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Old 10-28-2012, 02:42 PM   #16
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Interesting sarcasm
I was merely pointing out that these devices are fragile and not to be treated like paper books. Like for instance some people have no qualms putting their reader in their bag where a lot of pointy or hard cornered items will press against its screen or frame and potentially damage it.

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In deed. I put the spekers for my stereo on either side of the microwave and played Metallica's black album at full volume, put my Kobo in the microwave and turned it on.

Sure enough, with a puff of green smoke the microwave stopped working and the Metallica was replaced with Perry Como.

Now how am I going to rock out while I eat my popcorn???
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:06 PM   #17
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I beg to disagree, electromagnetic waves are no myth, they are a scientific reality. If you don't believe me, put your reader in the microwave oven for a couple minutes, then enjoy reading on it ...
No one said they were. The myth is that having the device near (not IN) a microwave, or near speakers can cause the problems mentioned by the OP.

I think it started when early computers sometimes crashed when refrigerators or microwaves turned on and off as they do, but this was caused by a power surge/noise spike via the power lines. Handheld/battery devices are much harder to upset as they aren't connected to the power, and besides, cheap filters are available to solve that early problem, and computers are better designed to cope with noise on the power.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #18
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Sure enough, with a puff of green smoke the microwave stopped working and the Metallica was replaced with Perry Como.

Now how am I going to rock out while I eat my popcorn???

I'll lend you my copy of this year's Eurovision cd set ... with Englebert Humperdinck. that'll get you rocking out again in no time.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:25 AM   #19
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More likely the cause for my kobo problems than mysterious waves may be that I manually edited the sqlite database to keep my bookmarks/reading progress after the last factory reset.

I have now performed a factory reset, updated to 2.1.5, and everything if working fine (for now).
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:01 AM   #20
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I did nothing weird with my KT before the problems, just put it in my purse
After the factory reset everything is fine for now...
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:45 PM   #21
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I was merely pointing out that these devices are fragile and not to be treated like paper books.
I agree. The microwave and speakers are quite fragile and I am very careful wth them; moreso than I am with paper books which I use for all kinds of purposes like leveling wobbly furniture. I much prefer my more durable appliances.
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