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Poor manufacturing

Post by Coeus » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:30 pm

A pair of digital kitchen scales of our have just fallen apart.

Looking at the pieces, the top plate was a piece of glass, painted on the bottom, then this was glued to four pressure sensing pads mounted in the base. What has happened is the paint has remained stuck to the pads, but come off the glass so now nothing holds the top and bottom together.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:08 pm

Contact adhesive or epoxy should fixt that . . .

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Re: Poor manufacturing

Post by CMcDougall » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:07 pm

The days of Made In Britain are gone, so nothing built to last for eternity :(

All my oldskool toys from 1970s still work, not like Apple rubbish nowadays that lasts a month

Everything is made in China cheap as can be thrown out the door as fast as possible :roll:
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Post by Elminster » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:26 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:07 pm

All my oldskool toys from 1970s still work, not like Apple rubbish nowadays that lasts a month
A month? Think you must either a) buy fakes or b) be genetically related to my wife who can break anything in about 10 mins, regardless who made it.

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Re: Poor manufacturing

Post by CMcDougall » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:00 pm

Elminster wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:26 pm
A month? Think you must either
had a Samsung tablet for 8yr no problems, then my oldest wanted an iPad too, screen broke within a month (dust fell on it), & endless charger leads, utter sh!te
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Re: Poor manufacturing

Post by CMcDougall » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:02 pm

& don't even start with my new work iPhone, utter pish, thought M$oft updates where bad :twisted:
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Post by Elminster » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:48 pm

I think it is you :) funny how some people have no issues and others nothing but trouble. we have 5 iPads (including iPad 1 & 2) and all still working, they get handed down. I think out of my 4 iPhones I have replaced all due to knackered batteries after a few years. Whereas my wife has broken WiFi on her last two iPhones, was a 10 min job to get replaced at Apple shop though. Not sure what she does to them.

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Post by dgrubb » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:23 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:00 pm
had a Samsung tablet for 8yr no problems, then my oldest wanted an iPad too, screen broke within a month (dust fell on it), & endless charger leads, utter sh!te
Heh. My six, four and two year olds (also, the wife ;) ) have all failed to put a dent in the family iPad after several years of treating it in the way that small children tend to treat things. I don't really like it as a device but I really can't fault the build quality.

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Re: Poor manufacturing

Post by iamaran » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:01 pm

It's the lightning cables that cost my household budget dear. They don't seem to stand up to any wear or tear, whereas the old style did, as do all variants of mini/micro usb/c for other devices.
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Re: Poor manufacturing

Post by Elminster » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:45 am

I have only had one of each break so far. 1 lightning and 1 old style. As you say never had a standard usb go but then they are usually much thicker rubber and have much more strain relief.

But not sure it makes much difference I have boxes full of all sorts of charging cables. Have about 8 apple cables in regular use and sure I have spares in various places. Dont think will ever run out!

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