data important yes! i like my 7250. not fancy... but S.O.L.I.D!
i've thrown [not on purpose] it across parking lots, and floors all the time...and besides the scratches, still does the job.
i was nearing the end of my 2nd year in a "free with 3 year plan" and didn't feel like shelling out any cash... simple as that really.
and... cleaned and back the next day worked for me.
pearl's not for my really... like the larger models personally.
Originally Posted by JGBerry
no offense, but i would have just shelled out the extra $70 and gotten a new Pearl or something. i would never shell out $80 to repair a 7250. maybe i would pay to salvage the data, but nothing too expensive