What is Coil Whine & How to Fix it

Nowadays, it is relatively easy to build a silent computer. But there is one particular noise that can be hard to eliminate: coil whine. This high pitched hissing or scratching noise is not only highly annoying, but also sounds like something is not working as it should. In this article I will explain what coil …

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How to Fix Mouse Double Click Problems

A common problem in computer mice is that after a period of using them, they randomly start double clicking when you single click. This random double clicking often occurs after several years of using the mouse and can be very annoying. Usually it is the left mouse button that develops this issue. All major brands …

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How to Fix Mouse Double Click Problems

How to Improve the Performance of Cheap Linear Guides

Linear guides are an essential component when it comes to building 3D printers, CNC machines, and other machines that need some kind of linear motion. Unfortunately, the high quality linear guide rails are often too expensive for many hobby projects. Cheaper ones are available from China, but they can come with quality issues that limit …

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A fully disassembled MGN12H linear rail carriage with all components laid out on a surface.

Replacing a LG Nexus 5 Battery

I recently had to replace the battery on my LG Nexus 5. Where I last year needed to repair the power button, it was now the battery’s turn to be swapped out. For anyone else who also has problems with very little screen-on-time on their Nexus 5 due to an old battery, I will show …

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An LG Nexus 5 phone with the back cover removed and the internals visible.

How to Sand a Sticky Guitar Neck

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you own a guitar that you are overall quite happy with, but you don’t play it as much as you want because it has a gloss neck with a sticky feel. Your fretting hand keeps ‘catching’ the neck as you try to slide it along, and at times playing …

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How to Sand a Sticky Guitar Neck

How to Repair a Keyboard Mini-/Micro-USB port

Keyboards with detachable cables can be very practical. The detachable cable allows the keyboard to be stored and transported more easily, and also makes the process of swapping out the keyboard painless. The detachable cable is most often connected to the keyboard with a mini-USB or micro-USB connector. Unfortunately, while this system provides the benefits …

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An exposed PCB of a Cooler Master Quickfire TK Keyboard with a "third hand" tool with a magnifying glass that holds a smaller PCB.
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