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Old 03-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #941
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The Microwave may have blown the outlets, you may need to replace outlets and microwave. I don't play with electricity...I leave that to electricians.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #942
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The 220 outlet may be too powerful for the microwave! I think that could be dangerous to try. Also, the plugs are different.
Yes, it woul be too powerful, but that's okay - plugs for 110V won't fit in a 220V outlets, in NA at least.

Is there a breaker or fuse on the microwave itself? Never mind. The MW is obviously drawing power if it's tripping the circuit breaker.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:07 PM   #943
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Back from lunch and happy & grateful to see all the new posts in answer to my problem. Went to lunch with my son & his wife -- he's usually my go-to for stuff like this but he had just last week replaced the float in the water treatment tank and I was reluctant to bug him again. But he went out to the garage & actually, Andy, did find another half-tripped breaker. Set it to rights first, then lunched, and when we came home he did some more looking (at what, I don't rightly know). Bottom line, it was his opinion, which I trust implicitly, to get another m/w. So I'll go back into my household receipts and see if I can find any warranty information, and failing that just go ahead and buy a new one. I do m/w so much that I value having one and will end up paying much less (one purchase price) than the bill (every month) for my TV dish service.

Bless your hearts, y'all, for the help.

(to be continued, probably at Target)
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #944
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I am so angry. Just spent a fair amount of money that was a gift, to replace my desk top computer with two laptops. To do this I had to go from Windows 7 to 8. I hated it. But today took the cake. All of a sudden, I cannot use email at all on my laptop. Period. I've tried everything. I haven't even had the damned thing for a full week. In order to do email, I have to come to my desk top. So what is the point of owning the damned thing? And I can use this web site on my desk top, but not on my lap top. Well, that was before email crashed and burned and I cannot do anything on the lap top. Oh, this was supposed to make my life SOOO much BETTTERR. It is pure aitch E double hockey sticks. Grrrrrrrr.....
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #945
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I am so angry. Just spent a fair amount of money that was a gift, to replace my desk top computer with two laptops. To do this I had to go from Windows 7 to 8. I hated it. But today took the cake. All of a sudden, I cannot use email at all on my laptop. Period. I've tried everything. I haven't even had the damned thing for a full week. In order to do email, I have to come to my desk top. So what is the point of owning the damned thing? And I can use this web site on my desk top, but not on my lap top. Well, that was before email crashed and burned and I cannot do anything on the lap top. Oh, this was supposed to make my life SOOO much BETTTERR. It is pure aitch E double hockey sticks. Grrrrrrrr.....
So sorry Claire. I hope you can get this straightened out.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #946
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I am so angry. Just spent a fair amount of money that was a gift, to replace my desk top computer with two laptops. To do this I had to go from Windows 7 to 8. I hated it. But today took the cake. All of a sudden, I cannot use email at all on my laptop. Period. I've tried everything. I haven't even had the damned thing for a full week. In order to do email, I have to come to my desk top. So what is the point of owning the damned thing? And I can use this web site on my desk top, but not on my lap top. Well, that was before email crashed and burned and I cannot do anything on the lap top. Oh, this was supposed to make my life SOOO much BETTTERR. It is pure aitch E double hockey sticks. Grrrrrrrr.....
I feel for you, Claire. So annoying!

Hopefully some of the computer savvy folks here will have ideas. My new work laptop has done some aggravating things too, sometimes wiping out entire paragraphs of what I've written, so I have to start over. And I was unable to get emails for a couple weeks, turned out it was a server issue.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:13 PM   #947
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I want Windows XP back! I hate Windows 7. I have XP on my stand-alone, but my laptops have Windows 7. I so don't want to go to 8. I want an in-house IT person!!!! I feel for you, Claire. Hopefully s/one can fix it. I lost my email for a day--it was there (meaning all those emails I keep in my inbox), and then it was gone, and then it was back. It was my provider that was the problem (switching servers). I was in a panic--I needed those emails!
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #948
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I have Windows 7 also. I too would love to have XP back. I had that system down to the last dotted I. But I have gotten used to 7 and can live with it. Fortunately for me I have a computer wizard handy. My son Spike. Bless his little big heart. I have finally learned to listen to him when he says, "Don't do anything without asking me first.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:50 PM   #949
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So, why don't you guys switch to Linux? I would, but there isn't any professional tax software for Linux and I support people who use QuickBooks®, which doesn't run on Linux.

Browsers, email, MS Office compatible document, spreadsheet, etc. is all available for free on Linux.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #950
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...or just buy a Mac.
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