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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraven View Post
    And now the damn 50" DLP Toshiba blew. 2013 has sucked so far...
    Kraven,

    You are not suffering from a major case of winter-time/dry-air static electrical charge are you? Sounds like you have the Midas Touch and you are ZAPPING everything!
    Seriously, I have this really bad this year. I had to make a little wand wound with anti-static cord (static dissipating string) like a "swagger stick" and carry it around with
    me at all times to bleed off my static charge. At work especially. Recently, I touched a computer monitor and shut it down. It powered up again fine, but I honestly
    zapped it so good that the whole thing went blank and shut down. I rolled a metal cart with rubber wheels from one department at work to another and I happened
    to touch a grounded metal chassis and dang near went into atrial fibrillation! Totally serious! I also got up out of a chair in our office and felt like I was highly charged,
    so I touched my little wand to a metal table and threw sparks like a miniature arc welder! The guy sitting next to me about jumped out of his chair with amazement.
    I bet there were three or four sparks that flew about 1/4" to 1/2" out from the point of contact! It is actually quite painful when I discharge like that without using my
    little wand (when it is directly skin to metal) that I am extremely paranoid about touching anything metal. At work, it is so bad that when people see me without my
    wand, they ask me where it is. If I tell them I forgot it in my car or something, they say "Stay away from ME then!" or "Don't you DARE touch ME!"

    Sincerely, I am totally serious about this and that is why I wonder if you are not experiencing the same problem. I could go to work as an electric fencer! No batteries required!
    But, it doesn't take anywhere near as much static as I have to kill your electronic devices and components. You might want to seriously ponder this anomaly with all your recent bad luck.

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    I don't vent the clothes dryer outside during winter. & with the mild winter the humidifier doesn't need refilling as often. But I also have one dead tele from having an accidental discharge to it from my finger. (tubes were immune, dang transistors)

    One night I walked home very late and fell asleep in somebody's satellite dish.My dreams were showing up on TV's all over the world. -- Steven Wright
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    10Ft USS Steel BUD and an assortment of ChannelMaster dishes, (1)84e, (2).7m, (2)1.2m,(1)1.0M, (1)2.4m[8ft] offset in storage.

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