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Dyson Models => Dyson DC07 => Topic started by: Angus Black on October 13, 2011, 02:03:53 AM

Title: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Angus Black on October 13, 2011, 02:03:53 AM
So at last, my book The Unofficial Dyson DC07 Workshop Manual is finished and available in paperback.

Your Dyson DC07 need never die. There is nothing that can go wrong with your machine, which if you are practically inclined, and have a fundamental grasp of home electrics, you cannot source the parts and repair yourself for a fraction of the cost of a new Dyson. More importantly, armed with this book, you will have the information you need to get it right the first time and have your Dyson up and running again quickly – without breaking the bank.

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Here is the chapter list:

This is one of the sites buyers of the book are directed to in the resources chapter to complete their education. So you can expect quite a few new members because of it. I hope all you guys here will encourage them and guide them as necessary. New members will be dripping in over many months as the book finds its way into the many distribution channels that exist across the world.

There are one or two people from here who have read it already; some because they were instrumental in the creation process and one or two whose experience and opinion I particularly value.

I thought it a good idea that any new folks or any of the many reading guests (who always number many fold more than active members on a forum) see opinions and more information about what they may buy before they actually do so.

https://www.youtube.com/v/e42xIvKKnKg

On this thread, I also welcome guys who are book buyers, who have found this site because of the book. If you are an Unofficial Dyson DC07 Workshop Manual buyer, and have just landed here, why not say hello and tell me what you thought? I would very much appreciate feedback or a review from you on this site if you have a few moments to spare. Your feedback is important and tells me if you enjoyed the book, found it useful, and if my hard work putting it all together was worth it.

I have been given this dedicated topic here on the unofficial Dyson discussion forums where you are welcome to give me feedback. You can also tell me about any errors or omissions that you feel should be corrected or included in the next edition. You can even drop by just to say hello!

Note: This book is unofficial. That means it is not authorised, approved, or endorsed by Dyson Limited. The information contained in this book may differ from the opinion of Dyson Limited. Working on your Dyson vacuum cleaner as described in this book will probably invalidate any Dyson warranty you may have. Neither the author nor the publisher are connected to, or in any way affiliated with Dyson Limited.
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MVacs on November 13, 2011, 11:42:24 PM
There are one or two people from here who have read it already; some because they were instrumental in the creation process and one or two whose experience and opinion I particularly value.

I must be one of those.  ;)

We were pleased to help out with a few photos for this project. I also had an opportunity to review a pre-published copy and make a few comments.

I was very impressed with the book. It was long overdue. It is factual and helpful without being overbearing. It is instructive without being condescending. I haven't read anything that I think is bad or unwise advice. It basically says pretty much what I'd say if I had the time, patience or creative ability to write a book myself.

As such, we are pleased to stock it. We took delivery of our first small batch today (we have more on the way), and although you will find it on Amazon, Tesco and all the big book sites, I think we have the best deal at just £4.99 including UK postage and packing. For those UK readers who have landed here who don't want to wade through any more pages to get one, I have made a button below you can use to order a copy now.  :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Daza on November 15, 2011, 09:01:05 PM
Ordered this yesterday.. arrived today!! very informative and written in English!! so no  :'( will not have to pay silly money again to keep the wife happy  ;D
Keep up the good work, looking forward to the ball manual. Thanks
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MV Claire on November 18, 2011, 11:17:25 AM
 You may be interested to know that one of the copies we sent out today has gone to a US serviceman stationed in Afghanistan.

 It is surprising where they go! 

 Readers in the States may be interested to know that we will shortly be putting the book on our US parts page (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/DysonSparePartsUSA.html) priced in dollars!
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: bluebumble485 on November 20, 2011, 12:38:25 PM
been fixing dyons for about 9 years i had a problem with a howling noise thought it was me
the answer is in the book as well as loads of good tips ,i would have paid double for the answer .
any one who fixes dysons needs this book no one knows everything
i am a happy bunny will be trying the tip on wed will post on forum
thanks for the information manchester vacs well done angus  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MVacs on November 21, 2011, 10:32:14 PM
Readers in the States may be interested to know that we will shortly be putting the book on our US parts page (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/DysonSparePartsUSA.html) priced in dollars!

