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How to Read New York Parking Signs

New York has some of the strictest parking laws around, especially in New York City. The signs are sometimes confusing and can lead to parking tickets when the driver doesn’t realize that the space is not available for parking. Reading the signs and understanding what they mean is very important to avoiding tickets and traffic […]



My iPhone Won’t Read a SIM Card

An iPhone is still functional without a SIM card but it cannot make or receive calls nor can it use the 3G or Wi-Fi network without it. The SIM card stores customer information for cell-phone carriers to ensure that the SIM card is valid for use. When the iPhone cannot read the SIM card, the […]



My Wii Won’t Read SD Cards

The Nintendo Wii home video game console features internal memory for storing game saves, pictures and software downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel. However, in the event that a Wii owner needs more memory for storage, the console supports SD and SDHC cards. Offering the ability to expand a Wii's memory up to 32 GB, […]



How to Read a .Lit File on a Mac

LIT files are Microsoft files written for the company’s Microsoft Reader. Unfortunately, Microsoft Reader is not available for Mac computers. If you have received a LIT file from a Windows user, you will need another type of software to read it. There are several options available for Mac users, each with advantages and disadvantages. Read […]



How Do I Read an Old Odometer With More Than 100K?

An odometer is a device designed to measure the total distance traveled by a vehicle. Unlike trip odometers, conventional odometers cannot be legally reset or tampered with. Many older vehicles feature a five-digit odometer that has the potential to “roll over” after exceeding the 100,000-mile mark, making it difficult in some instances to determine the […]



How to Read a Rim Size

Most rims come with three common sizes stamped or cast into the back side of the hub. These are the most important sizes to determine if the rim will fit the tire and the vehicle you want to put it on. However, there are two other measurements that are often disregarded, and these can be […]



How to Read a Fetal Monitor Strip

Continuous Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) is the standard of care in labor and delivery departments of most hospitals. Monitor printouts provide information for professional caregivers but they can also give labor support persons clues on how to help the laboring woman. Reading the Monitor Strip Find the Baseline Fetal Heart Rate in the top of […]



How to Read a Thermocouple With a Voltmeter

A thermocouple is a small electrical device that is basically the junction of two wires that are composed of different metals. Because different metals react differently to temperature, an electric potential develops at the juncture. This electrical potential varies with temperature, and therefore the temperature can be calculated when the voltage is known. A voltmeter […]



How to Read Microbiology Lab Test Results

The microbiology laboratory performs a series of moderate and complex tests on samples to determine if they contain bacteria, what kind of bacteria those are, whether or not they are capable of causing disease and, finally, what antibiotics work best against those bacteria. The reports sent out by the lab contain all the information a […]



How to Read an Old Mac Floppy in a PC

Floppy disks are long-forgotten relics of an earlier computing age, but many Mac users who have moved on to PCs still have data stored on them they’d like to recover. You need more than just a floppy disk drive to read a Mac floppy disk–a special Mac-to-PC program must be installed on the Windows computer […]



Meter Reader Job Description

Utility meters track the consumption of electricity, water and gas by private citizens and businesses. Meter readers record the information provided by these measuring devices. According to a Salary Wizard report, the median annual salary in 2009 for a meter reader in the United States was $25,658. Job Duties Accurately reading utility meters for residential […]



What Is a Normal Reading for the Oil Gauge?

The normal oil pressure in an internal combustion engine varies from one brand to another and one model to another. What’s normal for a Chevrolet engine may be different for a Toyota engine and the normal pressure for a 4.3L Chevrolet may be different than on a 5.7L Chevrolet motor. Still, oil pressure is an […]



How to Read a Hygrometer

Hygrometers measure the humidity of the surrounding air, and have various related applications including weather forecasting and air conditioning. While there are new, easy-to-read hygrometers available, the classic double-thermometer hygrometers are still in use and can reveal a great deal about what constitutes humidity and how it is determined. Identify the wet bulb and dry […]



How to Read an X-ray Film

X-ray films are taken of different areas of the body. If the body part contains bone it will show up as white because bone is dense and absorbs X-rays more than muscle or fat. If the body part contains gas or air it will show up as black because X-rays easily pass through gas. Different […]