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Offline tipatina

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41PL removal-newbie mistake
« on: July 15, 2018, 10:50:00 am »
I disabled the loctal mechanism as per the manual but when I plugged in the tubes they were loose. So I crimped it a little and tried again and now they are in and locked good. I realize I'll need to be able to remove them some day. Any hints???

Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: 41PL removal-newbie mistake
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 06:14:02 am »
You can flip the Smash over and press them out from the bottom side.  I'd worry about this when the tubes actually die, which could be a very long time.
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Re: 41PL removal-newbie mistake
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 01:05:22 pm »
Thanks for the advice. It looks like the 4P1L tubes may be less visible from underneath after Smashup installation but I guess still accessible?

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Re: 41PL removal-newbie mistake
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 01:36:14 pm »
Yes, you may have to unscrew a board.

A tiny flathead screwdriver may be able to pry the tube out as well.
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Re: 41PL removal-newbie mistake
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 01:12:45 pm »
Thanks, that worked