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Aha! You have found out the secret!
You are correct.
However, there are a few things you can do.
Until he passed away recently, I was best friends with an appliance parts man, who shared that the time of the "turn for the worse" was about 20 years ago.
2 things happened at that time.
1) The USA seriously began to buy everything possible overseas., and
2) Companies using computers began to use those to figure how to squeeze every last penny from the manufacturing process to make more money.
This meant making parts cheaper/ making parts to last only until the warranty was up. ( 60 days?/90 days?/one year?).
Buy reliable old machines that will still last for 20 -- 40 years, and you will need to retain the services of an honest repair man to fix them when needed service every few years.
In the mean time, the company "Consumer's Reports" ( they publish a magazine) is what I go by to see what is still marginally good.
God bless your efforts.
Anything can be fixed, short of it being totally destroyed. The question is can it be fixed in a cost-effective manner? Today's TV sets are manufactured for a three-year lifespan....regardless of what the manufacturers say. They are made with minimal-tolerance components, and are designed to fail in the 2-4 year range. Most make that, some don't even get out of warranty. The manufacturers take the risk because it is more profitable for them to make some warranty repairs in order to get the repeat buyer in 3 years instead of 10. If you got 3 years out of you set you did well. Some try to repair the sets themselves; some are successful, many are not. These devices are delicate and often in the process of fixing one thing, something else gets broken. You can try for repairs, but you are most likely better off buying new, and consider this when buying.....look for features you want NOW and not in the future, since by the time those feature are needed, you will be once again in the market for a new set. One additional piece of advice; to help these new devices last longer, buy and install a UPS to protect them from voltage variations and power surges. Surge suppressors alone can help, but they don't respond to voltage variations that often occur in electrical service. These are often the killers on these devices.
Batteries must be properly broken in and regularly charged. AGM and Gel are not affected by too many charges like other types. Fully charge them after each use. Disconnect them for long periods of no-use. Park them in a warm spot in cold climates. Get a troubleshooting guide to explain the flashing lights.
I bought this model 2 years ago.it broke in one vear .I took it back to walmart they replaced it .now one year later it is broken again.It is made cheap .no way to fix mine. steer clear of ge products unless you want to buy a new one every year.
It's really up to you, to decide whether you want your refrigerator to be fix or replaced and buy a new one. You need to calculate the cost between repair cost and the price of a new refrigerator. Which one is suited your budget plus the convenient of the trouble free unit for many years to come. Since your refrigerator is about 12 years old already and it's undergo several repair, including the most expensive compressor replacement. I think it's economical to spend for a brand new unit. New unit have service warranty of about one year, it will take many years before it undergo service repair if you use and treat it with proper care. Good luck on your decision.
your disk drive is most likely broken you can send it in to Microsoft for a repair if you've had it for less then a year and have not opened the xbox up but if you've had longer then a year you'll have to buy a year of warranty at xbox.com for 99.99 dollers US and youll get 1 month free gold membership with your purchase if you buy the warranty you can send your xbox in for a full repair if they cant fix they'll give you a new one
From what I have heard from Garmin, one sends it in along with $90 to get a refurbished unit. LOTS of people are seeing this issue, including myself the other day after only 2 years of using it. I wont be buying another Garmin Product at this point. Seems to be a known issue. Things used to last for decades - now one is lucky to get 2 years out of my things, including Canon and HP Printers! (more experience with that too!)
Usually on these printers, when this happens, it's caused by a couple things:
1. there's a broken gear, or broken teeth on a gear.
2. The carraige can't sense it's home position ( more usual )
3. The ink overflow resevior has filled up and is spilling into the gear/carraige assm.
the first thing I would do is this:
when you open up the top of the printer ( with the power off ), above
the metal carrage bar, you'll see what looks like a grey plastic strip.
with a paper towel and some cleaning solution ( I suggest windex ),
wipe that strip down, as it is probably covered with ink, and then try
again. I would also try putting a drop or 2 of machine oil on the
metal carraige bar to help it move smoothly.
if that doesn't work, then honestly there's not much you can do - HP
stopped making replacement parts for inkjets about 5 years ago, and you
could buy a new deskjet printer for what it would cost to attempt to
fix this one.