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Problems with the Control of PS4 and Possible Solutions

The PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller is one of the best gamepads ever made, but that does not mean it’s perfect. Problems have arisen with the grips, some stick or button that gets stuck, and the inevitable connection failures. Let’s take a look at the main problems with the command of PS4 and their solutions.

Sony has 20 years perfecting the gamepad of their consoles. The PS4 DualShock 4 is one of the best controls to play video games that are right now: precise, ergonomic and resistant, But like any product that is manufactured in millions of units, there can always be small failures or weaknesses that can cause a break, that the remote does not connect to the console, or that the sticks stop responding.

Let’s take a look at the main problems with the command of PS4, and its solution.

A grip has broken!:

We started with what is probably the most common failure of the DualShock4, at least with the controls included in the launch consoles. After Sony has corrected the problem like ps4 controller won’t charge by putting more resistant grips.

With use, the rubber covers that cover the sticks (called thumb grips ) can break or tear at some point.

Luckily, the solution to this PS4 command problem is very simple: they can be replaced by some of the hundreds of grips they sell for just a couple of euros at any video game store.

You can take the opportunity to choose a rougher one that offers a better thumb grip, so you do not miss the shot at the worst moment in that due to death.

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Connection issues:

If your DualShock 4 is not paired with the console, the light of the control shines intermittently, there is lag (delay) in the movements, or it does not respond directly, it is necessary to restart the connection. These are the steps:

  • Turn off the console and the router, and disconnect the plugs of both devices
  • Connect the console and turn it on, but not the router. If the gamepad works, there was an interference with the router channel. You have to turn it on again, access the router configuration, and change the channel to 1 or 11
  • If the problem has not been resolved, look for the reset button on the knob, near trigger L2:

Use a deployed clip or a small watchmaker’s screwdriver to press the tiny button inside the hole. Press it a few seconds to reset the gamepad

Connect the gamepad to the console via a USB cable to repair it. That should solve the problem

The battery does not charge or is quickly discharged

  • This is another problem with the most common PS4 gamepad
  • Use only the USB cable that comes with the PS4. The USB cables are not all the same, and some do not load the control properly, or do not work directly with it
  • Connect the control to the console with the cable and press the PS button so that the battery icon appears:
  • During loading, the icon has to change. The three load bars must appear and disappear until the load is complete and the icon remains with the three fixed bars. If the icon does not move during the process, there may be a problem with the battery
  • Another possibility is that you are trying to recharge the controls with the console off. They only recharge in Sleep Mode, and with the USB ports powered up. Enter the Configuration of the console, go to Configuration of power, Set functions available in Sleep Mode, Supply power to the USB ports, and activate the option Always.
  • If the DualShock 4 still does not recharge, it may be necessary to replace the battery or the USB connector. Get in touch with the PlayStation Technical Service

Some button, trigger or stick does not work

Another common problem with the PS4 controller is that a button does not work, or jams.

  • If a button does not react well or does not return to its original position it may be due to the dirt that has been introduced into the holes. Use compressed air to try to extract or release the dirt
  • If there is a broken button or it does not work, iFixit has a step by step to replace it with another one. But you will have to open the command, which means losing the guarantee. If you still have it, it is better to call the Technical Service
  • If you spill a sugary soda on the remote and some sugar is sneaked inside, it can corrode some of the internal mechanisms. You have to open the remote and clean the buttons. Consult the step by step above.

If the gamepad is under warranty (two years from your date of purchase in Spain), and the button has not been broken due to a blow or misuse, contact Sony’s Technical Service to arrange it.

The Walt Disney Family Museum {An Inspiring Visit}

I, like most people I know LOVE Disney. The world, the land, the movies, the merchandise, all of it. There is just something magical about all of it. It reminds of what it means to be a child, to have faith and hope that never runs out. To dream of flying, being a princess, finding true love, it touches something in all of us. While I have always considered the man behind the mouse when I think of all Disney offers I knew nothing about him.

