Art Asylum communicator grid falling off

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OB10

Sr Member
I've got one of the older AA/DST classic communicators with the awesome metal grid (huzzah!). The tragic part is that one of the wire joints that goes into the round discs that the grid pivot on has come loose. Anyone know how these were attached, or the best way to reattach them? Were the wires soldered into the disc thing or were they just epoxied? I need to get it fixed before it falls completely off.
 

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robn1

Master Member
I don't have one with the metal grid bit I believe it's soldered. Epoxy may make a good fix and it won't hurt to try it. To solder you'd have to remove it from the comm.
 

OB10

Sr Member
That's kinda what I figured. I thought that goobing up the hole with epoxy in a quickie repair would make it more pain in the buttish to solder later, though.
 

robn1

Master Member
Well yeah, you would have to clear the epoxy out of the hole. If you have to go that route soak it in acetone, it will dissolve the epoxy.
 

corellian77

Member
Same thing happened to my AA metal-grid communicator awhile back. I believe I used whatever adhesive I had lying around (probably epoxy, but can't remember). I just applied a tiny bit in the hole, placed the "arm" of the grid into it, wiped off any excess glue that oozed out, and that's it. Today you'd never know it had been repaired, and it's stood up to my two daughters gently playing with it.
 

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