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9 minutes ago, MikeR said:

In to do file work today .

Pc has gone tits up ...

Feet now put up ....brew in hand 

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Given that you know more about computers than the IT manager, at what point do you offer to fix it ?  For a fee ? 

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I'm not laughing. but my inexcusable, if perhaps explainable, inattention and my dear old car's unfailing ability to fuck up might give you a giggle. The BX went to the garage this morning because it had been making a hideous rumbling noise (from the front, or so I thought) which sounded like the mother of all wheel bearings about to explode. I got a phone call early this afternoon:

 

"There's nothing wrong with the wheel bearings, the noise was one of the rear wheels that had worked loose. We sorted that, but then we had to push it off the ramp because it wouldn't start. The battery's obviously new, so we cleaned all the earths and checked all the connections, but nothing."

"Ah, sorry 'bout that... it does that occasionally. If you waggle the key a bit then it starts fine"

"Riiiiiight, sounds like the brushes are going. Seeing as it's here, and there's nothing wrong with it, d'you want me to put a new starter on it?"

"Er, yes please"

 

I'd had my first flu jab this afternoon and, feeling like shit, retired to the sofa for a nap. An hour later, and refreshed, I went to put the bin out and discovered my BX, back in its usual space as if it had never been away. Keys pushed through the letterbox.  They are good, bless them.

 

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The Sat Nav in the 530 wasn't working and just kept spitting the disc out (which looked like it had been run over) so I bought a new one from ebay with the latest 2014/15 maps so I now instead of no navigation, I now have a working but utterly useless Sat Nav. Totally worth it.

In less exciting news the fancy new Bosch S5 battery is doing what the old S$ didn't much like doing buy just working as it should.

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I recently acquired a new project. It's a 1998 Toyota Hiace / Regius 8 seater, with the 2.7 petrol on lpg.

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It was imported 4 years ago and the p/o just left it full on JDM including the massively overcomplicated stereo, satnav and reversing camera system, none of which worked properly or at all seeing as we're on the other side of the world and the Japanese radio network goes from about 88-90 on the FM scale meaning you could only get radio 2 sometimes and that was it. Well I decided to overcome my hatred of electrics, ordered the cheapest Chinesium double din touch screen and just went for it. wcpgw?

Erm...

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WTF!

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I spent a fair amount of time tracing wires and working out wtf was what, reducing it to what was actually needed for my new setup and ended up with this..

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And after a fair amount of fiddling, resoldering and swearing I ended up getting it installed...

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and ten I realised that reverse cameras are only about 12 quid and I have a newly found confidence in my electrical skills, so I did this today...

Still need to position the camera properly and tuck away the wiring but it made me grin.

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5 hours ago, strangeangel said:

 

Possibly, but I've known the brushes cause the same problem. The car starts first go every time now, so the diagnosis looks to have been correct in this case.

I've got a similar thing on my shite pick up truck. The key has no shape on it, looks like a miniature dagger, falls out of the ignition lock at any time and takes a wiggle or five before creating a contact... 🤔 Previous owner had about half a kilo of crap on his keyring so I'm assuming the key and lock are fooked. Possibly not a coded key. Its an old shape 52 reg mazda b2500, key and lock cheaper and easier to change than starter motor 🤞🏽

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Saw a car on my way home today with the URL "https://www.bridgeitoptions.co.uk/" on the back of it.

"Bridge It Options"? I thought, must be a scrap merchant, unironically festooned on a Nissan Cube too.

But no, its an exceedingly dodgy looking local care home service. Relatives getting to old and busted? Simply bridge them. Recruitment page image is an odd choice

 

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Edit: In hindsight I've now no idea why I thought it was a scrappers, aside from the name:

 

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Does it not have keys for that?

Both my Mint laptops have Fn+☼↑ buttons.  Not snazzy new laptops either and they just work with Mint, no configurization needed.

I should sort the webcams out though.  Never enabled but recently wanted to use them to magnify text on some titchy component, failed miserably and used magnificating specs.

 

 

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4 hours ago, barmatt said:

I recently acquired a new project. It's a 1998 Toyota Hiace / Regius 8 seater, with the 2.7 petrol on lpg.

