Commentary on Apple Iphone
I may be naive about this and maybe at some point in Steve Jobs Reign over apple, I ask myself if he had a hand in the “planned obsolescence” discovery for the Iphone, only to boost sales and keep the snowball rolling uphill.
I have been a part of the more than the past 8 or so versions of the Iphone, and drank the koolaid, thinking that my phone was just getting slow because they were writing code for the newer phones, and leaving my current 1 year old phone in the dust.
It was a happy feeling every time I would upgrade to the latest phone AFTER much pain and the swamping of 2-3 phones, 2 new SiM Cards, desperation, complete phone wipes, long tech calls with Apple. As a tech, I suspected planned Obsolescence, and after removing every possible scenario that could take place, I realized it was not healthy for me to have a phone older than 1 to 1 1/2 year old or 2 versions back, as it just caused me pain beyond what I could handle with gross inefficiencies in performances.
I literately did all of the above with my Iphone 6+ until one day, I felt I could not do my efficiently perform job when the phone would freeze, reboot, and just make me wait 30 seconds for a contact come up, only to kick me out when I was texting…Sound familiar?
Apple should be ashamed of themselves, and well if they pay, so will we, but they need to pay. Apple users are like no other, they are Loyalists and must have their Apple, even if it does not come with a button, or a headphone or charge jack, they will still move forward, thinking everyone else is doing it so I just must be narrow-minded, so I jump on the train.
I have tried Android and it comes with its set of pain and frustration with bad versions. I now have upgraded to the Apple 8Plus (8 core CPU makes up for all the crap in their IOS) and I love it, but for how long? Is apple going to STOP undermining itself to sell phones? Time will tell and the world will dictate what they should do, or they will surely be the Ipod of the future.
I looked everywhere and there was very little on the default password especially because the password words were only in the PDF so the default password for this unit is “wireless”
Seems so Trivial.
It really pisses me off when you are looking for a manual, Picture, Layout, and the information is tied to a cost or some other crap. Here it is Straight-up.
Many symptoms with parasitic drain on the battery, try disconnecting Fuse 38, it will only affect the Real Wiper which can intermittently fail and cause a death-power draw over a short time, even overnight.
Have you gone through a few batteries, only for it to come back? and maybe you shotgunned the alternator, even though they all checked out ok… ?
Try this and let me know how it went. 2004-navigator owners manual fuse layout pg 265 box is located in the Passenger side on the hinge side of the floorboards.
My son has been getting magazines to our house years after he moved out and needless to say, he was paying for the renewals, magazines like Cosmopolitan, Road and Track, and Popular Mechanics. He had called and asked them to stop, and still he gets them, and they have his Credit Card # and figured out how to bill him even though he got a new card.
After extensive searches, I came up empty-handed, so I turned to the label on the magazine. It turns out that there is an account number and a place there you can enter them. I found one link that maybe related to many of shady magazine companies. People are too busy to be bothered with $10-25 fees they have to spend hours to unwind. They keep coming even if the credit card company blocks them, somehow they emerg. I am going to give you some links and screen captures of how to find your account number. I did a road and track search and came up with a place to enter my account number and then the email attached to the account, and BAMMM!,
All the account info for all related magazines showed up. Inside the link, I found a menu that allows you to individually cancel the subscription. I hope this helps someone and Good Luck!
I performed a road and track search, do not go to roadandtrack.com and found these links.
I am certain that if it is not this company, this will help you get on the right track.
Main Link – https://w1.buysub.com/pubs/HR/ROA/FAQ.jsp?null=107888&cds_mag_code=ROA&id=1505419159048&lsid=72571459190025325&vid=1&cds_page_id=107888&cds_to_id=faq
Nightmare – Google GSuites, Google Mail, Archaic administration Banking and payment and credit process – Fail
I am a Google Gmail partner providing Domain Driven Email boxes and GSuites, and various other names the changed to confuse the customer and we have been working with Google Services since at least 2013. Google has a very archaic way of invoicing our office but we went along with it and have been paying by invoice with a Check since the inception. Everyone we communicate with appears to be in another country and they have no clue of Western Business practices. If this company were in the US, it would be shut down or reorganized.
Somehow we did not receive an invoice from Google and there was a small period that went unpaid and we did not find out for months as then our Support team found out that this was happening when we could no longer login or update our current customers or add one.
I spent hours on the phone, wanting to pay by Credit card and I could not get hold of anyone to properly help. The account went into distress a few weeks!!!
