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March 4, 2011 9:59 AM Subscribe
How can I fix this cheapie wall clock? Taking it back to the store isn't a good option.
posted by cashman to technology (15 answers total)
So, I snagged the "Rusch" wall clock from Ikea a while back, and right away it didn't work. But I'm nowhere near the store and taking it back would not be worth it and would actually end up costing me money in gas. So how do I fix this cheap thing?
You put the batteries in (the problem is not dead batteries) and it starts ticking. But after 30 seconds or a minute or two, it does that thing where the hands twitch, but it doesn't keep time. Hang it on the wall, same thing.
I don't have it on me this instant but if you have any suggestions ("check the contacts, twist this, remove that, glue this, put a rubber band around that") I can employ later when I have the clock in my hands, that would be great.
I wasn't looking for something to set the room off, just something to keep time, and this thing won't even do that. I have basic tools and not much to lose so if you want to propose alternate suggestions of what to do with it if there is no fix, that's fine too because otherwise it's just going to sit around and eventually find its way into the garbage.