Both hinges completely failed
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Welp, I spent two days servicing clocks, something very restorative to my sanity, which I rarely get to do. And it reminded me that I forgot to reply to this thread.

When I had opened my newest PBP (prolly less than one year old when I did, maybe in October?) I could not get the hinges apart, for there were some screws trapped in broken plastic, and I wasn't ambitious enough to try to fix it. So I squirted some unbranded horologist's oil from a cheap pen oiler on the hinges. It worked satisfactorily enough for my purposes, though someday I'll have to tear it apart and see what I can do to fix it.

The pen oiler was one from Timesavers. Their catalog may say what kind of oil it is, but probably not. It's the kind of oil you use only when you don't expect a severe condition, and just cross your fingers. I've never had anything fail from its use, so maybe it's better than I give it credit for; I have no idea.
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Both hinges completely failed - by phuzy - 08-10-2021, 05:52 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by barray - 08-10-2021, 11:05 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by KC9UDX - 08-11-2021, 12:14 AM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by wpeckham - 08-11-2021, 01:56 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by KC9UDX - 08-11-2021, 09:15 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by phuzy - 08-11-2021, 03:29 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by karlyn - 08-23-2021, 08:52 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by josmo - 08-15-2021, 08:18 AM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by binholz - 10-18-2021, 07:14 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by TRS-80 - 10-29-2021, 08:39 AM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by calinb - 08-13-2023, 10:22 AM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by dachalife - 08-14-2023, 10:42 AM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by KC9UDX - 08-15-2023, 04:38 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by dachalife - 08-16-2023, 01:22 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by KC9UDX - 08-16-2023, 04:19 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by dachalife - 08-17-2023, 07:29 PM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by KC9UDX - 01-01-2024, 12:02 AM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by dachalife - 01-01-2024, 04:16 AM
RE: Both hinges completely failed - by Uturn - 01-02-2024, 02:03 AM

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