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Jaguar X-Type Middle Seat Belt Not Working – SOLVED

20 May
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If you have a Jaguar X-Type and the rear middle seat belt is not retracting or releasing try these steps below:

Release the rear seat using the catch to fold it down. (Only do this with the seat that has the middle seat belt actually built in to it.) Now slam the seat back really hard. Now try the seat belt it should fully work. If it doest not then remove the parcel shelf and check behind the seat for anything that could be trapping the seat from going completly back and retry this once again. If it solves it then install the parcel shelf back in the car.

This should solve the issue and now the middle passenger can use the seat belt again.

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Jaguar X-Type Fuel Filter Changed Now Engine Wont Start [SOLVED]

04 Jun
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I changed the fuel filter on a Jaguar X-Type 2005 model and now the engine wont start.  You can hear the engine trying to start but it doesnt quite make it.

Well basically the best way I found to solve this was to take the new fuel filter off and use a funnel and poor diesel directly into it filling it up and tilting it slightly to allow the air to come out of it fully and get as much diesel in as possible.
Re attach the fuel filter exactly how it was taken of to the correct hoses/pipes making sure the arrows line up and the fuel filter is the right way around as you can rotate it 180 degrees and it would then make the arrows point the wrong direction.
Refit and then turn the ignition on until the coil goes out on the dash light and repeat this for about five times.  Now start the engine it may hesitate very slightly and then just leave it to run and it will fully work as normal.

This is exactly what i did and it worked based on what I read online and in the Haynes manuals.  Hopefully this will save you a lot more time than I wasted on this task.

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If Skype will not install then try this work around using the portable version

25 Mar
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I tried uninstalling Skype which completed successfully but it was still installed on the computer so therefore I could not update to a later version of Skype.

 

In the end I installed the Skype Portable version 7.2.0.103 and this allowed me to use Skype again. I installed it on my PC and it can also be installed on a USB drive if required.

Download Link:

Skype Portable Version 7.2.0.103 (Allows you to install on PC or on USB Dongle)

 

I tried the following steps and still had no luck. They may work for you so have kept the details noted below:

I uninstalled Skype by going to the following on Windows 7:

Start > Control Panel > Programs & Features > Then clicking on Skype and clicking the “Uninstall/Change” button and choosing uninstall.

I completed this step and Skype was no longer appearing on the Programs & Features list but it was still installed.

I then had to do the following:

First, uninstall Skype again then have a look in C:\Users>{yourname}>AppData for any Skype folders which might be clinging on to settings you want to bin. Also, hit Windows key and R together then type regedit into the Open box an hit Enter. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Skype and delete the entire key then click Edit and Find, type in Skype and delete any further references you find by hitting Function 3 to find the next one every time. Leave the Registry by the File menu Exit and restart the computer twice. That should do it

If you try to install a newer Skype version and get this error message:

Installing Skype failed; code 1638

After spending hours on attempting to get this to work I gave up as it was not a high priority for me when Skype Portable works fine.

 

Ref:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/8743-63-totally-delete-skype-windows

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[SOLVED] – Samsung Galaxy S4 Microphone Faulty/Not Working

13 Mar
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I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a broken microphone which I was hoping to fix. When I made phone calls I had to put the loudspeaker on every time so the other person could hear me as the other microphone used without the loudspeaker was not functioning. I purchased a new ribbon cable with a microphone and charging port and replaced it. I then tried to charge the phone and got the following message on the phone:

Info: Charging paused. Battery temperature too low.

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The device would not charge at all due to this error. So I then put the original ribbon cable with the old microphone and charging port back in the device and re-tested. The phone would charge as normal. The microphone was still faulty.

I did try cleaning the mic port with a small pin/needle and this did clear some dirt away but this still did not solve the problem

I then tried a full factory reset on the phone doing this by pressing the

power button + home button + Volume up button (whilst the phone is off.)

You can the do a full factory reset – I believe this is different from the one in the “settings” on the phone as I tried that and the microphone still would not work.

I found that when a full factory reset was done by holding the above buttons down and completing the factory reset and making a phone call the microphone started to work again.

