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Taking apart your Force FX Lightsaber
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Jedi Yensid
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Taking apart your Force FX Lightsaber Reply with quote

Ok, I am trying to remove the led blade from my stock Anakin FX Saber. I found one site, I think Saber Shop, that explained how to take this one apart, however, when I tried it on mine, it only damged the hilt and buttons trying to remove them to get to the screws.

If you have successfully done this, could you please offer some advice on how you did it? Thank you very much!
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken you may want o try over at the FX Sabers boards www.fx-saber.com. these forums are full of Sabersmiths who do this very thing or build them from scratch i am sure someone over there has done it and there might even be a tutorial.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Thanks again my brother!
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figures, the forum is down Confused
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you damage the hilt?

What was the damage to the buttons?

(I mean like scratches, chips, etc.)
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The webpage said to use a small thin screw driver to pry off the buttons. Well I tried that and the buttons never moved. Instead my prying only chipped the buttons!
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know from experience that FX sabers have some insane glue. I just did it on the one I have and it chipped too. I would say try and pry them off again by working it gently and try not to break them. It's the only way to get them off. As for the chipping sand it down and repaint.

Are you going for a belt hanger or a convertion?

Fx-sabers.com has been down for a few days but they're working on getting it back up.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip. I will see what I can do with this.
Belt hanger for CV, but eventually a lux conversion
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say just do the conversion and take it to CV that way you don't have to take the saber apart anymore.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes FX is down unfortunately due to some repairs from a virus. You can find the same tutorials used there on TCSS forums as well. Go to this link: http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/forums/

Should have the tutorial for conversion and also all the parts you need on the main site to get you going again.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thank you Rich
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm says that forum is down as well Confused
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try this http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/

and the store is http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Yensid wrote:
Hmmm says that forum is down as well Confused


Sorry, bad link. I don't use that forum hardly ever but have been a bit since FX has been down. Here is the good one: http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Thanks again John and Rich!
Any more tips on getting this button off is most welcome!
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