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I know I've read this in some threads, but what is the easiest way to pull a driver out of a box that has been stuck there for a while? In the past I've kind of tilted the box forward and caught it (put soft pillows under it just in case), but this isn't overly bright for several reasons and I'm always frightened of either cracking the wood around the circular cut out or the cone being damaged.

Metal hooks of some sort or wire?

 

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-05-2012, 07:21 AM
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These will work:

http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/precision-hand-tools/4-piece-pick-and-hook-set-66836.html


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I had a stuck driver and a metal hook wouldn't pull it out. I actually did some small damage to the enclosure from pulling so hard that the pick slipped from the hole. Luckily the terminal plate was right behind the driver so I put the screws back in just enough and pushed a piece of wood through the terminal plate. Budged it enough that the metal pick was able to pull it out.

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I've had to use the paint can lid removers a few times. I have one driver that is pretty much glued in. A man that one will suck to get out on day lol

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Loosen the screws just enough so the woofer can move then play some deep bass notes. Sometimes just leaving the screws loose overnight is enough for the driver to come free.

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Great Idea !!! ....will it work for tweeters biggrin.gif
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Loosen the screws just enough so the woofer can move then play some deep bass notes. Sometimes just leaving the screws loose overnight is enough for the driver to come free.
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i have had this happen to my diy's, i threaded a large woodscrew lightly in a hole and used a spoon hooked on the screw head to leverage it out.
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if possible, lay down the enclosure so that the drivers are topside, remove the screws and then search for some bigger screws which fit in the holes of the basket and lift the chassis with the screws.

Is there no terminal in the enclosure? Sometimes it is possible, after removing the terminal, to push directly the magnet of the driver.
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