Hi all! Fixing quandary for you all... I have a rechargeable air pump, and the batteries decayed and are not keeping a charge - so I want to replace them. I'd like to give it a go with regular batteries first, before investing in the NiCds. If I pry these batteries out, can I give it a go and rig it together with e-tape? I wouldn't want to solder it together if they're not the rechargeables... What do folks think? ... See MoreSee Less

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One lamp needed hand-tightening. Another one needed a new switch. A third needed complete cord replacement since the metal stalk was zapping 26 volts of AC.

Two irons had internally frayed wiring and Johannas performed bypass on one of them. The induction plate had a blown fuse, but we didn't have anything close to the 15A range. Adrian patches a cracked wine bottle opener and improvises a pivot pin on the lemon squeezer. The iPod Nano generated no image on the screen but the Mac laptop can navigate through it as if it were a USB drive.

One hair dryer also needed power cord bypass. Another just generated too much heat even before blowing air. The toaster oven needed its opening latch adjusted. The sewing pedal machined needed TLC. The Casio BOSS, and two pairs of headphones get close scrutiny. D55
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One lamp needed hand-tightening. Another one needed a new switch. A third needed complete cord replacement since the metal stalk was zapping 26 volts of AC. Two irons had internally frayed wiring and Johannas performed bypass on one of them. The induction plate had a blown fuse, but we didn't have anything close to the 15A range. Adrian patches a cracked wine bottle opener and improvises a pivot pin on the lemon squeezer. The iPod Nano generated no image on the screen but the Mac laptop can navigate through it as if it were a USB drive. One hair dryer also needed power cord bypass. Another just generated too much heat even before blowing air. The toaster oven needed its opening latch adjusted. The sewing pedal machined needed TLC. The Casio BOSS, and two pairs of headphones get close scrutiny. D55

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You broke it? Who cares? We'll fix it together! Celebrate Earth Day EVERY DAY while we're at it! Don't forget to buckle up for the ride over!

Besides, now's a great time to make. good. art.

MTA Subway - 1/2/3/A/C/E/F/M/L/PATH West 14th at 7th Avenue

All are welcome, including anyone who wants to observe just by watching.

(We suggest a $5 donation for each item fixed, but no one will be turned away).
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Manhattan Fixing Session

June 21, 2017, 7:00pm - June 21, 2017, 10:00pm

Hack Manhattan

You broke it? Who cares? We'll fix it together! Celebrate Earth Day EVERY DAY while we're at it! Don't forget to buckle up for the ride over! Besides, now's a great time to make. good. art. MTA Subway - 1/2/3/A/C/E/F/M/L/PATH West 14th at 7th Avenue All are welcome, including anyone who wants to observe just by watching. (We suggest a $5 donation for each item fixed, but no one will be turned away).

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Rocco recommends complete replacement of the power cord on the drill. He also advises replacing the 3-way switch on the lamp. Vincent finds a broken plastic latch, preventing the tape player lid from closing. All the headphones had no output on one channel. The turntable's belt slipped off, and Rocco tested a failing motor. Vincent and Isaac try to reverse engineer a vacuum cleaner telescoping extension wand. Isaac, Rachel, and Khaela, team up to install a hard drive on an Aiwa sampler. D0 ... See MoreSee Less

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