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How to Clean the Laptop Keyboard

The following will completely solve keyboard problems and return the keyboard to perfect operation.
This will require about 2 hours time once you have collected the proper cleaning materials.
Cleaning materials:

  • Cotton swabs
  • Cosmetic foam rubber cleaning pads ( use only with naptha (lighter fluid), NOT alcohol)
  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Water
  • Lighter fluid (naptha)
  • Fine tipped tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Kitchen strainer
  • Household cleaner, Windex or equivalent
  • Super Lube Dry Film spray (critical - DO NOT SUBSTUTUTE !) K-Mart automotive.
  • This is a PTFE (teflon) based lubricant which dries perfectly DRY and is ideally suited for this application.
Proceed as follows:
DISASSEMBLE:IMPORTANT: Make a keyboard map so you know where each key goes.Carefully pry each key loose with a small screwdriver and place in a container. They pop off. DO NOT use excessive force. There may be a small rubber piece for each key. Remove all of these and place in a separate container. CAREFUL, these are small and like to jump away.CLEAN KEYBOARD ( do this well...... you will be wonderfully rewarded ) Clean the keyboard with cotton swabs SLIGHTLY DAMPENED with water. Replace these often and BE SURE they are only slightly damp. If they are too wet the excess water will contaminate the keyboard through capillary action. This will clean all water soluble contaminants like Coca-Cola, coffee, and sugar residue. For the very small places, cut the foam rubber into small pieces and use the tweezers, again SLIGHTLY DAMPENED, for cleaning. You must clean each and every key space, inside and out, this is critical since this is where the key touches and moves. Repeat this procedure again using rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs but NOT the foam rubber as it disintegrates when used with alcohol. Finally repeat this procedure using naptha (lighter fluid) and foam rubber. You can clean even the smallest key guides with small pieces of foam rubber and tweezers. This action will remove any petroleum based contaminants as well as the grease that is sometimes used on the wider keys which may have guide wires, for example, the SPACE BAR.
CLEAN KEYS:Some keys may have wires attached and some grease on them, clean these first with cotton swabs and naptha (lighter fluid). Remove all traces of the grease. Place all keys in a kitchen strainer. Spray with household cleaner and let stand for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and place keys on paper towels to dry. Let dry completely.
CLEAN RUBBER COMPONENTS:Place all rubber components in a kitchen strainer. Spray with household cleaner and let stand for 5 minutes. Use stopper in the sink so that you don't lose these if they jump out of the strainer. Rinse these thoroughly with hot water and place on paper towels. Fold the towels over and press to squeeze most of the water out of the pieces. Let dry completely.
LUBRICATE KEYS:Place all keys bottom-up on a paper bag. Lightly coat the keys, at a 45 degree angle with Super Lube Dry Film lubricant. Do this from all 4 sides to assure penetration and coverage into the small and critical guide spaces inside each key. Let dry ( this happens nearly instantly). DO NOT overdue this step as the carrier solvent may affect the plastic.
LUBRICATE KEYBOARD: Mask off the laptop with paper and scotch tape. Apply lubricant (as above in LUBRICATE KEYS) to the keyboard and let dry. All right, you now have perfectly cleaned and lubricated keys, keyboard, and rubber components.
REASSEMBLE:Place all rubber components into the keyboard. Install keys with wires. Make sure wire is secured in the key, usually snapped into place. Place ends of wire in the guide slots adjacent to the key location as you align the key. Firmly press down to snap the key into place. Install the rest of the keys by aligning and firmly pressing down.

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not sure if this will help you at alI, but I found this answer on the following website: .askmehelpdesk.com

and an answer to a similar model here: http://www.intermatic.com/images/misc/158ej12685ref.pdf Good luck

Plug in timer - The letter C will Flash

TO SET CURRENT TIME:
Press Time Button - It will advance to 1 a.m.
Continue pressing until right time to the nearest hour.
(NOTE: A dot at the bottom right corner of the display indicates P.M. hours).

TO SET ON AND OFF TIMES FOR TIMER OPERATIONS:
Press Mode button - Letter P will flash inviting you to set the program
Press Time button repeatedly until required staring time appears in the window. (starting time is now displayed).
Press Mode button again - the letter E now flashes.
Press time button repeatedly until required ending time appears in the window. (Note: a dot at the bottom right corner of the display indicates P.M.hours).
Press Mode button and the display returns to the current time.

Programming is now complete. You may now plug in whatever needs to be turned on. The device will turn on and off automatically every day at the times you have just selected.

TO REVIEW THE PROGRAM
Press time button - Displays successively, for 1-2 seconds each: P, starting hour and E, ending hour. Then returns to show the current time..

TO CHANGE YOUR PROGRAM
Unplug the timer, which will discontinue the current program. After 10 seconds, plug it in again and proceed to set current time. Then continue with the programming steps as above.