122008272_4018389571524010_367784644617000316_n.thumb.jpg.7d97ffe787433e255a6cc57c2a3d127f.jpg

It was imported 4 years ago and the p/o just left it full on JDM including the massively overcomplicated stereo, satnav and reversing camera system, none of which worked properly or at all seeing as we're on the other side of the world and the Japanese radio network goes from about 88-90 on the FM scale meaning you could only get radio 2 sometimes and that was it. Well I decided to overcome my hatred of electrics, ordered the cheapest Chinesium double din touch screen and just went for it. wcpgw?

Erm...

121776006_1243570742665652_1148129597560576252_n.thumb.jpg.487a83ab2c243cfcdf7e1c75aa01274a.jpg

WTF!

IMG-20201021-WA0000.thumb.jpeg.8e365d5b8abea4564ecdae989f7a77b0.jpeg

I spent a fair amount of time tracing wires and working out wtf was what, reducing it to what was actually needed for my new setup and ended up with this..

IMG-20201021-WA0003.thumb.jpeg.b5c00a0928ee3c08f1cc21c19e5721b1.jpeg

 

And after a fair amount of fiddling, resoldering and swearing I ended up getting it installed...

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and ten I realised that reverse cameras are only about 12 quid and I have a newly found confidence in my electrical skills, so I did this today...

 

Still need to position the camera properly and tuck away the wiring but it made me grin.

Welcome to the exclusive club of JDM-Hiace-with-cheap-Chinese-double-DIN-stereo owners. 

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7 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Welcome to the exclusive club of JDM-Hiace-with-cheap-Chinese-double-DIN-stereo owners. 

Thanks, I'm intrigued to know what you've got now. I haven't been keeping up with your antics of late but I'm at work today with very little to do, so autoshite catch up day it is.

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It doesn't matter how many signs you put up saying car park closed due to high tides or even putting a gate across the entrance to try and stop them from damaging their cars, there's always one cockwombling fucknugget that thinks they know better. 

Oh well...

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20 hours ago, barmatt said:

I recently acquired a new project. It's a 1998 Toyota Hiace / Regius 8 seater, with the 2.7 petrol on lpg.

122008272_4018389571524010_367784644617000316_n.thumb.jpg.7d97ffe787433e255a6cc57c2a3d127f.jpg

It was imported 4 years ago and the p/o just left it full on JDM including the massively overcomplicated stereo, satnav and reversing camera system, none of which worked properly or at all seeing as we're on the other side of the world and the Japanese radio network goes from about 88-90 on the FM scale meaning you could only get radio 2 sometimes and that was it. Well I decided to overcome my hatred of electrics, ordered the cheapest Chinesium double din touch screen and just went for it. wcpgw?

Erm...

121776006_1243570742665652_1148129597560576252_n.thumb.jpg.487a83ab2c243cfcdf7e1c75aa01274a.jpg

WTF!

IMG-20201021-WA0000.thumb.jpeg.8e365d5b8abea4564ecdae989f7a77b0.jpeg

I spent a fair amount of time tracing wires and working out wtf was what, reducing it to what was actually needed for my new setup and ended up with this..

IMG-20201021-WA0003.thumb.jpeg.b5c00a0928ee3c08f1cc21c19e5721b1.jpeg

 

And after a fair amount of fiddling, resoldering and swearing I ended up getting it installed...

IMG_20201118_201752.thumb.jpg.98e1641a35e46ea20aa35fbe5415d7ff.jpg

and ten I realised that reverse cameras are only about 12 quid and I have a newly found confidence in my electrical skills, so I did this today...

 

Still need to position the camera properly and tuck away the wiring but it made me grin.

Whitney Huston? 😕

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24 minutes ago, barmatt said:

If you listen it's actually playing Duran Duran, don't know why it says Whitney.

That is what you get when you have cheap Chinese stuff. Wait until you use the sat nav. Play Bon Jovi and it will tell you that you are halfway there. :wink:

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1 minute ago, Remspoor said:

That is what you get when you have cheap Chinese stuff. Wait until you use the sat nav. Play Bon Jovi and it will tell you that you are halfway there. :wink:

Not much better than the Bonnie Tyler one I had, it kept telling me to turn around and every now and then it fell apart. 😉

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3 hours ago, barmatt said:

It doesn't matter how many signs you put up saying car park closed due to high tides or even putting a gate across the entrance to try and stop them from damaging their cars, there's always one cockwombling fucknugget that thinks they know better. 

Oh well...

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If that had been a proper oleopneumatic Citroën, they might have stood a chance of raising it and wading out....

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