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    Default Re: Anker clock question for repair (By: dickstorer)

    That is my last resort, but may be what it comes to. I took a dremel burr to the inside of the cover and took out about 1/32 of an inch on each side. It now stabilizes with about 170 degrees of rotation, not as good as with no cover, but getting there. I may have to cut a full slot out of each side to be able to keep the cover. I don't really want it totally unprotected.

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    How about leaving the cover off?
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    Default Re: Anker clock question for repair (By: dickstorer)

    Quote Originally Posted by dickstorer View Post
    I have never had this happen to me, but the first thing that comes to mind is that your whole platform may have a little residual magnetism that is enhanced when you put the cover on. Can you bring it to time after the cover is on?

    And for Tinker---Good trick about the way to remove and replace the shock spring, you should have told me many shock springs ago. What about the ones that do not have a hole?
    I've luckily only done a few of these and never saw one without the hole.
    I suspect they are rare. The makers usually want you to see the jewel.
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: Anker clock question for repair (By: Tinker Dwight)

    If it is static electricity, you can make a dilute mixture
    of water and liquid dish soap. Wipe a thin layer on the plastic
    with a rag or paper towel. Let it dry.
    This will deal with the static.
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: Anker clock question for repair (By: Tinker Dwight)

    That works for awhile, but after a few months I suspect it would just build back up. I don't think it is static, just too much air resistance with that tiny clearance. The case does not look warped, but it is just a bit too tight. So I gouged it out.

    After gouging out the sides a bit the cover is back on and maintaining 300.01 which I suspect is as close as I will get with this one. I will put it back in the case and let it run for a couple weeks now on the shelf now and see how it does.

    thanks everyone

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    If it is static electricity, you can make a dilute mixture
    of water and liquid dish soap. Wipe a thin layer on the plastic
    with a rag or paper towel. Let it dry.
    This will deal with the static.
    Tinker Dwight
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    Default Re: Anker clock question for repair

    You may be long past this issue, but you might want to take a look at this tutorial from David LaBounty's website.
    1. Check out the Repair Hints & How-To's forum. You may find your answer there.

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    Default Re: Anker clock question for repair (By: bangster)

    Thanks bangster - a great read and a good reference - filed for future


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    You may be long past this issue, but you might want to take a look at this tutorial from David LaBounty's website.
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    Default Re: Anker clock question for repair (By: THTanner)

    Quote Originally Posted by THTanner View Post
    That works for awhile, but after a few months I suspect it would just build back up. I don't think it is static, just too much air resistance with that tiny clearance. The case does not look warped, but it is just a bit too tight. So I gouged it out.

    After gouging out the sides a bit the cover is back on and maintaining 300.01 which I suspect is as close as I will get with this one. I will put it back in the case and let it run for a couple weeks now on the shelf now and see how it does.

    thanks everyone
    We used to do this on high voltage power supplies when they were used
    as negative supplies. We used to go an service the systems for other
    things and the meters still worked fine for years.
    These were often 5 or 10KV DC supplies. Without it the needles would
    freeze up against the dials and give all kinds of funny readings. Not
    something you want on a high voltage supply. Especially on a supply
    that could put out an ampere of two at those voltages.
    Tinker Dwight

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