you appear to have only posted edited highlights. So where is all the (mis) information regarding the saftey earth that is fitted to all RD11s' which you told was an aftermarket addition to my table me and was causing the problem?
I then sent pictures of the undersides of as many rd11's as i could find all showing the same earth from the motor mounting plate to the ground screw on the crossbrace.
I Can't see that hot melt glue would be the cause of this failure in the slightest. It is quite commonly found to attache items in electrical circuits, and if there were a chance of it causing failure it would probably not be used at all. a quick google seems to clarify this.
A number of photos were sent to edmund showing how the board was mounted. Nylon bolts and washers were glued using hot melt glue to the cross brace in position to mount the board. One nut and washer was set at a height to rest the board then a further nut and washer on the top side to clamp the board in place. Pictures are available to anyone at request.
I think it is perfectly reasonable to assume that it is component failure, and stated in other messages sent to edmund, that this wasn't his fault. All i wanted was a repair to the board. When i returned the bourd to you, you identified a faulty component and replaced it. you returned the board. it worked the evening i installed it, it worked when i listened before work the next day. However when i had returned, the fuse had blown, and the varister was detached laying on the baseboard of the plinth. Furthermore you see from the emails above. the board was second hand, but was in effect new, and had never been used. The board was 5 years old according to you, so had been sat in a box doing nothing for 5 years.
Is it not plausible that an additional component was also faulty, but the board was not ran for long enough in testing to reach a temperature for the fault to develop? I believe this is.
You absolutely did offer to sell me at a reduced price a mose addition, for which i would be very grateful of, if i did not have 2 children and had a higher paying job.
I explained in my email to you, that being on a low income, i had indeed had to save and sell items to have afforded the item in the first instance, and that there was no way i could afford such an upgrade, i just wanted the item i paid for repair on, to work.
so a little bit more of the both sides of the story here now it think.
Ariston RD11s, Zeta, AT31E, Stanton BA-26 Head Amp, Roksan Kandy MKIII Integrated, MKIII Power, Yulong DAH1 MKII HP AMP/DAC, Castle Eden, Yamaha YST-SW225, Sennheiser HD600.