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Blow on it, turn it off and on again - 7 foolproof* ways to fix something

*Well, we’ll try them once anyway.

BEFORE YOU GIVE in and ring your insurance company to beg them for a new phone, before you go on the hunt for two fresh AA batteries, or accept defeat about that scratched DVD, you should really try some of these quick fixes…

1. Put your phone in rice if it gets wet

2. Blow on game cartidges

3. Turn it off and on again


4. Give the telly a wallop


5. Move the batteries around

Remote control not working? Move the batteries around a bit. It almost always works.


6. If that doesn’t work mash the buttons a bit harder


7. Wipe a DVD on your jeans

You should really take a soft cloth and wipe gently outwards, but what you will actually do is give it a vigorous rub on your trouser leg…


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