SOLVED acrylic knockout piece

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  1. A Dragon In A Pie Costume

    A Dragon In A Pie Costume Well-Known Member

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    how would i remove it without damaging the frame itself?
     
  2. Ephemeris

    Ephemeris Well-Known Member

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    Which knockout? One of the ports on the back panel?
     
  3. A Dragon In A Pie Costume

    A Dragon In A Pie Costume Well-Known Member

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    yes, the ones under the USB and network symbols
     
  4. Ephemeris

    Ephemeris Well-Known Member

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    Ah! I just wiggled them by hand until fatigue broke the bridges holding them in place.
     
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    A Dragon In A Pie Costume Well-Known Member

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    mine are as stiff as stone, not moving anywhere...
     
  6. Archania

    Archania Well-Known Member

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    Did you try a knife to cut the supports? Or a screwdriver and hammer? The supports would break before the rest of the panel. Unless you hit the panel instead.
     
  7. Paul Begley

    Paul Begley Well-Known Member

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    Mine were very stiff, I initially tried cutting, but then found twisting the piece was far better.
     
  8. Jasons_BigBox

    Jasons_BigBox Well-Known Member

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    I found the same thing. I tried using a razor saw but the gap was too tight even for that.

    I tried a sharp blade to cut the top of the joining piece but could only cut in a small fraction.

    In the end, I held the rear of the panel around the knockout piece and gently tapped with a small hammer until it gave up.

    I think the laser cut should be doubled up in this area, to at least allow a blade in the gap.
     
  9. A Dragon In A Pie Costume

    A Dragon In A Pie Costume Well-Known Member

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    screwdriver and hammer worked, thanks
     

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