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CED



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Strong magnet would soon have found those parts

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p_gill



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You need a magnet that will lift a pipe wrench

An example (Drain Plug, Magnet, Pipe Wrench)

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Good luck


Paul

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^^^Dimple!!?? Thumbs Up

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CED



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p_gill wrote:
You need a magnet that will lift a pipe wrench

An example (Drain Plug, Magnet, Pipe Wrench)

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Good luck


Paul


Don’t understand what your talking about, he was looking for small screws etc that he spilled onto his gravel drive !

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CED wrote:
Don’t understand what your talking about, he was looking for small screws etc that he spilled onto his gravel drive !



He was just showing you a strong magnet in reply to your previous post…

CED wrote:
Strong magnet would soon have found those parts


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Post #413233 8th Oct 2021 9:47 am
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IJenk52



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YES!! Very Happy

The 2nd hand CD player arrived this morning and is now fitted and has worked for well over an hour, so I'm assuming the problem is solved. Thanks again for all the help. Bow down

I never did find the missing bits and I did try a magnet, but it wasn't very powerful and wasn't successful.
However I called in at the local main agent in Pickering who GAVE me a clip and screw! I have used them and their predecessors for parts for my 1962 series 2 for many years now, and they have always managed to get any bits within a couple of days. They were, unfortunately, the people who quoted me £190 to put the FL2 on their machine!

I was surprised at how easily the dash came apart, once I'd found a video on You Tube showing someone doing it, and how easy it was to remove each component of the audio system, especially after talking to a couple of auto electricians and them clearly not wanting the work.

Hope nothing goes wrong now for another 5 years!

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Result Bow down Bow down Bow down .


Now you need to reply with a link to the video and any other useful information (did you get a part number for the screws etc.)


I realize that I posted the information about the Loop Back but you are in the UK and you should post the link to the one you bought that is easy to get to in the UK.


Don't forget that someone may search this thread in the future.



Nice work!!!!

Take care

Paul

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IJenk52



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If posting links is OK......


The Video to remove the dash:


The MOST bypass loop came from: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114011642757
I also bought these plastic pry tools to gently remove the dash: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263061951247

So the total spend was £57.93 made up of:

MOST loop £7.95
Pry bar set £9.99
Used CD unit £39.99

Like all these things I'm sure things could have been found cheaper if I'd searched around for longer, but I'm happy with that AND I get more tools to keep in my toolbox! Very Happy

Now just got to clean my dirty finger marks off the top of the dash and the inside of the screen!!

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Post #413290 9th Oct 2021 6:11 pm
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IJenk52



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Well I had a bit of time today so decided to take the offending item apart.
I suspect I have found the cause of the problem. Inside the CD player, circuit board to earth contact is made at a number of points using a double sprung metal strip. Where these touch the circuit board is a flat soldered area. This mechanical contact area is showing signs of corrosion - much the same as you get around battery terminals. I've tried to photograph these areas, but although you can see some corrosion, it's more noticeable in real life. But you get the idea, and no, I am not going to clean up the contacts and reinstall it!
Here is the best of the photos of the contacts showing some of the corrosion:

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and this is the matching solder pad:

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Hope this helps someone! Very Happy

Cheers!

Post #413371 12th Oct 2021 5:08 pm
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Hi, these spring contacts are just for screening the case to prevent interference, and don't play any part in the normal functioning of the device. So I suspect your problem will be elsewhere.

(I'm an electronics tech in real life...)

Post #413380 13th Oct 2021 12:31 pm
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Thanks for that - interesting! I hadn't considered galvanic action as the contacts are in a warm, dry environment. I should have thought about it, having had a series 2 for 40 years!

The faulty item is now residing mid way down our dustbin waiting for the next collection, while its replacement continues to work! (touch wood!)

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