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by SVariance1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

I can't find this: There is no: "Up" radio station tune button. Press and hold the "1" radio station preset button at the same time. Perhaps you have the navigation system in your Highlander? What trim level do you have? "Limited"? I do have the navigation system in the highlander. It is a limited.
by SVariance1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

Some Year-Model Toyotas have an anti-theft system that will disable the radio after battery removal. Do this to reset the system... Insert the key into the ignition. Turn the ignition switch to the "On" position without starting the engine. Press the power button on the stereo to turn it on. Press ...
by SVariance1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

Some Year-Model Toyotas have an anti-theft system that will disable the radio after battery removal. Do this to reset the system... Insert the key into the ignition. Turn the ignition switch to the "On" position without starting the engine. Press the power button on the stereo to turn it on. Press ...
by SVariance1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

Something likely fried when the installer shorted a wire when your battery was replaced. They will not fix anything becuse you cannot prove they damaged anything and if they don't admit it you are hosed. Most likely it should be just a fuse or two blown but could have been the entire audio system b...
by SVariance1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

AAA replaced the battery. I called them up and they said there is nothing we can do for you. I am going to call them again. I could be wrong, but I don't think AAA does car repair. +1 AAA does emergency roadside service. They changed out a battery. Not their fault. The problem occurred immediately ...
by SVariance1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

AAA replaced the battery. I called them up and they said there is nothing we can do for you. I am going to call them again. I could be wrong, but I don't think AAA does car repair. +1 AAA does emergency roadside service. They changed out a battery. Not their fault. The problem occurred immediately ...
by SVariance1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

I was wondering if anyone has had any success in trying to get a dead radio and back up camera to work again. I had the battery replaced on a 2009 Toyota Highlander and since then, the backup camera and radio no longer work. I have taken it to the dealer, local auto shops but no one has been able t...
by SVariance1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

obafgkm wrote:
SVariance1 wrote:AAA replaced the battery. I called them up and they said there is nothing we can do for you. I am going to call them again.
I could be wrong, but I don't think AAA does car repair.
They do not do car repair but I think they caused the problem.
by SVariance1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

AAA replaced the battery. I called them up and they said there is nothing we can do for you. I am going to call them again.
by SVariance1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

I was wondering if anyone has had any success in trying to get a dead radio and back up camera to work again. I had the battery replaced on a 2009 Toyota Highlander and since then, the backup camera and radio no longer work. I have taken it to the dealer, local auto shops but no one has been able t...
by SVariance1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Re: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

My wife took it to the dealer and I assume that they checked the fuses but I do not know for sure. AAA replaced the battery and they will not help me. I do not think this system has a code to enter
by SVariance1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work
Replies: 41
Views: 1808

Toyota Radio and Backup Camera No Longer Work

I was wondering if anyone has had any success in trying to get a dead radio and back up camera to work again. I had the battery replaced on a 2009 Toyota Highlander and since then, the backup camera and radio no longer work. I have taken it to the dealer, local auto shops but no one has been able to...
by SVariance1
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop CD ROM Tray Keeps Ejecting
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Laptop CD ROM Tray Keeps Ejecting

I disabled the drive to prevent it from coming out. I called the company from which I bought it and asked for a partial refund. They offered me a small amount of money and I accepted the offer. I guess if I ever need the drive, I can enable it.
by SVariance1
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop CD ROM Tray Keeps Ejecting
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Laptop CD ROM Tray Keeps Ejecting

I was wondering if anyone would have a suggestion as to how to fix a new laptop with a cd rom tray that keeps popping out. I have tried a few suggestions from google searches but nothing has worked other than to disable the drive. I know that I could take it to back to the store and return it but th...
by SVariance1
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HP Laptop - Black Screen - Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: HP Laptop - Black Screen - Help

As one poster here suggested, connect an external monitor to the laptop's monitor port. If you see a display there, then this tells you that the laptop is at least booting up and that there is a hardware problem with the laptop's display. In that case, two possibilities come to mind: (1) you have l...
by SVariance1
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HP Laptop - Black Screen - Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: HP Laptop - Black Screen - Help

