I've got a 12V cordless Drill, that uses one of them plug-pack power supplies.
It stopped charging last week so I took it back to the place of purchase and was graciously informed that replacements for "this particular model" are no longer available, fancy that, it's only 3 years old and the battery and drill are fine!.
So, not wanting to fork out more cash to buy another Drill, I bit the bullet and decided to have a go at repairing the old PSU.
I eventually(after resorting to using a hammer and cold chisel to split the casing)
managed to access the innards of this thing.
All that's in there was a few discrete components, a tranny and a 5A 3AG fuse.
The fuse was blown, so I changed it and we were back in business!.
But, long story short, I wonder how many people have been told the same thing and HAVE bought a new drill, etc, because of a 50 cent fuse?.
Also, wouldn't it be wiser to have the fuse on the OUTSIDE of the case, considering that it takes a mammoth job to get to it?.
And, what a lie, the statement "No user serviceable parts inside".
What do you guys think of this?.
I was really annoyed, when I found out that it was just a fuse!!.