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How to Fix an Acer Disk Read Error

The Acer series of netbooks are generally well-known for their portability and low price point. However, no matter how feature-packed these little machines are, if you encounter a disk read error, your operating system will not load correctly and you will have difficulty performing the most basic functions on your computer. However, Acer computers contain […]



How to Read an Indicator Color Chart

Indicator color charts come in different varieties and are used to show the pH of a substance. Chemical compounds that change color in response to acid or base materials are usually embedded in a piece of paper or other substrate. The substance being tested is then applied, turning the compound a new color. The simplest […]



How to Read Lab Tests in Dehydration

Dehydration is a complex and challenging syndrome to diagnose. It can be particularly debilitating even at mild levels if it is not caught in time. Some medication such as water pills can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances that are dangerous to the patient. Reading lab work to determine if a patient is dehydrated takes some […]



How to Change a Flat Tire

Replacing a flat tire requires only a few essentials. Know this easy (and all too common) automotive task, and you’ll be rolling again in no time. After reading this eHow you’ll be able to save yourself the hassle of waiting for AAA to come bail you out, you can just change the tire yourself.



How to Read a Thomas Guide Map

Thomas Guides contain maps covering the Los Angeles area. You can buy one for $20 to $30 in any grocery store: spiral bound books of maps that are easy to read and loaded with information. The books lay flat on a car seat or dashboard and you can use them to track your progress across […]



How to Read Screw Sizes

Screw sizes are written in an alphanumeric code that can be difficult to decipher if you’re not familiar with the system. Sequences like "4-30 x .10," "1/8-10 x 4/6" and "M5-.4 x 15" may seem meaningless, but they say a lot, and you need the right screw to do the job. Purchasing or using the […]



How to Read an IMG File

A disk image file on Apple computers have either an IMG or DMG file extension and hold the necessary items for installing applications on your hard drive. When opened, the IMG file displays the application’s name with a volume icon on your desktop, which can then be used to install the application and its necessary […]



How to Read a Candy Thermometer

A candy thermometer measures the sugar solution used in cooking candy. There are three kinds of candy thermometers. The dial thermometer has a round face with a needle that points to the temperature. The glass thermometer contains liquid that rises as the solution grows hotter. It looks like a weather thermometer. The digital thermometer, with […]



How to Read an Excel Spreadsheet in Visual Basic

Excel spreadsheets are popular files used to store finances and sales analytical data. Programmers can use these spreadsheets to automate process and import data to an application, manipulate the values, and display them for users. It’s also useful to read data from a spreadsheet and export it to a larger database like Microsoft SQL Server. […]



How to Read a Pivot Table

Pivot tables allow you to create an organized summary of data within a spreadsheet. Pivot tables can calculate data by addition, average, counting and other calculations. A data set is summarized in a chart format which can be updated whenever the data set is updated. A pivot table can include multiple columns and rows from […]



How to Use Reading Aloud to Learn a Foreign Language

As a language teacher, I believe reading aloud should be used more in foreign language learning. Whether you are learning English as a second language or another language, reading aloud is a simple way to learn faster and better. And it is easy to do by yourself, in your own home! Reading aloud can help […]



How to Get Ebooks for the Ematic Ebook Reader

The Ematic Ebook Reader allows users to view text files. This portable device reads a large variety of ebook formats but won’t read AZW, which is designed for the Amazon Kindle, OPF, LIT, DNL, PKG and a few other formats. There are several sources that offer ebooks that are in a compatible format. Once you […]



How to Read an Amortization Table

Amoritzation tables are used to show the progress of a loan. Amortization tables are most often associated with mortgages. Being able to read an amortization table will help you to understand the amount of your payment the goes towards paying down the principal of the loan and the amount that goes towards paying the interest […]



Normal Blood Pressure Reading for Men

Blood pressure is an important fixture of health diagnosis for men as they get older. If levels are high, a number of health risks can show up, so it is important to know what a normal blood pressure reading is and how to work to maintain low blood pressure through exercise and diet. What Is […]



Eye Tests for Reading Glasses

Optometrists and ophthalmologists check your near vision with several basic eye tests. The exam for reading glasses only takes about a half hour to an hour. If you need a near correction, when the testing is complete you will have a written prescription for eyeglasses that will help you better see small print and fine […]



How to Read T-Scores

A T-score measures deviations from normal. When used to check for osteoporosis, your T-score compares your bone density to that of other adults. Your T-score determines your degree of bone loss and helps you predict your risk for bone fracture. Knowing your risk allows you to weigh different options for increasing bone density, such as […]