Unplug the power and remove the battery. Plg the battery and restart. This has fixed 2 of my HPs. +1 on the above method. Worked for my HP when the laptop keyboard stopped working. And its fast and low tech supposedly reboots some drivers/switches? If not, have you tried some other fixes like remov...
by SVariance1
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HP Laptop - Black Screen - Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

HP Laptop - Black Screen - Help

I was wondering if anyone here has any thoughts on how to fix an HP laptop (few years old) that turns on but the monitor display remains black. I have tried a few fixes that I found online but none of them have worked. Thank you.
by SVariance1
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Small Clear Trash Bags for Bathroom
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: Small Clear Trash Bags for Bathroom

FraggleRock wrote:I find this site to be useful
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Yes, but I value the opinions of people on this site more than the average person who comments on Amazon.
by SVariance1
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Small Clear Trash Bags for Bathroom
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Small Clear Trash Bags for Bathroom

Would anyone have a recommendation small clear trash bags for bathrooms? I think 4 gallon is too small. I think the size should be about 7 or 8 gallons. I bought 1000 of them several years ago but they were a little too thin.
by SVariance1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

The company says it is 100% water proof
by SVariance1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

I am also looking at Coretech Plus. It is apparently the higher end version of Smartcore
by SVariance1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

I laid Platon on the concrete followed by underlayment and cheap laminate. In the event of minor water intrusion, the Platon keeps water away from the laminate and the airflow allows the concrete to dry out. I did install some floor "vents" around the perimeter of the room to monitor the ...
by SVariance1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

Smartcore vinyl flooring from Lowes. I installed this a few months ago and have nothing but good things to say. Did the install all myself (not handy); super easy. You should put felt pads under your furniture to prevent scratching. I have had no scratching issues thus far for normal use. Sliding f...
by SVariance1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

We have 'Luxury Vinyl Tile' in the basement of house because water infiltration is a periodic problem, and whatever raised subfloor supposed to go under wouldn't articulate over to our floor drains. I also would rather actually 'see' if and when we get water as opposed to trusting letting it go und...
by SVariance1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

Your figured it out! It looks nice!
by SVariance1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

When I refinish, I plan to get a back up municipal pump. At least if the power goes out, the pump will still work.
by SVariance1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

I know very little about why a floor could get water damage but if there is a barrier, how could the water penetrate the barrier
by SVariance1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

Would love to see a photo! Posting images here is not that easy for me. I have to remember how to do it each time. I store them on photobucket.com and then upload it here.
by SVariance1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: Flooring for Basement

That one looks nice and it is only .79 cents per square foot!
by SVariance1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Flooring for Basement
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Flooring for Basement

I was wondering if anyone here has an opinion on flooring for a basement. I have a finished basement that I plan to refinish. The basement has had a couple of water issues in the past. I plan to get a new sump pump system prior to refinishing. I am looking at laminate and vinyl flooring which kind o...
by SVariance1
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax Software - Opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 2947

Re: Tax Software - Opinions?

Turtbotax and H&R Block indicate that 1 state program is included. I need to file 2 state tax returns. Is this possible with either of these programs?
by SVariance1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax Software - Opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 2947

Re: Tax Software - Opinions?

I am confused by the costs associated with Turbotax. I called them up and they said that because we have two schedule Cs, we have pay twice for the online version. The person said if we get the download, we only pay once because 5 federal filings are included. Can someone please help me understand t...
by SVariance1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax Software - Opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 2947

Re: Tax Software - Opinions?

Thanks for all of the replies. I am probably going to try Turbo Tax. Prior to using an accountant for many years, I did the returns by hand. I would never want to go back to that!
by SVariance1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax Software - Opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 2947

Tax Software - Opinions?

I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on tax software. My wife and I have been using an accountant for the past several years but may switch to doing the taxes ourselves. We file a 1040 along with two schedule C forms for self employment income with the IRS and then file with two different states...
by SVariance1
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to Remove a Broken Screw from Mailbox?
Replies: 19
Views: 1492

Re: How to Remove a Broken Screw from Mailbox?

