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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com writes:
> purchased new 1642vlzpro 2001. serviced twice under warranty for "known
> problems with ribbon cables". to no avail, right channel continues to
> cut out periodically. no longer under warranty--next step is to throw
> this piece of junk off a cliff! no more Mackie products for me...
It was around 2002 that Mackie figured out what the real problem with
the ribbon cables was. While they were able to make good on the
warranty (and even generously extended that warranty most of the
time), the board connectors needed to be replaced in order to really
fix the problem, and I'm not sure that they ever did that.
As far as the warranty is concerned, I wouldn't look at the calendar,
I'd call Tech Support, tell them that your mixer has been returned for
warranty repair twice and never really been fixed, and ask them to do
something for you. They no longer do service in-house so they may not
be as generous as before, but they're still interested in keeping
If you were to buy a new Mackie, it wouldn't have that problem.
I'm really Mike Rivers - (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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