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Old 3rd May 2006, 01:32 AM   #1
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I'm trying to remove the knobs from a Noble pot off a Sony DAT recorder DTS1000ES in order to salvage the pot & knobs.

It's a dual pot so there are two knobs on same spindle. Each knob has a hole in it at the side with some sort of recessed screw? holding it onto spindle. My problem is I have used different sized allen keys & Torx keys & almost anything else I can think off but I can't get a grip to unscrew anything. The recess is deep and impossible to see into to identify the type of end on the screw (photo would not help either)

Has anybody experience with this?

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Old 3rd May 2006, 04:45 AM   #2
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All the ones I've seen are slot head or Allen. The Sony ones I have are slot.
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Old 4th May 2006, 09:17 AM   #3
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Believe me I've tried slot head & Allen keys - any useful tricks anybody knows?

I may end up trying to use the whole chassis to mopunt an amplifier as I can't remove Pot.

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Old 5th May 2006, 03:46 PM   #4
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Spray some WD 40 into where the screw goes to act as a slip solution, then chew some gum and push it into the hole. Pull it out and if all goes well, you should be able to see what kind of fastener head it is.
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Old 6th May 2006, 02:14 AM   #6
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Thanks Guys - got it - was able to see into recess with strong sunlight at the right angle - turns out it was the smallest allen key - I was afraid that I would bend or break Allen key but it finally budged and was released - thanks for all the help - this really is a great site for this sort of info.

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