[TechAssist] Re: Guy outside the list is asking for a schematic

  • From: Gary McCartney <gary@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 23:06:04 -0500

No, I don't mind. Anyone may use it.




Gary McCartney

McCartney Electronics
Guelph Ontario Canada 
Est. 1984
email: gary (at) number63.ca






LeRoy Westlund wrote:
> 
> Gary,
> I think I will draft your letter, and send it to the next "outside the list"
> guy that bothers me about repair problems. I suggest that everybody on this
> list does the same. That's if you don't mind. It'a a very good answer. IMHO.
> 
> LLW
> 
> LeRoy Westlund
> Westlund TV & Electronics
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary McCartney
> To: techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:55 AM
> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Guy outside the list is asking for a schematic
> 
> >I have taken into consideration of everyones opinion and I came up with
> >an answer for the guy who emailed me wanting a schematic. Below is what
> >I told him. Also, opinion is that everyone in the group should stop
> >publically mentioning that they are "sending the schematic" or
> >"uploading the schematic". This should be done privately only.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >My reply to the guy:
> >
> >Hi.
> >
> >I am sorry but the messages you found are from a private professional
> >Technician's email list. The messages are unwillingly searchable on the
> >internet. I have asked other group members their opinion on sharing
> >information outside the group and a unaminous answer was NOT to share,
> >because of the fact that it takes a repair job away from a proffesional
> >technician who is having a difficult time earning his living as it is,
> >without helping the general public to make their own repairs, or in many
> >cases, make the repair even more difficult or even hurt themselves
> >attemting to do it. The price of consumer electronics at the retail
> >level is declining at such a rapid pace that many of my fellow group
> >members may be out of work in the near future. I hope that you can
> >understand our situation.
> >
> >Thanks for inquiring.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Gary McCartney
> >
> >McCartney Electronics
> >Guelph Ontario Canada
> >Est. 1984
> >email: gary (at) number63.ca
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >markbrock wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm all for helping a guy out,  but don't like the idea that more and
> more
> >> home techs are being born because of the information on the Internet,.
> My
> >> lawyer friend  mentioned that he had a Philips set that the pix kept
> going
> >> crazy on him, he did a search on the Internet, and it gave him a past
> >> history post from one of these repair groups, told what part to change,
> >> gave him value, even the name and address of tech who posted the
> solution,
> >> he got the part from Radio Shack,   he fixed his set for less than $5,  I
> >> can see that he'll never need my services again, or if he does it will be
> a
> >> dog set,  yea,  he clears 100K per year and I'm scraping like the rest,
> not
> >> near a good of friend as he was.  anyone else finding out that more and
> more
> >> non-techs are getting in the back of there sets ?   maybe I'm just
> paranoid
> >> ?  or jealous,  to answer your question,  If he was within a service call
> of
> >> my shop I'd be skeptical about training any competition,  just my vent
> for
> >> the day.
> >> brock
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Gary McCartney" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:57 AM
> >> Subject: [TechAssist] Guy outside the list is asking for a schematic
> >>
> >> > I got an email from a guy outside the list who is asking for a
> >> > schematic. He said he found me on a Google search and that he works at
> a
> >> > non profit computer recycling centre where he also gets stuff like
> >> > stereo receivers. Is there any problem sharing the schematic with him
> >> > (copyright comes to mind- anything else?)
> >> > --
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Gary McCartney
> >> >
> >> > McCartney Electronics
> >> > Guelph Ontario Canada
> >> > Est. 1984
> >> > email: gary (at) number63.ca
> >> >
> >> >
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