29 Jul 2012
After the spectacular success of my last request for help here’s another.
I need a cheap domain name seller who includes email in the deal. I found one or two but they are telling me that I’ll have to pay extra to get email included. Is this right?
I was sure that it was usual that email was included but I’m not so sure now. Help!
25 Jul 2012
This is a plea for information from anyone who knows owt about digital vid cameras.
The set up I want is video camera to TV. I need the TV to show live video from the camera whether or not the camera is recording. I’d have thought this was normal but after ages searching online and discussions at a major UK retailer I can’t find out whether any cameras in my price range do this.
02 Jul 2012
I’ve tweeted this but for a more permanent record thought I’d write it here too.
My iPod Touch has been a bit wobbly recently. The number of things wrong with it (and iTunes – the loatsome piece of cack) keeps ever increasing but recently one problem became too annoying. The headphone socket seemed to have worn out, or a wire was loose or something. Sound would drop out of one side (usually the left) with a minor wiggle of the wire eg when walking with said wire coming out of your pocket. In practice this meant that the whole point of the iPod was lost. How can you listen to music when the sound is forever dropping out?
I did a bit of searching on the net and found a bunch of people who’ve had the same problem. Answers given on forums included “take it back to Apple”, “No don’t take it back to Apple”, “Mend it yourself by taking the thing to bits and putting in a new bit” to “Noooo, don’t do that, you’ll bust it”.
I wasn’t about to pull the thing to bits so I tought I’d do my own irl research. I was in Leicester city centre one day so dropped in to the Apple Store. “How much for his to be mended? “I’ll go and check.” tum tee tum…. “It’ll be £120″. “Eeek!”
Forget that, I’m not about to give Apple any more money after te crap they’ve sold me so far.
I googled a mending service and they said £50. Still too much.
A slightly dodgy looking repair shop in Derby market quoted me £35. That’s nearer the mark but I still wasn’t sure as they did look a tad untrustworthy.
The other day I was chatting with Uncle D and h told me that a boss of his had the same problem and was grumbling at Apple for being rubbish (as all good and proper folk should) but D tthougt of a different possible solution that I’d not heard of before, nor did I find it anywhere online.
“There be fluff down t’ole”!
A pick and a waggle with a paperclip sorted it apparently. I tried it on mine and it’s worked a treat. Ta D.
I wonder how many have spent £120 only for Apple to clean the socket out for them?