[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 135, Issue 8

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Thu Feb 13 08:17:34 CST 2014

On 02/13/14 09:08, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> There's an 'electronic' service shop in the next town over - he does about
> 80-85% warranty work! the rest bills at about $50/hr and is typically a
> repair to an old tube amp or transistor receiver. He used to offer a
> pickup/drop off service, but at $125 flat rate, it wasn't sustainable...
> The economics of the business of repairing electronics just isn't there (in
> most cases)...

Especially these days when so many consumer electronic products just
have a single board mostly populated with custom VLSI.  To all practical
purposes they are non-repairable; all you can do is swap the entire board.

  Phil Stracchino
  Babylon Communications
  phils at caerllewys.net
  phil at co.ordinate.org
  Landline: 603.293.8485

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