November 20th, 2008

Smells Like Burnt Circuitry

The DSL filter on the line that our portable phone is attached to has gone bad. This was fairly easily confirmed by plugging it into a good DSL filter. Unfortunately, the phone and answering machine are attached through the wall jack in the kitchen, so I wanted to get another DSL filter in the same format. This made a good excuse to go to Fry's.

Well, it turns out that every wall jack filter they had was open box. Ok, fine. I took the sealed package home and opened it up tonight. The first thing I notice is the distinctive smell of burnt circuits. The second thing I notice is that it doesn't work.

So it is going back to Fry's tomorrow and I will get a DSL filter somewhere else.

But I am really annoyed that they put this piece of crap back on their shelves.