I did that tonight. Copies to the US are $19.99 including postage.

Also, we are now running an ad for the book to your left. From Angus's site, it can be bought in pounds, euros or dollars with world-wide delivery.

Angus: we sent our first one to the US today. Not bad after only a few days on Google. I am sure it will bring us many new members too.
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Angus Black on November 23, 2011, 11:14:28 PM
Thanks for the support.  :bow:

Its nice they are going far and wide nice and early. Any other readers, please add your views.
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Dyson Tech on December 13, 2011, 10:22:47 PM
been fixing dyons for about 9 years i had a problem with a howling noise thought it was me
the answer is in the book as well as loads of good tips ,i would have paid double for the answer .
any one who fixes dysons needs this book no one knows everything
i am a happy bunny will be trying the tip on wed will post on forum
thanks for the information manchester vacs well done angus  :thumbsup:

Just for info, BB above did that on another topic:

hi guys book came worth every penny ,i would have paid far more just for the one tip
how to stop the howl so simple ,full of tips even though i have been doing this for about 9 years
still things i can learn ,recomend the manual to anyone thanks again
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: neville on December 16, 2011, 07:40:17 AM
Well second time of the asking to get a wee quote up am new to this so please be mindful of that ;D I have got his book and wow what a real blessing that someone has took the time to put it down onto paper excellent job well done a must have , Great job well done
 :thumbsup:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MV Claire on December 30, 2011, 12:18:17 PM
I just thought I would share a comment I got from a customer called Jake that was a PS after a parts order today:

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love the dc07 workshop manual itís a great little helper
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MVOlga on February 17, 2012, 07:29:25 PM
As well as on our shop pages, I listed this book on our eBay account. I wanted to share some of the feedback that we got on that site the last two weeks.

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Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Angus Black on February 26, 2012, 10:19:30 PM
Great to see so many going out.  :icon_nod:

Any other readers who found the forum here as a result of the book, do chip in and say hello.
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Angus Black on March 22, 2012, 09:08:41 PM
Just a little note to mention that the book is now live on Amazon. Here are the links:

Dyson DC07 Workshop Manual UK Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unofficial-Dyson-DC07-Workshop-Manual/dp/0955687411/)

Dyson DC07 Workshop Manual USA Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-Dyson-DC07-Workshop-Manual/dp/0955687411/)

Dyson DC07 Workshop Manual Canada Amazon (http://www.amazon.ca/Unofficial-Dyson-Dc07-Workshop-Manual/dp/0955687411/)

So, any of you affiliate marketers out there can now use your Amazon accounts to earn commission from the book if you sell related products from your website.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MVacs on April 27, 2012, 03:03:02 PM
Feedback from one we sent to Australia:

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I just wanted to say a very big 'thanks' for the book on my Dyson.   It arrived earlier today and I've just had a quick look and I've already spotted a few little gems on how to sort out the poor suction with my machine.  Thanks again, this book looks like exactly what I was after and I also appreciate the prompt service, regards,


David
Canberra, Australia
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: eilselrewop on July 16, 2012, 10:38:41 AM
struggling with levering off the clutch knob (as suggested in workshop manual) but without success. any clever ideas? already marked the plastic with screwdriver!  how is it attached, might help knowing.
eilselrewop
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Angus Black on July 16, 2012, 09:27:55 PM
One of the parts sellers has a video on swapping a clutch. The bit where he pops off the clutch knob is here:
I hope that helps.  :tiphat:
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: eilselrewop on July 17, 2012, 12:02:33 AM
Thanks, Angus Black, very helpful.
I'll try it tomorrow in daylight
eilselrewop
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: SteveW on October 11, 2012, 07:15:23 PM
Good book, only comment can think of at he moment instead of having several blank pages at the back
fill them with parts drawings. I see there are several available on this forum
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MVacs on October 11, 2012, 08:32:14 PM
Dyson don't licence those drawings for publications that are sold Steve. To use them without such permission would be breach of copyright.

Dyson are known to be particularly litigious with those who abuse their intellectual property (they don't always win but they have the cash to try).

