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cleaning, cannot undo screw

Postby qwertyjjj on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:52 am

I need to clean the lenses but am having trouble removing this screw to get inside the binoculars.
They are fairly old so am wondering if the metal is just weak, it keeps breaking when I try to unscrew it.
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Not sure whether it is the small eye lenses with dirt on them or the prism.
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Re: cleaning, cannot undo screw

Postby Jne_K on Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:34 am

I would not recommend taking the binos apart. As you are learning, already, it takes special tools and expertise to work on binoculars. You stand a good chance of ending up with a box full of parts.
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Re: cleaning, cannot undo screw

Postby qwertyjjj on Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:20 am

Just ethanol and some qtips should do the job?
How else can I get them cleaned/serviced?
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Re: cleaning, cannot undo screw

Postby Jne_K on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:14 am

Hi

That kind of cleaning is suitable for external cleaning of the lenses and/or body, but anything that requires you to disassemble the binocular in any way should be performed by an authorized repairperson. I'd first inquire with the manufacturer.
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Re: cleaning, cannot undo screw

Postby qwertyjjj on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:48 am

Jne_K wrote:Hi

That kind of cleaning is suitable for external cleaning of the lenses and/or body, but anything that requires you to disassemble the binocular in any way should be performed by an authorized repairperson. I'd first inquire with the manufacturer.


They're old, I'd like to open them. How can I do it when the screw is rusted? I already took the objectives off, opened it up and cleaned them, no issues at all.
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Re: cleaning, cannot undo screw

Postby Jne_K on Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:38 am

Sorry, that is one thing I have not attempted on a bino. I am not qualified to tell you how to do that.
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