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    Bloody Knuckles

    Okay, this is a rant. I simply do not know how you guys do it. I'm just under 5'2" and am petite... petite = small hands. So I'm working on replacing some DFC sensors in a paper feed unit and I have to twist my finger into the shape of a pretzel, even with that I can barely get a grip on the tiny sensor & work it out of the 2 retaining slots... these pieces are accessible through a 3/4" gap in sheet metal, which of course just this moment cut into my skin. Through the years I've encountered eensy weensy springs that have to be fitted into tiny virtually invisible holes with only 1/4" working space to fit a pair of needle-nose into, feed wheels that perhaps only pixies can access (I opted to remove the whole assembly, then replace the feed wheel, meh), tiny 4 pin electrical clips; inaccessible set screws, c-clips, nuts & bolts.. and on and on. I guess one major claim to fame for repair people is that we figure ways around engineering/design oversights.


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    Re: Bloody Knuckles

    I think of it as a blood sacrifice to the copier gods. I'm not superstitious about many things, but I do know that once the copier gods have been appeased by my blood sacrifice, the repair will be successful. I've come to look forward to that moment when I know the service call will go well. I know it sounds silly. =^..^=

    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
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    Re: Bloody Knuckles

    I have never thought a job was done successfully unless I left a bit of blood behind. Yep, throughout my 30+ years of working, every place I've worked has a DNA sample.

    If at first you don't succeed, redefine success

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    Re: Bloody Knuckles

    I like your pixies comment. I'm pretty sure that's who builds these things. Normal size humans would notice that there is a problem.


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    Re: Bloody Knuckles

    Engineers need to be arrested and sentenced to work on their own products. I've also suspected some manufacturers hire people to file any exposed sheet metal in their units to a razor edge.

    Be careful in teaching your children it is acceptable to abort an inconvenient unplanned pregnancy because they may also determine it is acceptable to euthanize an inconvenient elderly parent.

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    Re: Bloody Knuckles

    The next time you send parts back for a warranty claim include a severed finger, they might get the hint!

    At least 50% of IT is a solution looking for a problem.

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    Re: Bloody Knuckles

    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    The next time you send parts back for a warranty claim include a severed finger, they might get the hint!
    Can I send one of yours? It takes so long to grow them back. =^..^=

    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
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    Re: Bloody Knuckles

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    Can I send one of yours? It takes so long to grow them back. =^..^=
    I've already donated

    Missing finger.jpg

    At least 50% of IT is a solution looking for a problem.

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    Re: Bloody Knuckles

    if a machine of any brand has drawn blood from you, then you are now a certified technician. or just certifiable like the rest of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Bloody Knuckles

    This all still comes down to HIROSHIMA! NAGASAKI!Japanese way to get back at big fingered Americans.Why did they ever design the Minolta EP 410 fuser? HIROSHIMA!

    Why do they call it common sense?

    If it were common, wouldn't everyone have it?

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