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Sony ICF 2002

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Jerry G., Jul 12, 2004.

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  1. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    I am looking for the battery lid for my ICF 2002. It somehow fell off, and
    is not available from Sony anymore.

    The Sony part number is: 389-1817-00. This is the battery cover lid that is
    on the rear side of the radio.

    If anyone would have lid from a scrapper ICF 2002, or even a new lid, I am
    willing to pay for the lid, and the transport of it.


    Thank you.
     

  2. If someone knows of a source, let me know also. I have a ICF-7600D
    (euro version of the 2002) that is missing BOTH battery covers.

    -Scott



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  3. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    You are right on the money with that one! Their products are excellent, but
    once past about 5 to 7 years old, or sometimes sooner, the parts are very
    hard to find. This is the one thing that disappoints me with Sony products.

    I have some Panasonic products, and even when they were more than 10 years
    old, I had less problems to find the parts. I will soon be considering an
    HDTV. I like the Sony sets, but I also considering a Panasonic because of
    the parts problems after the 5 year period.

    --

    Jerry G.
    =====


    You've both discovered one of the biggest problems with Sony and some
    other Asian electronics brands. They decide when it's time for their
    customers to buy a new model by making parts unavailable for the
    previous models.
     
  4. But those asian manufacturers are very smart. See, California has
    what's called a Lemon Law. This requires manufacturers to carry repair
    parts for a certain length of time. See section 1793.03 in the
    following URL:
    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=89158628455+0+0+0&W
    AISaction=retrieve

    So in return, the manufacturers put spare parts in some warehouse, and
    then priced them so high that it's cheaper to buy a new appliance than
    it is to purchase the spare parts!!

    Those parts will sit there in the warehouse until the day the company no
    longer needs them to cover their legal obligations.
     
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