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

04 Jun

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. New Fuel Filter Old Fuel Filter

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Extending Phone Ring Length Before it Goes to Voicemail.

17 May

If you would like to extend the phone ring length before it goes to voicemail please take a look below. I have pre-entered an example for the VODAFONE, O2, Orange and T-Mobile networks. The time can be altered in 5 second steps and be set between 5 and 30 seconds long – so you can use 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 seconds. How To Guide: All the following are 30 seconds long. Change the 30 to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 to alter the ring length. Type the following into the keypad on the dial screen. **61*121*10*30# Then press the call button (VODAFONE) **61*901*10*30# Then press the call button (O2) **61*123*10*30# Then press the call button (Orange) **61*150*10*30# Then press the call button (T-Mobile) You can also change the ring duration from the menu function on some phones but not all phones and devices have this capability.


MP3 Downloads, Kickass Torrents & The Pirate Bay Domain/URL Lists

14 May

Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) are blocking many torrent and mp3 download domains/websites. Below is a small list of some that may get around the ISP blocks.


Windows 8.1 – How to Activate the Delete File Confirmation Window [SOLVED]

13 May

In Windows 8.1 if you press the delete button on a file it will move it to the recycle bin without a pop up confirmation window. This feature was turned off in Windows 8 and to re-activate it please follow the steps below:


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

25 Mar

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 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 (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:


Mobile phone detects the original phone number of that simcard.

25 Mar

I had trouble with my Samsung Galaxy S4 detecting the original phone number from the sim card before I transferred to the Three network. This was due to me leaving my original network O2 and when I took out a new contract with Three network they gave me a new sim card with a different phone number on. I then supplied the PUK code and transferred my original phone number from O2 over to Three. Now the phone number would fully work as planned and as normal apart from one minor issue. That issue was that the Samsung Galaxy S4 detects the original phone number that was on the Three network SIM card before I transferred it over. So apps that use your phone number such as Whatsapp read the phone number from the SIM which I would assume is stored in the SIM although my new phone number works for ingoing and out going calls. So normally you have to go into Whatsapp and all the other apps that use the phone number stored in the SIM and change them. Not a big deal but when you factory reset you have to re enter it all. Such a pain in the bum. Basically the answer is this: Contact your network provider e.g. Three Network and state you need a replacement SIM. Make sure the replacement SIM comes programmed with the phone number you wish to use. They send you the SIM you then can either activate it online or call them and within 2 hours your new SIM will fully work and the phone number for the apps will be correct and in your phones device settings. Activate your SIM here:


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

13 Mar

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. See photo: 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:


Total Parking Solutions Ltd – Charge Notice SCAM – DO NOT PAY THEM!

22 Feb

If you have ever parked on private land and get a “Charge Notice” letter posted from “Total Parking Solutions” (TPS) DO NOT PAY IT! By law you do not have to as it is on private land and it is a CHARGE and not a FINE.


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What are Seeds and what are Leeches?

14 Feb

A “SEED” is a person who is supplying a file that is being shared over the internet. The more seeds the better! A “LEECH,” also know as a “peer,” is a person who is downloading a file, but has not yet fully downloaded it. Leeches are bad. Leeches are not your friend (hence the name). When a leech finishes downloading a file, they become a seed. A Leech can upload parts of a file whilst they are downloading. Once fully downloaded then it will then be defined as a seed.  


Local Bournemouth Bikers

14 Feb

This is a page for local like-minded bikers. We would like to see you come to as many ride outs as possible and interact with the group as much as you can. We are looking for easy-going, friendly bikers to join our group. We try and do a ride out every other weekend and we tend to meet on Poole Quay every Tuesday evening for a meal and a laugh. To view this Facebook group please click the following link. Local Bournemouth Bikers

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Nerd or Turd – New Intro for 2015

01 Feb

New intro for Nerd or Turd I am currently developing. Any feedback, comments or ideas would be appreciated! 🙂


CSS Code to Solve Div Alignment Problems

22 Oct

I was having problems aligning data inside a div container but I could not see what was causing this issue. I originally thought it was to do with padding, margins and then div alignments and then came up with this useful code to help fault find my divs. Paste the following code into the div tag in your HTML page: style=”display:inline-block; border: 3px solid purple; This will show a bright border for the DIV so you can more easily fault find any problems. Enjoy    


Aqua Mail App – How to setup a email signature

12 Oct

Please follow the instructions below to allow you to setup an email signature in Aqua Mail. 1) long-press the account in the main window 2) choose “Options and folders”, then “Composing and Sending”. 3) The signature setting is on the next screen. I hope you all enjoy this tip! It took me a while to figure this secret menu out 🙂 Nerd


Stop Windows 7 Libraries Folder Opening on Start up [SOLVED]

30 Sep

This tip will stop the libraries folder opening on start up. I tried many ways to solve this issue and below is the solution that worked for me and will hopefully work for you. Go to > Start Menu > Run > Type: “regedit” Click “OK” Browse to the following path way by clicking on each folder on the left hand side. “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon” On the right hand side you will see Name: “Userinit” Type: REG_SZ and Data: “c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,userinit.exe” (This is what mine was). Double click on “Userinit” Now change the Data to: “c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe” Click “OK” Now reboot and this sh0uld help solve your issue.PS. Remember to not change any other data in regedit unless you know exactly what you are doing as this could cause serious problems and prevent your computer from starting.Click on any screenshot to see a clearer larger example. References: Below is a link to the website which helped me solve it.


