Tips & Advice
Do temp agencies offer benefits?
Most temp agencies offer benefits, but there is still a significant out-of-pocket expense. Since a temp is not a full-time employee, most do not offer a free benefits package--it would cost them too much money to do that. However, they often allow access to plans, or a variation of plans, that they offer their full time employees who qualify--but you will be paying for these benefits.
How to tell if an LCD screen is broken
The most obvious sign is going to be a visible break or crack on the screen. Next, you may have display issues, such as vertical lines or dark spots or an otherwise faulty display. If it’s all black, that’s a possible symptom of a cracked or broken screen. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it is probably repairable. Some screen repairs are surprisingly easy and you can DIY with minimal tools and some on-line instructions. Or you can take it in to a service tech.
Smart TV’s are connected to the internet, allowing access to streaming video, as well as having interactive capabilities, like apps. Your TV can operate a lot like a computer, minus many of the programs, like email, although that applications is probably not be too far away. Most new TVs are smart TVs.
What are the reasons for a TV not turning on?
The number one reason for a TV not turning on is most likely having dead batteries in the remote.If the remote works fine, check to see if the TV is plugged in. If it is plugged into a power strip (like it should be to prevent power surges from damaging your electronics), be sure the power strip is plugged into the wall and its power switch is turned on. If it still doesn’t turn on, you may have a failed power source inside the TV. Your TV could be “locked up” like a computer and needs to be reset. Your cable, antenna, or streaming source (input signal) could be down or broken. Your TV might also be set to an inactive input source.
What is the difference between 1080p and 4k TV?
The difference between 1080P and 4K UHD TV is the resolution. 4K UHD has 3800 X 2160 pixels, while 1080P HD has 1080 X 1920 pixels. The picture in 4K has a much richer resolution and the “UHD” means ultra-high definition solution, while the 1080 HD is 'merely' high definition. The 4K designation refers to the horizontal pixels “almost” being 4,000--which is nearly four times as many as the 1080 screen.
How much does it cost to repair a TV?
Nearly all TVs, no matter how new or old, can usually be repaired – unless you got mad and threw it out a window. However, most standard problems, like fuzzy or distorted display, no power, power but the TV won’t turn on, and sound and digital issues can usually be fixed by a brave DIYer, or a skilled service tech. For simple fixes, depending on the cost of parts and the labor rates, you can reasonably expect to pay roughly $100-$250 at local or independent repair shops – more (probably a lot more) if you go to chain box stores. A rule of thumb when considering repair options: if the repair costs are 50 percent or more than the value of the TV, consider replacing the TV instead. Prices for quality TVs have dropped over the years.
Can a flat screen TV be repaired?
Depending on the specific problem, there is a good chance your flat screen television can be fixed. Faulty parts and damaged screens can be often replaced -- within reason. Most electronics come with manufacturer’s warranties that will cover all or part of the cost of faulty items - for a limited time. If the screen on your flat screen is broken or cracked, you can try replacing the screen, LCD, plasma, or LED parts yourself. Do some research and watch available videos online. Or, you can have a pro do it, but be sure to get a quote for repairs--you don’t want to pay more for repairs than the TV is worth. Unless you dropped it and destroyed it, there’s a good chance your TV is fixable, so start with your warranty to see what is covered. Rule of thumb: if it costs 50 percent or more of your TV’s value to fix it, consider replacing it instead.
How to clean a hearing aid
For maximum performance, you should try to clean your hearing aid each morning. Start by wiping the exterior with a soft cloth or brush to remove obvious dirt and debris. Do not use tissues that have aloe or lotions as they can harm the device. Be careful NOT to wipe dirt into the microphone as this can damage it. You will want to keep the tubing clean and free of ear wax, which is the No. 1 cause of hearing aid problems. Most devices come with a tool for cleaning out the tubing when it is removed from the device. You don’t need to clean the tubing every day, but definitely do it on a regular basis. Be cognizant of water, rain, or sweat getting in, on and around your device.
Are hearing aids covered by Medicare?
If you have Medicare Plan B medical insurance, they will cover the cost of diagnostic hearing and balance exams if your doctor orders them to see if you need further treatment. If you only have original Medicare coverage, you are on the hook for all the costs associated with hearing exams, hearing aids, and hearing aid fittings. Check to see if you have original or Plan B coverage. As this can get confusing, consult your policy, or speak to your doctor’s office directly about your plan. You can also consult the Medicare website for more answers.
What is a digital hearing aid?
Digital hearing aids use the basic elements as an analog device: receiver/microphone, amplifier and speaker, but they use a digitized sound processing to convert the sound waves into digital signals. Inside the device is a computer chip that analyzes the signals to determine whether the sounds are noise or speech, and attempts to filter out the noise and delivering only the speech. They operate on the same principles as analog and use batteries, but they use the newest technology to deliver more speech and less background noises. These are the most technologically advanced options and will have a higher price tag.