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Keep Your Electronics Cool this Summer

Don't stack electronics. Your electronics conduct enough heat individually. If you have your gaming console on top of your DVD player, and your DVR on top of that, you should definitely split them up.
Keep vents clear. Almost every electronic device has one or more vents to control it’s temperature. Make it a point to look around your house for any loose items that may be obstructing the airflow around your electronic devices.
Position electronics away from heat. Use common sense when storing your electronics. Keep them out of direct sunlight, and if it’s possible, place them in the path of a fan or air conditioner. Hot air rises, so store things on the basement or ground level of your home.

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Does anyone know how to play the board game Top-It!. In U.K. Had the game a few years now we play it how we think its ment ti be but would be nice to know if we are playing it properly. Never had any instructions with it. Thank you.


'Top It' seems to be the name of the company, not the game.

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Yours is known as 'Stack 'Em'.

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The game's objective is to be the first to place three pieces in a row. A four-ringed board perches on top of a post. Players take time rolling the die, then placing one of their pieces on the ring indicated by the die roll. The uppermost two rings can be twisted. One die result is to twist these rings--without toppling the board and the pieces. Once each player has placed all their pieces on the board, the player with the most lines of 3 pieces wins the game.

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nintendo wii console overheats when playing and the fan is not working


Yeah for sure you aren't going to want to use it until the cooling fan is operational, you're lucky that you didn't kill it altogether. Try unplugging the fan wire, cleaning the metal contacts, and plugging it back in. If that doesn't do it, replace it. If you can't buy aftermarket cooling fans, try looking for wii parts on ebay. Aside from that, do all you can to keep it cool..... don't stack it in-between other warm electronic components (tv, dvd player, etc.), don't place it on a carpeted floor (the carpet will insulate the heat and keep it warm), etc.

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how do i connect a usb stick for a ch usb dvr to a video player

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the audio amps may be overheating and shutting down. a lot of electronic devices don't receive heat sink compound when being assembled and the heat doesn't transfer as it should. Try cooling the unit either in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or placing it in a cool airstream directed at the rear of the unit. If it's in a stack of other electronic devices, place something between the units to allow air to circulate. I hot-melt glue tinkertoy wheels to the bottom of the units myself to separate them.

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