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« Reply #50 on: 16/10/2007 00:50:28 »
ok

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« Reply #51 on: 16/10/2007 23:21:10 »
Yup!

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« Reply #52 on: 17/10/2007 00:23:41 »
Don't make your daddy mad!

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« Reply #53 on: 17/10/2007 00:36:21 »
Oh well he won't find out lol

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« Reply #54 on: 17/10/2007 00:56:22 »
RYAN!

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« Reply #55 on: 17/10/2007 12:04:34 »
What! lol

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« Reply #56 on: 17/10/2007 19:51:58 »
*smiles* Your a little Rebel EH?

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« Reply #57 on: 18/10/2007 12:14:27 »
I guess I am :) lol

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« Reply #58 on: 18/10/2007 14:20:38 »
Yes you are...*smiles* .....Me too! Thats probably why after 47 years I am still here and going against the grain!!!

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« Reply #59 on: 18/10/2007 16:37:58 »
I mean is that :( or :)?  haha

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« Reply #60 on: 18/10/2007 16:39:53 »
The empire will slay the rebels!!!
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« Reply #61 on: 19/10/2007 04:01:08 »
Yes you are...*smiles* .....Me too! Thats probably why after 47 years I am still here and going against the grain!!!

Happy smiles Ryan!

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« Reply #62 on: 19/10/2007 04:02:48 »
The empire will slay the rebels!!!

The empire does seem to hold all the cards at that point in ones life! LOL!

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« Reply #63 on: 19/10/2007 21:20:42 »
less then 20 hours! and its coming apart lol

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« Reply #64 on: 20/10/2007 01:51:48 »
LOL You are determined to dismantle it! Just take note and put it back together after you fix the sticky key. unplug it first. It probably had something spilled between the keys and made it sticky. Use alcohol to clean with a soft cloth allow it to air dry. clean side of keys and contact lightly! UNPLUGGED!

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« Reply #65 on: 20/10/2007 01:54:03 »
12 hours!!  haha no i'm jsut gonna leave it plugged in lol..yes karen lol

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« Reply #66 on: 20/10/2007 02:11:38 »
LOL SORRY!! I know I know.. but you should have been here when me step father was putting a new electrical cord on my stackable dryer unit! LOL he hooked it to the dryer, plugged it in and said see all fixed. then he said the cord is way to long so now I will shorten it so it is not in the way on the counter. LOL he then measured from the wall socket down a length of the cord and before I could say wait, he cut the big plug wire with these heavy duty electric wire cutters and everything went black except the sparks then a thud and silence...... He electrocuted himself.. LOL Not funny at the time.. burned a huge black spot in his hand around his thumb and all over his palm and index pointer fingers! charcole black and smoke that was the most horrid smell I have ever witnessed flesh burning .. awful smell!
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« Reply #67 on: 20/10/2007 02:32:55 »
haha that's funny..i'm sorry its mean, bit its funny..haha lol haha lol..

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« Reply #68 on: 20/10/2007 03:07:07 »
haha that's funny..i'm sorry its mean, bit its funny..haha lol haha lol..

It was funny..but it wasn't, BUT and he really deserved it!! karma you know!...

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« Reply #69 on: 20/10/2007 12:57:24 »
Haha Karma lol Glad taht ain't on the sims or i'd be screwed haha. well they'd be screwed, bu t ya you get the point.

30 minutes!

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« Reply #70 on: 20/10/2007 13:53:09 »
It was nothing like I thoguht it would be..I don't even know what half the stuff is. lol. I needa figure out how to program it so when you turn it on it doesn't go to the one its programed for and goes to piano instead.

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« Reply #71 on: 20/10/2007 14:56:26 »
Haha Karma lol Glad taht ain't on the sims or i'd be screwed haha. well they'd be screwed, but ya you get the point.

30 minutes!

Well yes I do! LOL! UH OH!!!!!

It was nothing like I thought it would be..I don't even know what half the stuff is. lol. I need a figure out how to program it so when you turn it on it doesn't go to the one its programed for and goes to piano instead.

What was making the key sticky??? HUM maybe lay the top back over it and see where that part is , maybe you will see a distinct difference in the board there and know then what is not working right. maybe the switch pad electrical area is dirty or the part actually that touches the board there, it is electronic right! Take a picture if you can ryan!

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« Reply #72 on: 20/10/2007 14:57:12 »
The contacts might be sticky!

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« Reply #73 on: 20/10/2007 15:18:15 »
I just rubbed my finger over the conact part.it had indents of where i played it alot..and i got it to flatten out

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« Reply #74 on: 20/10/2007 16:33:31 »
Can you fix it! by pushing it out again or did you already!

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« Reply #75 on: 20/10/2007 16:35:12 »
It just works now lol

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« Reply #76 on: 20/10/2007 16:38:50 »
YAYYYYYYYYYYYY! Good Job! Very Good Job!!! You don't have extra parts do you?

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« Reply #77 on: 20/10/2007 16:41:23 »
I remember taking something apart as a kid.....leaving it for a few weeks and then could not put it back together because I had forgotten what on earth I had taken apart !!
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« Reply #78 on: 20/10/2007 16:52:11 »
LOL... yes I have done that even as an adult... very frustrating!!! LOL

Nice of you to admit it... most won't!

