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Posted by William Wixon on December 14, 2008, 6:58 am
i bought a redi-line generator on eBay a while back.  it's knackered.  among
other things there was no printed circuit board.  i paid over $00 for it.
i contacted a company that sells parts, they said $30 for the circuit
board.  i started out trying to buy the redi-line to SAVE money.  i was
wondering if you guys think it might be possible to "reverse engineer" a
circuit board.  i don't know jack about electronics.  i was wondering if i
can get ahold of a circuit board if anyone here would be willing to advise
me on how to solder up a copy.  or, if someone is an electronics guru and
has a redi-line circuit board if they could tell/show/assist me how to make
a copy.


Posted by Eeyore on December 14, 2008, 9:16 pm

William Wixon wrote:

Complain to ebay you MORON for non-supply of goods.

Posted by Eeyore on December 14, 2008, 9:17 pm

William Wixon wrote:

That's a great start !


Posted by EXT on December 14, 2008, 11:19 pm
 If it was even possible, making the board then buying all the individual
components on it will in most cases cost more than buying one ready made.
Why did you buy a generator with missing parts, without returning it to the

Posted by William Wixon on December 15, 2008, 8:34 am
i posted a message about this many months/years ago (and there was a small
uproar amongst the members of this list in my defense, thanks), when i
bought this thing off eBay.  the auction said "works good" and "as is".  i
figured if i returned this thing to the guy (dirtbag) i'd have a fight on my
hands getting him to send me back my money (based on my past experiences on
eBay).  i figured i was going to have to eat this thing.  plus it weighs a
LOT.  i didn't want to have to pay the shipping costs back to him, and then
have him screw me by not returning my money (i was afraid he'd defend his
actions by his vague item listing "works good"/"as is").  i prolly
shouldn't've bought it, i was overly eager, my mistake.  i didn't
intentionally buy a generator with missing parts.  i figured if i sent it
back to him (dirtbag) he'd keep the generator AND my money.  i figured i got
screwed.  i'm trying to rescue this deal by trying to see if i could solder
up a circuit board myself (and not pay the $00 for the ready made board).
i'm hoping buying the individual components won't be $00.  i'm imagining
the price of the board has nothing to do with the cost of the components but
that they're the only dealer in the northeast and through their dealer
network the company has the parts availability sewn up tight.


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