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So I got a letter back from the Sony repair company, typically vague, saying it'll cost £78 to repair the Smartwatch.. (Sony SW2)
I don't think so!....
Hey ho.
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So, given that it was an experiment in Wearables, have you decided what you want to go for next, if anything?
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While I was working I went for a walk, Bournemouth was looking rather nice, especially the beach and pier.
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yeah, if they did charge for it then they'd need to charge a lot less than for a balloon ride, and considering on the balloon you've less steps to climb...
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Latest horror, probably the worst I've seen for blatantly ignoring any safety..
This old single fuse carrier was supposed to be supplying an electric shower.. It was, but it was also supplying the ring main feeding the new conservatory... Hence the there cables... Hence the heat build up and scorching!
The fuse carrier holds an old style Hrc fuse... Unsurprisingly this has blown do Mr bodger has fashioned a good by using a bit of 2.5mm cable for a fuse!
Just for good measure, the earth cable wasn't connected and just feel out...
All this supplying a shower!
Apparently the guy fostered kids....... Heavens...
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Jesus, I can't type...
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I bought some Oakley Crosslink switch glasses last year. Very good except the bridge part is a fixed width and was not comfortable on my nose... They kept slipping down etc...
After much head scratching I concluded it was because the lenses were actually quite heavy (unlike the shop glasses with dummy lenses)
So, +Andrew Care Opticians​ sorted me out some super thin new lenses.
The difference is amazing, really didn't think the original Oakley lenses would be so thick (they only do one type).
Much happier, the glasses just don't feel as heavy and chunky now.
Conclusion, don't be tight when you get your glasses made, go for the thinnest you can from the get go!
That said, the Oakley lenses are hardly cheap....
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+Christopher Spackman​ My prescription is R-4.25 L-3.75 , usually it's no problem, but these lenses are a decent size, so subsequently they are chunky monkeys!
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Need a job?
Dorset needs Butlers in the Buff !
This is in this weeks Blackmore vale magazine jobs section!
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It's a bit cold at the moment :p
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One for #dorset locals!
Went back to Westover ice rink to do some work.... Some photos..
Testing the landlords areas, so plant and kit from under the rink..
Mostly old electrical kit and mechanical plant... But it interests me!
You may recognise the original entrance to the rink, slightly narrower now but original floor and one side still.
Then I went for jolly and found my way upstairs to the original cafe/toilets/disco type area... All very interesting and a little sad.
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So, One for the Dorset locals.
Today I surveyed some work under what was the old Westover road ice rink.
Amazing space, totally underground, the 'Charging maintenance'  pic is because apparently there was a garage in the building, you drove in and there was a massive lift that took the cars up to the garage!
Old steels that age the place well, I'm guessing turn of the century by the old style rivets.
A big old pipe (2ft across!) that I believe was a heat exchange/water cooler..
And some lovely good old English electric/Bill switchgear that's clearly seen better days, the constant floods from above won't have helped.
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Love to see all the old switchgear. Don't make it like that anymore shame.
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Nice little 8 mile ride to pick up the van from its mot. Not a bad part of the world eh...
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Certainly nice part of the country 
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The weather did a proper job on me, utterly soaked morning and afternoon....
Still, nice pick while dropping down to Shapwick from Badbury rings on the old roman road after the storm that caught me this afternoon.
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So, remember I posted about my don't #Smartwatch 2 that just stopped working and now only displays "Flash FS"? (Yes, I've tried the usual fixes)
So I emailed #Sony support and eventually got this back...
Looks like the usual nonsense... I'm familiar with this as I went to war with Samsung over my S3 that just died....
Opinions please and please share with anyone who may help.
Many thanks.
Stuart


" Dear Stuart,

Thank you for contacting the Sony Xperia support centre.

We are sorry to hear of the issues that you are having with your Sony Smart watch 2 and the device not responding.

We can advise the Sony Limited Warranty covers all manufacturing faults that may occur on your handset and will last for a period of 12 months from the original date of purchase. If during the warranty period your product fails to operate under normal use and service due to a manufacturing fault then your handset will need to be sent to our authorised service centre to be examined under the terms and conditions of the warranty.

This warranty does not cover any failure of the product due to normal wear and tear or due to misuse, including but not limited to use in other than the normal and customary manner in accordance with the Sony instructions for use and maintenance of the product. Nor does this warranty cover any failure of the product due to accident, software or hardware modification/adjustment, acts of God or damage resulting from liquid.

Without an examination we would never we able to say whether it would be a free of charge repair as we are unaware of how the handset has been handled. When the engineers look at the device if they can see its happened of a manufacturing fault then it would be repaired free under the warranty or if we can't fix it we would then replace it on a like for like basis. 

In regards of time scale from when the repair center receive the handset the average turn around time is 5 to 7 working days.

Please note that if the damage is not covered by the Sony Limited Warranty, there is a fee of £14.40 + VAT to have your product returned should you not accept the estimated costs for repair or if it is not possible to carry out any repair "


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No, I'll maybe look into it, bit the support network for watches is nothing like phones, info is very hard to find.
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