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Old April 22 2013, 09:50 AM   #16
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Re: I could fix it if I just had the part!

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My thoughts exactly.
Since TrekBBS is an internet board, isn't everyone here having "first world problems"? Should the entire board be under the "First World Problems" thread?

In short, if you are against this thread, why are you here posting in it?

We now return to our regularly scheduled thread topic:
I agree that "appliance service" is the better place to look for such parts.
Sorry, I think you missed the point. Our comments were pointing to what we thought of the issue, not whether this thread should actually exist.
Exactly.

I'm no way against the thread, nor the first world problems thread, I have a few things I've thought about sharing, but they're not that big a problem, so meh! I just feel that as the first world problems thread exists and the fact that the OP whinged about the course of the thread and how he wanted it to be different and seemingly similar to the other thread they didn't make, they should have thrown it in there.

As for someone who doesn't have a tumble dryer in his new flat though, I have no sympathy for the OPs problem.

Oh and an aside, are you claiming that no one in the less developed world has access to the internet?
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Old April 22 2013, 09:58 AM   #17
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Re: I could fix it if I just had the part!

I thought this thread was about the OP flexing his fix-it muscles for us. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I fixed my washing machine once, I FIXED IT FROM INSTRUCTIONS ON THE INTERNET AND I FELT AS A GOD. Yeah.
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Old April 22 2013, 10:03 AM   #18
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Re: I could fix it if I just had the part!

^^ Maybe that was the intention.

I once fixed my old lap tops keyboard by replacing it with another by buying the replacement on ebay and then following online instructions.
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Old April 22 2013, 10:07 AM   #19
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Re: I could fix it if I just had the part!

I have googled "how to fix your toilet" like 10 times and followed the instructions. I have always lived in ancient houses with ancient plumbing. I once lived in a house with a header tank and had to google that, yes this is a simple device but things like gravity confuse me.
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Old April 22 2013, 05:15 PM   #20
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I thought this thread was about the OP flexing his fix-it muscles for us. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I fixed my washing machine once, I FIXED IT FROM INSTRUCTIONS ON THE INTERNET AND I FELT AS A GOD. Yeah.
I've actually learned how to fix a bunch of things myself thanks to the internet, things that lesser mortals would have called a repairman about.
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