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Easy fixes for everyday things : 1,020 ways to repair your stuff.

Physical Description:
256 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Digital living -- Home works -- Household and more -- Out and about.
Added Corporate Author:
Presents more than one thousand solutions and repairs for such items as household appliances, electronic equipment, doors and windows, clothing, jewelry, bicycles, cars, and garden tools.


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Book 643.60288 EAS 2020 0 1
Book 643.60288 EAS 2020 0 1
Book 643.60288 EAS 2020 0 1

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SAVE MONEY, TIME, AND EFFORT repairing your household equipment

Easy Fixes for Everyday Things is fresh, surprising, and honest: if something can be fixed we show you how; if it needs expert attention we say so; and if it is simply beyond hope, we tell you that, too.

Maybe your smartphone fell in water or you spilled coffee on your computer keyboard. Perhaps your iron won't produce steam or your refrigerator is making an odd noise. It could be that your watch face has been scratched or the chain on your bike keeps falling off. Whatever the problem, Easy Fixes for Everyday Things has your solution.

We all rely on devices, appliances and pieces of household equipment that break, misbehave or fail completely. With Easy Fixes for Everyday Things you can help yourself when disaster strikes, saving time, money and hassle (and cutting down on needless waste) simply by following a few straightforward steps.

This fun yet practical book strips the mystery from repairs, enabling you to fix the seemingly unfixable and solve more than 1,000 everyday problems with phones, cameras, laptops, locks, washing machines, lawn mowers, water pipes, cars and dozens of other common household things.

Author Notes

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Fix Your Lifep. 6
How to Use This Bookp. 8
Start Herep. 10
Your Home Repair Essentialsp. 12
Your "Magic Tool Kit"p. 14
1 Digital Livingp. 18
Keeping in Touchp. 20
Wired Phonesp. 20
Cell Phonesp. 24
Entertainment on the Gop. 34
Tablets and Media Playersp. 34
Home Entertainmentp. 38
TV and Home Viewingp. 38
Games and Consolesp. 47
Computersp. 50
Getting Up and Runningp. 50
Laptops and Netbooksp. 62
Keyboards, Mice, Screens, and Soundsp. 66
Scanners, Webcams, and Printersp. 73
Computer and Internet Securityp. 78
Broadband and Wi-Fip. 84
2 Home Worksp. 86
Pipes and Plumbingp. 88
Water Emergenciesp. 88
Faucets and Sinksp. 94
Bathtubs and Showersp. 100
Drains and Guttersp. 104
Toiletsp. 108
Noisy Pipesp. 116
Heating, Cooling, and Ventilationp. 118
Heatingp. 118
Cooling and Ventilationp. 126
Power and Lightingp. 130
Home Appliancesp. 130
Lightingp. 133
Doors and Windowsp. 136
Doorsp. 136
Windowsp. 142
Home Securityp. 147
Locks and Keysp. 147
Alarms and Security Lightsp. 152
3 Household and Morep. 154
In the Kitchenp. 156
Cooking and Cleaningp. 156
Fridges and Freezersp. 161
Washing Machinesp. 168
Clothes Dryersp. 174
Dishwashersp. 176
Ovens, Stoves, and Hoodsp. 181
Living Spacesp. 186
Curtains, Blinds, Carpets, and Floorsp. 186
Vacuums and Floor Cleanersp. 195
Tables and Chairsp. 197
Bedrooms and Bathroomsp. 200
The Bedroomp. 200
Shower and Bathroomp. 205
Clothes and Personal Itemsp. 207
Watches and Jewelryp. 207
Glasses and Hearing Aidsp. 209
Shoes and Clothingp. 211
4 Out and Aboutp. 220
Carsp. 222
Behind the Wheelp. 222
Bodyworkp. 228
Brakes and Tiresp. 231
Under the Hoodp. 234
Getting Aroundp. 238
Strollers and Wheelchairsp. 238
Bags and Casesp. 242
Outdoor Activitiesp. 244
Indexp. 247
Acknowledgmentsp. 256