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« Reply #79 on: 20/10/2007 17:12:17 »
Nope no extra

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« Reply #80 on: 21/10/2007 05:57:53 »
Nope no extra

Thats always a good sign! LOL

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« Reply #81 on: 22/10/2007 15:56:39 »
I have taken a few gear boxes and engines apart and quite a few vehicles that weere invloved in accidents. Always managed to put them back together again after. Helps being a mechanical engineer and a panel beater sprayer (long time ago mind.) Bet one I can remember was a mercury 130 hp 2 stroke power boat engine. Had reeds, and bearings all over the place. Never messed with a 2 stroke before either. Removed the crankshaft, starter, carbs and loads of bits besides, Threw all the bits in a big box, waited for new parts to arrive, I.E. Piston, piston rings, and gaskets. This engine was pretty complicated. Had to wait for quite a few weeks before I could find time to do the reassembly. Anyway bolted it all together and it started up first time:)

Had a washing machine a long time ago. the computer circuit board burned out. Went to a repair shop and pointed out the problem. He replied with a sharp hissing noise as he breathed in prior to delivering the numbers of pound notes I did not want to hear in the order of over a hundred bucks. I asked how much for a soldering iron and flux et, took the iron home, soldered the circuit board up and got another 4 years out of the washer :)

However my best one was taking the science literature to bits and reassembling it so it made sense in relation to trees plants, humans and animals, even the ocean currents.

Then spent some of the best years of my life applying it to the benefit of mankind.

Would I change things if I could see the struggle I would be heading for before embarking on this journey of discovery? Not a chance, I would do it all again tomorrow!

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« Reply #82 on: 22/10/2007 16:10:04 »
Me too, Andrew Me too!

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« Reply #83 on: 22/10/2007 21:45:51 »
Sounds like fun!

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« Reply #84 on: 23/10/2007 01:29:57 »
yeah! My life has produced four events that made my life worth living and I would go through hell and back to have them repeated even just once....again..

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« Reply #85 on: 23/10/2007 08:27:56 »
I took my very worn loose cover from my sofa apart. Took me three days to make a new one using old pieces as a pattern. looks ok - better than it did! Wouldnt have a clue with anything technical!
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« Reply #86 on: 23/10/2007 15:09:49 »
I too have re appolstered several sofas and chairs and ottomans.. I like to sew!

That is cool! It is not as hard as it seems.. Did you enjoy doing it?

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« Reply #87 on: 23/10/2007 16:19:17 »
I luff to take these apart and then to put them back together in my tummy !!


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« Reply #88 on: 23/10/2007 19:01:23 »
LOL Hey! I have seen those before somewhere and I have tasted one... they are good! LOL Although I cannot recall when its been a while and I think it was about this time of year, maybe closer to Christmas! YUMMMMMM!

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« Reply #89 on: 23/10/2007 20:56:24 »
LOL Hey! I have seen those before somewhere and I have tasted one... they are good! LOL Although I cannot recall when its been a while and I think it was about this time of year, maybe closer to Christmas! YUMMMMMM!

Ewe are lucky...it ewesd to be only available here in th UK...but...we thought we'd let ewe guys have some too  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry's_Chocolate_Orange
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« Reply #90 on: 23/10/2007 22:12:56 »
Cardinal Cherries are yummy

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« Reply #91 on: 24/10/2007 00:45:24 »
LOL Hey! I have seen those before somewhere and I have tasted one... they are good! LOL Although I cannot recall when its been a while and I think it was about this time of year, maybe closer to Christmas! YUMMMMMM!

Ewe are lucky...it ewesd to be only available here in th UK...but...we thought we'd let ewe guys have some too  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry's_Chocolate_Orange

Thank you all! It is a very nice treat you have released to us! Tasty indeed!
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« Reply #92 on: 31/12/2007 16:56:58 »
Wow and this is interesting. If I ever tried to take apart and fix anything less than changing
plugs. I know they would all stay in a right mess.
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« Reply #93 on: 15/01/2008 19:19:41 »
I've taken my computer apart, was able to put it back together with a faster modem.  One time I took my dad's old S10 apart. Its still in my back yard.

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« Reply #94 on: 16/01/2008 03:07:29 »
I've taken my computer apart, was able to put it back together with a faster modem.  One time I took my dad's old S10 apart. Its still in my back yard.

Me too, but it was to put in a modem and once to install a new sound card.. simple stuff but it was not bad.

I have taken apart VCR's, TV's, radios, all kinds of things.. mostly always with successful fixes. Once the electrical computer board thing was fried and I could not fix it. It was literally melted in places...

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« Reply #95 on: 27/07/2008 10:00:34 »
 Alright today I spent the day putting together solo lights and repairing garden hoses my dog chewed the ends off from.. Lol I cut out the old parts and  them.  ...cut the frayed ends off and put the ends back into the hose reclamped them and voilla no leaks and all fixed..I also cleaned out my van...and worked on and installed a new wireless router card into Bobs computer and still am baffled..I have the router set up on mine with primary cable dsl and I have something wrong as his won't pick up the signal...

anyway I will figure it out tomorrow..


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