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Message 1357048 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 4:20:48 UTC - in response to Message 1356974.  

While talking to the customer, was told that every morning she has to reset the clock on the microwave.

All I could suggest was that she has an electrician check out the wiring in her home.

Or the power company as the issue could be between the fuse box and their lines.

Many years ago had a couple computers go bonkers on me. Didn't have a clue at first. Then I heard some electric sounds. Went outside as that seemed to be the direction it was coming from. Neighbor was using an arc welder. Power lines to houses aren't rated for that kind of service, so he was crashing my computers.

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Message 1357091 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 6:57:25 UTC

As for brains & tools, you've already proven publicly via these boards that those are the things you're lacking.


Goodness, I'm Wounded By Such A Thrashing. Hurt Me. Pain Me. I Can't Go On.

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Message 1357273 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 17:37:36 UTC - in response to Message 1357091.  

As for brains & tools, you've already proven publicly via these boards that those are the things you're lacking.


Goodness, I'm Wounded By Such A Thrashing. Hurt Me. Pain Me. I Can't Go On.

Bound For It.


I don't like posting comments like that. However & as can be seen on these boards, sometimes its necessary.

Don't know about the States, but here we have laws & regs controlling Power & Gas. with 83% of my customer base being of a certain persuasion, I don't want to be put in a situation where I'll get sued.

If that happened, I'd lose 95% of that 83% as they are all related. Would you risk that?
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Message 1357277 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 17:43:28 UTC - in response to Message 1357273.  
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It makes sense to leave the electrical problems to a licensed electrician, other than the minor troubleshooting you have already done. As you said, if you tried to find a problem with the service wiring, and didn't, it is possible for you to be held liable as presenting that there were no defects there should a fire or other problem break out.

It is fortuitous that the owner mentioned the microwave clock bit, or you might still be chasing your tail with the computer.
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Message 1357280 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 17:47:34 UTC - in response to Message 1357277.  

Thanks Mark. At least some here have common sense.
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Message 1357282 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 17:56:32 UTC - in response to Message 1357280.  

Thanks Mark. At least some here have common sense.

I worked with a master electrician for several years. I myself was never formally trained or licensed.

I did run a 50a 240v subfeed box to service my crunching fleet.

But, I would never do such a job for anybody else unless I was working as a helper under the direction of a professional.
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Message 1357353 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 22:25:58 UTC

Thanks Mark. At least some here have common sense.


Pulling Off an outlet cover. Stretching out the outlet for access to terminals. Tightening the screws or whatever needed for secure wire connections. Pushing outlet back in and putting cover back on.

All Video Taped and Narrated for your Protection Against Suit. Also, a Vid Of Homeowner giving consent.

For The Simplest of Electrical Jobs.

Surely, a homeowner or non-certified/licensed person In The UK can perform such.

If Not, then I Feel Sorry For Your Country.

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Message 1357355 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 22:37:36 UTC - in response to Message 1357353.  

Thanks Mark. At least some here have common sense.


Pulling Off an outlet cover. Stretching out the outlet for access to terminals. Tightening the screws or whatever needed for secure wire connections. Pushing outlet back in and putting cover back on.

All Video Taped and Narrated for your Protection Against Suit. Also, a Vid Of Homeowner giving consent.

For The Simplest of Electrical Jobs.

Surely, a homeowner or non-certified/licensed person In The UK can perform such.

If Not, then I Feel Sorry For Your Country.

Bound For It.




...hopefully with the power off of course.......
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Message 1357357 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 22:49:42 UTC
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...hopefully with the power off of course.......

As Stated In Message 1357000 of This Thread.

You don't need to be an electrician to pull the fuse, close the breaker to the outlets(s), pull the outlet, and make sure the wires are properly secured.


Yes, We Are Laughing Out Loud. At Certain People's Reading Comprehension.

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Message 1357359 - Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 22:57:51 UTC - in response to Message 1357357.  
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Yep, a true professional such as yourself would always continue to emphasise that.....

Message 1357353....
Pulling Off an outlet cover. Stretching out the outlet for access to terminals. Tightening the screws or whatever needed for secure wire connections. Pushing outlet back in and putting cover back on.

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Message 1357550 - Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 14:33:36 UTC - in response to Message 1357359.  

Yep, a true professional such as yourself would always continue to emphasise that.....

Message 1357353....
Pulling Off an outlet cover. Stretching out the outlet for access to terminals. Tightening the screws or whatever needed for secure wire connections. Pushing outlet back in and putting cover back on.


