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On a weekend in March of this year something strange happened again with our microwave as it had about 3 months prior. My brother was heating his meal in the microwave and moved toward it when it was finished. He then noticed that the digital clock on the microwave spelt the word "Child". This had happened one time late in 2005 with exactly the same word on the same microwave. That time, we were so creeped out by it that we immediately pressed the button to clear; it required several attempts before the word was removed and the time was displayed again as usual. This most recent occurrence, we grabbed the digital camera and snapped some shots before we cleared the word, which again required several attempts. I have no idea what could cause a digital clock on a microwave to display a word instead of the time? It is interesting that not only letters of alphabet were displayed, but the colon that is normally lit when the clock reads the time was dark. I have no idea if it is a message or not. If it is, then what it could mean is also a mystery. My family and I are the original owners of this house, we are grown up (recently graduated university students) and there have not been any other strange occurrences here. Additionally, there are not any children in my family or neighborhood that have passed on within my lifetime. Maybe someone out there has heard of something similar or has an idea as to what this could have meant? Thankfully nothing similar has happened in the last couple of months.
MY AUNT HAS LOST HER INSTUCTION BOOKLET FOR HER MICROWAVE,& SOME HOW IT GOT
LOCKED IN SOME MODE TYPE,& THEY CAN NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET IT OUT OF THIS
MODE. IT COMES UP "CHILD".WHEN THE TIMER IS SET FOR 30 SEC. OR SO,THE OVEN ONLY
HEATS FOR 3 SECONDS,NO MATTER WHAT TIME YOU SELECT
Q. So, I'd like to know how to enact the keylock to prevent her from using it unsupervised.
A. I found some Quasar manuals and, looking at a couple of them, they all seem to lock by pressing Start 3 times when time or a dot is showing ("Child" will display), and unlock by pressing Hold/Clear 3 times.
Originally posted by Xeros
It is a child lock feature though:-