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    Paul Cronin dies at 81

    Paul Cronin, the man who played Dave Sullivan in the "The Sullivans" from 1976 to 1983, and Gary Hogan in Matlock Police (1971-76) has died at the age of 81.
    As a young lad, I really did enjoy his...
  2. Thread: HDD Problen

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    I do believe the component in question is an...

    I do believe the component in question is an inductor. The 4R7 marking is unfortunately misleading; the wire still bonded to the PCB gives a clue to its function.
    If you merely decapitated the...
  3. Thread: RIP Tim Fischer

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    Thanks for posting Al. Tim Fischer was one of...

    Thanks for posting Al.
    Tim Fischer was one of the last truly bona fide representative lower house politicians.
    A very humble polymath who could mix with his constituents at any level.
    In these...
  4. Thread: My silly fridge

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    Slow leak on any domestic refrigerator is a myth....

    Slow leak on any domestic refrigerator is a myth. R134a runs at positive pressure even in suction. At a maximum charge of 250-300 gm for a very large refrigerator, this will quickly evacuate within...
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    Optical readers have been plagued by dust since...

    Optical readers have been plagued by dust since their inception. CD with its longer wavelength was more immune to lens contamination than DVD.
    Having had access in the past to factory analysis of...
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    Back in the days when I worked for a major...

    Back in the days when I worked for a major manufacturer of AV & TV products, disc playability was a constant source of grief.
    We would always report every issue to the factory and they would...
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    'Mr Movies', Bill Collins, dead

    Australia's 'Mr Movies', Bill Collins, dies aged 84.

    When I was a young boy, Bill Collins fostered a love of cinema in me that exists to this day.
    His encyclopedic knowledge and enthusiasm for...
  8. Thread: Tv guide change

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    The only conclusion that can be drawn from this...

    The only conclusion that can be drawn from this conundrum is that the Logitech database has incorrectly assigned a different model number mapping to the Harmony 650, or the model number you entered...
  9. Thread: Tv guide change

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    User guide would seem to show otherwise. Do you...

    User guide would seem to show otherwise. Do you have any other devices connected?

    https://i.postimg.cc/x19wbNYs/SS-EPG.jpg
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    Ten years out of any appliance these days is more...

    Ten years out of any appliance these days is more than reasonable, even by the ridiculous standards set by the ACL.
    All products fail and LG is not particularly cursed by quality issues. Having...
  11. Thread: Tv guide change

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    Make and model number of the TV would help. The...

    Make and model number of the TV would help. The remote control only calls for the guide to appear and not its appearance.
    The guide layout is typically changed with the red, green, yellow or blue...
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    Tribute from "bigclivedotcom" ...

    Tribute from "bigclivedotcom"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjSCohaFe4U

    Couldn't have said it any better.
    During a very dark time in my life I would sit awake in the wee hours of the...
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    Ed "Aussie50" Jones Dead

    Sad to report that one of my favourite YouTubers Ed Jones, aka Aussie50 has taken his own life.
    Always loved his work and clearly he was an autodidact. His washing machine destruction videos have...
  14. Thread: My silly fridge

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    What was replaced and were there any error codes?...

    What was replaced and were there any error codes?
    Normally the cause of this type of ice build up is due to the location of the defrost terminate sensor. Fix is to relocate it so the defrost has...
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    Talking Clock Service To End

    Rather sad news that Telstra will stop the talking clock service on 1194 after the third stroke of midnight on October 1, 2019.
    I still use the talking clock to set the many devices at home to keep...
  16. Thread: interference

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    Curious as to what analog TV channel you are...

    Curious as to what analog TV channel you are using as a back channel?
    The symptoms you describe may be due to power line interference if the channel is in the VHF low band.
    Are there any coloured...
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    This is a freezer evaporator fan error. The fan...

    This is a freezer evaporator fan error. The fan may be stalled by ice build up around the suction accumulator.
    If it is freezing food in the produce compartment, the damper may be stuck open, also...
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    Love "Big Wednesday" and Jan Michael Vincent gave...

    Love "Big Wednesday" and Jan Michael Vincent gave a brilliant performance as Matt Johnson.
    Think he was overshadowed by Gary Busey as Leroy Smith.
    "He's not a hodad, squidlips: I told you that's...
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    Thanks Isemmens, wish I was 43 years old though....

    Thanks Isemmens, wish I was 43 years old though.
    Sadly, accelerating decrepitude is getting to me now at 56 years of age. Nonetheless, I had a fine day Sir. :)
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    Firstly, parts availability on appliances will...

    Firstly, parts availability on appliances will always be limited in this age of application specific microcontrollers and soft-touch control.
    Spare parts is no longer a competitive industry. One can...
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    How long has it been installed? Compressor short...

    How long has it been installed? Compressor short cycling may be due to loss of refrigerant.
    This is only a tiny split and maybe the installer was less than cautious with pressure testing and...
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    Yes they are.

    Yes they are.
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    Please bear in mind that rated capacity for any...

    Please bear in mind that rated capacity for any AC sold in Australia is based on the conditions shown below.
    Rather unrealistic for most people's applications / expectations. Go a step up in size...
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    Almost all STBs can produce a noticeably better...

    Almost all STBs can produce a noticeably better upscaled picture than any TV. Panasonic do this extremely well.
    The trade off with TVs today is that even the most expensive model is a cost down...
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    FTA quality is appalling at best. Watching it on...

    FTA quality is appalling at best. Watching it on a UHD OLED TV simply magnifies the problem.
    Did you not ask to see some FTA content prior to your purchase?
    Broadcast TV is moribund and will...
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