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Lamp replacement fears

Can any one tell me what happens after the lamp screws are removed?
Please tell me that no screws disappear across the room followed by springs... eek..! on a technics 1210 popup light .
Any help muchly appreciated

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Correct, there are no flying spring screws. However, the screw on the pop-up light cover is very tiny, so you have to be careful not to strip or lose. Make sure you use the proper tools.

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No flying screws on the lamp (on this model anyway) you should have no problems!
Good luck!

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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