I tried to use the needle nose but now there is nothing left to grab.
by SVariance1
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to Remove a Broken Screw from Mailbox?
Replies: 19
Views: 1492

How to Remove a Broken Screw from Mailbox?

Would anyone have a suggestion on how to remove a broken screw from this Gaines Mailbox?
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by SVariance1
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bath Tub Stopper
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Bath Tub Stopper

Pictures would be nice to help diagnose. Not sure what kind of stopper you have but many standard ones with the trip lever up near the faucet which can be removed along with the entire stopper linkage assembly. Here is a photo: http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n502/subwaytile/Stopper.jpg
by SVariance1
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bath Tub Stopper
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Bath Tub Stopper

I have a bathtub with a screw in stopper. Over the past few weeks, the drainage has become slower and slower. I took the stopper out today, used a snake to clear the area and also removed lots of hair. In the process, a screw became dislodged. The stopper attaches into the screw from on top. I think...
by SVariance1
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Deck Repair - Semi Transparent versus Sold Stain
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Deck Repair - Semi Transparent versus Sold Stain

my first deck was originally painted, and that is something you never want to do. the deck on my current house was solid stain. it never peeled. when i replaced it, after much research, i went with semi-transparent. this is personal preference, but the semi-transparent looks a lot nicer. i'll never...
by SVariance1
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Deck Repair - Semi Transparent versus Sold Stain
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Deck Repair - Semi Transparent versus Sold Stain

Any other thoughts on semi transparent versus solid?
by SVariance1
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Deck Repair - Semi Transparent versus Sold Stain
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Deck Repair - Semi Transparent versus Sold Stain

I am willing to put a solid stain on the posts, the narrow perimeter on the outside of the deck (not on the walking area) and the underside of a few steps. I want a contrasting color in white. I do not think the white will look good in a semi transparent.
by SVariance1
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Deck Repair - Semi Transparent versus Sold Stain
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Deck Repair - Semi Transparent versus Sold Stain

I am planning on replacing several boards on a cedar deck with new ones and then re-staining the deck. I am trying to decide on the type of stain to use on the deck. I know there is a trade off between the solid and semi transparent stains. Solid stains tend to peel but hide imperfections and look m...
by SVariance1
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing Broken Bolts
Replies: 54
Views: 4267

Re: Removing Broken Bolts

I have tried using a regular drill but I can't get the whole started. I do not have very good equipment.
by SVariance1
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing Broken Bolts
Replies: 54
Views: 4267

Re: Removing Broken Bolts

I think what makes most sense for me is to eventually remove the long vertical insert with the broken bolts and replace it with a new one. I do not have the skill to get the bolts out and I think it would be too expensive to hire someone to do it. By the way, I went to Home Depot and Lowes today and...
by SVariance1
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing Broken Bolts
Replies: 54
Views: 4267

Re: Removing Broken Bolts

It is too heavy and large to take to some kind of machine shop.
by SVariance1
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing Broken Bolts
Replies: 54
Views: 4267

Re: Removing Broken Bolts

I have another idea... There are only four bolts that connect the steel insert into the main frame. If I take the last bolt out, I could lift the vertical insert out of the main frame and have a better chance of getting the bolts out. Alternatively, if I can get the insert out, I could buy a new ins...
by SVariance1
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing Broken Bolts
Replies: 54
Views: 4267

Re: Removing Broken Bolts

With the kind of questions you are asking, I will assume that you are not very handy and do not regularly work on your car, perform repairs around the house, or own much in the way of tools. You may want to pay a handyman or a car mechanic to do this for you, especially if you broke an, "Easy-...
by SVariance1
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Removing Broken Bolts
Replies: 54
Views: 4267

Re: Removing Broken Bolts

What is the difference between a left hand drill bit an an easy out? A left hand drill bit is just like an ordinary drill bit, except that the sharpened cutting edge faces the other (counter-clockwise) direction. It is meant to be used with the drill in reverse. An easy out is a piece of tool steel...