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    Thumbs down I had a MW6501 driver drop on my head.

    While trying to get the MW6501 driver (which at the time I thought was an MW6503) out of my right 3.1TL, I unscrewed it but it didnn't want to come out of the cabinet. I reached into the cabinet through the PR hole while laying on my back to reach all the way up and push the driver out. I pushed, and the driver popped out of the cabinet right onto my head. OUCH! It left about a 3/4 inch gash on my forehead. That was a first. I'll have to move quicker next time. I can see the jokes coming now.

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    Maybe you can get a lawyer to create some kind of presidance and create a frivolous lawsuit against Polk for not having a warning on the cabinet telling you not to do that!

    Any stitches required?
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    LOL. Yeah, it would go along with all the other frivolous lawsuits around Joe. I could possibly get millions!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    LOL. Yeah, it would go along with all the other frivolous lawsuits around Joe. I could possibly get millions!!!
    Sure, how dare they not tell you to do something dumb like that with their heavy speakers and heavy drivers. The least they could have done was provide you with a contractors helmet to avoid such negligence on their part. It's a cut and dry case you have there! LMAO!!!:D

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    LOL! You are a riot Joe! Thanks for a good laugh.

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    No, I don't think it'll need stiches. Just no more drivers dropping on it.:D
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    GEEZ!!! I hope you didn't knock the magnet structure loose

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    Quote Originally Posted by HB27 View Post
    GEEZ!!! I hope you didn't knock the magnet structure loose
    Nope, it was JBWelded.;):D

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    Are you sure your screen name isn't Rivrrat?

    That sounds like something I would do. :p
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    That sounds like the fat lip I got from a drill driver while laying on the floor using a nut driver to tighten a door bracket nut. It hit the end of it's travel and twisted hard enough to pop me in the mouth, good thing it hit my lip and not a tooth or it would have broken it.

    By the way, my wife had to laugh and thought it was a scream thinking about explaining the fat lip as getting beat up by a Ridgid drill driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Maybe you can get a lawyer to create some kind of presidance and create a frivolous lawsuit against Polk for not having a warning on the cabinet telling you not to do that!

    Any stitches required?
    The only way he could get damages would be if there was something actually damaged. To make a case for brain damage, one must first prove the existance of his brain. Laying under a speaker and pushing the driver out of the opening without anything to secure it creates a "plausible deniability" scenario in which a case could be made to demonstrate the lack of a brain and thus negating any claim.:D;):p
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Maybe you can get a lawyer to create some kind of presidance and create a frivolous lawsuit against Polk for not having a warning on the cabinet telling you not to do that!

    Any stitches required?
    Sure Joe. then since it was your suggestion you can deal with the angry throngs of Polkies disgruntled because the supply of replacement drivers ceases to exist.:D

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    Thank God the driver is ok! :)

    Well I got my first golf ball wacked in my head last Sunday. Luckily it bounced one time before it hit. Otherwise I don't believe I would be typing right now. Still managed a 9 on the par 3. After 367 apologies by the Japanese guy I let him off with a warning. Coincidently my friend beat me for the first time in a year. Can smell some conspiracy here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTGV View Post
    Sure Joe. then since it was your suggestion you can deal with the angry throngs of Polkies disgruntled because the supply of replacement drivers ceases to exist.:D
    Not my idea, somebody hacked my account and wrote those lawsuit posts!:D:p That's my story and I'm sticking to it. ;)

    That kind of lawsuit would be akin to the McDonald's coffee is too hot lawsuit!

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    That's nothing. I dropped a clutch disc on my crotch during a recent tranny change while pulling the pressure plate. It's not a hobby till it makes you bleed lol ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    While trying to get the MW6501 driver (which at the time I thought was an MW6503) out of my right 3.1TL, I unscrewed it but it didnn't want to come out of the cabinet. I reached into the cabinet through the PR hole while laying on my back to reach all the way up and push the driver out. I pushed, and the driver popped out of the cabinet right onto my head. OUCH! It left about a 3/4 inch gash on my forehead. That was a first. I'll have to move quicker next time. I can see the jokes coming now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Thank God the driver is ok! :)

    Well I got my first golf ball wacked in my head last Sunday. Luckily it bounced one time before it hit. Otherwise I don't believe I would be typing right now. Still managed a 9 on the par 3. After 367 apologies by the Japanese guy I let him off with a warning. Coincidently my friend beat me for the first time in a year. Can smell some conspiracy here.
    I guess you didn't understand FORE!!! in Japanese!;)

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    you're not a bass-head. you're a mid-bass-head LOL

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    You really need to post a picture of the damage to your head.

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    Sorry bro had to do it... LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    I guess you didn't understand FORE!!! in Japanese!;)
    Fore?! or "FULL!!"

    I apologize for the prejudice I've just commited.

    I'm also glad to hear the driver is ok, :p

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    You sure that wasn't a Bose driver? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJPOLKER View Post
    You really need to post a picture of the damage to your head.
    At your request::D

    It doesn't look as bad now, the swelling has gone down quite a bit and it's definately less bloody.

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    That looks like the notorious "door knob" knot on the head.
    Your "better half" knocked the crapola out of you. Come on..."Fess up" now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    At your request::D

    It doesn't look as bad now, the swelling has gone down quite a bit and it's definately less bloody.

    Greg

    Larry, you Tool!;):p:D

    Kab, I don't use that junk in my house!!;):D
    You better keep it clean or you'll get headrott!:D

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    What is that big swollen thing the gash is attached to? ;):D
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    Quote Originally Posted by kab View Post
    You sure that wasn't a Bose driver? :)
    there is no way a coffee filter can do that kind of damage!
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    I don't know man... I think it would be more painful to stare at that mug in the mirror on a daily basis.:D;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
    there is no way a coffee filter can do that kind of damage!

    Excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Thank God the driver is ok! :)
    hehe :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
    What is that big swollen thing the gash is attached to? ;):D
    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
    there is no way a coffee filter can do that kind of damage!


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    Greg don't feel bad that's nowhere near as dumb as the #2 dumbest thing i've ever done in my life (I won't talk about #1 cus i'm still paying for it 30 years later and will be for the rest of my life :() the story go's like this.

    Back in 1979 i was foreign car mechanic (with REALLY long hair) and went to work for a Volvo dealership. So i get this 144 in for a clutch job, everything's going great i got the car up on jack stands and the gearbox with an overdrive out sitting on my chest, i go to roll out from under the car and my nice long hair gets wrapped around one of the wheels on the creeper so tight i can't budge or even move the gearbox off my chest without trying to rip the hair off my head. So right about now i'm thinking maybe i should get a hair cut or at least put it in a ponytail. I had to have one of the guys in the shop come over and cut me lose with a pair of tin snips ouch! Haven't had long hair since. The dumb part was i knew better and i knew i knew better because that hair had been getting caught in all kinds of stuff.

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