My Shure V15 Type iii crumbled in my hands

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  1. AceTechHD

    AceTechHD Active Member

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    While removing one of the leads the entire back of my V15 Type iii crumbled to pieces.

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    I tried placing the broken piece back in place but no sound can be heard :( Is there any way I could solder the two pieces back together?
     

     

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  2. Stanton681EEES

    Stanton681EEES Addicted Member

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    Yours isn't the first time I've seen or heard that happen. Sorry for your loss.
     
  3. AceTechHD

    AceTechHD Active Member

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    So It's game over? I literally just got it too, lol.
     
  4. Bob in WI

    Bob in WI AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thats a huge piss off..........
     
  5. luke85

    luke85 Well-Known Member

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    that just sucks.....
     
  6. Blue Shadow

    Blue Shadow I gotta get me a new title

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    The 4 wires that are the coils inside the cartridge have been severed and must be resoldered to the 4 pins to bring it back, if the wires only broke at that one location.

    Did you remove the cartridge with a die grinder? Odd marks on the left side of that headshell.

    Sorry for your loss.
     

     

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  7. AceTechHD

    AceTechHD Active Member

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    Nope I tried to remove one of the leads with this:

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    Next thing I knew pieces of the cartridge were everywhere.
     
  8. Bob in WI

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    At least you can save the stylus...
     
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  9. stereofisher

    stereofisher For the Love of the Music Subscriber

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    Sucks had this happen once. Was REAL careful with the one that lives on my Zero 100
     
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  11. NoTransistors

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    You JUST got it? Did it ever play. That back plate just doesn't look right.
    And BTW, They shear off from the back of the capsule in one piece. I have never seen one splinter like this. And the white thing in the 2nd picture. Just not right.
     
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  12. jcamero

    jcamero Hey! I think I've got a LIVE ONE! Subscriber

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    As NoTransistors mentioned, it Shure, (pardon the pun), looks as if it was repaired at sometime. Back of the cartridge.
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  13. NoTransistors

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    And my friend, these things cannot be repaired. The entire assembly is potted in hard plastic. The wires can not be pulled out to re-solder.

    Let's hear from the OP if it ever did work.
     
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  14. AceTechHD

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    It played and sounded fantastic! Even have a few recordings.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1igABgyJzfG-44p-24e7n6Zou8g4o_vTz
     
  15. NoTransistors

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    I have to believe you. But hard to believe from the picture
     
  16. AceTechHD

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    The picture was taken moments after the cartridge crumbled. It looked perfect beforehand.
     

     

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  17. petehall347

    petehall347 the brandy coffee man Subscriber

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    looks like super glue fixed it last time to me .
     
  18. NoTransistors

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    I have no doubts as to the veracity of your statements. Just doesn't look right. I saw the crystalized super glue. But the wires have no slack at all. So what was actually glued? And what is with that white plate?
     
  19. AceTechHD

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    Maybe It was glued, but it certainly didn't stop the cartridge from working. I tried placing the two pieces together. All I hear is silence.
     
  20. petehall347

    petehall347 the brandy coffee man Subscriber

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    it simply cannot work with the very fine wires not connected .
     

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