That was then…

Walt Disney Family

Now, I know a lot about Walt Disney, and want to know more!

When we visited the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, FL in March I fell in love with the man who started it all. He aspired to do something great, came from extremely humble beginnings, and overcame more than most people realize.

People like this inspire me to do all I can, dream big, and never give up!

I love the museum because it is a lot like Walt was, it’s a storyteller! As you enter the first room you hear about his childhood, his family, and what his life was like, as you move from room to room, Walt gets older, and you learn more about his life. His life is truly fascinating. We didn’t have very much time to get through the museum so I missed a lot, but I really loved every minute that I spent in that museum!

  • Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the walls of the museum:
  • ”Sometimes your biggest failure can lead you to your biggest success.”
  • “Sometimes you build yourself up and explode. Then you have to pick up the pieces and take stock.”
  • “Sometimes it’s fun to do the impossible”

I was struggling with so much pain from my upcoming divorce, and seeing all Walt Disney went through, and all he accomplished was very inspiring to me. It filled me with encouragement and hope, and I really really hope that I get to visit again, so I can take my time and spend all day there!Walt Disney

Here’s some basic info about the Walt Disney Family Museum:

Museum Overview: The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney, whose artistry, imagination and vision helped define 20th-century America, has been brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco. The Museum illuminates Walt Disney’s tremendous successes, disappointments, and unyielding optimism as he worked tirelessly to enhance the art of animation. The creator of Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Disneyland, he was a risk-taker who influenced popular culture through animated and live-action films, television programs, theme parks and new technologies. Founded by Walt’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller, the Museum is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation.

Museum Exhibits: Located in a historic brick building on the main post of San Francisco’s Presidio, the 40,000 square foot Museum was imaginatively reconceived to house ten interactive galleries, featuring a glass-walled back exterior that frames a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum tells the story of the man behind the myth in Disney’s own voice and in contemporary exhibits that feature state-of-the-art technologies, listening stations, more than 200 video screens and a 14 foot model of Disneyland. Visitors can also enjoy the Museum store, and the 114 seat, Fantasia-themed theater, which shows Disney classics daily.

  • Hours: The museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Mondays. Closed
    on Tuesdays, and January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.
  • Admission: Admission can be purchased at the door, or at www.waltdisney.org. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $12.00 for children 6 to 17. Admission is free for members and children under 6.
  • Location: The Presidio of San Francisco, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area of the National Park Service.

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~ I visited the museum free of charge, but the opinions are all mine, and you can’t take them away from me 😉 .

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Download your favorite video streams on Twitch with Twitch Leecher

The streaming live video is a format of online content that earns more followers every day, from those who are entertained watching games video games on Twitch to those who enjoy seeing how others prepare exotic recipes and then test them on camera. If you want to download twitch videos then you can do that by using leecher.

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Despite this, you may sometimes need to be able to access those videos in offline mode, either to enjoy them when you have time to do so or to take them with you on your mobile or tablet without fusing the data rate. And given that Twitch, the most popular video streaming platform, still does not offer that possibility, there is no other alternative than using third-party apps, such as Twitch Leecher.

Although Twitch Leecher is not an official application, that should not throw you back. It is a utility that is easy to use, very practical and perfectly fulfills its mission: to allow you to download Twitch video streams to your computer in MP4 format, so you can see them later at any other time.

Twitch Leecher is, as we said, very easy to use. Just start the program, you can make the first search for material by clicking on the “Search” button in the top bar and entering the name of a Twitch channel, a URL or an ID. Then the program will show you the search results, and you can choose among them the one you are most interested in downloading.

If you choose more than one video, the program will download them one by one, one after the other. In addition, you will have a limit of 10 videos in default download queue, although you can easily modify this limit in the program’s configuration options.

It is possible to configure each download with several details: choose the quality of the video (which logically depends on the quality of the original stream), the folder where it is stored and the name. You also have the option to download only a fragment of the video, which is very interesting considering that the Twitch retransmissions can extend several hours, and the file resulting from that download can take several gigabytes.

