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    Fuse blown in hair straightners....

    OK, so my daughter's hair straightners went kapput, she said they sparked near the base, then the tripper switch went. Well I just changed the fuse on them and they work again, but I'm paranoid, lol. Would the plug fuse blowing make the straightners spark like that? or would that indicate they have developed a fault that blew the fuse?

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    blowing a fuse does mean a fault, its most likely the cable has been strained, twisted or pinched, the short blew the fuse

    all it can do is blow the fuse, then you know it is broken

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    whatsThePoint;8699459

    as long as yo used the correct fuse all it can do is blow again



    LMAO.

    I figured you were right, so plugged them back in, switched them on and gave the wire a wiggle.

    BANG!!

    Trip switch went again, another fuse blown and the straighteners have gone in the bin. lolll

    Many thanks xx

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    there not ghd are they, you can get these fixed free in under 2 years (mark IV) or even buy the lead yourself

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    sassie;8699647

    there not ghd are they, you can get these fixed free in under 2 years … there not ghd are they, you can get these fixed free in under 2 years (mark IV) or even buy the lead yourself



    Nah they were some TRESemme ones. Just looking for a good deal on some new ones now... lol

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    ChipSticks;8699681

    Nah they were some TRESemme ones. Just looking for a good deal on some … Nah they were some TRESemme ones. Just looking for a good deal on some new ones now... lol



    what sort you looking for, or the cheapest will do


    babyliss 230 are suppose to be very good

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    sassie;8699709

    what sort you looking for, or the cheapest will dobabyliss 230 are … what sort you looking for, or the cheapest will dobabyliss 230 are suppose to be very good



    lmao. was just looking at those, reading a few reviews and they look good :thumbsup:

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    nice blueberry pair, £37-67 with 5 yr warranty amazon.co.uk/BaB…8-3

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    ChipSticks;8699826

    http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500002201&langId=-1&productId=1500633623Are those the same?



    yes, remember if you need something else making it to £50 there giving the £5 voucher starting the weekend i think

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    sassie;8699848

    yes, remember if you need something else making it to £50 there giving … yes, remember if you need something else making it to £50 there giving the £5 voucher starting the weekend i think



    ooh yeah, forgot about that

    Thanks :thumbsup:

    Will see whether she wants to stump up the cash, cuz I'm skint... lol

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    ChipSticks;8699863

    ooh yeah, forgot about that :)Thanks :thumbsup:Will see whether she wants … ooh yeah, forgot about that :)Thanks :thumbsup:Will see whether she wants to stump up the cash, cuz I'm skint... lol



    awwww, think youself lucky she doesnt want ghds :w00t:

    i have both the red radiance pro 230's and the original black ones and i can honestly say the cheap (usually under £30) black pro 230's are better. my hair is naturally really curly and they do a brilliant job of getting it poker straight
    hope that helps

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    sassie;8699870

    awwww, think youself lucky she doesnt want ghds :w00t:



    I'm really lucky with her, she never wants all the fancy stuff, she's never felt the need to keep up with the Joneses

    A 16 year old girl who doesn't demand ipods, iphone, ghd's etc.... I must have been good in a previous life! lol


    missp27;8699871

    i have both the red radiance pro 230's and the original black ones and i … i have both the red radiance pro 230's and the original black ones and i can honestly say the cheap (usually under £30) black pro 230's are better. my hair is naturally really curly and they do a brilliant job of getting it poker straight:) hope that helps



    Ooh, thanks. I've been reading reviews and they seem ok, will keep my eyes open for the black ones too

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    ChipSticks;8700047

    I'm really lucky with her, she never wants all the fancy stuff, she's … I'm really lucky with her, she never wants all the fancy stuff, she's never felt the need to keep up with the Joneses :)A 16 year old girl who doesn't demand ipods, iphone, ghd's etc.... I must have been good in a previous life! lol



    in all fairness mine never asked for hers, they where a xmas pressie one year, and something i use to, two birds one stone - lol

    she also has had a job since she was 15 and pays her own contract phone

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    sassie;8700081

    in all fairness mine never asked for hers, they where a xmas pressie one … in all fairness mine never asked for hers, they where a xmas pressie one year, and something i use to, two birds one stone - lolshe also has had a job since she was 15 and pays her own contract phone



    Ooh, maybe we were both good in a previous life? lol

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    ChipSticks;8700127

    Ooh, maybe we were both good in a previous life? lol



    unfortunately my son came along and wiped that idea away - lol

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    sassie;8700138

    unfortunately my son came along and wiped that idea away - lol



    Lol.

    This does in fact prove that girls are indeed better than boys! :-D

    Does she wrap the wire around them,i'm always doing that with stuff and get told off for it,it's not good:oops:

    Where did you wiggle the wire ? at the base of the handle on the device or the plug ?

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    ricko;8700404

    Where did you wiggle the wire ? at the base of the handle on the device … Where did you wiggle the wire ? at the base of the handle on the device or the plug ?



    It was at the base of the straighteners, not at the plug end, unfortunately lol

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    sassie;8699800

    nice blueberry pair, £37-67 with 5 yr warranty … nice blueberry pair, £37-67 with 5 yr warranty http://www.amazon.co.uk/BaByliss-2088CU-Elegance-Straightener-Blueberry/dp/B002FGTIW8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=drugstore&qid=1274906592&sr=8-3



    now £35-99 same price as argos should you want the free delivery and with a 5 year warranty these are a pretty good deal

    these are £15 but only heat to 220 and 3 yr warranty amazon.co.uk/gp/…294
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