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#512005 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SeanW on 13 August 2015 - 09:58 PM

Obviously someone who wanted ST Wheels but couldn't afford them.

It's a bit like a bloke wearing budgie smugglers. Just because you can make them fit doesn't mean you should+!

#511194 Phones & Gadgets!!!

Posted by SeanW on 11 August 2015 - 09:25 AM

So long as we don't have Windows Cars!

In the event of a crash, please restart and try again!

And as for Apple Cars - well, you just know that they won't be capable of using a standard petrol pump.

Imagine the compatability issues with traffic lights!!

#511073 Phones & Gadgets!!!

Posted by SeanW on 10 August 2015 - 09:44 PM

That's sort of what they're doing with the whole BT Entertainment systems. The idea being that you connect your phone and you don't have to look at it again.

#510798 Phones & Gadgets!!!

Posted by SeanW on 10 August 2015 - 09:46 AM

The mount is probably fine - it's the vents - they're not designed take the weight

#510685 Phones & Gadgets!!!

Posted by SeanW on 09 August 2015 - 08:11 PM

I already ordered a little cheapy one from Amazon that clips to the Air vent  just before I opened this thread and discovered the brodit style mounts lol!
It should be here this week. I will have a look at it and maybe try it for a while and If that doesn't do the job I will look into the brodit mounts.  :)

Be careful with those...they can pop the vanes off inside the vent.

It's a cheap (free), but fiddly & time consuming fix

#510684 Air Con Leaks On 2005 Mk2 Focus

Posted by SeanW on 09 August 2015 - 08:09 PM

I had it done to kwik fit for a no gas no fee and they came back with that it had a leak from compressor
And that was it!
So I thought I'd put it out there and see wether it was a replacement pipe or the compressor

Take it somewhere else!

They told me exactly the same thing!!

Full of the brown smelly stuff that drops out of bovine bottoms

#510156 Phones & Gadgets!!!

Posted by SeanW on 07 August 2015 - 09:45 PM

You can get them to sit next to the wheel as well. It's a fantastic spot - basically sits over the air vent (AC on in summer helps keep it cool too)

I'd take a photo...bit I'm still without a phone :(

#509903 Things I Don't Like

Posted by SeanW on 07 August 2015 - 12:58 AM

The question the USB problem raised was "If it's defective, how can they plug it in to check...it doesn't work..."

I most certainly will be requesting they provide me with evidence!!

#509895 Phones & Gadgets!!!

Posted by SeanW on 06 August 2015 - 11:38 PM

They also have the configurator with all the part numbers

Just be aware that most of the phone mounts are designed for phones without a case. They do sell adjustable ones too (they're adjusted then screwed into place). With this, you might even get away with keeping it for a different phone!! (I have/had...an S5 in an Otterbox case, so wouldn't fit the S5 mount)

They do look awesome, and are very well made!

#509894 Things I Don't Like

Posted by SeanW on 06 August 2015 - 11:33 PM

I'd say they're probably in breach of something here, maybe the kind of thing that trading standards deal with. They're basically accusing you of causing the problem when it's clearly a problem on their end. I'd tell them that you're going straight to trading standards and see if that wakes them up a bit.

I'm going into the service centre in the morning. Where I fully intend to win!!

I can't remeber where it's written, but I know they cannot hold the phone to ransom for a £20 fee - it has to be proportional to the value of the goods (same arguement I had with Nationwide Auto Repair...I won!!)

It's only fair that I give them a chance...it will only be the one!!

It's up to them to 'prove' it's rooted not you to prove it isn't.
If the fault is from factory then they must replace or repair foc.

That's a good point!! The only "evidence" they could come up with was "The engineer said so - we can't overturn their decision" (To be fair, I can sort of see why - they must get a lot of people who try it on)

I will certainly be asking the question!!

...As for Samsung, all you can do is contest it. Ask for evidence to support there claim, resubmit it and hope you don't get the same person looking at it, or have it independently assessed, alternatively repair the thing yourself.

There has been some talk on other forums I visit about rexyxling old phones and reconditioning them and selling them as new. It's unlikely but possible you may have potentially been caught out by such a scam,the phone may have been re imaged with a factory os, this then writes a marker on a counter and if that marker isn't zero they believe it's been rooted.

Wow! That I didn't know!!
The phone was ordered over the phone, direct from Three as an upgrade - part of the sales patter is "brand new sir, in the box - brand new" (sister got a similar spiel earlier this week lol)

I did install an app that recquired Root access - but it didn't work...because it wasn't rooted - but presumably if they've just re-flashed with the original OS, then it won't allow root access, despite looking rooted.

I did have a thought earlier...bit of a guess - but if they've determined this by plugging it in to a computer...using the USB port...which is not working...see where I'm going with this?

It's a pig of a job to DIY apparently - requires removing the screen, or so I'm told.

In other things I don't like:
My old Headteacher from school has just died :( Only 52 - she was an amazing head, a lovely person and truly deserving of respect (respect she earnt and the respect she had for us as people first, pupils second)

#509763 Things I Don't Like

Posted by SeanW on 06 August 2015 - 04:58 PM

Samsung.  I'm rapidly developing a strong dislike of Samsung.


Took my phone into an Authorised Service Centre because of a charging fault (common S5 fault apparently).

Chap in the shop informed me that they couldn't repair it on site - they have to send them to Samsung.  Fair enough - back in 10 days, it's a warranty claim.


Fast forward 13 days - I've still not got my phone back!  Asked the shop to chase it down.

Turns out, it's awaiting an estimate to repair.  The "Engineers" are under the impression the phone has been rooted - therefore, not covered under warranty...Ohh, it's ok - they'll still repair it...£200


Err...I've NEVER rooted a phone, and never intend to either!!  all of my apps were Play Store or Amazon App store downloads - nothing requiring root access.  


Not happy with that, I called up Samsung myself...struggled to locate the phone/repair details.  They can't overturn an engineers decision.  However, if I want a 2nd opinion - I can ask for my phone back and re-send it...to them...the same people...but that'll cost me £20!!  I'm also left with a contract I cannot use - I'm already down a third of the month (a further £12 ish).


The shop say there's nothing they can do, Samsung are saying it's not their problem!!


Roll on tomorrow morning, I'm going to go in to the store and get this sorted!!  Preferably without costing me a penny!!

#507964 What Wipers????

Posted by SeanW on 01 August 2015 - 01:56 PM

I've just fitted Bosch - and thr squelch on the return stroke.

I was using the Ford ones. They were good, but degraded prematurely due to the sand that permanently covered my car when I was in Blackpool.

Used to use Asda cheapo aero-flats on the Punto - they weren't bad

#507924 Any One Have An Std Yet?

Posted by SeanW on 01 August 2015 - 10:17 AM

It's just heat rash!!!

...Oh, wait...sorry :P

#507357 Where Do You Work? To Afford This :p

Posted by SeanW on 30 July 2015 - 01:05 AM


Back to sea soon

#504778 Wind Noise From Passenger Side Mirror?

Posted by SeanW on 21 July 2015 - 01:16 PM

I'm afraid it is normal.

I think it comes from the black plastic fascia panel.

No idea why the OS isn't as badly affected though