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Offline AE40FAN

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AE40 dial plate removal...
« on: July 25, 2011, 12:19:04 AM »
Yes, It's me with another question;-D  Does anyone have any instructions on how to remove/replace a porcelain dial plate on an AE40?  I now own four of these phones!  Now It's truly an obsession!!

Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: AE40 dial plate removal...
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 12:27:38 AM »
After you remove the finger wheel and other assorted hardware, there are two spring loaded grabs, each close to numerals 2 and 8, that you need to grab with a small needle nose pliers set to release the porcelain plate.

That should do it. The attached picture shows these grabs I am referring to. In this photo, they are shown at the 10 and 4 o'clock position.

I never documented this album, but you can see before and after pictures of my black AE40. Kind of neat, since it came from an old bank in Kansas City.

https://picasaweb.google.com/Amelyenator/AE40#
« Last Edit: July 25, 2011, 12:33:33 AM by JorgeAmely »
Jorge

Offline AE40FAN

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Re: AE40 dial plate removal...
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 04:30:10 PM »
Thanks Jorge, beautiful phone...how did you get it so shiny?

Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: AE40 dial plate removal...
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 07:23:33 PM »
I washed all plastics with hot water and soap, then polished it with Novus 2 and my trusty Ryobi RB60K polisher.
Jorge