As with many electrical products today, it’s often cheaper to replace than repair.
If you purchased your straighteners on the internet or an online auction, its likely that you got them at a discounted rate. If this is the case it’s important to consider the cost of sending and returning the straighteners. In many instances this will mean that the items have to be insured and it’s important to factor in the extra cost before making a decision.
Many of the professional brands of hair straighteners have complex electronic parts inside. In the case of professional straighteners, these integral parts are of a high quality and built to take knocks and scrapes. Cheaper hair straighteners are not so robust and it is usually the internal component parts that fail.
In the event that the straighteners won’t switch on, or the light won’t illuminate, the first course of action is to check the fuse. If this is ok, the fault could lie in the sealed plug.
Hair straighteners often get pulled and the electrical lead stretched. If you suspect there is any damage to the lead, then it may be a good idea to pop along to a local electrical or TV/Video repairer. The engineers in these shops are often used to working with much more complex circuitry, and quickly testing a lead should be well within their capability. This is by far the cheapest course of action, especially if you are on a tight budget, or the straighteners are out of the warranty period.
Before deciding on a GHD repair, its often a good idea to see what deals are out there on new or stock clearance items. http://www.ghd-straighteners.com