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The following text may not be pleasant because it may ask you to work a bit harder than you normally do when asking for help. I'm sorry if it offends you. I will no longer reply to those who will not make an effort to make the email easy to read. Emails that don't comply will be immediately deleted.
Proper Grammar and Spelling:
It may seem like I'm being unreasonable asking for this but this is technical and the language needs to be precise so I don't have to ask for clarification of everything you send me. As a general rule, you should attempt to write at approximately the same level as the person with whom you're corresponding. If you're in a forum where there is nothing but slang, then it's appropriate for you to reply that way on that forum. If the person corresponding with you is taking the time to use proper grammar, punctuation, capitalization and paragraph breaks, you should do the same. I'm willing to help just about anyone (free of charge) but you have to do your best to help me to help you. If this is too much to ask, please look for help elsewhere.
I don't expect every email to be absolutely error free (my replies won't always be perfectly written) but you MUST make an effort. I suggest that you write the email, wait an hour, re-read it and if you don't think anything needs to be changed, then send it.
If you're from somewhere other than the US and/or English isn't your native language, do your best and I'll try to help.
If you ask me for help and use ALL UPPER CASE TEXT, chatspeak, LEET or truncated/abbreviated words (ur for you are, str8 for straight, etc...), don't expect me to reply. If I do reply (unlikely), it will likely be to ask you to re-submit the question, written properly. If you're not intelligent enough to ask properly, you're unlikely to be intelligent enough to complete the repair (most emails I receive are for amp repairs). Many of the replies require 10 minutes to an hour to find the answer. If you can't take the few seconds that it takes to spell out words, you shouldn't expect anyone to spend time trying to help you. There may only be a few people on the entire planet willing and able to help you. Show your appreciation for their time and effort by writing properly.
If you're someone with a legitimate learning disability and cannot use proper grammar for that reason, you can still use capital letters and periods. The spell-checker in your browser will take care of spelling errors. It will at least show me that you're trying.
Questions Regarding Speaker Impedance or Speaker Enclosure Volume:
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Amp Repair Repair Assistance:
If you need to send me photos of an amp, they will need to be good quality photos. Blurry photos are generally useless. There is a section dedicated to taking acceptable quality photos on the page (link) above. You will see that acceptable photos can be taken with a 2MP camera. If you send poor quality photos and claim that they are the best that your camera can produce, I will look at the EXIF data associated with the photos and look up reviews for your camera. If I find good photos for similar types of photos, I'll tell you to take them again. If you're unwilling to take the time to learn to use your camera, have the amp repaired by a qualified technician.
If I ask for 'one' good quality photo of the entire board, don't send me anything more than that. I may simply need to see if it looks familiar. If I need photos with more detail for a particular area, I'll ask for them. When I have to wait for multiple photos to download I may have to delay the response to the email until I have more time.
Do NOT send me videos. Again, they take too much time to download. If you send a link to a video on youtube, it's extremely unlikely that I will follow it. Most are poor quality with bad audio that are taken with a handheld camera and require that I take a Dramamine so I don't get seasick watching them. In most cases, they're no more useful than good quality photos.
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