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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 […]



Adobe Reader Mark Up Tools

While Adobe Reader has far less functionality than Adobe Acrobat, you can participate in a review process using nothing but Adobe Reader. The markup tools are similar to those available in Acrobat, but are only active in Reader when the author has enabled the PDF for commenting in Adobe Reader. These markup tools facilitate the […]



What Does a Normal EKG Reading Look Like?

EKC or ECG stands for electrocardiogram. It is a recorded visual representation of the electrical impulses in the heart that make it beat. Physicians use EKGs to diagnose potential illness within the heart. This depends on observing deviations from the normal EKG reading, which is used as a baseline for diagnosis. EKG Electrodes Normal Sinus […]



How to Read Cell Phone SIM Memory

You can retrieve contacts, rescue deleted text messages and organize your phone’s memory with a SIM card reader. Most activity on your cell phone is stored on your Subscriber Identity Module, or SIM, card. Every phone has a SIM card because it stores the subscriber key that identifies the mobile user. Once you buy a […]



How to Read a Caliper in Inches

Calipers are measuring tools that are designed for extremely accurate and precise measurements. They are used for metal working, medicine, woodworking, making guns and other fields in which incredibly accurate measurements are necessary. Calipers are specially designed to measure things using two different tools, the main caliper and the vernier scale, which measures very small […]



How to Read an XLA File

A file with the file extension XLA is a Microsoft Excel add-in file. XLA files are normally invisible to the user, except for the added functionality provided by the files. However, you can read an XLA file from within the Excel application, and can also convert an Excel workbook into an XLA add-in file, then […]



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 Tire Date Codes

The condition of the tires on a car are what determines a car’s capabilities in terms of acceleration, braking and cornering. The rubber on a car tire degrades over time, and tire warranties can be tied to manufacturing dates. Every tire sold in the United States has a date code stamped on it. The date […]



How to Read a Kilowatt Hour Meter

Electrical power is measured in watts, and one thousand watts are known as a kilowatt. The electric utility charges by the kilowatt hour, a unit of one thousand watts per hour. When appliances in your home draw electricity from the power line, it moves through a meter, turning gears whose movements are recorded by numbered […]



How to Read an MRI on the Right Shoulder

Reading an MRI on the right shoulder can lead to a diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of injuries and afflictions. An MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves to image the body in greater detail than X-rays. An image produced by an MRI contains high resolution information that can be viewed by anyone […]



How to Use a SIM Card Reader

You have a fingernail-sized SIM card in your cell phone with all of your contacts’ information stored on it. Don’t you think it’s time to back it up? A nifty device called a USB SIM card reader can help you avoid Murphy’s law of losing everything. If you want to make sure your contacts and […]



How to Read a Manufacturing Blueprint

When reading a blueprint, it is essential that you know which elements to look for, and what those elements mean. Manufacturing blueprints are images designed to help the reader understand how to build a particular component or device, and how it works. A draftsperson or designer creates blueprints by hand or using specialized software. They […]