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Rewinding internal spring on retractable projector screen

I have a Da-lite tripod screen that was having problems retracting so I decided to pop off one of the end caps to see what was going on. BAD IDEA! When I pulled the cap off, I could hear the internal spring mechanism spin the axle as it was release and now there is no tension in the retracting mechanism at all. 

Is there a good way to rewind the spring after reassembly?  There is a flat metal tab at the end of the axle that I can turn but it doesn't seem possible to do it by hand, and even if I got it tensioned, how do you get the cap (which has a slot to hold the tab in place) back on without releasing the tension?

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  • rcinert Jan 06, 2009

    I over a dozen units with the end pin worn off I need new spring assemble I have replaced in the past but am having problems finding the part. Spring with dog endcap Can you help me I would like to buy at least 20 or more.
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Hi there

We've had this problem once before and at the end of the whole story the supplier had to do it for us , because they use a machine to do this.

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