Never. Ever. Let. A 2.5kg magnet near a TV screen. I did and I spent the most physically draining 30 minutes of my life demagnetising the bloody screen.
It was the Bose system my aunt left with us while she went to Hong Kong.
At first it was just abit. Just a little 'fraying' at the sides. Fine. One day later it looked like the TV had contracted eczema. Large chunks of sides were badly discoloured. So I searched for the strongest magnets in the house. And what did I find? A screwdriver and a button magnet.
As an act of desperation I unplugged my Creative subwoofer and swung it in front of the TV, trying to use my physics knowledge to figure the right side of the speaker to use.
Ok. Ok. Deep breath. The screen is red in colour. So it received too much of X pole, therefore reflecting Y pole's colours. So we should show up green to reverse it?... Oh shit no... Ok ok. OH... We should repel! Ah stupid stupid... Ok... Ah yes I did i-... Eh wait why still like that? BAHHHHH!
And so it went on like that for quite some time. The I thought of The Incredibles.
The only thing that can destroy it is... [cut flashback to machine bashing itself in lava cave]... [cut back] ITSELF!!!
So throwing all cares and worries about my foot and hurling around a dunno-how-many-thousand dollar woofer, I heaved it up and waved it at the screen. Don't ask how I did it... They say in crises you suddenly gain phenomenal strength. I plonked the woofer on top of the TV and slid it around, to mess up the magnetic arrangements. And the first ten centimetres of the screen was turned permanently into a freakin' rainbow. I nearly fainted.
Ok so in the end the small subwoofer did it. But it took 24 hours for the little 'frays' to go away. Sheesh.
But its working fine now. Except those DVDs of older shows are quite soft so I had to turn up the volume damn loud. You can imagine what happen when I accidentally pressed the CD button on the remote. The Star Wars theme came on. We all ducked for our lives.
orchestrated by Renhao at 9:21:00 pm
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