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Subject: I'm hoping someone can help me.
Date Posted: 9/13/2007 9:00 PM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2007
Posts: 26,784
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I'm hoping someone can help me.

When I tried to log on to PBS this morning, I got a "system doing maintenance" screen, and I couldn't get in. I didn't think anything of it, and I was able to get in later from my computer at work.

Tonight, I'm getting the same error on my computer, but was able to log on using my mother's computer. I have cleared my cookies and temp internet files, but still get the maintenance screen.

HELP!! Any idea what can be causing this??

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 9/13/2007 9:04 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Are you using AOL's browser on your computer? AOL has proxy servers that like to hang on to old pages.

You can try ctrl+F5, but if that doesn't work, the only option is to use a different browser, such as Firefox.

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 9:06 PM ET
Member Since: 9/11/2005
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I'm using AOL and it is doing that to me when I try to log onto the "book bazaar" area but none of the others.

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 9:16 PM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2007
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Come to think of it, I just recently had to restore my laptop, and I ended up upgrading to AOL 9.0VR .... I wonder if that has anything to do with it, because Mom's computer uses 9.0 ....

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 9:18 PM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2007
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Cathy!  You are my NEW best friend!!!  I had f5'd but not ctrl-f5 ... that has done it ... grrrr!!  Modern technology!!

Thanks!  something so simple ..... LOL

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 10:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2005
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Same thing happened to me at work today.  You can also come in 'through the back door'.  Just google 'paperback swap'.  I came in through the club wish list and had no problems during the rest of the day.

 

 

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 9/13/2007 11:49 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Happy to help!

Date Posted: 9/14/2007 12:21 AM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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More then one way to skin a cat!!