So my beliefs so far is that the microphone issue is actually a software problem with Android OS or possibly an application conflicting with the microphone.

So from doing this the microphone is fully working again and the problem is solved.

I hope this helps someone else with the same issues.

 

Some extra photos that you may find useful:

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Adobe Acrobat Reader will not let you print [SOLVED]

12 May
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If Adobe Acrobat Reader will not let you print and you can print all other documents on the computer then there is a problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you goto Edit – Preferences –  then goto the security options link on the left hand side there will be a check box to untick to disable protection.
Uncheck that and click apply and ok. 
Then try to print and there you go this solved my problem at work and may help you out.

Enjoy!

References:
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1213058

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Wifi Connection Problem with Dlink DIR-655 Router [SOLVED]

03 Nov
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If you have a problem connecting your Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Dlink DIR-655 Wifi Connection then you need to change the following:

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Login to the DIR-655

Go to:
Wireless Settings
Manual Wireless Network Settings
Now scroll down to the WPA Header on the page.
Change the Cipher Type to TKIP. (If it is on AES or AES & TKIP it will have problems on the Samsung Galaxy S4 for some reason.)

Problem solved.

Note: I used firmware 1.31EU
To view the firmware version go to: Tools > Firmware.

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Uninstall AirDroid on Samsung Galaxy S3

02 Nov
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How to uninstall Android from the Samsung Galaxy S3:

On the Samsung Galaxy S3 go to:
Settings >
More >
Security >
Device Administrators >
AirDroid (Uninstall)

 

Easy as that!

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PHP Web Stat – Problem with recreating the cache

08 Jan
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If you get a problem with the PHP Web Stat counter not loading and saying the following message then I have a possible solution.

Error Message:
PHP Web Stat Updating Stat Cache ErrorPlease wait…
Updating stat cache!
This process can take a few seconds.

 

If the problem occurs, no Finish button will appear by creating the cache, the following approach could solve this problem:

FIX 1:
Browser = Internet Explorer?
The problem should not occur

Browser = Firefox?
When using this browser the following setting will help:
1. Open “about:config” in the firefox browser. (Instead of “http://www.something.com” use “about:config” this will access the FireFox configuration file.
2. Select the value “network.http.redirection-limit” or copy and paste it from here and search the config file for this value.
3. Choose the right mouse button and choose “Edit” or “Modify”
4. Change the default value from “20” to “100”
5. Confirm with the OK button
6. Exit browser and restart
7. Ready

 

Fix 2:

If the problem still persists try this:
When you have installed the counter visit the address e.g:
http://www.mydomain.com/stat/sysinfo.php

The sysinfo.php page will show you green tick, yellow caution signs and red crosses.

What they mean:

Green Tick = Everything fine.
Yellow Caution = Possibly delete the file such as update.php
Red Cross = Problem with permissions on the file or folder.

You need to fix all these issues to make sure your counter works correctly.

Easiest way would be to log into FTP program and right click on each file and folder to change the permission to what it either states in the manual or like below:



A useful page to access when the counter is not working correctly is the admin page located here for example:

http://www.mydomain.com/stat/config/admin.php

Another very useful page is the admin area called “Statistic Backup” always create a statistic backup when you make any modification and also on a regular basis incase of hacking or file loss etc.

The developers forum is located here:
http://www.php-web-statistik.de/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl

Apart from this problem the counters they offer are really easy to setup and great to monitor website visitors. We at NerdorTurd have purchased PHP Web Stat to monitor our visitors.
If you are interested please visit:
http://www.php-web-statistik.de
http://www.php-web-statistik.de/index-english.html

 

 

 

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Triumph Speed Four – Problem with Regulator Rectifier / Alternator / Stator / Corroded Wiring Problem

29 Dec
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I have been having a few issues with my Triumph Speed Four motorbike.

 

The Problem:
Sometimes I have difficulty on starting the bike. Once I was at a friends house and I could not start the bike so I tried my best to roll it down a hill and put the ignition on and put it into gear two and pressing the clutch and also turning the throttle a bit whilst pressing the startup/ignition button. After one bump start tempt the bike started straight away and off I went home.

