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Ahhh! I just fried my Replicator 1.

Don't know why there was so much static build up on this particular day. Warm weather, air conditioning, weird rubber type carpet. But these have always been the conditions I have worked with. I noticed electric static while touching the LCD button which made the LCD screen display strange characters. Apparently I had turned my Replicator into a Ouija board. I immediately restarted the machine and took ESD precautions, touching metal right before touching it again, but when I went to take out the SD card, huge static shock and the whole thing went dead and emitted an odor of burnt circuitry.

I am tempted to open it up and see if I can replace any bad circuit boards, but am afraid I will just waste lots of time. I suppose I could pick up an old broken Replicator one and salvage parts?

Anyway, definitely a bad design.

I have worked with this Replicator 1 for two years and had no problems.