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Old 02-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #11
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I like it too. I just might have to have one shipped to northern MN...
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:44 PM   #12
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Is there such a thing as a T.V. repairman?
off topic a bit, but actually, yes. i've fixed my samsung 40" lcd tv twice over the past 5 years. both times caps in the power supply module went bad, so i replaced them the first time with identical caps, but they died again due to a flaw in the design of the circuit. so i replaced them with slightly higher rated caps.

but there still is truth to your "throw away" electronics idea. if the logic/codec board went bad in the tv, there's almost nothing you can due to repair it excet to buy a whole replacement pre-programmed board and chuck the original defective one (ok, properly dispose of it, lol). all of the chips are surface mounted on multilayer boards nowadays making it nearly impossible for a human to repair. believe me, i've tried with very little success. even wen using 20 power jeweler's loupes squeezed into my eyeballs.

andy, have you tried cleaning the contacts in the battery compartment? it might be that they've oxidised a bit over gime and the new batteries just can't deliver enough juice to make it work properly. just a thought to get back on topic.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #13
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That's a substantial scale. Thanks.
I like it a lot, it isn't as big as it looks, it sits out on the counter and doesn't get in the way at all.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #14
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...andy, have you tried cleaning the contacts in the battery compartment? it might be that they've oxidised a bit over gime and the new batteries just can't deliver enough juice to make it work properly. just a thought to get back on topic.
I'll give it a try but the display is nice and bright. There seems to be plenty of juice.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:09 PM   #15
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I like it a lot, it isn't as big as it looks, it sits out on the counter and doesn't get in the way at all.
To get a visual, it's about the size of a piece of typing paper and about 6 inches tall and weighs about 3 1/2 pounds.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
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how do you know how much a scale weighs?

i guess you'd need a bigger scale, lol.

but then, how much does that one weigh? and the next, bigger one?

will the madness ever stop?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:45 PM   #17
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how do you know how much a scale weighs?

i guess you'd need a bigger scale, lol.

but then, how much does that one weigh? and the next, bigger one?

will the madness ever stop?
Okay, mister buckytom. It's simple. Just have to go to the specs for the scale that are posted on the Amazon listing.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:26 AM   #18
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amazon must have a very big scale...
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amazon must have a very big scale...

Actually, it's just a scale model...
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I have the smaller OXO that I use day to day and I also have an 11pound Cuisinart (I inherited that one).

One thing I wish the Cuisinart had that the OXO has is the removable face. Being able to pull out the face plate so I can see it when there is a bowl on the scale is ever so helpful.

Such a small consideration, but the Cuisinart I have to peek under bowls and such to see how much something weighs. That is annoying, which is why it lives in the basement and comes out for large meat projects.
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