Monday, January 14, 2008

Percussive Maintenance

The DVD tray in my DVD/VCR player was stuck closed. Couldn't get it open. I tried the remote, I tried the button, I tried jiggling, wedging things in to force it open, blowing air, unplugging the unit to re-set it... Nothing. I could hear the motor whirring, and the LEDs said it was opening, but it still stayed shut. This morning I thought I'd check the Internet and see if there were any easy solutions to this (besides getting a new DVD player). I tried several suggestions and nothing worked.

How many of you know what's coming?

Eventually I found a bulletin board where someone suggested whacking the DVD player. One person had replied that they'd tried it and it worked. Given my previous experience with my iPod I didn't give this a second thought. I walked over, pressed the button, whacked the top of the machine, and the drawer slid open.

I am The Fonz.



MP said...

AAAAAYYYYY!!! (said with her thumbs up)
Way to go shortcake!

storyteller said...

Whatever works! LOL
Hugs and blessings,

storyteller said...

Whatever works! LOL
Hugs and blessings,

Kendra said...

Boooo-yahh! :) You rock.

Joe said...

You have the magic touch.

Melissa said...

Lol! I was wondering how many of you might say "What's a Fonz?" ;)

And Joe! Dude! You stopped by! :)

Once in a while, Joe posts something in his blog that is eerily similar to one of my posts here. Since we live pretty close to each other, I blame it on the water ;) (Joe, try to come by sometime when I don't have 4 posts about death and funerals!)