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Welcome to DIYNexus! Our motto is: Learn, Share, Improve. We’ll be sharing videos and projects about a wide variety of subjects. In the process, we’ll be learning, and hopefully improving what we do. If you notice anything that’s unclear, or (gasp!) incorrect, please let us know! Our goal is to provide the most accurate information … Read more

Replacing a Key Switch on a Logitech Mechanical Keyboard

A subscriber from New York City sent in a Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with a loose “A” key cap and a damaged key switch. In this video, I test, disassemble and give it a good cleaning. Then I remove and replace the key switch with a used one from eBay. The … Read more

2004 Audi A4 Avant USP Project – Pt 2

In episode #2 of the Audi Ultrasport project, we discuss a possible oil pressure issue and then move on the next big problem: The alarm siren keeps going off! Here are some handy shortcuts: Disassemble the rear of the car to retrieve the module (1:16) Cut open the module (9:25) Remove the leaking battery (10:36) … Read more

2004 Audi A4 Avant USP Project – Costs

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2004 Audi A4 Avant USP Project – Pt 1

Here’s our next project: bringing back a somewhat abandoned 2004 Audi A4 Quattro Avant Ultrasport.   Here are links to the items we used to clean the car: Fortress 2 Gallon Ultra Quiet Air Compressor Air / Blow Gun Chemical Guys CWS_301 Citrus Wash and Gloss Concentrated Car Wash SuperClean HDX 32oz Sprayer Bottle Foam … Read more

Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe

Here’s a lasagna recipe that I adapted for the Instant Pot. I chose to use a springform pan, instead of making the lasagna directly in the Instant Pot pan. I’ve seen other recipes made that way, and many people complain that they tend to be runny or soupy because of the extra water used for … Read more

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Here’s my beef stew slow cooker recipe that I adapted for the Instant Pot. Now that the cooler fall weather has finally arrived, it’s time to start thinking of meals that will warm you up as well as be quick and easy to prepare. Since we’re using the Instant Pot, any night can be stew … Read more

Replacing or Rebuilding the Battery pack in an APC SmartUPS 1000XL UPS

In this video I show you how to replace (and rebuild) the battery pack in an APC SmartUPS 1000XL UPS (SUA1000XL)
 
You can save money by buying individual batteries and rebuilding the battery pack with the original wiring.

 
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Replacing or Rebuilding the Battery pack in a CyberPower 1285AVR UPS

In this video I show you how to replace (and rebuild) the battery pack in a CyberPower 1285AVR UPS.
 
Although you can buy complete battery packs, you can save money if you purchase the batteries separately and rebuild the pack using the existing wiring.

 
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Vintage SnapOn F-71-D 30T 3/8″ Drive Ratchet Disassembly, Cleaning & Reassembly

This is a DIY of the disassembly, cleaning, inspection, lube and reassembly of a 3/8″ drive Vintage SnapOn 30 tooth F-71-D ratchet.
A friend asked us to take a look at his ratchet, which was completely locked up.

 
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