MORE HELP NEEDED!!! WOOPS!

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
xP.1337
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 7 months ago
Joined: 09/02/2010 - 13:31
Posts: 536
Location: PA, USA
MORE HELP NEEDED!!! WOOPS!

ok, had some threading issues with the following flashlight

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15687

 

i was repairing a short and was trying my third driver... well guess what... after struggling and giving up, i did have a spare one in the drawer.  (since i destroyed the first one trying to figure it out)

 

put a NEW q5 and a NEW driver in, pressed it all together, and guess what, THE NEW ONE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM!

thats when i realized what happened.  Apparently when using the tools, i bent the ALUMINUM PILL, so that its OUT OF ROUND

 

is there anyway to salvage these pills? if not this is a waste of 20 bux!!!!

i cant find pills newhere!

Oldienea
Oldienea's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 5 months ago
Joined: 08/30/2010 - 23:18
Posts: 613
Location: France

but not impossible. Take two pieces of relatively soft wood. One underneath and one on top and try to hammer gently on the wood on top. I once managed to rectify the thread of an aluminium hydraulic fitting this way. If the tread is slightly damaged it can be corrected with a fine triangled file. Needs a good eye for to do it.

XRAYBoY
XRAYBoY's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
Joined: 04/29/2010 - 18:35
Posts: 174
Location: Spain

Fine copper wires in threads can withhold pill in place?

Or thick copper wire on top to maintain electrical contact and and in the rest, thermal glue to hold the pill in place ...

ForoLinternas.com

xP.1337
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 7 months ago
Joined: 09/02/2010 - 13:31
Posts: 536
Location: PA, USA

the pill doesnt screw in at all, not that it fits and doesnt make contact

 

ill have to try the wood method.... LMFAO sorry thought it was funny

im immature