Every repair mentioned on this blog starts with an inspection. Repairs can be symptom based (not working) or desire based (want a different color socket), but every repair should start with a thorough inspection. A customer brought in a lamp the other day and complained it wasn't working.
Like every repair, we start with an inspection. First, we look at the lamp from top to bottom.
Next, we add a bulb and plug it in.
Now we test the bulb and socket.
Turns out this lamp only needed a bulb replacement.
Total time < 30 seconds. Total cost < $20 (3-way bulb)
Light bulb jokes!
Q: How many bureaucrats does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two. One to assure that everything possible is being done while the other screws the bulb into the water faucet.
Q: How many Psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but the bulb has got to really WANT to change.
Credit to a University Of Maryland do-gooder.