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ASUS (US) Support Appears To Resorting To Blatant Fraud To Avoid Honoring Warranties.

by Anura Guruge

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I am shocked, disappointed and frustrated. Until this, I was a HUGE, 12+ year fan of ASUS. I have bought tons of ASUS products: motherboards, tablets & PC. ‘Funnily’ (touch wood) we never had any issues with any of these. So, we never had to deal with ASUS support.

So, this is our first encounter with them. It was an ASUS VivoBook F510UA we bought for our 19-year old to take to college.

Two months later it just died. Just died.

It has taken this long to get it to ASUS Support.

It was sent with NO damages. 2-months old. It was pristine.

Now they are sending these pictures and claiming it arrived damaged. Their word against that of our daughter’s.

Seems like fraud. Not sure how we can resolve this.

Any ideas?

Yes, we are going to file a ‘Better Business Bureau’ complaint tomorrow.


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You Can Get Shear Pins For ‘Cub Cadet’ Snow Blowers, Even For 3-Stage, At Amazon With FREE Shipping.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, you can buy them, of course, from ‘Cub Cadet‘, BUT they charge nearly $8 for shipping. That is crazy.

Luckily I found these, which is EXACTLY the right Part #, viz., 738-05273, on Amazon. Yes, I ordered them.

My 3-stage requires two different types of Shear Pins. Can’t find the other on Amazon. But, I am going to do my best not to get it from ‘Cub Cadet‘.

BEWARE. BEWARE of Cub Cadet.


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Another Heartwarming Example Of Human Ingenuity — A ‘Snap-On’, On/Off Ice Crampon For Walking Sticks.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access Amazon listing. It should be back in stock soon. I guess I bought the last one.

In my old age and my increasing infirmity I am, these days, never far from a walking stick. You will rarely see me outside without one. At the last count (this morning) I now have seven (yes, 7) active walking sticks stashed around the garage and house so that I can always easily have one at hand.

Given that we live in the arctic circle and winter is here, a big concern is that of I slipping on ice (as I did on February 28) and further damaging my already deteriorating body. So, I went ‘Googling’ on Amazon. I had faith in human ingenuity. Didn’t take long to find the above.

Beyond perfect. The DAMN thing folds up, at the snap of a finger. Brilliant. Love it. Tried it out today. Great.

Isn’t human ingenuity just so GREAT.

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I Have $24 Leather Straps On Both My Garmin Fenix 6s And They Look Great.

by Anura Guruge

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I like leather straps on my Garmins. It really started when I got my Garmin MARQ Explorer with its gorgeous (initially) $250 strap. No question. That is the nicest leather strap I have seen for a Garmin. But, I did not want to spoil that strap wearing in 24×7, especially with a lot of sweat or swimming (though Garmin claims that this will improve it ‘patenia’). So, I experimented with some other cheaper leather straps — including Garmin’s much cheaper, standard leather strap.

They were ‘OK’ but felt ‘plasticy’, didn’t have any stitching and tended to show scratches. So, I continued looking on Amazon and eBay. A couple of months ago I came across these $23.99 TRUMiRR straps. I got the darker one. It looked great and it did not quickly show wear-and-tear like the previous one. So, I got the light one too. I now have them on my two Fenix 6s. I think they look great and they work amazingly well. I stopped wearing my Garmins when I shower so as to stop getting the straps wet. It will become interesting next Summer when I start swimming. Will I start wearing one of my many silicone straps. I have never had a nylon strap and really should try one.

But, I wanted to share these TRUMiRR straps with you. I know you will be happy with them. All the best. PAX.

Click image to access Amazon listing for these $24 leather straps.

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I Replaced The Cold Water Inlet Valve On A LG Tromm ‘SteamWasher’ (Model WM2688HWM).

by Anura Guruge

Click for Amazon product listing. This is what we used.

The LG washer is about 12-years old. So, judging by the fridges we have had, it was due to start giving trouble. It stopped pulling water early last week. Thanks to the magic of Google and YouTube the wife had the problem diagnosed in no time. She was also convinced that it was a job that we could do. So, she found the part, on Amazon, and we ordered it. It arrived last Friday (one-day late).

On Saturday we went about trying to see if we could do it. Pulling out the washer was the most difficult part. We have it on anti-vibration pads and that added to the difficulty. With three of us pushing and pulling we eventually got it far enough out for me to get to the back.

I had watch the start of the YouTube video. Once I got the drift of it it was easy enough. Looks intimidating. Four (4) water hoses with clips and five (5) electrical connectors. But the electrics just slip off and the way the wiring harness is designed there is no way you can get the connectors wrong when plugging them back. So, that helped. The water hoses, surprisingly, were also easy enough to deal with. Didn’t take long. We were happy.

Pushing the washer back was another story. But, we managed. It all works. I am impressed and relieved. Dodged a bullet. Not counting time and aggravation it cost us a total of $32 to fix it. Cheap enough.

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