Neuton update

I just talked to one of their technical support folks (they’re apparently a division of DR, the company that makes the giant field mowers and stuff one sees advertised on TV, which I find slightly amusing). They’re sending a replacement for the key socket assembly, no charge. The guy said he didn’t think it’d be a problem, given that I was able to correct the misalignment with the key itself, but we might as well replace it anyway.

Replacing this bit apparently does require the use of one tool – a screwdriver. You’ve got to love modular technology.

Anyway, since it’s working correctly, there’s no need to wait for the new part to get here – it’s just a contingency measure – so I may as well go and do the back 40 now. More in the gripping saga of the electric mower later.

About Gryphon

In his career - well, not so much a career as a series of interesting but usually ill-advised vocational choices, if we're being honest - Benjamin D. Hutchins has been a tech support grunt, an Internet operations tech, a small-town print reporter, a public relations writer, and a semiprofessional muser upon the random. Now he's working on several books (none of which, just to buck tradition, is the Great American Novel), eyeing the relentless march of personal gadget technology with bemusement and often suspicion, and wondering what's with these kids today, with their clothes and their hair and that stuff they think is music.His first book, Off the Top of My Head: Personal Reflections of a Small-Town Newsman, can be had here or here.
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