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The Twitch Leecher configuration options allow you to modify the default download folder and the template used to name the videos you download. You can also configure it so that when you start the program, do a search in a specific channel. Twitch Leecher works both with public videos and with streams reserved for subscribers, although for this last you will have to authorize the application with your Twitch account.

Of course, there are some details that are missed. In downloads, for example, there is no way to know how long it will take a video to download and how much space it will occupy (there is only one progress bar with the percentage of the download, but nothing else). And, above all, a function that I have missed a lot is to be able to pause downloads.

All in all, Twitch Leecher works very well and can be a great ally for all Twitch fans who want to access offline content at some point.

Twitch is one of the largest live video game platforms out there. It allows players to broadcast their moves live with other players and allows other people to follow their channels and subscribe to receive updates. The only thing it does not have is to be able to record and download those broadcasts. But the latest version of 4K Video Download allows users to do just that! These are a few simple steps to download live broadcasts from Twitch which you can check from us.

Cooking With Coke – Enter To Win T-Fal Steamer

Cooking With Coke is a new site launched by the Coca-Cola company. It was created so moms and families could share their favorite recipes, family stories, and mealtime traditions with the world.

On Cooking With Coke, you can find appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, drinks, desserts, and more. Even if you’re not interested in sharing a recipe, I’m sure you’ll find one to try with your family! My favorite from the site is Fastest Ever Chicken Enchiladas! They look so good, and theirs a video that accompanies the recipe from Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffman!

Cooking With Coke

On Cooking With Coke, you can create your own personalized cookbook using your recipes and those found on the site, and you can share it with families and friends! Not up to creating a cookbook? Then you will be happy to know that both Ingrid Hoffman and G Garvin have created cookbooks for you to enjoy and share! Both your cookbooks and the Celebrity Chef’s books can be shared easily using Twitter, Facebook, or email.

When I think of summer picnics, birthday parties, and family outings Coke always comes to mind. Nothing completes a meal for me quite like a Diet Coke! With summer just around the bend I plan to make many Diet Coke Floats and can’t wait to share my recipe on the Cooking With Coke site.

If you are thinking of sharing a recipe and family story, now is the time to do it. Cooking With Coke is currently offering visitors a chance to win a Chef Essentials Prize Pack when you share your story and recipe.

The prize pack includes:

-An Autographed G Garvin Cookbook

– Ingrid Hoffman Cookware

– Ingrid Hoffman Paring Knife Set

– Coca-Cola Cooler Tote and more!

To help celebrate the launch of Cooking With Coke, Faithfully Free is hosting an awesome giveaway as well. We are giving you the chance to win an Ingrid Hoffman T-Fal Steamer valued at $50.00!

Cooking With Coke

WIN IT:

You can win a $15 Arby’s Gift Card!

– Mandatory Entry: Tell me what your favorite Coke product is.

Extra Entries:

– Submit a recipe to Cooking With Coke (worth 15 entries) – Tell me what recipe you submitted!
– Follow Faithfully Free via Google Friend Connect (Right side bar)

– Follow Faithfully Free on Twitter

– Follow Faithfully Free on Facebook

– Share this giveaway on Twitter and/or Facebook (1x per day each, just use the buttons below to share)

– This giveaway ends June 2nd at 8 am. Coke provided me with a T-Fal Steamer for this giveaway and one for my family for sharing this info with you! All opinions are m own!

Where in the world have I been? {Oh, and a BIG announcement}

World oh Big Announcement: So you may be wondering where in the world I am, and why I haven’t been updating my blog 50 times a day (or maybe you didn’t even miss me).

I have decided to pry myself away from the computer this summer and spend more time with my family. As much as I love this blog (and you); I love my family more. During the summer months, we love to travel, and I may also try to get a summer job this year. With that said, I do plan to share our summer adventures with you, and hopefully some pretty sweet giveaways as well.