Lets us know what the homeowner finds out. Id like to know if they have a bad power suply.
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Message 1357604 - Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 20:53:22 UTC - in response to Message 1357550.  

So would I. Waiting for their new 2.1 speakers to arrive & will find out when I deliver them.

With the way they're overloading their main sockets, I'm surprised that they've had no serious issues asides from resetting the microwave.
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Message 1357613 - Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 21:21:20 UTC

Another few issues with technology is this: - Is it moving too fast & are companies jumping on the bandwagon for fast profits while at the same time, not providing quality?

An example, which I'm quite sure some of you here have experienced, especially those building a media library.....



I take good care of my DVD's & slowly but surely, putting them all on my media centre.

However, while copying over CHiP's found that season 1 will not copy over & even worse, several of the disks will not play on a standalone DVD player. Now I'm aware of the normal issues that can cause this, i.e., fingerprints, scratches etc, but these disks are free of those.

However, on checking the disks, find that there are opaque areas & under the top layer. Surfing the Net to find out what can cause this & so far, found nothing.

Could this be down to the quality of the disks used or an issue with the pressing of them?

Anyone come across this issue?
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Message 1357634 - Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 22:59:25 UTC - in response to Message 1357613.  

However, while copying over CHiP's found that season 1 will not copy over & even worse, several of the disks will not play on a standalone DVD player. Now I'm aware of the normal issues that can cause this, i.e., fingerprints, scratches etc, but these disks are free of those.

However, on checking the disks, find that there are opaque areas & under the top layer. Surfing the Net to find out what can cause this & so far, found nothing.

Could this be down to the quality of the disks used or an issue with the pressing of them?

Anyone come across this issue?

This issue yes. Not from an age standpoint, saw it on brand spanking new discs (new enough they hadn't been put in the box and shrink wrapped)

The DVD is a stack of things. It sounds like the layers are separating. May have been made at a substandard facility or the place was rushed and putting out too many discs per hour.

Heat is an enemy. Flexing them is an enemy (you do know never to put them into a CD case because that grabs the hub harder than a DVD case)

But there isn't anything you can do to make them better once this starts. You have some drink coasters now.

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Message 1357765 - Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 13:05:50 UTC - in response to Message 1357634.  

However, while copying over CHiP's found that season 1 will not copy over & even worse, several of the disks will not play on a standalone DVD player. Now I'm aware of the normal issues that can cause this, i.e., fingerprints, scratches etc, but these disks are free of those.

However, on checking the disks, find that there are opaque areas & under the top layer. Surfing the Net to find out what can cause this & so far, found nothing.

Could this be down to the quality of the disks used or an issue with the pressing of them?

Anyone come across this issue?

This issue yes. Not from an age standpoint, saw it on brand spanking new discs (new enough they hadn't been put in the box and shrink wrapped)

The DVD is a stack of things. It sounds like the layers are separating. May have been made at a substandard facility or the place was rushed and putting out too many discs per hour.

Heat is an enemy. Flexing them is an enemy (you do know never to put them into a CD case because that grabs the hub harder than a DVD case)

But there isn't anything you can do to make them better once this starts. You have some drink coasters now.



And they could be cheap knockoffs of a name brand also.
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Message 1359049 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 18:53:51 UTC - in response to Message 1357550.  

Delivered speakers & set them up. Asked about the power & was told that the electrician found no issues. Weird!
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Message 1359050 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 18:56:34 UTC - in response to Message 1359049.  

Delivered speakers & set them up. Asked about the power & was told that the electrician found no issues. Weird!

Oh, Lordy.

Best get out of the situation then.
Nothing more for you to do except run.
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Message 1359057 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 19:12:22 UTC - in response to Message 1359050.  

That's going to be a bit hard Mark as they're one of my best customers & a lovely family as well.
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Message 1359059 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 19:18:42 UTC - in response to Message 1359057.  

That's going to be a bit hard Mark as they're one of my best customers & a lovely family as well.

Well then, you are in for the long haul.
It will cost you thousands of dollars to get a true power analyzer.
Thousands.

And just to prove you were right in the first place.

The bit about the freaking micro clock resetting every day should be proof enough in it'self.

Wish you well on this quest.
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Message 1359061 - Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 19:30:57 UTC

It will not cost you thousands of dollars. Most electrical power companies will at request (some have fees) put a recording device at the meter to determine which side the problem is on. Sometimes this is the only way to determine intermittent problems and which side of the meter they are on. The home owner could have this done with their electrician and then move forward from there.
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