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Topic # 85472 20-Jun-2011 12:39
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Has anyone done this themselves?  Is it possible to buy a lamp and replace it?

Otherwise, does anyone know a good place on the Shore that will let me pop in with my microwave (at a repairer-nominated time, of course) and fix it on the spot?  I don't really want to have to drop it off and then come back later/the next day etc.

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  Reply # 483133 20-Jun-2011 12:50
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I did this a while back with a Zip microwave.
Tried initially via official channels, Briscoes etc and then sent to LV Martins etc but got nowhere.

Guts of it is really, just open it up and read the details/make/model etc off the lamp itself. Then google that and purchase a new one.

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Reply # 483144 20-Jun-2011 13:06
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I replaced a lightbulb in our *ancient* Sanyo microwave a few years back. I did as Jaxson has suggested and opened it up but found out the details of the bulb had burned away. I unscrewed the bulb and took it into The Lightbulb Man (they're now in Auckland too) and walked out a few minutes later with a brand new one.



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  Reply # 483149 20-Jun-2011 13:08
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I assume microwaves have components that hold a bit of a charge even after they're unplugged. Any safety issues I need to look out for?

I'm still hoping a friendly geekzoner will be able to help me out (so I don't kill myself!) :D

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  Reply # 483191 20-Jun-2011 14:04
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bazzer: I assume microwaves have components that hold a bit of a charge even after they're unplugged. Any safety issues I need to look out for?

I'm still hoping a friendly geekzoner will be able to help me out (so I don't kill myself!) :D


Oh totally, it's great in there.
Tamperproof screws for a start, then mains voltage cables everywhere, capacitors that hold the charge and of course it emits dangerous microwave radiation as well.

If you're not comfortable, don't do it.

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