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Old Feb 14, 2015, 08:23 PM
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Removing epoxied servo

Help,

Just epoxied a servo in tail of a gp siren, appears there is some kinda short in the wire as it stops working when wire wiggled.
Aarrgghhh

Suggestions on how to remve this servo ?
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Old Feb 14, 2015, 11:01 PM
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I took a piece of 90 degree angle and sharpened the end of it so I could wiggle it under servos like this. Sometimes you can just flex it enough to pop it off though. try that first. Just push a thumb in on the other side of the fin and maybe you'll get lucky.
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Old Feb 14, 2015, 11:40 PM
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I've used a cutting wheel and made several cuts into servo and pick it bit by bit with needle nose pliers..assuming you can't pry out....the little 90 degree pry bar method sounds good...
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Old Feb 15, 2015, 05:04 AM
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Check the wires in the servoplug first. May not be the problem here, but I have seen instances there the little 'prongs' in the contacts did not quite go through the plastic insulation of the wire.

If the plug is ok, the 90 degree angle sound slike a good idea. I've also used big pliers and just grabbed the servo, then rotating it a wiggling it to each side. After some 'suitable' force is applied they usually pop out easily enough.

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Old Feb 15, 2015, 06:07 PM
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Got it out with a sharpened piece of angle, good thing i have lots of scraps from welding.
One of the motor wires was not properly soldered in the servo.
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Old Feb 18, 2015, 01:10 PM
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Use servo frames...then you won't have to bite your nails the next time it happens
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 09:50 PM
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I'd just use pliers and yank the sucker out., you might destroy ur servo in the process.
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