KIDS! Gotta check this out

bfunk13 Posted By bfunk13, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:04 PM

  1. bfunk13

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    For about 6 months i could not figure out what was wrong with my home stereo, i tried several times and nothing, i figured the receiver may have quit and had been looking online for new ones. So, today i tried again, one last time, made sure every cord was connected right even tried the radio, hmm no sound. Somehow i spotted a red dot
    inside the headphone jack. First thing i thought was LIGHT BRIGHT. I knew something foreign was in the jack as it was inside about 1/4"and fit perfectly, so i heated up a pin and sunk it into the unknown object. Well my first thought was right. frickin' light bright piece. Kids! I would have thought it had to be metal to go to headphones, nope! The stereo now works great.
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    Better in the stereo than up their noses.
     
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    hahaha! good stuff. Great idea on the extraction, too. Reminds me of the pop tart I found in the VCR. that was not pretty
     
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    hahahaha on the poptart
     
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    Hehheh . . . thanks for the laugh . . . at your expense of course . . . no harm, no foul though, right?
     
  6. bfunk13

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    no, i should have figured it was something like that.
     
  7. Gasifier

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    That is good bfunk. Thanks. Are you still able to hold that dog on your lap? Try it and have someone take a picture of him up there. Then share it with us! ;lol
     
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    LOL, well kind of.
    It's all i can do to pick him up now.
     

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    ;lolGotta love that dog man. Thanks for sharing that. Do you work overtime to feed him?
     
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    Funny you ask, just last night the wife says "we are almost out of dog food again" I was in shock as i just bought 30lbs.
    We are feeding this Taste of the Wild brand that is far from cheap. Oh well, he is totally worth it.
     
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    Hey. I was feeding the same food. And I feel the same way about food quality. Then I found another brand at TSC that has almost exactly the same ingredients, same fat content, and same protien content. I believe it is 4health, which is a TSC brand probably. But it is almost identical. It is the Lamb and rice mix they sell. It is now saving me about $26/month if I remember the numbers right. I just mixed it in a little at a time and gradually increased the new stuff over a two week period. They are now on the new stuff and no problem with their systems. Well, they are still a couple of nut jobs, but I mean their digestive systems.
     
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    Very cool, thanks for the link.
    I may try it!
    One HUGE benefit to using good food is less waste if you know what i mean.
     
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    how curious. I wouldn't think a light bright piece would be able to trick the TRS into bypassing the speaker outs....you learn something new everyday here.

    well done.
     
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    Me either!
    And what would make you look clear into the headphone jack, is why i never caught it before i suppose.
    Just happened to see it for some reason. Currently playing away. Sounds great, as i remember.
     
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    I would still buy myself a new stereo to celebrate!
     
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    my receiver sits on the bottom of my system. I'd have to lie on my stomach to look into the phone jack....I'd have found the sucker...after I chopped it in half with a machete....
     
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    In some jacks the insertion of the headphones pushes in a switch that activates the headphone jack and kills the external speaker...not just the presence of metal giving continuity to the headphone speaker wire. I only know this because I had one get stuck on me before.

    Cool dog.
     
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    You blame the kids, but I think the dog did it :)
     
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    Literally LOL
     
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    I'm so glad to see that there is someone else out there that still listens to a home stereo system! Bought mine overseas while in the Navy. Still works great. 99 lbs. thinks its time to get rid of it....And by the way-great fix!
     
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    85% of my music listening is through the computer and itunes, usually with headphones on so i don't disturb the rest of the household.
    But, when doing chores or cooking, nothing better than cranking up the old vinyl on a real stereo.
     
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    If there's a better dog than a Leo, I have yet to find it.
     
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    This made me lol. Gotta love em
     
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    True!
     

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