How to fix ‘Something went wrong – try to check out again’ error message on eBay

‘Something went wrong – try to check out again’

Error Codes: 70245 70350

If, like me, you have just bought something on eBay and received the error stated above you are probably feeling a little frustrated. Therefore, I began my quest for the resolution of this problem and here is what I’ve found.

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How To Install Pulse Kodi on Raspberry Pi 2 and 3

How To Install Ares Wizard Kodi Pulse CC Build On Raspberry Pi 2 and 3

Right I’m not sure about Raspberry Pi 2 but here’s how I installed Kodi/Pulse on a Raspberry Pi 3.

Firstly you will need an 8Gb or more micro SD card, a SD card adapter to fit into a card reader, a remote or keyboard/mouse  for your Pi. and a Windows computer or laptop.

On the first Pulse Version of Kodi installation I attempted it failed as I used the Openelec software.

So please note. The Ares Wizard WILL NOT WORK when using the Openelec version of Kodi.

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Common HDMI Cables Problems and Solution

Symptoms of a faulty HDMI Lead

If you’re reading this then quite likely you are having, or think you are having, a HDMI cable problem such as I have had too. This could be anything from a Green Picture on your TV to not enough room at the back of your HD device.

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How to Configure Windows Live Mail with Host Gator Email

How to set up a website email address using Hostgator and Windows Live

Let’s get straight to it. You have a website and you want an email address that shows the same web address.

For example you have a domain called www.mycoolwebsite.com and you want an email address like jamie@mycoolwebsite.com.

This tutorial assumes you already have the website live and hosted and that you have access to your hosting control panel. The example I will now reveal is how to set up an email address for a website (using hostgator) and configure the very handy Windows Live Mail to send and receive emails with ease.

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How to get a Discount Coupon for Steam Wallet Codes UK and Abroad

UPDATE JUNE 2016

The current cost of a £50 Steam Wallet Gift Card is £47.99 by using the method below by using the 5% discount you get it for £45.59.

Hi all. This is how I got a £50 Steam Wallet Code for only £44.64.

During the latest Steam Sale I discovered a popular new game I was interested in at a discounted price. I made up my mind to purchase it but I wanted it even cheaper. So I began my quest to find a Steam Wallet Coupon along with my good friend Google.

After several minutes of searching the outcome looked bleak but I decided to persevere and it finally paid off with me saving more than 10% on a £50 wallet topup.

The method will probably work in most other first world countries as the site seems to be international.

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How to change backup payment method on PayPal

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The method below does NOT work. The only was to change your backup payment method on the new Paypal site is to NOT use it until your latest payment has fully cleared then remove your card.

In this post I assume each user knows how to add their new payment method to Paypal. This post is about how to remove your existing backup method for payment, which will in turn allow you to change your backup payment method.

If like me you have a credit card registered with your Paypal account which is being used as a backup payment source and you want it removed then keep reading.

Basically I was concerned with a credit card debt and cut up the card so I could not use it anymore. The problem arose when I realised I had registered the particular Mastercard on my Paypal account. As I didn’t want to be tempted to use it via paypal my choice was to remove it from my Paypal account completely. It didn’t happen as planned which I will go into more detail about later. However, for some this method will work fine.

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Everything you need to know about BT Television

Part 1

What BT Youview Channels do I get?

BT TV consists of multiple choices. The first choice is to opt only for the free TV channels (known as TV Starter) through a supplied Youview box. For this you will need a TV aerial system already installed to pick up Freeview channels. Also the Youview box you will get will be unable to record TV programmes (Unless you subscribe to BT Infinity).

Here is the list of Free BT TV Channels :-

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How to Configure TP Link Router for Bandwidth Control

For the purpose of this tutorial I am using a TP-Link TPTD-W8968 but the process should be similar for other TP link routers as well as other brands even.

Before I start, please ensure your router supports bandwidth control as not all do.

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How to Configure a Secondary Router to Use as a Wireless Access Point

Forget bridge mode, forget static IP addresses and forget wifi repeaters. This is the quickest and easiest method to use a secondary modem/router to expand your Wifi coverage by configuring it as an access point.

For this tutorial I am using a TP-Link TD-W8961ND as my secondary router. It is a 300mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router.

This method should be very similar on all modern routers.

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Faster Payments Service – How to Pay Credit Card Online

How to make a Faster Payment to Credit Card

This faster payments procedure was used for an Aqua Credit Card but will be identical for any other cards.