I also have some awesome news to share….. my husband was finally accepted to OCS. It seems like we have wanted this forever, but really it was only his second time applying, so I think he did pretty well. I am sad that I will be husbandless for 17 long weeks, but I couldn’t be prouder of John. He has worked hard for this, and I know he will make an amazing officer.

Right now my family is in Branson, MO. We decided to come back because last years trip was so much fun! This year we also had the pleasure of vacationing with my parents and grandparents. It has been really hot, but we are all having an amazing time.

If you plan to make the trip to Branson this year, I highly recommend the Holiday Hills Resort and Golf Club. When my grandma checked in they upgraded us to the President’s Suits and they are NICE! I guess they were empty, and the lady at the desk wanted us to have the best stay possible because we didn’t request an upgrade! The resort is perfect for families. They have 5 pools, playgrounds, tennis courts, golf, and an activity center where you can play games, watch movies, and even rent board games & equipment. The staff is also super helpful, and very friendly.

Since we’ve been back in Branson we hit a few of our favorite attractions! We re-visited Mel’s Hard Luck Diner, and I got to hear Jason Yeager sing Unchained Melody again (HE IS AMAZING). We also went to the Dixie Stampede again (I will write more about our visit later). Then today we had the pleasure of visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum, Castle of Chaos, and the Maze of Mirrors, and Presley’s Country Jubilee. We had a ton of fun, and I will be giving some in-depth reviews later this week, along with some tips to make your trip more fun if you plan to travel with little ones.

Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to. June will be a really busy month for me; because I will be heading to LA for the premiere of Cars 2, and then TN for our Twizzlers Family Road Trip, so keep in touch:).

Here’s to a great summer!

Where Are We Going? Twizzlers Family Road Trip!

Sorry, I always have Dora in my head, and I fear she won’t be going anywhere for another 3-5 years!!

We are SO stinkin’ excited to be heading out on a family road trip with Twizzlers this summer!We are blessed with the amazing opportunity to head to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN. Which is a dream come true for this music loving blogger. If you know how much I love music, you may find it shocking to know I have never been to Nashville, but alas I have never experienced “Music City”, and I can’t wait!

The coolest part is that we will be driving to Nashville in true Twizzlers style with the Twizzlers-mobile 🙂 . So if you see us, be sure to say hey, who knows maybe we will share some of our Twizzlers goodies with you (assuming the kids haven’t already eaten them all 😉 ).

So what do Twizzlers and Family Road Trips have in common?

Other than the obvious fact that Twizzlers make a great road trip snack (and they are low-fat, which moms love), they are also hosting the Twizzlers Landmark Summer Sweepstakes!

The Twizzlers Landmark Summer is a online sweepstake where families have the chance to win a trip to the US landmark of their choice! 4 lucky families will be selected to win this amazing grand prize! Of course that’s not all; Twizzlers will also award daily prizes such as Twizzlers branded GPS units, digital cameras, and national park guide books. More than 650 prizes will be awarded from May 15th – September 4th.

  • To enter head over to Twizzlers.com today!
  • So you can plan to learn a lot about Nashville, Twizzlers, and Road Trips this summer 🙂 .
  • To kick-start our summer fun I am offering the first of 10 Twizzlers giveaways I will be hosting here, on facebook, and on twitter!
  • This giveaway is for an awesome Twizzlers Prize pack (Twizzlers Cooler, Twizzlers Beach Towel, and Assorted Twizzlers products)

WIN IT:

– To enter this giveaway simply head over to Twizzlers.com and enter the instant win game and sweepstakes, then come back and let me know that you did, and if you won anything! You can enter every day (so be sure to come back and let me know every day you enter)

– Like Twizzlers on facebook

– Tweet this giveaway or share it on facebook (using the facebook button above)(1 entry per day)

Tweet this message: Win awesome Twizzlers gear here: http://www.faithfullyfrugal-and-free.com/2011/05/roadtrip.html @faithfulmomblog

– Giveaway ends 6/1 at 8am. Prize provided by Twizzlers. This post is written as a part of my ongoing relationship with Twizzlers during their Summer Landmark Sweepstak

A Fun New Way To Teach Kids About Money!

