My two-month-old computer is already broken...I was watching full episodes online on CBS.com and then all of a sudden, the screen freezes and the back righthand corner of the computer starts rapidly clicking. I powered off the computer by holding the power button. When I turned it back on, the computer was running but the screen didn't turn on. I tried removing the battery and running only on AC power. Nothing is working. It's been 24 hours and the screen still wont turn on. I have Vista Business. I have never dropped or spilled anything on the computer.
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You have a warranty. You should contact the appropriate people. Do not try to fix this yourself. If you return the machine for service, ask them to get any data off of it that you need. It is possible that your drive has crashed.
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Could be your internet connection. A slow internet connection can cause this. Test your internet connection at www.speedtest.org Try starting the video and then pause it...see if it continues to load on the progress bar. This will allow the show to buffer. Could be the CBS server also. Try watching the shows on a lower resoloution. Check and make sure your motherboard and video card drivers are up to date. Make sure a virus scanner is not running when you are trying to watch a show...that will slow down your computer.
I found this on another site and it worked for me:
I have really been bothered by having to watch ABC shows online through a tunnel, which as of my most recent discovery was pointless. The problem isn’t with comcast filtering, there is some sort of problem with the ad system they have setup. Some of the ABC affiliates don’t work correctly and cause the shows to never start playing resulting in either a black screen or the waiting cursor circling round and round.
Assumming you have no other problems, open a new browser window or tab and enter the following URL. http://fep.abc.go.com/fep/player?src=abccomjs&aff=kjif
That’s it, you should now be able to watch all the ABC.com online shows. The only difference is the &aff=kjif at the end. Enjoy.
As I posted earlier, the problem isn't with any of our hardware or software. Here is some further detail than I posted earlier. Both ABC and FOX use a plugin developed by a company called Move Networks. You can go directly to their site and test the plugin, you can also test by going to Fox and viewing their videos. This tells you the problem isn't on your end, ABC has broken something on their site. This affects both macs and pcs, each of the browsers, again because it isn't related to us, it's their end that is broken. Hopefully this will save you all from wasting time trying to fix what isn't broken on your side.