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Old 07-22-2007, 07:25 AM   #1
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Default Bother with Servo Repair?

Through the years I've gone through a bunch of servos. JR's and Hitec's. Mid range kind of stuff. 590's 650's, etc.

I have the dead ones in a big ziplock, probably 5 of each company's.

Is it worth sending them all in for repair?

I'm thinking if they charge me 20 bucks a piece it's not worth it.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:51 AM   #2
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not worth it repairing especially the hitecs..
next time get some quality servos like KO or Futaba.
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In my personal opinion NO servo is worth sending in for repair unless it is under warranty and will be repaired for free! I bought a used servo that was damaged once, just to use it for spare parts, paid about $20-$25 for it. Decided to send it in instead for repair. Long story short the motor and the fet were blown, it cost $60-$65 to fix it, it just wasn't worth it. Should have kept it for parts and just bought another new one. Not to say that it doesn't still work, it does I still use it today, but to pay that much to get it fixed. I would never do it again. Especially with a mid grade servo, by the time you pay to ship it and then pay to get it repaired, better off just buying another servo. In all fairness, out of all the servos I have owned, almost all Ko Propo, I have yet to have one I bought new fail me, I have some old PS 1001 fet servos that I still use that are about 14 years old, only thing I ever needed to do was put a gear set in one of them! Ko Propo=Damn Good Servos, I own (2) PS 1001, (2) PS 2015, (2) PS 2113, (1) PS 2173, the 2173 was the one I bought used that was damaged. I guess with the way servos are getting into the $120-$130 range, if you didn't have to pay over $40 for one of those pricey ones to get it fixed, it might be worth it if you got alot of use out of it, being that they are digital it might cost even more if the motherboard went than a normal analog.
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