How to: Replace Serpentine Belt Honda Accord LX 2007

After getting a regular oil change at my local mechanic, they always check various other things and often things come up, which makes my wallet tense up as it will often mean spending more money. Last time I went I was told my serpentine belt needs to be replaced, I looked at estimates and found it would be about $100-150….As with any projects and jobs, I suggest doing some research to get a good estimate on how much work it takes, where most of the cost is spent, and how difficult of a job it is.

After looking at a youtube video and talking to a friend who is a mechanic, I decided “I can do that…”

Time Taken:

  • 20 Min

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Take a look at this very helpful video on how to change the belt!

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How To: Fix a voicemail that goes directly to scam/ads/robocaller messages *86

I got a call form an unrecognized number, so I let it go to voicemail. I later tried to delete the message but the voicemail kept calling the scammer/robocall/ads phone number as opposed to accessing my voicemail. I kept getting a answering machine with a prompt to “connect with local singles”. As much as I am interested in connecting with local singles, I am more interested in deleting this message and access my voicemail.

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Random: Useful Tasker Android Application Profiles and Tasks

Tasker is an awesome app for android devices… if you know how to use it… otherwise it’s a nightmare!! Here is a list of Tasker settings and profiles I find most useful.

Enable Auto-Rotate Display on Certain Apps

  • Create new profile, select application then choose your desired app.
  • Create a New task and tap the “+” icon. Select “Display” then set “Display Autorotate” to ON.

 

How To: Quickly Restart Spotify or any other App! (Mac Services and Shortcuts)

Every once in a while Spotify glitches out and it won’t play any song and I need to restart it which involved right clicking on the icon and force quitting/quitting. I figured there had to be an easier way. Lo and behold I found macOS services and shortcuts! Kinda tricky to use and a bit glitchy (see below as to why my shortcut wouldn’t work)

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How To: Fix Error: Could not find an installed version of Gradle — osX macOS

Problem: “Error: Could not find an installed version of Gradle either in Android Studio, or on your system to install the gradle wrapper. Please include gradle in your path, or install Android Studio”

My problem was also that the path wasn’t available system wide, I could say $gradle -v” in some terminals but not all, the solution below fixed this issue. This problem was happening when I was trying to build an Ionic App for android, I had Android Studio installed as well.

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How To: Fix kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)

I ran into this issue while booting up my server. Luckily it was easy to fix after doing a bit of research 🙂

Problem: kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)

Solution: remove old linux kernels, your /boot drive is out of space

  • boot to grub and click on “Advanced options”
  • Select a previous kernel (should boot fine)
  • login and enter command
    • $ df
  • See if your /boot directory is 100% used
  • Remove old linux kernels
    • $ sudo apt-get autoremove

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How To: Replace the LED’s on an LG 50LN5100

As I was biking home one day, a couple blocks from my house I noticed a flat screen TV on the curve in front of a house. I biked faster, picked up my car and inspected the TV. It looked in good conditions so I said to myself “If I can pick it up by myself I will take it with me”. I was able to lift it by myself and put it in my back seat. Plugged it in, and powered it on, I noticed a quick flash, sound turned on but black screen. Doing some googling I noticed it is a pretty common problem with these model of TV’s.

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How to: Fix Moto G4 Play Poor GPS Connection

This is an awesome phone, it does everything I want it to and battery lasts more than a day :). Unfortunately I started having GPS problems and after googling soon realized it was a common problem with the phone :/ . Thanks to the XDA thread I was able to do the fix below which improved my GPS signal 🙂 . The GPS readings were taken from the front of my house for consistency.

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