How to disassemble a Luke ESB Force FX Saber?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by TheNuclearHorror, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. TheNuclearHorror

    TheNuclearHorror New Member

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    My clashing sound doesn't work anymore.
    It is not under warranty, so I can't send it back to MR.
    My friend is good with electronics, so if I can get it apart, it may get fixed.
     
  2. TheNuclearHorror

    TheNuclearHorror New Member

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  3. VegasSkywalker

    VegasSkywalker Well-Known Member

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    I just recently did this myself. I will tell you right now, Ive taken apart a lot of stuff, This was the biggest pain in the butt I have ever handled. If someone else doesnt come along, I can give you pointers, but it might be easier if they had pictures.

    -Mike
     
  4. PeteVenkman

    PeteVenkman Well-Known Member

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    I hope this isn't considered a hi-jack but I thought it was better than starting a new thread.

    I need to disassemble my Luke ESB FX saber, too. The top cluster of LED's have gone out and it appears to be a matter of re-soldering a connection. However I have never tried to take it apart and was wondering if any of you saber experts could please give me some info on how to proceed with this. Thank you in advance for your time guys.
     
  5. PeteVenkman

    PeteVenkman Well-Known Member

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  6. defleshjedi

    defleshjedi New Member

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    good luck trying to fix the clash sounds

    I have had several luke esb sabers apart tried to fix my self

    if it is the lights ,no problem as you state it is most likely a solder conection

    as far as the board goes ,if there is no sound (imho) there is no hope of fixing it

    the biggest part of disassembly is drilling the rivets, there is no way around it. after that, take out the top screw then there is long knurl post (oval detail) that must be pulled.
    both buttons must be carefully pryed off then there is a screw underneath.
    you now have to remove the threaded sleeve and the battery sleeve
    from the pommel end. carefully slide the blade through the back of the saber

    now the electronics dissassembly........

    do this simmilarly in that order........

    I'll post pics sometime (I have said that for a few months now)

    but really , I will
     
  7. MaddChinaMan

    MaddChinaMan Well-Known Member

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    Here check this link out, LINK I must say putting my Vader FX was one of the most fustrating things ever :p
     
  8. MaddChinaMan

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    Here check this link out, LINK I must say putting my Vader FX was one of the most fustrating things ever :p Hope this helps some.
     
  9. PeteVenkman

    PeteVenkman Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, defleshjedi. This was exactly what I needed to start with this repair. If I have more questions I will post them here. But you've given me a great start. Much appriciated. :D
     
  10. Megatron

    Megatron Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  11. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The lights on mine have a few that are intermittantly dim.
    Will have to do this surgery someday.
     
  12. DarthCalibar

    DarthCalibar Well-Known Member

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    *Robot voice* Disassemble?. Nooooo disassembllle.. *Robot voice*

    lol

    The link posted above, you are required to have an account to thecustomsabershop
     

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