Question about Braun Flex XP II 5790 Electric Shaver
I have a 6 month old contour 5780 that i purchased from target. i regularly clean and charge it in the base system.
today i removed the razor from the base and when i pressed the start button it worked for about .5 seconds and quit. i took it apart and cleaned it, inspected the circuit board and tried to run it again apart from the body...nothing. it is dead as a dead duck.
i am almost 100% certain that it is charged fully.
did the motor burn out? did the circuit board fry? can i acquire a new one from braun since it is only appx 6 months old?
I had the same problem with mine right after the two year warranty expired.
BUT I FIXED IT!!!
The problem seems to be bad engineering. Apparently the cleaning solution works its way into the circuit board of the shaver.
I took the razor apart (you need very small phillips screwdrivers), there are six screws. First remove the foils, then the blades (just pull them up). Two screws are where the head rotates. after removing the head, there are two more screws underneath the head. There are two more screws on the bottom under plastic caps beside the charging terminal. You can now gently slide the razor's hardware out of the case by pulling up on the head mounting arms while holding the case as you normally would shaving. (This sounds confusing but should be obvious as you do it.)
Looking at the circuit board i noticed some white residue on the board. I gently cleaned the board with small amount of alcohol and q-tips, being careful not to catch any cotton on the components of the board. At this point you can at least confirm that the motor is not burnt out and the batteries are charged by placing a flathead screwdriver between the positive terminal of the battery and the motor. It should come on if the motor and batteries are okay.
Next you hit the reset button at the bottom-front, then see if it comes on using the on/off button. You can do this step with the razor disassembled or assembled.
Hopefully this works for you. Now if only i could figure out a way to clean and refill the cartridges instead of paying $5 for 5 cents worth of cleaning fluid.
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