I can’t really complain: I’ve had this shaver for years. I’ve figured out it’s nuances and how to get the best shave out of it. I’m quite pleased with the fact that it automatically cleans and charges itself too.
But now the charger base/stand is broken and it’s pissing me off. Braun’s no fucking help either: Their site is basically, “Go to one of our authorized service centers and get screwed by having to pay the same cost as the entire charger itself”. Alright, maybe they didn’t say that last part but they might as well have.
Back to my problem. It’s really annoying, and I’m not the only one that thinks so. Apparently this is a common problem amongst owners. I found one guy complaining about it on Metafilter:
I would have told him the answer by posting it to the discussion if Metafilter didn’t REQUIRE A 1 WEEK WAITING PERIOD to get an account. F- you Metafilter: If Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Google, and every other major company out there on the Internet can get my an authorized login in under 5 minutes, why can’t you?
And I quote:
“Does the arm on your Syncro Clean and Charge Stand not stay locked down? ”
This repair part will take care of the problem.
For use with all Braun SYNCRO Models 7000 series
The repair is quite simple, we provide instructions with pictures to assist you in the repair.
How sick is that? An actual precise answer to the problem that I’ve been having. And it’s only $12.95 for the replacement part – not $49 for an entirely new stand. And while the money’s not really that big a deal, I feel quite good about having found exactly the right solution for my repair.