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Philips HF3490 Wake-up Light Alarm with iPod Dock
Philips HF3490 Wake-up Light Alarm with iPod Dock

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1.0 out of 5 stars Radio started to turn itself on and off after 11 months of use, 28 Nov. 2010
Firstly, did not buy from Amazon so no grudges there. Just want to warn people not to buy this from anywhere. I bought it for my wife for Xmas 2009 and now the radio started to turn itself on and off at random. Very annoying when it happened after midnight for the first time. We have tried to reset it by unplugging it but this did not help. Search engine reveals that there are many others experiencing the same problem.

We have not had problems with the lifetime of the lamp but this might be due to the fact that we ended up not using the lamp for wake-up function. The problem with this product is that the minimum time is 30 min and no matter how dim the light is, my wife starts waking up way too early before the music starts.

What makes me mad is that in a product like this it cannot be a software problem, can it? So it must be a faulty component that Philips bought from some Chinese supplier. It must have seemed like a good decision to buy from that supplier at the time but how expensive is it going to be when Philips have to replace every single unit?
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