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I actually used the tweezers initially, I even tried pushing it down and pulling it up while counter clockwise(ing)

It doesn't work, that's why I resort to mechanical pencils, ballpoints, needle, rubber pad, and even paper clips.

I'll give it another day, my fingers are deformed.

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I actually used the tweezers initially, I even tried pushing it down and pulling it up while counter clockwise(ing)

It doesn't work, that's why I resort to mechanical pencils, ballpoints, needle, rubber pad, and even paper clips.

I'll give it another day, my fingers are deformed.

 

FWIW, I used two shortish nails (maybe 2" long) with points sharp enough to fit in the grill.  I positioned them opposite each other, just like Redshift Rider suggests, and applied "appropriate" force.  I guess it was toughest the first time, maybe because I was a little nervous (no reason to be, it turns out), maybe because it was the first time they were removed.  After that, it was easy peasy.

 

HTH.


Edited by ThurstonX - 10/18/13 at 5:27pm
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Time to get out the sledgehammer!

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FWIW, I used two shortish nails (maybe 2" long) with points sharp enough to fit in the grill.  I positioned them opposite each other, just like Redshift Rider suggests, and applied "appropriate" force.  I guess it was toughest the first time, maybe because I was a little nervous (no reason to be, it turns out), maybe because it was the first time they were removed.  After that, it was easy peasy.

 

HTH.


that won't work for me (I have short nails, very short)

and yes, I positioned everything I used oppositely (180°)

I don't know how much force everyone else are using, but perhaps the best way to describe it is 40 Newtons?

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I've had good luck with a safety pin. Gives more torque than a paper clip and fits deeper in the grill holes.
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that won't work for me (I have short nails, very short)

and yes, I positioned everything I used oppositely (180°)

I don't know how much force everyone else are using, but perhaps the best way to describe it is 40 Newtons?

 

Sorry, I wasn't clear enough: nails as in the things you drive into wood with a hammer, not finger nails.  Nails won't bend or give, so with "appropriate" force, the grills should turn the very small amount needed to loosen and remove them.  If you don't have any, go to a hardware store, Target, Walmart, or if you're not in the US, some store in your country that sells nails.


Edited by ThurstonX - 10/18/13 at 6:05pm
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Maybe I'll go to walmart and buy some pins and nails.

seems like nail are a bit too thick for the holes, maybe a pins might work.

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Maybe I'll go to walmart and buy some pins and nails.

seems like nail are a bit too thick for the holes, maybe a pins might work.

 

You need a nail that tapers to a sharp point.  Trust me, I just used two nails that came in kit I bought years ago at Target.  Nothing fancy.  Works like a champ for me.  I've used them at least half a dozen times... a dozen, if you count the clockwise turn to reattach the grills.

 

Do you want a photo?  If so, I'll whip one up ASAP.

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You need a nail that tapers to a sharp point.  Trust me, I just used two nails that came in kit I bought years ago at Target.  Nothing fancy.  Works like a champ for me.  I've used them at least half a dozen times... a dozen, if you count the clockwise turn to reattach the grills.

 

Do you want a photo?  If so, I'll whip one up ASAP.


yeah sure man, a picture would be very helpful for future readers too

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yeah sure man, a picture would be very helpful for future readers too

 

Here ya go.  I also included the "tool" I fashioned to slide the foam underneath the... what?  headband support piece?  The piece over the hole.  Made it very easy.  Only relevant for those wanting to do a "foam mod" where the foam covers the open port.

 

Cheers.

 

 

For full size, right-click and open in new tab.

 


Edited by ThurstonX - 10/18/13 at 6:42pm
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Here ya go.  I also included the "tool" I fashioned to slide the foam underneath the... what?  headband support piece?  The piece over the hole.  Made it very easy.  Only relevant for those wanting to do a "foam mod" where the foam covers the open port.

 

Cheers.

 

 

For full size, right-click and open in new tab.

 


Thank a lot man, I'll try getting this and the pin tomorrow.

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FINALLY!!! used a bit more force with ballpoints and then POP!!!

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FINALLY!!! used a bit more force with ballpoints and then POP!!!

 

Congrats :smile:

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yup, definitely felt more 'BOOM' on the bottom though not that much, or it could be psychological.

I'm keeping the mod though, even if it's for psychological reason.:basshead:

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yup, definitely felt more 'BOOM' on the bottom though not that much, or it could be psychological.
I'm keeping the mod though, even if it's for psychological reason.basshead.gif

Hehehe. It rarely disappoints. I can ensure you it is not psychological. I did a side by side comparison. smily_headphones1.gif
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