I thought my ipod docking station was broken which I was really bummed about because this little TDK box pumps out some good volume without losing sound quality. In fact when I broke the docking pins on the last one I went out and bought an identical replacement.
This time I actually thought to try another AC adaptor and its working again. So I did the same on my digital photo frame that also conveniently stopped working- success!
I’m wondering how many appliance I’v foolishly thrown out without doing the same.
If one of your appliances breaks it is always a good idea to do a bit of research on the internet before spending your hard earned money on a replacement. The internet is a source of information for fixing things. Here are some examples:
- My camera lens wouldn’t open. Someone on a forum suggested (though it goes against everything you would normally do to a camera) to give it a hard knock on a hard surface. It’s worked ever since.
- My front loader washing machine was leaking due to a small tear around the seal at the front. A new seal would cost hundreds of dollars. We used a silicon sealant in the problem area instead. It got us another 3 years out of it!
- My fridge motor stopped working. Google said to pull it out and vacuum the dust off the back around the motor. Turns out it was overheating. I actually gave a desk top computer away once because it stopped working and I went out and bought a new laptop. Turns out it was also overheating due to dust but I’d already foolishly bought a replacement.