Teach Kids About Money: Lately, I have felt burdened to teach the kids more about money. It’s probably because our safety net was suddenly ripped out from under us, and I realize that if I hadn’t learned as much as I did about saving money, living on a budget, and being frugal I would be a complete mess right now. I also want my children to be grateful for all they do have and instill a desire to be cheerful givers to those who have less than we do.

All week I have been talking to the kids about introducing an allowance system (one where they work hard to earn their money), and a way to keep up with their chores. I also wanted to work on teaching them more about spending and saving, but to be honest with everything else I have going on, I figured that there was no way that was going to happen. Fortunately, I was wrong!

Teach Kids About Money

Today I joined doughmain.com and I have been busily exploring it, so I can share it with the kids when they get home. It was very easy to sign up for my parent account, once I did that I was able to add each of the kids, and even give them each their own special password to access their own account. In the parent dashboard, you can use the Calendar to mark important appointments for dates, create a chore list for each child, use the allowance tracker, buy gift cards, and utilize other family organizer tools.

Just to give you an idea of how easy the chore tracker is, I decided to give Jordan a few jobs to do today. It was so simple. All I had to do was check which jobs I wanted to add to his list and which day I wanted them on their and I was done. Now once he’s done everything he can go in and check them off as I approve them! This is what it looks like:

I think the thing my kids will be most excited about (besides being able to easily keep track of how much dough they have earned) is the financial responsibility game. The game is designed to teach children, at their level, so it comes in three versions. The Fun Vault is for ages 5 & up, Sand Dollar City is for children ages 8-12, and I Rule Money is great for teenagers.

I can’t wait to introduce this site to my kids tonight. I will be sure to let you know what they think, and how beneficial it proves to be to our family!

You can sign up using the link above and don’t forget to use the reference code “dough” for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card!

Have you ever used this site before? What do you like most about it?

Big Savings & Holiday Cheer With Zenni Optical:

I have a family full of four-eyes! I used to wear glasses as well, but it was just for a short period of time after my second pregnancy. I do however think that one day I will find myself once again shopping for some killer lenses. After all, if you have to wear glasses you might as well make them a fashion accessory, am I right?

Holiday Cheer

The only problem with that can be how much you have to pay out of pocket. Thanks to Zenni Optical you can find super cheap eyeglasses that still look adorable. You may even want to buy a few different pairs of eyeglasses so you can swap them out with different styles and fashion choices.

  • You could even consider getting some festive holiday lenses with all the dough you save. I checked out their website and these are a few of my favorites:
  • So head on over and check out all of the adorable holiday frames. I would love to hear which set is your favorite!
  • With all the money you save on lenses you could even buy your favorite blogger a secret Santa gift HINT HINT.

What Will I Give Up? Money Washed Down The Drain #buynothingnew

I have been reading Kisses from Katie, every day. What an awesome testimony! Seriously, you have to read this book. One of the things I found shocking was how affordable it is to not only provide an education for children in Uganda, but also clothe them, feed them, and get them the medical attention they need.

Yesterday when I was thinking about the challenge of buying nothing new for a year, I wondered what it would look like for me. In my pride, I thought, “I don’t really waste money”. Other than impulse buys I just couldn’t imagine being able to give much more than I already do.

Money Washed Down The Drain

As I was showering I realized something… I was showering with almost $100 worth of product. Seriously?!

WHY? Why am I I washing in a child’s education, clean water, and food money? Why would I do that? Well, the short answer is that I live in a society that is selfish, and ridiculously luxurious and I call myself poor!!

YES!!

I call myself poor, when children around the world are starving so I can have moisturized HAIR!! I care more about MY hair than I do children. I try to justify it by saying “I work hard, and I deserve to treat myself”. You know what? These kids work harder than I ever have, and I think THEY DESERVE IT!

Well, I can tell you that I will be purchasing much cheaper shampoo, conditioner, and body wash from now on, and the rest of that $ will go towards children, just like these:

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