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How to Post a Question


I want to give you a few pointers about how to pose a question (whether it be here on FixYa or any other forum) that will help you get a concise, accurate answer.

1) Use more than one sentence. Usually you cannot convey what your question is in less than a paragraph.

2) Be specific. What make / model / year / part number / etc. What is the issuse?

3) Be descriptive. "I'm hearing a loud noise from the front of my car." Could be a thousand things. "I'm hearing a loud grinding sound from the front passenger side of my car." Ah! Likely the brakes.

4) Be complete. Include solutions you have already attempted and they're results.

5) Do some research. Google (or any other search engine) is your friend. There may be 12,000 post on how to fix your problem. The Internet can make anyone a 5 minute expert!

6) Know when to cry "Uncle". We all have our limitations, know them. Sometimes the best solution is to take the problem to someone who is qualified (and certified, licensed, etc) and have them deal with it.

It is not my goal to sound harsh, but to better serve YOU! Now go post a question, and we'll do our best to help you!

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Hi I'm back I have 1976 Chevy C20 pickup I was wondering if anyone knows what transmission came in it thanks

There are a few internet forums that specialize in 60's and 70's Chevy cars and trucks. I would sign up to one of these and pose your question there with all the details you have on the vehicle including those details on the build plate in the engine bay if it has a plate. I'm sure one of the guys there can tell you if you give them all the details you have on the vehicle.

Apr 23, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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I received an Anadigi GPS-206 for Christmas. It came with drivers, and a link in the instructions where other/updated drivers might be found. As nearly as I can tell, the device is functioning fine, but the driver needs the MS Serial Mouse driver to work... (it's a USB->Serial driver). Unfortunately, when I plug the device in, the cursor skips all over the screen, apparently randomly. It happens whether I boot with device plugged in, or as soon as I do plug it in. If I disable the serial mouse driver, the cursor stops jumping. But the GPS stops, too. What with all the fun and games, I can't really be sure the GPS is working properly. the link for the drivers is: http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31 I've been searching the Internet for the past week, and can't find any other drivers - nor even a forum where I might pose the question. So, I'm hoping you can either point me at a decent driver, or even tell me the device is ****. Any definitive answer is a good one. (I'm using Vista 64-bit, build 6002 on a Dell Studio 1735)

GPSdetected as a Serial-Mouse, Mouse Pointer jumping crazy. How to disable theSerial Mouse in Win OS: Some Windows OS (2000 or XP ....) will detect the usb GPS Receiveras a Serial Mouse. The mouse pointer keeps jumping crazy. It seems it is the USB Com-port conflictproblem. Some software will occupy the com-port even you have disconnected itshardware USB Cable. Uninstall all unused USB Devices' Driver. Even after un-install those not necessary USBDevice Driver, some may still occupy a com-port. Open the Window System Managerlogin the hardware table. If you found some com-ports are occupied by some unknowndevices just delete it. After that re-install the PL2303 driver: (USB to Serial Bridgedriver: http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31 ) Then test the GPS Receiver in differenceUSB port. (Don't use a USB Port Splitter.) If the problem still there you can go tothe following links to find more information: http://www.realgeek.com/forums/disabling-serial-mouse-detection-317120.html http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4131 http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5222 http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=76421

Jan 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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What is the meaning of red light in the temperature panel?

this does not pose a problem though but Let someone have alook at you radiator. Might be the temperature sensor is worn out.

Please rate.

Mar 11, 2009 | 2000 Toyota Camry

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the mouse

Hello there.

I recommend doing the following:

1) Shut down the computer (you can hold down the power button on the front of the computer base unit or laptop power button for a few seconds instead of using the mouse)
2) Unplug the mouse base station.
3) Plug the mouse base station in again
4) Turn on the computer and let it start up as normal.
5) Watch for any system messages appearing, like found new hardware.

These steps will verify that there is not a problem with the mouse's base station plugged into the computer. Another thing to check is if the mouse requires batteries, this is often overlooked.

If after doing this there is still no pointer registered, i would suggest trying the mouse in another computer, and if possible trying a different mouse on the same computer.

If the mouse works on another computer then it could be a software problem, which we can help you with.

If the mouse doesn't work on another computer, but a different mouse works fine on the same computer, then im afraid your mouse has to be replaced.

Please post back after trying the above steps and let us know. Telling us which mouse you have exactly will futher help.
Hope this helps.

May 09, 2008 | Logitech Cordless Mouse

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