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Ugh, stripped the lens screw, help?
Posted on: 2011/2/11 17:19
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Joined 2010/9/25
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I just received my repaired lenses back from TheForce81 (thanks!) and I, somehow, stripped a screw that attaches the lens to the case. This also happens to be the screw that grounds the lens. I can't screw it in anymore, but I believe I should be able to get it out with pliers. I have two questions.

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement screw?

Also, in the meantime (or forever, perhaps), can I just use electrical tape to hold down the ground to the lens?


I tried it with the ground attached best I could with the tape, and it seems to work just fine, however, I am concerned with future problems. Can anyone help?
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#2
Re: Ugh, stripped the lens screw, help?
Posted on: 2011/2/11 20:21
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Joined 2009/12/30
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No problem :P!
You can use tape without complications, but try and get a new screw. What I would do is take out the screw with pliers and replace it with the second screw of the lens. Happy VBing!! :P
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#3
Re: Ugh, stripped the lens screw, help?
Posted on: 2011/2/11 20:27
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Joined 2010/9/25
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That's exactly what I was going to do. Thanks again! It works great.
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#4
Re: Ugh, stripped the lens screw, help?
Posted on: 2011/2/11 21:57
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Very glad to hear it works great, always nice to know another VB has been recovered permanently screen wise!
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#5
Re: Ugh, stripped the lens screw, help?
Posted on: 2011/2/12 18:58
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Joined 2010/1/5
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Lens screw?

You must mean the PCB with the LEDs? The one currently pictured in Force81's avatar? ;-)

As it's a philips screw I guess you have stripped it so that a philips screw driver won't get a grip? (How did you manage to do that? )
I would get a new one from my box of various little screws or bring it to the hardware store and ask for a similar one - or make a trace with a dremel tool (or similar tool) in the head so you can screw it in with a plain screw driver.
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