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Dyson DC08 power failure

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My Dyson DC08 fell down the stairs (it's supposed to be designed to sit on...) and immediately stopped working. Will no longer power on. 'On' button seems OK - i.e. makes the click sound when pushed - but machine doesn't start. Have an expensive call out booked for Dec 24th but if anyone can suggest anything before then that would be great. We tried taking it apart but looks like it needs a pretty specialist screwdriver to get in there!


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    Have a DC08 & the on & off button isn't working so it won't turn on the vacuum, it did start again but has since decided not to start again. Any ideas what it could be?



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