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Old 11-22-2010, 09:49 PM   #181
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I'm so frustrated. My pre-owned TV that I've had over a year just turned itself off. Apparently for good. It had worked perfectly with a nice perfect picture.

A few days ago, it turned itself off, but came right back on when turned on with a remote or at the set. The only thing strange was that the closed captioning had to be turned on again. No real problem. I guessed maybe someone in our building had a remote that affected it. I think this happened about 3 times over an evening.

Tonight I was just waiting for the last few minutes to pass before Lie To Me came on. I hadn't changed the channel yet, nor had I even touched the remote when it just clicked off. However, this time it won't turn back on either way. The power light blinks red, sometimes twice, but no picture.

Fortunately I still have some money left, but not enough to buy a new set. I got this one for $45 at a pawn shop, and paid $10 for another resident to take me to find one.

Unfortunately, she has been gone for several days and I doubt she will be back until after Thanksgiving.

I guess I can read, but I don't have decent lighting without undoing the philodendron vine I have climbing up my tall lamp, and moving it over to the recliner's new location.

RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:52 PM   #182
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I'm so frustrated. My pre-owned TV that I've had over a year just turned itself off. Apparently for good. It had worked perfectly with a nice perfect picture.

A few days ago, it turned itself off, but came right back on when turned on with a remote or at the set. The only thing strange was that the closed captioning had to be turned on again. No real problem. I guessed maybe someone in our building had a remote that affected it. I think this happened about 3 times over an evening.

Tonight I was just waiting for the last few minutes to pass before Lie To Me came on. I hadn't changed the channel yet, nor had I even touched the remote when it just clicked off. However, this time it won't turn back on either way. The power light blinks red, sometimes twice, but no picture.

Fortunately I still have some money left, but not enough to buy a new set. I got this one for $45 at a pawn shop, and paid $10 for another resident to take me to find one.

Unfortunately, she has been gone for several days and I doubt she will be back until after Thanksgiving.

I guess I can read, but I don't have decent lighting without undoing the philodendron vine I have climbing up my tall lamp, and moving it over to the recliner's new location.

RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you have high speed internet? You should be able to find lots of stuff online.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:05 PM   #183
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I have internet, but after looking around I don't see where I can actually watch what is on right now.

Two other problems. I like to be able to watch TV and be online too, and the other problem is that the laptop speakers are high pitched and grate on my nerves.

I found that I could not sit in my office chair at my desk for more than a few minutes at a time without setting off a gradually increasing pain in the pinched nerve. I had started to move the laptop over to my recliner and use it in my lap. I finally decided my pinched nerve wasn't going to miraculously heal overnight, so I rearranged the furniture so that when I'm not online, I can just put the laptop back on my desk next to my recliner and not have to look at cords strung all across the room. It gets uncomfortable in my lap after awhile.

I do appreciate your trying to help, TaxLady.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:41 AM   #184
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Oh that stinks, Sally. I'm sorry! I know how important entertainment is.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:56 AM   #185
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Oh that stinks, Sally. I'm sorry! I know how important entertainment is.
At least I have Harry Potter. I moved the lamp and read until my back started nagging, then went to bed.

I woke up to my phone ringing and spent an hour talking with my BF. She asked me about making creamed spinach, so I told her to sign up with DC. She's a pip. Witty, funny, and a great cook too. She'll fit right in.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:54 AM   #186
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One quick and sometimes successful trick is to unplug the TV from the wall, let it set for about 30 seconds, plug it back in and then try turning it back on. What that does is resets the default settings and MAY reset the problem temporarily. I would give you a 60/40 chance of it not working, but a little chance is better than none.
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What's up with Grape Nuts? No Grapes. No Nuts.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:50 AM   #188
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What's up with Grape Nuts? No Grapes. No Nuts.
Just add some raisins! Then they'll be half right!
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:02 PM   #189
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I should probably move this to Venting on a Happy Note. I saw my go to maintenance guy today, and 7AM tomorrow morning he is bringing me a TV that is larger than this little one. $20!

He is the same one that found me this really great recliner and the twin bed I wanted. It took about a month to get the recliner, but the bed I got the same day I asked him. Each was $20.

Many people move out (or die) and leave furniture behind. Brian gives them to whoever needs them most and only charges a little. It is worth it because he finds it, and delivers it. Whew!

You are right Princess, entertainment is important, especially when you are retired and live alone. I'll be half way through The Goblet of Fire tonight, and it's a thick one.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:38 PM   #190
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Some people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was just checking out a Columbia TV news Facebook page and saw that a funeral home in Columbia is giving out free turkeys this evening. I could not believe some of the stupid and disrespectful things people were saying. Of course there were a few jokes ("I wonder if they embalmed the turkeys?", etc.), but most of what was said were not jokes. Some assumed that they are storing the turkeys in the coolers where they keep bodies. Some said that there are a lot of other places giving away free turkeys, so no one should be "desperate" enough to get a turkey there.

What is wrong with people? Like I said, in response to what they said, it is a building. There is nothing spooky about it. I think it is great that they are making such a generous offer.

I don't fume very often, but I'm fuming now! At least there were a couple people who responded rationally, but the others were just ridiculous. I have noticed that there are a lot of very real superstitions about death down here.

Sheesh. Barbara
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