which means that someone else will be getting that....Unfortunately the Lincare customer service rep informed me I do not own the machine and will have to send it back to them once I terminate their services,
so why then do they demand you return it? Just to ensure its destroyed? Do you have some evidence that the meters are NOT just cleaned up inspected and turned around?The professionals don't recycle meters. They send you a new one.
my dad a couple of times (stupid bastard, may whoever it is rest his soul), he pulled the battery out, dried it out and it worked fine it was on the third time that I found out about it ... Now a cell phone is a FAR FAR more sensitive and electronically complex bit of gear than a Coaguchek, which is barely more complex than a TV remote control. As you know the actual important stuff is in the chemistry and that's in the strips.How many people have dropped their cell phones in the toilet?
Tom - here in Southern California, when they say 'the industry' it means motion pictures and television. I'm assuming that you're referring to a medical device industry.I work in the industry, believe me when I say that medical devices like your INR machine are not recycled. They want the meter back, for two reasons (1) so they can control the supply and (2) liability if someone gets a defective used meter. They have to do their legal "due diligence."
Your defective meter that you bought on ebay is proof that you shouln't buy a used one. You were lucky you could see the damage. What if a tinkerer took it apart and reassembled it, you'd never know.
Home testing has been the standard of care for about 15 years. You can get one through your medical provider whether it be insurance or your government if you want one.