Technology and Electronics



  • CD/DVD players: Stuck CD/DVD tray? Don't run out and by a new DVD player or CD player just yet. The problem well could be a small, rubber belt -- easily replaced for less than $1.
  • More on CD/DVD players: If your CD or DVD player's tray is jammed, the "Star Wars" technique could work.
  • iPod and receiver: Keep that decades old tuner/receiver in the loop. Here's how to connect it to your iPod for some powerful output.


  • Old technology: How to merge old technology -- like reel-to-reel tape recorders, television antennas and vacuum tubes -- into a high-tech world. It can still play a useful role.