I recently signed up for an Aqua Mastercard and soon found myself having problems making payments through their online service. The first couple of payments went through fine and everything seemed rosy until on or around the third attempt at a payment I started to encounter difficulties. The first thing that happened was I got a duplicate payment message. I shrugged it off as I had paid a little earlier in the day and the message said “we have already received your payment for today” or something similar. Continue reading

How to Share Steam Games With Friends

Ok, my friend and I have just successfully linked steam accounts and are now able to share our games with one and other. The process was not as simple as first thought but after a lot of looking around we finally figured it out.

First off, you and your friend must join the steam family sharing group. You can find the group through googling ‘steam family sharing group’.

Next you must login to each others accounts. You can do this step over the phone like we did. Continue reading

How to Remove Folders From Playstation Vita

Playstation Vita Folders

Recently I was fortunate enough to buy myself a Sony Playstation Vita Console. My Son has not put it down since day one. However, for trusting a toddler with a piece of technology I began to pay for my choice. Jed, my son, has a habit of creating folders for each and every vita app I have installed. So when it’s my turn on the vita I just see the vita icons as bubbles with a tiny picture of each app. Continue reading

How To Apply for Spouse Visa UK | UK Spouse Visa Requirements

**Important Update 2016** New rules imposed by the Tory Government include a minimum income threshold of £18,600 per year according to ITV news. Meaning that the spouse in the UK must have an income of at least that amount. I have not read up in more detail but I wouldn’t give up on it. If your income threshold is lower than that then I would suggest getting supporting letters from friends and family members offering financial support.

Since July 9th 2013, the rules for applying to come to the UK as a partner have changed slightly. I will go into more detail about that shortly.

First I must mention that the Spouse visas include the following categories.

1. husband | 2. wife | 3. civil partner | 4. unmarried partner | 5. Same-sex partner

It can be viewed as more a partner visa than just a husband or wife visa.
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SKY box not working | SKY Box wont turn on | How to reset SKY HD Box

This post should be able to save you from calling out a SKY engineer or needlessly replacing your SKY box. I have done much research over the years on fixing problems with SKY boxes and every useful method is listed below.

There are four options to fix a faulty Sky, Sky+ or Sky HD box, but if your box won’t turn on I recommend you skip to option 4. Otherwise please try each method, one at a time.
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Fallout 3 | New Vegas not working on Windows 7 & 8

Please find information on how to get Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas working on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

A year or so ago I bought Fallout 3 and New Vegas on the PC. I had already completed them on the PS3 and wanted to try them on my computer.

Upon launch of both games, Fallout 3 on Windows 7 and New Vegas on Windows 8, I could not get past the start screen, the game would just crash.
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How to change car stereo in Nissan Serena

How to Change and Fit a new car radio in a Nissan Serena

Here follow the step by step instructions on replacing a car stereo / radio on a Nissan Serena.

Before you start, you should know that if the original stereo is in your Serena then it is highly likely you will need a Nissan Serena ISO Stereo Head Unit Adaptor. You can pick one up on Ebay for less than £3.
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How to Connect a Wireless Printer to Laptop or Computer

How to connect a Wireless Printer to your PC

So you have a wireless printer but can’t find it on your Computer or Laptop?

Well the first thing to do is ensure your PC or Laptop has WIFI because if not then it is impossible to connect the printer without a printer cable. In all likeliness though your computer does have WIFI and you still cannot connect. Therefore this is what you need to do. You cannot connect direct from PC or Laptop to your wireless printer. If you could then you would have neighbours discovering your printer on their computers. No, what you must do first is associate your printer with your home network. I.e your router! There are multiple ways to do this but only 2 I will mention.
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How to Stop Smoking | How I Quit Smoking

How Do I Quit Smoking?

First I must tell you I began smoking at 16 years old. My habit steadily progressed from chasing a tobacco rush to 50 a day morning until night. My first thought in the morning was a cup of tea and a ciggie. At 36, after some extreme life events and after tens of people previously telling me I should quit I decided to have a serious go at it. I had tried many times before with my record being three weeks, but was determined this time. I made an appointment with the Nurse for advice and substitutes. The nurse gave me a tube to blow into to see how much poison was in my system from smoking and my result was off the gauge!!! She also gave me a date to quit and a one week prescription of smoking alternatives. The alternatives were patches and a nicotine inhaler and she only gave me a weeks supply probably to save money in case I failed. I also made a wager with my mother, who also smoked and still does! A wager with another smoker is a good motivator over those first few days. Anyway, it wasn’t until hindsight that I figured out how I stopped smoking. Smoking addiction consists of two properties, addiction and habit. You must overcome both to be a non smoker! I will try to explain how to quit smoking but first please continue reading so I can help you understand..
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