When life gives you lemons, make a blog post

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:


…maybe if I got some sick frames, tho…

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.

the culprit

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:

operation++; safety–;


“Good” as “new”!