbs

If you need more processing power, there is a configuration option to go with an i7 Intel Core model.

The ClickPad is made of glass and features a chemically etched surface. Gestures and taps such as two-finger zooming and two-finger scrolling are enabled by default.

There are plenty of ports and connections for devices and external hard drives. These include 1 USB Type C, 2 USB 3.0 charging, 1 HDMI, 1 headphone / microphone combo, AC power, and docking connector.

Intel's dual-band wireless AC 8260 WLAN module handles the Wi-Fi connections. The WWAN module and SIM-card are integrated. Under perfect conditions, expect 70-80 MB / s.

The black keyboard is chiclet style and offers good input. The stroke when typing is slightly absorbed and somewhat soft.

Overall, the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is a nice business notebook that offers everything a professional needs in today's world. Or, if you're simply looking for a quality personal notebook, this is a great choice for day to day tasks as well.

HP is well-known for creating technology that helps businesses and homes to run smoother. Whether you are just shopping for this laptop by itself or accessories to go with it, it's a good thing to have HP EliteBook 1040 G3 promo codes.


SkyRC S60 Balance Charger – Unboxing Review And LiPo Charging Guide

Hey Guy’s,

Thanks For Dropping By “The Art Of UAV”

Today I Wanted To Share My New “SkyRC S60” Balance Charger.

I Will Be Covering The SkyRC S60 Balance Charger With A Quick Beginners Guide On How To Use A Parallel LiPo Charging Board.


SKYRC S60 AC Balance Charger/Discharge £35.78 GBP – (Make Sure You Get The Right Plug For Your Country)

Parallel Balance Charging Board With XT60 Connector 2-6S £6.49 GBP –


-SkyRC D100 Charger
-SkyRC Q200 Charger

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