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How to remove invisible but painful splinters

All of us have at one time or another got a small foreign object embedded into the skin.
Tweezers work in some cases, where the splinter etc is visible or raised above the skin.
For those invisible but painful or irritating bits of glass, steel filings, grass-hairs that just won't come out, try:
Traxa, a cream-based product which helps to draw the offenders to the surface.
Sellotape, insulation tape, or duct-tape, sticky side pressed down then lifted.
Thin film of Wood glue / cold glue, allow to dry about 10 min then peel off.
Superglue, dried, may also remove top epidermis layer, but worked for me (glass).
In all cases, area should be disinfected to help prevent germs entering wound.
Warning: Liquid Superglue can run between fingers or under fingernails, so apply very cautiously and sparingly.
And watch those Cyanoacrylate fumes!

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how to change the battery?

Use a knife to lift the case back off, there will be a spot to get the blade under it. Take care not to scratch the case or back. Once inside you will see the watch movement including the battery, you will need to use some pointy tweezers to carefully move the small arm which holds the battery in place, be very careful and gentle. Replace with correct battery, using your tweezers so the acid from your skin doesn't start any corrosion later on. You will have to hold the small arm back to get the battery back in, it should go in easily so don't force it. Line up the back of the watch so the small cut out is on the same side as the stem and crown (winder) Push the case back down applying even pressure taking care not to push against the glass on the other side. Make sure it is making contact all the way around. Set the time and you are done. If in doubt take to your local jewellers or watch maker, as it is only a cheap thing to have done professionally. Good luck

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I am a man and have recently got into the idea of hair removal for myself. Are tweezers an effective way to remove my hair? I am scared about the idea of waxing.

Tweezers are good for small areas that need hair removal such as; eyebrows, nose, knuckles and around the nipple area. But this would be much too time consuming and painful to do on large areas of your skin.

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I think the machine is telling you to look inside for a foreign object or scrap of paper:

1) Turn the machine OFF
2) Open the cover
3) Carefully inspect inside for a bit of torn paper, staple, paperclip or other such foreign object - gently clear any problem materials. Do not touch internal parts if possible. Use tweezers for small hard-to-grasp objects.
4) Close the cover, and power ON
5) If the MFC cannot reset itself, or if no foreign material is found, the machine should report an error code, for example "Machine Error XX"
6) From this code, brother support should be able to diagnose and help with your problem

Mar 11, 2010 | Brother MFC 8500 All-In-One Laser Printer

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Pixma iP 1500 shows paper jam and makes squealing noise when activated to print. There was no paper jam when this occured.

Remove foreign objects from the paper path iP1500

Remove foreign objects Foreign material inside the printer can cause printer malfunction Caution: The power cable should be disconnected from the unit when inspecting the paper path for obstructions.
  1. If there is any foreign material (such as a piece of metal or pen) inside the printer, after turning the printer off and removing the power cord from the outlet, remove it by hand, or with tweezers.


  2. Check to be sure that there is no foreign material by opening the printer's top cover and paper output tray.


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