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    Default Buggered drive permanently by tweaking pot?

    Has anyone here bodged their drive or can you always restore the POT value and everything is the same as before?

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    take a reading before and you can restore if you get it wrong m8

    one suggestion buy yourself the proper trimming tool for pot adjust ment . only about £1.50 from rs or maplins
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    Thanks dude.

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    not sure if this counts but ...... after i tweaked mine i can no longer get a reading from the pot. The drive still works.


    Any ideas

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    yes i have buggerd it and yes it seems to be to late after i changed the pot. the pot never gave a reading ever since and it hasnt worked since and it proably never will again ... but i have added a external drive to it and im ok about that. Thats the risk you take if you do this mod !!!!

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    Whats the name of the "proper trimming tool for pot adjustment"? Do I just go to RS and say "I need a proper trimming tool for pot adjustment"?

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    Risked tweaking my pot, gone from sort of reading bulkpaq to not at all

    Still reads originals (no good to me).

    Using my pioneer now.

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    all i can think is that the pot is being physically damaged in these cases... you should still get a reading from the pot unless it is physically broken by turning too far or breaking the screw whilst removing the resin

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    hi maltloaf,

    the problem is that altho the pot is fine, it jumps in reading from 1.8K to 0.8K... nothing I can do about it, and the multimeter is fine so the problem isn't there.

    wish I'd never tried touching it now

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    if you ask at maplins or rs for a timming for pots they will know exactly what you want

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    Mlwood37 , Where can I buy a new pot ?

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