is it that everything has to fall apart and break all at the same
end of August, the last DVD player I bought (a little over a year
ago) started having issues with one of the DVD's we received from
This really isn't unusual, Disks coming from any rental operation
are going to have issues from time to time. They are dirty,
scratched or just plain weird. And some of the disks are sometimes
slightly non-standard. I've even had that issue with at least one
DVD we bought a few years ago. If the issue with the DVD is dirt,
then the problem might also show up on the next DVD you pop into the
player; transference of dirt from the disk to the lens.
cleaning the lens and trying the disk on another DVD player we have
in the house (boy's Xbox), we found that the disk played fine. I
then dropped another disk I had just watched on my computer in to the
troubled DVD player and it had problems.
like I killed another one. In the span of the last 10 years I have
destroyed 3 DVD players, 3 DVD burners and a significant number of
optical drives in FileNET jukeboxen.
Labor Day, I went and bought a new DVD player for the living room.
This one includes a DVD burner and a VHS drive. I'll talk more about
that some other time.
sitting in the living room, I noticed that the Ceiva
picture frame was dark. This isn't normally a problem. More than
likely, someone has knocked the power brick out of the outlet. So, I
just ask Natalie to reach back over and plug it in, only it's not
at the frame, the power light is on. Looking at the network logs,
it's been doing it's thing and talking to Ceiva every hour, looking
for new pictures. Wonderful.
remember hearing from Natalie that her mother's Ceiva did the same
thing, went dark, while she was visiting. The unit ended up being
replaced for something like $20. But that was a while ago.
I went up to the Ceiva website, I understand how that happened. My
mother-in-law was pushed into buying Ceiva's one year extended
warranty. From looking at it now, it looks like they do not support
doing that with my model anymore.
really likes having the Ceiva. And the one we did have was a couple
of years old. I don't really feel bad about replacing it, as it is
something we do actually use. But more on that later.
me end by saying that I WILL more than likely be taking the Cevia I
have apart to looking at what I can do with it.
now I have to wonder what is going to break next. Last time we went
through one of these cycles, I think I burned a mouse, keyboard and
monitor over the course of a month.