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Melting DVD players recalled in Japan.

Posted at 18 July 2007 14:48 CET by chas0039

Close to 500,000 DVD players manufactured in China over the last four years have been recalled due to the potential for fire and a subsequent meltdown.  These players are sold under the Axion brand name and so far, 550 units have shorted out and overheated, producing thick smoke.  A defect in the players LCD module is responsible.

The cost of the recalled units could run as high as $114 million.  Additionally, there are a number of other products that could be affected by the same defect; among them are Rossini, Audiovox and Insignia, including LCD TVs and LCD picture frames.

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MyCE Resident
Posted on: 18 Jul 07 22:39
    Lesson here, don't buy pieces of junk made in China!!
    CD Freaks Senior Member
    Posted on: 19 Jul 07 00:56
      Oh well , that includes much of that what is branded by the name SONY then ! But then again , what consumer electronics device (name branded as well) isn't made in China these days and sold in the chain stores because they are cheap and the mark up can be higher ! With anything called SONY , it is not written anywhere on the outside of the carton , and they use very small print on the item itself , to show country of manufacture ! It's almost as though they are ashamed of themselves for selling cheap mostly re-branded products at premium prices and for some reason have lost much face ! :+
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      Posted on: 19 Jul 07 02:34
        I miss the days cd/dvd drives were made in Japan I don't minf paying more, however the corporations #1 priority is profit and china = cheap+high upsale.
        MyCE Senior Member
        Posted on: 19 Jul 07 05:41
          Not all chinese made products are crap. It's the no-name bargain basement type products that have woeful build quality and reliability. Brand name products are really not that much better and still have their fair share of dodgy build quality. Just the other day my mates Sony DVD recorder blew up after only 2 months of use. It was totally stuffed beyond repair.
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          Posted on: 19 Jul 07 13:02
            The day when people do not divide on creed, racial, nationalistic or cultural lines, will be the day when people realised that if humans can procreate through the gender divide regardless of the aforesaid aspects [but not through the rationalistic saviour called science for same gender hopefuls], in reality, humans divide along the truth and untruth demarcation. There is no other valuation that separates human beings and the division between the two is called power, or transient power to be exact. And transient power is also called judgement or the act of comparing. Only those who realise what being a witness is, as opposed to being a reactance, will allow truth fall upon them for those who react, be it sympathetically/emotionally or physically/intellectually, are asking to share the problems of others or fielding their problems for others to stumble upon or as the chinese saying, “dropping stools for others to tread”. Witnessing is also called self-judgement [not to be confused with its diametric opposite, self-deprecation or lack of self-esteem] or being detached. It signifies the ending of the possessive culture and the embracing and thence becoming of the truth culture otherwise known as Love [but not to be confused with “love”, that reactive, ever-binding, 3-faced imposter]. Sharing problems is untruth for nobody breathes for another because truth cannot be instilled upon another, it had be be there innately whether the person finally gives voice to it or not. That’s what the hallelujah crowd represented by covertly latent or fully established paedophiles or overtly “blow ‘em upper”s, busy-body do-gooders on the butt-selling prowl, “save those poor moving things” human/animals rightists, self-serving charitables, soul-redeeming hypocrites transiting from wealth/power to immortality, save those stricken by diseases through loud noise and wanton promotion/grooming of licentiousness & indulgence “druggists & chemists”, and all the similarly hypocrtical nonsense masquerading as “advanced acts of mankind/humanity” are parading for. For fame, fortune and/or paradise otherwise known as transient power and it’s transient because all have to die one fine day. Those who do not love or know how to love, themselves, can never, ever love others and when such personalities are confronted by their myriad of problems collectivised as fear & greed, guilt & anger, female & male, depression & aggression and more, they turn to the saviour called hypocrisy for the simple reason that, “nobody knows what I am really, really thinking”/”nobody knows what I’m really, really like”. That’s how 101% of hypocrites work and that is through judging others but never themselves. Cleanse your self and you will find your true self thereby relinquishing the hypocrite and hypocrisy is just another word for schizophrenia, latent, transiting, or fully unleashed. With Truth and not fire & brimstone, “rights & wrongs”, “good & bad”, science & religion, etc. The only quality common to two human beings is the Truth within whereas all other aspects that they have, divides them. How else can transient power exist whilst not forgetting that Truth is just another word for Unity. Summary: The Chinese, Indians, Brazilians, Nigerians and all the future rank & file “comer uppers” are as bent, good, nice, horrible, crooked, hypocritical, clever, devious, talented, greedy [you know the score] as any “white man” culture. Don’t expose your own hypocrisy by pointing the finger at others. Humans point fingers at others [i.e. judging] because they can’t bear to point the finger at themselves. Free yourself from this mad mass-media induced “teaching/grooming of the finger-pointing morality” nonsense [because theirs is to make news, not report it, i.e. butt-selling] that is dividing all, and even though there is no real solution through “acts of mankind”, it will help delay the mutual destruction that is forthcoming because when It arrives, and in the form of Evolution & Devolution, inspite of the religious lunatics and scientific idiots beating their saviour drums, no amount of self-judgement will help. By then, “Late” will not be the word even though the words stupidity & ignorance may satisfy somewhat.
            MyCE Resident Commenter
            Posted on: 19 Jul 07 14:53
              @ wheeliebin Can I have some of whatever it is you're smoking? Seriously, I'd love to comment on what you wrote but it was so damned long that I read only about 12% of it. You sound like a long-winded bore and you smell funny. Go back to whatever country you came from.
              MyCE Resident
              Posted on: 19 Jul 07 18:25
                Let's see, China has Bird flu, it poisons its animal food, runs over people with tanks, and makes junk. Yep, China is the BEST, yay!! Posted by wheeliebin (guest) on Thursday 19 July 2007 13:02 And you, next time, spare us your conspiratorial diatribe and bilge. No one is interested in hearing your, "I hate the white man" or "the white man is the cause of all my troubles", meandering. However, I will say, I did think it was rather amusing, though.
                CD Freaks Junior Member
                Posted on: 20 Jul 07 03:28
                  "China....meltdown" (insert anti-nuclear political jokes here)
                  This message was edited at: 20-07-2007 03:31
                  CD Freaks Junior Member
                  Posted on: 20 Jul 07 03:29
                    "China....meltdown" (insert anti-nuclear political jokes here)
                    This message was edited at: 20-07-2007 03:31
                    MyCE Resident Commenter
                    Posted on: 20 Jul 07 14:44
                      Nuke the unborn gay whales. :-)
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                      Posted on: 21 Jul 07 16:45
                        well... A lot of Technological Reactions here... This page is loosing credits for serious people... I'm a fan of this page since +7 years and now is the first' couple times this web site gets boring me :r
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                        Posted on: 22 Jul 07 14:45
                          Damn, I have an Axion 9" portable DVD player. I hope mine doesn't melt! But for $100 last christmas it's worth the risk.
                          CD Freaks Rookie
                          Posted on: 23 Jul 07 18:59
                            Possibly this is related to fake capacitors known to be in circulation in China? To comment on wheeliebin's diatribe, China is a pretty slippery place to do business. Nothing racist in saying that... it's just the plain truth. Clearly, there is a cultural issue at the cause of it; I worked with a company that had it's plants certified by GM to manufacture motherboards, only to find that the locals changed the soldering process on us, without notification, and caused us to have to scrap (thankfully, only) an engineering run of parts. Was it because they misunderstood the point of certification? Was it fraud? I think a little of both.

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