Clumsy me knocked the DAB/CD/mp3/radio off the shelf on my way to the shower Friday morning. The force caused the body to pull out of the face and to get it back in was going to take more than mere prying. A bigger problem was that only the clock would work anymore (none of the controls for any of the other functions had any effect). The sound on this little beast is phenomenal and it cost more than I can justify to replace it so the toolbox came out.
It took twenty minutes to dismantle, testing along the way. Eventually, it turned out only to be a loose plug between the pushbutton PCB and the main control board but it required full dismantling. It took only 3:30 to get it back together which I felt fairly proud of considering it was 6:30 in the morning and I was still fairly groggy. Result! And, only missed one bus in the delay.
We’ve been very lucky with household electronics since coming to Britain with the worst cases being foreign-made devices with built-in weak spots, like the Samsung television I fixed not long after the warranty expired. Here’s to sensible, quality British manufacturing (while some of it still exists — our Chinese overlords will soon set things like this to rights):