Even on sites like this, we have to be quite careful about what we use and how. We can use a certain amount of stuff under fair use rules. Some stuff we must credit them for (their lawyers once told me) and some stuff we simply cant use at all and expect them not to object. We use very few of their images for this reason. Its way easier to err on the side of caution with imagery belonging to those known to be litigious. On a website, you can simply take an image down if the owner objects. You cant do that with a book.  ;)

I know that Angus sought advice from an intellectual property lawyer prior to publication of the book. I know some changes were made as a result of that advice. I suspect that if such drawings could be in there, they would be.

Welcome to the forum BTW.  :tiphat:
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Biggazdixon on October 25, 2012, 04:03:56 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm taking my first DC07 apart as an excersise ( I was given it as 'not picking up') before my wife will let me loose on ours.

I got as far as taking the motor out but was having terrible trouble getting getting the unit out of the skeleton until I then saw a video on the dyson medic website which shows 5 screws to remove rather than the 4 in the book, p65! Is everyone already aware of this error? I've seen no mention of it anywhere else.

Apart from that, the book is fantastic!
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MVacs on October 26, 2012, 12:37:36 PM
Where is the fifth screw you refer to Daz?
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Angus Black on October 26, 2012, 06:04:53 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm taking my first DC07 apart as an excersise ( I was given it as 'not picking up') before my wife will let me loose on ours.

I got as far as taking the motor out but was having terrible trouble getting getting the unit out of the skeleton until I then saw a video on the dyson medic website which shows 5 screws to remove rather than the 4 in the book, p65! Is everyone already aware of this error? I've seen no mention of it anywhere else.

Apart from that, the book is fantastic!

You are incorrect that this is an error Biggazdixon, there are only four screws required to release the motor housing from the chassis:

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The fifth screw Matt in the video you mention refers to is the one holding in the part numbered 32 on this diagram:

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He is incorrect that this needs to be removed to release the motor casing. He may choose to do it that way, and that is likely why he mentions five screws. I find the job perfectly easy to do simply removing the four, as I am sure do most others.

Thanks for the feedback on the topic here. Glad you enjoyed the book.
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: Biggazdixon on October 26, 2012, 07:17:02 PM
Thanks for that clarification Angus.
I have to say that before I took the last screw out I couldn't get the motor out at all, that's why I went to your website and hence found the video. Once I'd taken the 5th screw out the motor literally fell out so as long as there's no harm done that's how I think I'll do it in the future too.
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: gizmouk on November 23, 2012, 09:25:36 AM
Got my copy yesterday, best value book I've bought since Mark Twain's 'Yankee at the Court of King Arthur' and that was free.
Brilliantly clear and easy to follow. I'll be changing the HEPA filter on our DC07 asap..
Chris
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: premierdysonrepairs on December 27, 2012, 06:58:55 PM
Book arrived today, :thumbsup: had a quick look and later i will have a good read of it. :reading:

John.
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: beko1987 on August 01, 2013, 03:44:02 PM
Ordered this morning, can't wait fo rit to arrive and crack on with my two 07 animals I have to restore!
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MVOlga on January 07, 2014, 09:45:34 PM
This week we got another 500 copies of this book delivered.

We think that at £7.98 including UK delivery, we are the cheapest anywhere for this. If you know different, please link us and we will price match beat.

We sell this book here (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/DC07-service-manual).
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: psr0965 on January 21, 2015, 10:40:20 PM
Hi Angus, just picked up a copy of your book on eBay, just what I needed.
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: MVacs on January 21, 2015, 11:05:20 PM
It still sells really well.

We lent a refurbished blue and silver DC14 to a photography studio a few weeks ago that will feature in the photos in the DC14 manual that is along soon I gather.

I hear the DC24 one will be after that and is already in progress.

There is still debate as to if the DC14 manual cover should feature a girl again, or something else like >>this<< (https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,337.msg3685.html#msg3685), or maybe a pristine DC14 in the foreground and several in various states of decay behind it.
Title: Re: Dyson DC07 Service & Workshop Manual Now Available in Paperback
Post by: beko1987 on January 22, 2015, 07:58:02 AM
I reckon a full set, from the dc01 to current would make a lovely bookshelf display!

I'd be your cover bloke, but I have a face even radio doesn't want...