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Old 10-31-2018, 04:24 AM   #692 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
A good design is reliable AND serviceable. It isn’t a question of either / or.
Yes it is. The more reliable a part is, the less likely it ever needs replacing. That's why I said it is a matter of economics.

I want my parts infinitely reliable, or as near that as reasonably possible. If they need replacement after all, have them in units that are easy to replace. Those units don't have to be serviceable by themselves. There's not supposed to be many of them failing anyway.

I did repair TV's in the old days. At first you needed a fair bit of electronics knowledge, but as time progressed everything became integrated. My last 10 repairs were all like resoldering the power switch onto the print board. In the end the mechanics and construction of TV's became most important as that aspect was still lagging in sophistication in comparison to the electronics.
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