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>> No. 3854 Anonymous
20th June 2016
Monday 1:12 pm
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My faithful sonicare has stopped holding charge after three or more years of use.

Is it worth trying to fix somehow or should I buy a new toothbrush?
Has toothbrush technology improved recently? I remember hearing something about water-picks. Should I just go back to normal toothbrushes?

I drink a lot of stuff with tannins in so I try to err on the side of "spend more on better brushing".
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>> No. 3855 Anonymous
20th June 2016
Monday 1:46 pm
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I dropped mine irretrievably behind a radiator. New handle off ebay for £12, whittle a bit of plastic off the charger so the new one fitted, and I'm good to go.
You'll miss it if you go manual or get something crappier.
>> No. 3856 Anonymous
20th June 2016
Monday 5:42 pm
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If you have some basic soldering skills, it's worth having a go at replacing the battery yourself. It's pretty easy to do and the batteries are only a few quid.

This is a good guide, there's not that much variation between models, but obviously yours might not be the same layout and same type of battery etc.

https://softsolder.com/2012/07/06/philips-sonicare-essence-5000-battery-replacement/
>> No. 3857 Anonymous
20th June 2016
Monday 8:50 pm
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>>3854
Water picks are fine as an add-on and alternative to floss, but the Sonicare is still the best thing on the market by a long way. I'm also on my second one and would never go back to normal brushes.
>> No. 3858 Anonymous
21st June 2016
Tuesday 1:57 pm
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I went ahead and got an Oral-B PRO 4000 because they didn't have the sonicare in stock, it was 50% off from being 2.5x the price of a sonicare and I didn't fancy waiting a few days with unbrushed teeth for one to be delivered. Because if it's more expensive, it must be better, right? Cunting thing doesn't even come with a travel case.

>>3856
I do, but I don't have access to a soldering kit.
>> No. 3865 Anonymous
25th July 2016
Monday 3:02 pm
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>>3858
Any hackspaces in your town? You could try there.
>> No. 3866 Anonymous
25th July 2016
Monday 3:31 pm
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>>3865
Do we have those here?
>> No. 3868 Anonymous
25th July 2016
Monday 3:38 pm
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>>3866

Yes.
>> No. 3869 Anonymous
25th July 2016
Monday 3:39 pm
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>>3868
Outside of London?
>> No. 3870 Anonymous
25th July 2016
Monday 3:50 pm
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>>3869
Yes. Where are you?
Dunno if there' a register of them.
>> No. 3871 Anonymous
25th July 2016
Monday 3:51 pm
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>>3869

Yes.

http://www.hackspace.org.uk/wiki/Main_Page

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