Phonecalls from: 0800 358 4494

24 Sep

They seem to be a company calling on behalf of “Three Network” which I believe is a load of rubbish. They call from this number: 08003584494 I spoke to them told them I was not interested and they asked if anyone in my family would be interested in their deals. May help someone else out if you get multiple calls throughout the day and now you know what they will want to speak to you about. To reject future calls from them on Android: Go to the “Phone” icon (Green) and click the “Logs” tab and click and hold the number e.g. 0800 358 4494 Then select “Add to reject list” Problem resolved.  

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Bleeding Gums or Spitting Blood When You Clean Your Teeth?

21 Sep

Have you ever cleaned your teeth and when you spit out the toothpaste you spit blood? Common cause of spitting blood it not flossing your teeth. Ive been flossing for a week now and I floss daily I never spit blood anymore! They say flossing can make you live 5 to 7 years longer.


Overseas Charges for Credit and Debit Cards

20 Sep

Recently purchasing Google Drive 100GB for $1.99 plus Taxes ($2.59 /£1.51) cost me a “NON SELLING PURCHASE FEE” of £1.25. This cost was almost as expensive as the service I was paying for! I looked into this and this is because my bank Santander have an overseas fee they charge for Debit Cards like most other banks. So my next idea was to try the Santander Zero Credit Card as it states the fee is “NIL” so this shall be interesting. This website below was brilliant for seeing all the fees and percentages all the debit and credit card companies charge. There are companies that do not charge! So take a look at the link below:


How to extract a .SBU Samsung Kies Phone Backup File [SOLVED]

18 Sep

If you have a .SBU backup file you created ages ago with Samsung Kies and the new Samsung Kies will not open it try this brilliant program out: SBU-Extractor For more information on the program and to download it go here to the developers website: This allowed me to extract a lot of data from the .SBU file but it did have issues at extracting all the files unfortunately. Please donate on the guys website if you found it useful.  


Workaround for Virgin Media blocking “The Pirate Bay” Torrent Website.

01 Jun

Goto: Then click a domain name in the list to be taken to the pirate bay website. Virgin Media do not block as of yet. (20/09/2014) Hopefully this will allow all the legal torrent file downloaders access!! ;D PS: another way to get around this is to go through proxies and use a proxy in your web browser!


Dyson DC04 power button removal

01 Jun

Please see the pictures below if you need to remove the Dyson DC04 power button. I removed the power button and then replaced the power cable which had broken and was shorting and sparking.  Well i actually cut off the bad part of the cable which wae about 1 foot from the hoover and then recrimped the connections to the switch. Hopefully this helps someone.


If Windows 7 system recovery is running very slow and your computer system will not boot try this

01 Jun

If Windows 7 system recovery is running very slow and the operating system will not boot this may be because something is running on your computer system slowly or could be faulty. E.g. Hard drive I found out a hard drive was running with problems causing the whole system to almost grind to a halt.The hard drive was faulty. I determined this by disconnecting all devices and drives on the system and then plugging in the bootable disc. I then powerer the system up and it booted fully into windows 7.  With no problems. I then tried connecting another hard drive then i tried booting again until i could see when the problem occured amd what device was causing it. It wasnt immediately obvious as the hard drive was very intermittent but wheb i left windows on for a bit when i finally booted the system with the faulty hard drive then mouse was very laggy and doing anything was extremely slow. I managed to reboot and try again literally with the faulty drive and the bootable drive and i did actually manage to copy the files from the drive that were important and not backed up. So i retrieved my data and through the hard drive away. Prooved that a faulty hard drive on the same BUS on the computer will cause the entire system to run slow. Solution pin point the faulty drive and remove. Notes: I did have trouble booting into windows 7 it was due to an Avast system file causing the problems originally. Then i managed to boot into windows safe mode with networking and it took me many goes and then it suddenly did boot. Once in there i downloaded Avast uninstall/remover utility from their site to see if this would cure the booting problem. It did not and it it was now getting stuck on a file named something like classpnp.sys i cannot entirely remember the name. But once i disconnected all the drives i did not need to worry about any of this as the faulty drive was causing all these issues somehow. So the problem was solved.


T-Mobile Network SIM Card Lock Default Code [SOLVED]

25 May

If you have just got a new SIM card from T-mobile network and you have tried setting up SIM card lock then this code is the default and will work for you. Default T-Mobile Network SIM card lock code is: 1210 This code allows you to change the sim card lock code so if you loose your phone and someone tries to power your phone on or put your SIM card in another phone it will ask for this code. It prevents people from running up your phone bill etc.  Very useful!


How to make the ultimate stink bomb!

24 May

If you want to make the ultimate stink bomb then buy 24x stink bombs from eBay.  Lay them down on the desk use a ruler and slide that up against the bottom to make them all level with each other. Now lay a piece of cellotape across them all and push firmly.  Turn the stink bombs all over and apply tape to the other side.  Now you have the ultimate stink bomb!  Now all you need is some pliers to crush the tops of each bottle and then post this strip through the post box and shake to make sure all the liquid comes out. Job done!  Enjoy!  🙂


Three network SIM Card Lock Code [SOLVED]

24 May

If you have just got a new SIM card from Three mobile network and you have tried setting up SIM card lock then this code is the default and will work for you. Default Three Mobile Network SIM card lock code is: 0000 This code allows you to change the sim card lock code so if you loose your phone and someone tries to power your phone on or put your SIM card in another phone it will ask for this code. It prevents people from running up your phone bill etc.  Very useful!