So, one of my sony Hybrid dual woofer speakers needs repairing. The bottom speaker is ever so slightly pushed in, no worres a vacuum will deal with that in no time, vacuum never failed me. The top speaker (behind tweeter) is fine. But the tweeter is severely pushed in as you can see in the pictures. since there is that circular plastic piece covering it a vacuum won't pull it back out. There is no way of taking it off from what I can tell.
FYI, i am not stupid enough to push these in, this was not my doing.
Come on Peteey, admit it you pressed the dust covers by accident?
Just kidding, use a pin to polk a hole on the cover then bend the pin at the tip to catch the cover and gently pull it out, you won't even notice the hole..
A much better method than poking a hole in your tweeter (never do that) is to use masking or Scotch tape to pull the dome out.
I would try to get some rubber tubing that will fit inside that circular piece. Put some rags around it, duct tape it to the shop vac nozzle, and give that a try.
I use at work all the time a good 3m electrical tape, I've had great luck with it . The aluminum tweets are the hardest. Take a new pencil little tape sticky side out. good luck.
The bottom one was easy, came straight out with the vacuum cleaner. Since I do not feel like putting holes in my tweeter I tried tape, nothing, I resorted to using a rubber tube with the vacuum which was the IDEAL size, but it still wouldn't budge. I don't know anything that would give more suction/pulling force than my vacuum cleaner on full power.
Have any mechanic friends? A vacuum pump has worked well for me in the past.
I've tried suggestions in the replies here before including many others and they only work on soft and larger size tweeter dome.
Originally Posted by Peteey
They do not work for stiff and small dome like yours.
However, I've repaired many using this method below.
Get a piece of plastic or something to glue on.
I break a q-tip in half and use the paper side, not the cotton side.
Lay the speaker flat.
Use Aleene's tacky glue or speaker foam glue on the q-tip and place it on the tweeter dome.
Use something so the q-tip does not tip over.
Leave it on for an hour or two until the glue sets with the dome.
Once it's set, pull the q-tip and dome will come out with it.
Get a hair dryer and heat the dome/q-tip while pulling and all the glue will come with the q-tip.
Don't know how easy it would be but I'd unscrew/unmount the tweeter and gently push it out from the back with a soft cloth. I did that with some speakers I bought on CL that had pushed in caps.
I would just unscrew it apart and push it out
I see you finally got your 100 posts...now maybe you will stop adding pointless (and in this case ignorant) posts to people threads.