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Old 08-28-2019, 08:30 PM   #3906
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Default Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Originally Posted by stj View Post
how much do they want for a new board?
i bet that has a big roll in this.
Depending on the model $200-400, add in an hour or so labor for the repair guy (generally the minimum charge even if it only takes 15 min to swap the board) and you are looking at a $300-500+ repair (unless the owner has the ability to fix the bad cap themselves, a repair guy is just going to swap the board) so it is easy to see why someone would junk a 5 year old machine that needed a repair costing half as much as a new one (though ridiculous and wasteful that appliances have gotten to this point of being effectively disposable).
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