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Arm head-shell spring contact unit removal

I took the two screws out from the bottom below the headshell spring-pin contact unit of the arm end. It's not comming off, I need to fix the contact which is stuck inside it's hole and won't come out. So I want to get the arm-end unit out, and I don't know if it has a "Trick" to it, or just lot's of force is needed. It's slightly loose, I can move it about 2 millimeters, that's all. Is there a screwing motion needed? Do I pull on the "collar" or on the end of the arm that connects to the head-shell? Please contact me at rolf_video@yahoo.com .... Thanks.

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There's no trick to it, it"s just pretty hard. I repaired this problem on a Vestax PDX2000. Besides being a super tight fit, it seems like they use some kind of glue at the factory. But if you can move the inner ferrule at all, you should be able to get it out. I used an un sharpened pencil to push it out but that was a straight tonearm. make sure someone who has some soldering skillz solders the wires back on. This whole process will take patience. You just have to ask yourself, "How bad do i want to save 75 bucks?"

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There is no trick to this. There is no easy way to repair that, unless you have the proper tools and experience. It sounds like your a novice, because of the questions you are asking.

Here is the issue you will come across...

You'll remove the collar, and find that there are 4 very thin wires soldered to the gold contacts. Those contacts have springs behind them. If they came off, or are damaged, that's it. Technics does not sell the parts for the tonearm individually. You will have to replace the entire tonearm. Soldering those thin wires back into their original position is extremely difficult. It's easier to replace the tonearm.

Good luck!

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