For the past few years every time I get a new pair of dress shoes, runners, boots, or skates, I always go to Ian's Shoelace Site, because its got all these unique and specialized ways of tying laces. I just visited Ian's site not long ago, looking for lacing instructions for some new runners I got for Christmas, and thought... 'I wonder if any of my blog followers know how great this site is'. Well now I know I've done my part in telling everyone about it. He also has a book and an iPhone app, so head on over to his site and check it out for yourself, you'll be amazed at all the different ways to use laces.
My brothers Motorola DCT3416 died, and I figured I would attempt to fix it. I want to start out by saying I know very little about PVR's, other than somewhere buried inside is a standard computer hard drive. While dropping off the DCT3416, my brother informs me that it doesn't turn on, and that it makes this clicking noise. My first assumption is that the HD is corrupt and or damaged and preventing the machine from booting. Replacing the internal HD should produce a simple fix, so lets go about doing just that. Replacing the internal HD is going to be slightly more complicated than originally anticipated as the rear of the DCT3416 has 3 tamper proof/security screws, which I do not have a tool for. Instead I used a series of pliers, and 10 minutes later had all the screws removed. Here is what the tamper proof/security screws look like, once removed. I should add that there is also a plastic security tab, just above the IEEE 1394 jacks, which disintegrated when I attempted to