Halfway through a haircut, my hair clippers died. After some serious self-reflection, I came to realize I am nowhere near cool enough to wear half a haircut:
In my half awake state, I managed to open up the clippers without electrocuting myself too severely. I suspected the switch to be bad – a fried motor usually throws off some smoke when it fails, and this wasn’t the case. I confirmed this by shorting the switch leads with a screwdriver, which made it jump back to life.
I was able to bypass the switch entirely. This means it will always be on while plugged in, but it also means I won’t look like a doofus today:
“Good” as “new”!