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#1 Xing

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:29 PM

Hi,
I recently got a CPC1100 and am encounting an embarrassing problem.

I tried to tight the ALT clutch (on the arm) to set it up (nothing wrong here). However I tightened it too much and I cannot loose it now.

Here's the question. I forgot which direction should I go to loose it :foreheadslap:(You know, I am new to it), clockwise, or counter clockwise when I face to it?

Anybody can help? Thanks!

#2 Monadnock

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

Lefty loosie, Righty tighty ;) Clockwise=Tighten, Counterclockwise=Loosen.

#3 MikeBOKC

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:34 PM

If it is really overtightened (happened to me a few times) just gently tap one of the gripper ridges in the right direction with a hammer . . . will loosen ut up with a coupple of taps.

#4 btieman

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

If it is really overtightened (happened to me a few times) just gently tap one of the gripper ridges in the right direction with a hammer . . . will loosen ut up with a coupple of taps.


I leave my scope outside under a telegizmos cover year round. Often when I need to loosen the clutch I need to tap it with a hammer. I might suggest tapping through a towel to help avoid scratching/cracking the clutch knob.

#5 jchaller

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:38 PM

Lefty loosie, Righty tighty ;) Clockwise=Tighten, Counterclockwise=Loosen.


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#6 Digital Don

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:03 PM

If it is really overtightened (happened to me a few times) just gently tap one of the gripper ridges in the right direction with a hammer . . . will loosen ut up with a coupple of taps.


Good idea, but put a block of wood against the knob and hit the block instead so you don't damage the knob.

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#7 Xing

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:17 PM

Thanks a lot for these advice! They will definitely help!


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