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Old 03-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #7756
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Don't know, I wasn't involved in the negotiations and don't know what is actually wrong.

but

i would hope a "wear part" would not cause $2K of "wear" at 93K miles
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:30 PM   #7757
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Well, that's about 2 cents per mile, which is less than I spend on tires.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #7758
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Answer is yes, this is normal wear and tear
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:48 PM   #7759
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vacuum cleaner is dead. I've performed an autopsy and have discovered an overheated and burned out electrical connection on a circuit board. I will fix it tomorrow. I need to go to radio shack and buy some kind of connector that can be soldered to the circuit board in place of the one that is burned up. I will also need to find the matching connector for the wires that lead from the ac supply to the new connector.

*sigh*

We'll see how things go tomorrow.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:53 PM   #7760
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Sure, want me to hold your beer while you test it?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:33 PM   #7761
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vacuum cleaner is dead. I've performed an autopsy and have discovered an overheated and burned out electrical connection on a circuit board. I will fix it tomorrow. I need to go to radio shack and buy some kind of connector that can be soldered to the circuit board in place of the one that is burned up. I will also need to find the matching connector for the wires that lead from the ac supply to the new connector.

*sigh*

We'll see how things go tomorrow.
Or you could go to the thrift store and get a different one for $10.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:56 AM   #7762
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Pfft. That's girl talk.


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Old 03-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #7763
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Or you could go to the thrift store and get a different one for $10.
The one I have now I got at Goodwill, and still bears the $24.99 price tag. It is a very capable machine and I'm happy to put a couple dollars into it since it's a known quantity unlike some other machine. I do keep my eye open for quality items in good condition during my regular visits to the local thrift shops.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #7764
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Urgh.
Eavesdroppers hear no good of themselves.
I can't remember if I read that in Enid Blyton or CS Lewis, but it stuck with me.

Just heard some horrible things from Mum while she was talking on the phone to a friend.

I won't go into it, but there were lies, spin and some really quite appalling views.
Next time I will walk away, I promise.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:44 AM   #7765
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vacuum cleaner is dead. I've performed an autopsy and have discovered an overheated and burned out electrical connection on a circuit board. I will fix it tomorrow. I need to go to radio shack and buy some kind of connector that can be soldered to the circuit board in place of the one that is burned up. I will also need to find the matching connector for the wires that lead from the ac supply to the new connector.

*sigh*

We'll see how things go tomorrow.
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Sure, want me to hold your beer while you test it?
Thanks man!

This is done.

Here's the pc board showing the failed connector.
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A close up of the place where the wire overheated and melted.
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This is the male side of the connector. Both wires look black at the end, but one started out white.
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I couldn't find a Molex connector that matched my situation, so I made do with two separate connectors, each half occupied. I renewed the end of the existing wires with this segment of red and black wire, attached some suitable ends for the connector on the pc board and put it all back together.
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Sadly, I had two screws left over. Probably the ones that secure the adapter plate ffs. Now I have to take it all apart again.

But it *DOES WORK*, I tested it and it works great. Total cost of supplies used: under two bucks.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #7766
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I think I may have a slipped disc. I am hobbling about the place, occasionally getting stuck (particularly when i've had to lie down for a bit...getting back up is horrid) and unable to find a comfortable position. Am stood up typing this.

Am s'pposed to be going to Brighton on Wednesday to a conference...presenting Thursday morning...not sure I'll be ok for the 5 hour train journey.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #7767
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Dana - get some pain meds!!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #7768
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Yeah. Had a phone consult with doc, and am waiting on a pick up of some super strength anti inflammatories.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #7769
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I've had muscle spasms in my back muscles, excruciating, disabling. Anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants did the trick for me. Good luck.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #7770
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Being stuck living with a parent in my awful hometown. This place is sapping my life force.
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