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Hi,


My pet ferret ate the power cord for my Showstopper, so I need a replacement power cord for a Panasonic Showstopper 20hr unit. Anyone know where I can get one cheap?


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They sell non polarized versions at radio shack. Some people say you need to be careful about which way to attach it, others say that is a lie. Either way, the cord they sell works.
 

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Check out radio shack...
 

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They sell non polarized versions at radio shack. Some people say you need to be careful about which way to attach it, others say that is a lie.



It's AC, how could it possibly matter?
 

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It's AC, how could it possibly matter?
It depends on how the power supply is designed. If it goes straight into an isolation transformer than it shouldn't matter. Otherwise any wiring fault (like ground being shorted to neutral) in your home could cause problems.
 

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I have been owned by three ferrets. To prevent cables from being chewed in the future wrap the cables in tin foil. Its the rubber casing that attracts them. You need to be careful that s/he doesn't ingest any of that rubber because it can cause an intestinal blockage.


Anyhow, I can tell you that the replacement cable from Radio Shack will work a charm (but not because of ferrets--I got an open box SS without a cable).


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Matthew in CO.
 

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I also found that the bitter apple stuff worked well.


Not just for the ferrets, but for the cats, too.
 

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When I see my ferrets nibbling on my ReplayTV cord I grab them one by one by the neck and force them to stare at the nibble marks on the cord and jolt their heads three times--one by one-- to the words "No!, No!, Bad " then shock their tongue with a 9 volt battery for about a second. It take alot of persistance.


It's for their own good.


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When I see my ferrets nibbling on my ReplayTV cord I grab them one by one by the neck and force them to stare at the nibble marks on the cord and jolt their heads three times--one by one-- to the words "No!, No!, Bad " then shock their tongue with a 9 volt battery for about a second. It take alot of persistance.


It's for their own good.


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Not so funny. Good try tho.
 

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I also found that the bitter apple stuff worked well.


Not just for the ferrets, but for the cats, too.
Yep. Bitter Apple works great for the dogs too. Very good product. We've also used "Fooey" on one of our dog's paws that he refuses to stop licking.


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Matthew inCO.
 

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Where do you get bitter apple stuff?
Almost any pet store will have it. Big chains like PetSmart will have it for sure. Just ask a clerk.


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Matthew in CO.
 

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You guys are great! I appreciate the heads up on radio shack. But what I really liked was the ferret advice. I've electrified my entire house now, with 750 volts, so the ferrets can't chew on anything. Unfortunately now I have to walk around in a heavy rubber outfit.


Actually, I was too embarrassed to admit the real reason I needed a power cord. We installed the Replay in my mom's house, and had to move a huge entertainment unit to do it. When mom decided she didn't want the replay (too hard to operate!) we couldn't get the power cord out without moving the unit, which was too hard, so we yanked the cord and left it.


I just thought the ferret explanation sounded less dorky...


Do people really have ferrets? What are they like?
 

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Actually, I was too embarrassed to admit the real reason I needed a power cord. We installed the Replay in my mom's house, and had to move a huge entertainment unit to do it. When mom decided she didn't want the replay (too hard to operate!) we couldn't get the power cord out without moving the unit, which was too hard, so we yanked the cord and left it.


I just thought the ferret explanation sounded less dorky...


First you lied about the power cord, then about the FERRETS!?!

WELL... I don't think I will ever trust anyone ever again! :rolleyes:
 

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Like I said, I've been owned by three ferrets. I currently don't have any--three dogs right now.


When properly socialised, they are extremely affectionate. They love playing and can be pretty mischevious. One of my ferrets would roll over like a dog. All of them would come when called. One was deaf however and calling was knocking on the floor.


All of them were litter box trained.


They problem solved and were amazing escape artists. They also like to take things and hide them. I caught the little boogers dragging everything from shoes, to a 10 lb bag of oranges, to a bottle of wine.


On the down side, they really like scratching at carpet. Sherlock would obsess on one spot--we ended up putting plexiglass in those places to prevent damage.


If you want a pet that is quiet, intelligent, and high energy, ferrets are good. Just keep in mind that you need to socialise them well and they need lots of attention and stimulation.


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Matthew in CO.
 

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Cats are worse.


Instead of chewing through the cables one at a time, they run/jump/whatever behind my entertainment center forcing me to spend hours trying to figure out what they unplugged and where I'm supposed to plug it back in.
 

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Or they perform various bodily functions into your expensive electronics.
 

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Now why did you have to go and remind me of that ?


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