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Old 02-19-08, 09:33 PM
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I got shocked so bad (how bad was it?).....

I touched my Tivo to move it....

I got shocked so bad that the Tivo reset itself. Literally turned off and back on again. I have lost the digital display on the lcd as well. My right arm was pretty numb for a few minutes. Pretty cool.

I had on sneakers and there is no rug in the room, just hardwood.

Could it be a faulty ground or something?

In other news I wonder i I can warranty my Tivo S3.

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Old 02-19-08, 09:51 PM
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Old 02-19-08, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SoSpacey
My right arm was pretty numb for a few minutes.
I hope you took the opportunity to give yourself the stranger.
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Old 02-19-08, 10:15 PM
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This happened to me a few weeks ago when I went to adjust the thermostat. The whole panel went dead, and took a couple of minutes to reset. I thought I'd have to call an electrician.

I didn't have a numb arm, but it knocked me backwards and onto my ass.
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Old 02-19-08, 10:17 PM
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Did you shit bricks?
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Old 02-19-08, 10:28 PM
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I thought this was going to be a THEEK thread.
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Old 02-20-08, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
I hope you took the opportunity to give yourself the stranger.
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Old 02-20-08, 06:41 AM
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Once upon a time there was this genius. A real bright guy. Well this model of mental evolution once owned a piece of crap car. The power steering unit would leak intermittently. It would go days without leaking a drop, or dump it all at once. It would only leak at the moment the motor was shut off, never when standing parked or running. In a profound revelation, this mensa candidate determined the best way to see where the fluid was coming from was to kill the engine while obseving the unit from under the hood. He decided to kill the motor by pulling the coil wire.

It hurt.
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Old 02-20-08, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
I hope you took the opportunity to give yourself the stranger.
And this is why I love Otterville. Hell, it was just 3 minutes away from being the first post.
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Old 02-20-08, 08:42 AM
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And this is why I love Otterville. Hell, it was just 3 minutes away from being the first post.
What took so long then?
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Old 02-20-08, 09:32 AM
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Though not as bad as OP's, I got shocked last year during winter when I hit the power button on one of my DVD players. After that, none of the buttons on the unit itself worked anymore, but thankfully I could eject and power on/off from the controller.

Thankfully I learned that lesson with a $50 player and not something in my home theater.
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Old 02-20-08, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
I thought this was going to be a THEEK thread.
Howdy, calhoun!

It could have been!

WOW!

This all reminds me of the time I was cleaning the screen of our 27" Sony on top of our refrigerator in the kitchen (while watching it), and I'm not sure just WHAT I did, but I got a (((SHOCK))) so bad it gave me chest pains!

The TV went off, but came back on okay.

Being in the kitchen, it gets greasy from time to time, and standing up on a step stool, I was cleaning the screen at the time with a wet towel (soaked in Windex), and my other hand (for balance) was touching the top (painted metal) of the refrigerator.

Somehow that made the deadly 'connection', and as it rushed through my body, I freaked BIG-TIME, and thought for sure I was a gonner!

I sure as HELL WON'T be doing THAT again any time soon!

(BTW: Glad to hear everyone survived and is A-Okay! )

-THEEK!

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Old 02-20-08, 04:55 PM
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Bah! You're all a bunch of mewling kittens. When I was working at McDonald's, one of the fry vats had a loose wire that would make it not heat up. Since it was insulated, I discovered I could give it a poke and it would start up. One day, it poked back. And these are big ole 220's we're talking about. I'm surprised my heart didn't stop. I quickly learned to leave the damn thing alone until it could be properly repaired.
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Old 02-20-08, 05:11 PM
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I'm surprised my heart didn't stop.
It won't take much to stop your heart, actually
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Old 02-20-08, 06:04 PM
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If you get shocked on other things, maybe a humidifier would help.
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I've been tossed into a wall before that was not fun. I had afriend whose arm hair started on fire once.
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Old 02-20-08, 08:19 PM
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When I was 2 I picked up an extension cord and chewed on it. My babysitter said she had to knock me off the cord with a broom. My gums and lips were completely burnt and the left side of my mouth split open. Six years later I had facial reconstructive surgery to repair my mouth. I was lucky enough to get the same surgeon at UVa that repaired Hank Williams Jr. and to this day people can't tell I had major surgery on my mouth.

So in short I don't like electricity. Hope the TiVo is OK
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Old 02-20-08, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Trout
It won't take much to stop your heart, actually
I think Mythbusters did a show on this. If I'm not mistaken it only took a very small amperage to do the deed. Volts didn't matter as much.
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Old 02-20-08, 09:05 PM
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It is the current, plus 60 Hz is a dangerous frequency for the heart.

Electric Current
(1 second contact)

Physiological Effect
1 mA
Threshold of feeling, tingling sensation.

10-20 mA
"Can't let go!" current - onset of sustained
muscular contraction.

100-300 mA
Ventricular fibrillation, fatal if continued.
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Old 02-21-08, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
When I was 2 I picked up an extension cord and chewed on it. My babysitter said she had to knock me off the cord with a broom. My gums and lips were completely burnt and the left side of my mouth split open. Six years later I had facial reconstructive surgery to repair my mouth. I was lucky enough to get the same surgeon at UVa that repaired Hank Williams Jr. and to this day people can't tell I had major surgery on my mouth.

So in short I don't like electricity. Hope the TiVo is OK

pics?
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Old 02-21-08, 03:24 PM
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I had this happen to an LCD TV I had. I just figured it was a piece of shit, which turns out it was anyway. I just went to turn it on, without the remote, and zap...dead.
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
When I was 2 I picked up an extension cord and chewed on it. My babysitter said she had to knock me off the cord with a broom. My gums and lips were completely burnt and the left side of my mouth split open. Six years later I had facial reconstructive surgery to repair my mouth. I was lucky enough to get the same surgeon at UVa that repaired Hank Williams Jr. and to this day people can't tell I had major surgery on my mouth.

So in short I don't like electricity. Hope the TiVo is OK
Did they have CPS back then?
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