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    Broken fischer cap

    As the title says, I went to take the cap off my secondary and it broke off, so the bit which actually seals it is stuck inside.

    Any tips on how to get the offending bit out without damaging the connector or is it send the computer off for a replacement?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    Re: Broken fischer cap

    How about a picture?
    Might be helpful to give an advice.

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    Re: Broken fischer cap

    IMG_20180228_204737.jpg

    As above :/. What is essentially a plastic spacer ring is lodged where the connector should goo.

    So far tried with the small screwdriver set for glasses, etc, but the size which fits better (1.2mm I think) is not strong enough to either break the piece in smaller bits, already broke two trying. The only option I see at the moment is somehow break the broken platis ring in smaller pieces. Unless I'm missing something obvious.

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    Re: Broken fischer cap

    Take a needle.
    Heat it up to get soft.
    Bend a small hook.
    Give it a glow and harden in water.

    Try that improvised tool.

    Otherwise search for dentist hooks.

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    Re: Broken fischer cap

    Will give it a try, thanks.

    How easy is it to damage the receiving part of the connector? So I know how many times I will need to stop for a cup of tea in the process.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    Re: Broken fischer cap

    oh dear - may be injecting a focused blow of compressed air would help?

    cheers Helge

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    Re: Broken fischer cap

    Heat a needle and push it quickly into the space the plastic has stuck in, this should melt into the plastic and cool very quickly. Use the needle as a handle to rotate the part that's stuck while pulling it gently out. The space between the metal parts of the connector have nothing that a heated needle would harm. Oh, don't hold the hot needle in your bare hand.

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    Re: Broken fischer cap

    +1 for heating up a needle, bending into a hook shape then impaling the plastic part. Let the whole thing cool off then pry out.

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    Re: Broken fischer cap

    Thanks all for the replies.

    So far getting small bits out, will try the hot needle method.

    Wish me luck...I'm still hoping to dive it tomorrow

    Steve

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    Re: Broken fischer cap

    Go for hot needle suggestion... Capt Morgan suggestion...

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