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Old 02-23-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
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Power switch repair = $90

I just got a call from Sony's Laredo TX repair center. They want $90 to fix the power switch on my recently out-of-warranty PRS-505. Ouch!

My slider switch spring broke or came unhooked and it no longer functioned to put it in or out of sleep. I tried a workaround for a week of disabling sleep mode so the book never turned 'off.' If it breaks again I guess I'll open the sucker up myself to inker. $50 sounds more reasonable, given 15 minutes of a repair tech's time, what must be $2 in parts cost, and shipping it back to me.

Heavy sigh. But I figured you guys would want to know.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:49 AM   #2
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$90 sounds reasonable to me
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:58 AM   #3
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It's probably a minimum service charge, rather than reflecting the amount of labour required for the specific job.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:47 AM   #4
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It's not reasonable to me. 90$? Come on!
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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I understand minimum service charges. It is just a little painful (30+% of new replacement). Sony still offers complete trade-ireplacements for $250, I laughed nervously when they offered me that, but I think I could find a new one for $250 or less (e.g. Circuit City's liquidation).

If my 505 wasn't operating perfectly in all other ways I'd replace it but the darn thing has almost sentimental value to me!
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I understand minimum service charges. It is just a little painful (30+% of new replacement). Sony still offers complete trade-ireplacements for $250, I laughed nervously when they offered me that, but I think I could find a new one for $250 or less (e.g. Circuit City's liquidation).

If my 505 wasn't operating perfectly in all other ways I'd replace it but the darn thing has almost sentimental value to me!
I didn't know that (the trade replacement). That's good to know for the future.
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It's not reasonable to me. 90$? Come on!
Especially when you consider the deal Akumag2 got at Circuit City where he bought a floor model PRS-505 for $15.

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