FOR MANUAL OVERRIDE
Pressing the Mode button at any time will turn on the devices plugged into the timer. The display will indicate the letter O. The devices will remain on until the ending time of the daily program. To return the timer to the automatic mode prior to that hour, press the Mode button again. The display will return to show the current time.

AFTER A POWER INTERRUPTION/FAILURE
The timer will return to displaying a flashing C and the devices plugged into it will be off

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Hi There,

If your print spooler service is not running, then follow the below steps to get it working :

Step 1 :
* Start > run > services.msc > ok
* Select the service name called print spooler from the list.
* Check the status on the print spooler service, if it is stopped, then right click and select start or restart.
* Then the spooler service will start working....

Step 2 : ( NOTE :USE THIS STEP ONLY WHEN YOUR STEP 1 DOESN'T WORK )
In this case, we assume that the print spooler service is gone bad and we would have to recreate the spooler service.

* Start > run > cmd > ok
* Type: sc delete spoolsv (this will delete the corrupted spooler for us to create a new print spooler)
* Reboot the system and after rebooting the computer back.

* Start > run > cmd > ok
* Type: sc create spoolsv (this will create a new print spooler service)
* Reboot the system and this time the print spooler service is a new and fresh spooler and it should work normal and perfectly.

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SETTING NOMA N1506 TIMER

Plug in timer – The letter C will Flash

TO SET CURRENT TIME:
Press Time Button – It will advance to 1 a.m.
Continue pressing until right time to the nearest hour.
(NOTE: A dot at the bottom right corner of the display indicates P.M. hours).

TO SET ON AND OFF TIMES FOR TIMER OPERATIONS:
Press Mode button – Letter P will flash inviting you to set the program
Press Time button repeatedly until required staring time appears in the window. (starting time is now displayed).
Press Mode button again – the letter E now flashes.
Press time button repeatedly until required ending time appears in the window. (Note: a dot at the bottom right corner of the display indicates P.M.hours).
Press Mode button and the display returns to the current time.

Programming is now complete. You may now plug in whatever needs to be turned on. The device will turn on and off automatically every day at the times you have just selected.

TO REVIEW THE PROGRAM
Press time button – Displays successively, for 1-2 seconds each: P, starting hour and E, ending hour. Then returns to show the current time..

TO CHANGE YOUR PROGRAM
Unplug the timer, which will discontinue the current program. After 10 seconds, plug it in again and proceed to set current time. Then continue with the programming steps as above.

FOR MANUAL OVERRIDE
Pressing the Mode button at any time will turn on the devices plugged into the timer. The display will indicate the letter O. The devices will remain on until the ending time of the daily program. To return the timer to the automatic mode prior to that hour, press the Mode button again. The display will return to show the current time.

AFTER A POWER INTERRUPTION/FAILURE
The timer will return to displaying a flashing C and the devices plugged into it will be off.

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If your Decade watch is like mine it has 4 push buttons (10, 2, 4 and 8 "o'clock" positions respectively; and one pull and turn stem (at 3 o'clock position) -
For the purpose of setting the watch and functions mentally label the push buttons as follows:
10 o'clock position "A"
8 o'clock position "B"
2 o'clock position "C"
4 o'clock position "D"

NORMAL TIME SETTING

1) In normal time readout press B (3x) to get to normal time setting mode: "SEC" will start flashing, press C for synchronization
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3) Press D once: "HOUR" will be flashing, press C to advance ("A" is for am, "P" is for pm, "H" is for 24 Hour format)
4) Press D once: "DATE" should be flashing, press C to advance
5) Press D once: "MONTH" should be flashing, press C to advance
6) Press D once: "DAY OF WEEK" should be flashing, press C to advance
7) Press B once: Setting is completed, return to normal time readout

ALARM TIMES SETTING

1) In normal time readout press B (2x): Alarm time "HOUR" should be flashing, press C to advance
2) Press D once: Alarm time "MIN" should be flashing, press C to advance
3) Press B once: Setting is completed, return to normal time readout

ALARM FUNCTION
1) In normal time readout press C and D simultaneously: Alarm signal should appear
2) In normal time readout disarm alarm by pressing C and D simultaneously: alarm signal should disappear

Note: Alarm (when activated) will stop itself after 1 minute; or can be silenced by pressing D or press C to snooze for 5 minutes (operates for 1 hour)

CHIME

1) In normal time readout press D and B simultaneously: Chime signal should appear
2) In normal time readout disarm chime by pressing C and D simultaneously: alarm signal should disappear


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1) In normal time readout press B once to get into "CHRONO" mode: press C for to start counting event -
While in Chrono mode there are two options
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Copy and paste this link. It will take you to Bulova's service centerwhere you can download instructions for any of their watches.

http://bulova.com/service/servicecenter.aspx

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