Sunday, July 31, 2005


I'll be the first to admit that it has been kind of warm lately, but personally, I don't think it's hot enough to justify the fact that my DVD player keeps shutting itself off, complaining (very briefly, as it shuts down) about something or other inside it overheating.

This is especially annoying since it loses its place when this happens while you're watching a DVD, so actually getting back to the place you were at is a bit of a pain.

Grrr, if this keeps up I suppose I'll have to replace the system (which also means getting a new surround sound setup, since my DVD player is part of my stereo), what a pain in the ass...


  1. I know what you mean. Any advice on buying a new DVD player? I have a top of the line but 2 year old JVC standalone DVD player, so it's a bit easier for me to replace.
    Unfortunately we've had miserably hot & humid weeks lately, and we can only get through about 30-40 min of DVD watching before it starts to pixellate, then freezes up completely, and eventually shuts itself off. It's not that hot to the touch, but definitely warm. Takes a good 5 min to cool enough to be able to play again.... grrr indeed.

  2. I have a server that under load has been shutting down from overheating.

  3. I know the electronics companies try to make life more "convenient" by combining several components into one, but in my experience one of the components always breaks making the whole thing unusable. Never again. The heat has been wreaking havoc out here too. The G5 in the lab sounded like it was about to take off last week.