I then had a similar problem I had to jump start the bike connecting it to a battery jump pack. I got the bike going and rode a few miles. I noticed the speedo was flashing all the digits on and off and the indicators were flashing rapidly even thou no bulbs had blown. I kept riding a little more and as I revved the bike or put a bit more throttle down and gained speed the speedo and indicators operated normally again. I then sat in some roadworks (Common in the UK) and the bike seemed to have trouble with the revs at idle. Sounded like it was about to stall. A orange light appeared on the dash which was the engine management light. I thought maybe its something serious so was going to pull over shortly but the bike ended up turning itself off whilst I was going along and forced me to pull over. I could no longer start the bike it sounded like a clicking noise which made me think the battery was flat which was correct. I was then recovered after about 3 hours waiting for a recovery van to come collect me and take me 2 or 3 miles back to my home. Unfortunately he had to come from Portsmouth which is about 55 miles away so took him ages.

The recovery man believed it was a faulty battery or a problem with the regulator rectifier or a more uncommon problem which is the alternator.

I took it to the garage I purchased it from “Motorcycle Trade Ins” In Poole and they had a look at it and told me it was the battery and the DataTool alarms flatten the battery so quickly. They said they may have to remove the DataTool alarm from the bike for £45 removal fee. If that was not the problem then it would be the battery and that would be £55. I stated I did not want the alarm removed if the alarm appeared to be the issue because I may be able to solve this with a friend. The guy replied saying he has very well trained alarm installers that work for him and that if he couldnt solve it then I would not be able to. He also stated that he removes alarm systems from bikes all the time as the boards etc just break. Sounds very umm… well trained…

Ok I had my new battery fitted and the alarm was left connected working correctly still. All was fine for a week or two. Oh wait my warranty did not cover batteries I had only bought it 6 months ago. Oh wait my warranty has just expired last week damn! I didnt want to take it back to the garage as they seem to guess what the issue is and not actually fault find.

It had been very windy and my alarm was always beeping and going off in the night and hadnt used it for about another week so I thought maybe it would be flat but no it was perfectly fine. I was then going to my dads on boxing day but thought Id go the longer way through Bournemouth to give the battery a little more charge and a better run. The bike decided to cut out and stuttered as I pulled away at some traffic lights. I tried starting the bike and no luck… click.. click.. sounds like a flat battery.
So a lad pulls over with his girlfriend and says do you want a push. I was like yeah sure, thanks. He then pushed me whilst I tried to start the bike how I did last time. The bike sounded like it was back firing and almost starting but just couldnt get it to start even rolling down the hill with him pushing. I then spoke to my dad and he came down and connected jump leads to my bike and followed me home as all the indicators and speedo was flashing randomly and the bike was a bit stuttery.

I then read the plenty of information on the following websites and forums:

http://www.triumphrat.net/speed-triple-forum/104504-charging-system-diagnostics-rectifier-regulator-upgrade.html

http://www.spokanister.net/ktm_stator.htm

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Connectors/R_R_Connectors/r_r_connectors.html

www.motohowto.com/content/triumph-speed-triples-dead-rectifier-regulator-rr-leads-dead-stator

http://www.partshark.co.uk/vehicle-parts/triumph/speed+four/

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I came up with an idea to check the regulator rectifier on my bike for any visible damage to the connectors or corrosion on the terminals etc. I found that one of the yellow cables from the alternator that goes to the regulator rectifier was looking a bit green from corrosion on the copper and it was slightly burnt brown and looked like it may have got hot at some point.

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I have now purchased a new piece of cable to solder on and connect to a new spade bit for the connector. I will also find some lubricant for the terminals to prevent corrosion.

This will be updated soon. I only posted this on the 29/12/2011 and will let you know how I get on.

Any suggestions or tips would be helpful.

The Resolution:

27/03/2016 – I forgot to update the resolution so here it is in short: I replaced the Stator and created a new cable from the stator all the way to the Regulator Rectifier.
The stator burnt out and the connectors melted and had corroded.

This was all solved and fully working and never had an issue since.

 

 

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