If any of these apply to you I have a way to help. Most appliance companies, electronics and tech companies, among many others allow you to view their product manuals online. I’ll go one better on this: You can also download them to your computer so if for some reason your internet service is out, you can look at it on your home computer, smartphone or tablet.
When we purchase a product, I check their website for the manual. I then download it to my computer (usually there is a link or dialogue box to do so) should I need to use it later. I save on storage and time. The manuals take relatively little space on my computer’s hard drive and I back it up to the cloud as well. I can also access them from my phone or iPad should I need to do so. I have them in a separate folder and organized with names that make them easy for my wife or me to find. I throw out the one that came with the product once the return period for it has passed. I don’t need it since it is stored on my computer and as I mentioned, I can readily find it and use it. Also when I travel, I always take my DSLR camera. What I have done is to download the manual for it on my smartphone. If I have a question or issue when I am out and about, I can go to my phone and get the manual. This is whether or not I am connected to the internet. When I was in Chile last year and had no internet connection when I was out and about, that 468 page manual was in my pocket. If you constantly travel and/or have a 2nd home, putting your instruction manuals on your computer as well as backing them up online can be very beneficial to you.
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