In complete and utter frustration, I went on to my account and found that it had a way to pay by Credit Card, so I paid about $700 in now past due payments and thought I was good.
A few weeks later, when we were locked out, I called and was on the phone for at least 2 hrs, they said I had to pay by Bank Wire to keep the account open.
Finally, I did the Bank Wire, at a cost more than our profit for the month…. crazy. That was not where it ended. My bank wanted to have an address for the Bank Wire and other information that Google could not provide. I had to wait and call several numbers for Wells Fargo to get an answer. Finally, after about 3 hrs I got one and sent the money. They called me and said they could not take a credit card and had nothing to do with processing by credit card and that would be another division. I was shocked. So where is my $700?? It clearly shows they collected the money but they cannot apply the credit at all. I spoke to 3 managers with Not even a shred of satisfaction.
At that point I asked to be changed over to Credit Card so this would NEVER happen again. A few months later, my account went into delinquency again, my Credit Card would not charge (I have no balance, and I called the Credit Card company and got them on the phone with Google and Google said sorry…try another card. ). !!!!
OMG this made me even more upset, my Google bounced Credit Card works fine and continues to work fine but not on Googles system. For our accounting, this card was specifically for the Google system and I did not want to use my personal Credit Card for payment, but I did.
Some months later Google wrote me and said that I could use the other card when I spoke to them on the phone.
2-3 months go by and I keep getting phone calls from the Google team. I did not want to talk to them. Finally, I answered a light Friday night call.
They explained that the $692 they collected cannot be credited to my Google account or Credit Card account and I had to fill out a Bank Verification form.!!! You would not believe the form questions, bank, routing number, correct business, name, specific dates, etc. I had to open my articles of incorporation to find half the information!! Oh Man, I have never been put through such bad Customer Service.
Long story even longer, it took 5 or 6 different re-do’s of the form before they were able to accept it. Some weeks went by and on around Sept 10th.
The, what I thought was the last change that they required was something that was NOT on the form and I have NEVER been asked of, and that was the actual stamp of my deposit from the bank to be on the bottom of the form, which does not even have a place to put it, they just wanted the stamp. ahhhh finally, the person helping me, Milena, the supervisor, who was ok and she was just passing information on and was apologetic. You see she has to pass this on to a group that she does not have direct contact with so it is days before she can get answers back… as it it were 1970 all over again. I could not believe that Google, who makes Self-Driving cars, cannot credit a LONG TiME known customer $692 they knowingly paid by Credit Card. Does this make any sense to any you reading this???
This week, around the 10th of Sept 2017, I was wondering if i had received my
check yet and yesterday Sept 13 2017, I get a call from Milena, telling me they still cannot process the payment and now the people in the credit department have decided that I have to do the entire bank form all over again and they want to change the amount from $692.29 which it has been for ever as Google established the refund amount, to $687.53!!!!!!!!
Today, I am so upset and disappointed that a company could actually be so incompetent and have the WORST customer service on the planet. If there service was not so good and there was another company that provided the same service for my customers, I would have left with the first bank Invoicing issue.
As it stands, these people do not understand that we have a busy lives and when I bill out at and at $100/hr I have already lost money dealing with Google’s archaic billing incompetent practices, along with the time to write this article. I hope this gets picked up and goes viral.
Note – From best I can recall, and there may be a few details that are not totally accurate, but the overall frustration and ridiculousness is still real.
This is a must-have for your RV because one day your RV engine battery will die from aux use when your parked without power, and you cannot start your RV. This will allow you to electronically jump your battery and stay inside the cab. You who are NOT DIY’ers, have someone do it for you and use this as a guide.
Also, there is a solution for your Jensen JRV212T that has an unresponsive touch screen.
Last, I ran audio outputs from the main TV to the Jensen JRV212T or the radio so you can hear the TV much clearer.
Your probably frustrated because your touch screen is slowly going bad and your forced to buy either another used one and as of this post, I do not know anyone who is refurbishing them, and the screen is 90% of the issue. If you find one, you will find one for $400-700 plus install if your not a DIY’er.
You are stuck with this because you need a 3 camera system and Don’t fall for the Jensen replacement that makes you switch the cameras manually, which is the last thing you want when driving your RV.
This is a pretty nice basic unit, and it is worth trying this considering this.
All you need to do is buy a 50 cent stylus or one that some gave you sitting on the bottom of your kitchen junk or catch-all drawer. Hang it off the Radio and your good to go.
You will love this solution as it will save you time and money and you will take back the control you lost after having spent so much for a fairly new RV.