Saturday, May 26, 2007

One Sick Puppy

My Elna is really sick.This is what it says when I turn it on (along with a really horrible noise that lasts for 5 seconds before the error message comes up):

I kind of feel pleased that it is such an important error, being #1 and all, but I am not happy that to fix it might cost $625 for the part plus labour plus freight if it is the circuit board. The better scenario is that it is the stepper motor which will cost $145 plus labour plus freight. And we all know how expensive labour is. The machine is only 5 years old and cost $1900 new. I don't feel like spending almost half its value again to fix it. To find out which one it is I have to spend the freight and labour anyway. At first the fault was intermittent but now it appears that it has succumbed full time to this debilitating illness. At least I can sew a straight seam with my trusty Singer. What is a girl to do with such a sick pup?

5 comments:

computerpeach said...

I am sorry your machine is sick. I don't know what I would do in your situation.

meggie said...

No, I dont know either. It is not a good advertisement for Elna really, is it? It should last longer than 5 years.

Tanya said...

Not again!!!! Isn't it maddening when something really expensive starts giving out on you? The things that aren't worth much (the plastic cup from a kid's meal) lasts forever, but the computer, the TV the sewing machine that we anguish about purchasing doesn't seem to have such a healthy life. Hope you can get it fixed without spending a fortune!

kirsty said...

Uh oh.

atet said...

Ouch, here's to hoping it is the less expensive repair!