Posted 20 September 2004 - 02:55 PM
Okay, had one more thing I needed to mention. Too lazy to go back to the old thread so here goes...
You know when I said the monitor's green light flashed orange a few times then shut off? I checked up on the Sony site and about monitors in general. It seems it could be a power issue as y'all stated here as well. Okay, I double checked my power resources because I had some odd things happen on Friday. This isn't off topic really but this is what happened. Early Friday morning, I made a batch of cookies. I then shut off the oven and came here to horse around on the computer. After about 20-30 minutes, it seemed something was amiss. It was getting a little cloudy in the living room, kitchen, and dining room. It seemed awfully warm too. So I get up and look around. Long story short, the oven was on - had to be at least 500 degrees. BUT, when I made the cookies, it was on 325. And ALL the knobs were turned to the 'OFF' position. I jiggled the knobs not knowing what else to do. I got a repairman to come out (bewildered as I was) and he fiddled with the breaker that controls the stove/oven. I discovered it had a breaker of its own since it runs on 220 and the rest of the kitchen runs on 110 (he told me). We shut off the breaker for 45 minutes, turned it back on and the oven stayed off. Anyway, it was kinda scary, it was getting so hot in there and so were the cabinets and appliances near the stove.
My brother stopped by later on and I mentioned the incident to him and also about the monitor. (This is where these stories connect, lol). He mentioned power surges and a light bulb went off. We live in the DFW area of Texas and in this area we get these surges quite often. In fact, for no apparent reason, we'll lose electricity for a couple of minutes and up to an hour. It happens more often for no reason at all than it does for bad storms - I know it's odd. I've never gotten an explanation from the city or the electric company; they just act like I'm a walking idiot.
Okay, forgive the rant. My point is this. I think it may just be the monitor since everything electronic (computer, fax, printer, etc...surround sound, big screen tv, stereo system, etc...) is plugged into a couple of different surge protectors and the only 'freaky' thing seems to be the monitor. I'll keep an eye on it still and see how it goes.
Thanks for reading about my "Freaky Friday" - lol.