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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    In a few hundred years you'll be able to buy a sack of gloop and tell it to structure itself into whatever inanimate household object you require!
    Regrettably far too late for shauny to make an economic contribution to society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    In a few hundred years you'll be able to buy a sack of gloop and tell it to structure itself into whatever inanimate household object you require!
    Harry could get himself a new wife In Bruges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Regrettably far too late for shauny to make an economic contribution to society.
    My contributions go way beyond the merely economic. I am a cultural enigma me!!
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    Would it not be worth looking at getting the PCB repaired by a specialist? Most of the time it'll be a capacitor or 2 that'll need replacing rather than any of the chips. A friend repairs my heater control PCB every few years, they stopped making parts for it years ago.

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    Most of the time it'll be a capacitor or 2 that'll need replacing
    Not a bad idea. Much of the time it's electrolytic capacitors that fail first.
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    Fair point. electrolytics don't like heat, they'll dry out and stop being capacitors.
    Won't necessarily show signs of failure, unlike when ...err... someone... plugs them in the wrong way round :whistle:

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Don't keep us in suspense.

    What happened next?
    I ran out of time. It will be a project for when I get back home in Feb, but I have found my old soldering iron (that rests in a Mecano cradle.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    I ran out of time. It will be a project for when I get back home in Feb, but I have found my old soldering iron (that rests in a Mecano cradle.)
    Is that what Mrs Fox Hat is left to heat her beans up with until February?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrydidit View Post
    Is that what Mrs Fox Hat is left to heat her beans up with until February?

    Euphemism alert

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    She's got the Rayburn and a full tank of oil. Last time I was talking to her about beans she mentioned flicking.
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