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^ You guys asked on the same day (approx.), and live in the same country... my guess is you should see it any day now. If not, let me know... and I'll see if it ever got sent out.
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I just got the tailcap a few days ago, I forgot that Dave was planning on sending it to me.

It looks like it is pressed together in the middle, to take it apart without crushing everything on the inside I think I'm going to have to make a set of clamps that grabs the middle groove and expands by turning a set screw or something. I'll try working with it a little this weekend and report back with what I find.
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I just got the tailcap a few days ago, I forgot that Dave was planning on sending it to me.

It looks like it is pressed together in the middle, to take it apart without crushing everything on the inside I think I'm going to have to make a set of clamps that grabs the middle groove and expands by turning a set screw or something. I'll try working with it a little this weekend and report back with what I find.
What ever works.

It is useless in its present condition

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Default Re: Arctic S3 - How to change the silicon tailcap?

If I may join you all without intruding, I have the same problem with my arctics tailbutton. I just ran into this problem yesterday & tried disassembling the tailcap, no luck though because I dont want to bust mine either This is from a G2....



I pulled the rubber completely out with a pair of tweezers and turned another light on



Opposite end with the battery contact....



These pieces look separable (?)



I dont know if the G1 & G2 tailcaps are different or not but mine looks like the crown on the bottom separates from the knurled washer-like part that covers it. It also seems that removing the lock & other component unlocks these pieces. And just to keep it confusing, the ~1/10" in front of the knurled cover looks separable too. I thought that might be the other side of the crown under the knurled cover, but from looking inside those little screwholes with a flashlight & a very fine magnifier - there's a lot going on in there.

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I have a pretty simple solution that I think might work.

What if we drill into the brass outter ring and tap the hole. Then use a washer or piece of scrap metal, drill holes through that and place that on top of the tail cap. Now you place the screws into the holes in the piece of metal, thread it into the threads in the brass and turn the screws. This will force the brass up and out.

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I have a pretty simple solution that I think might work.

What if we drill into the brass outter ring and tap the hole. Then use a washer or piece of scrap metal, drill holes through that and place that on top of the tail cap. Now you place the screws into the holes in the piece of metal, thread it into the threads in the brass and turn the screws. This will force the brass up and out.

Hope this makes sense... if not heres a picture of what I mean.
Not a bad idea but I'm not ready to drill into this thing just yet. I'm trying to figure a combination of attempting twists and turns while pressing and pulling on both ends like its some sort of chinese puzzle. Maybe we're looking at this all wrong & there's no force required to take it apart, but just the correct sequence of moves(?)

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Default Re: Arctic S3 - How to change the silicon tailcap?

Hey I just got a PM from T Shimizu on the WL forum.

This was His exact PM....



Once you remove that piece, it will look like this:









It's basically just 4 screws holding the whole thing together.
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Oh shit yeah!

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Pull and twist it off...

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what tools are you using? im using multigrips and it wont budge :S
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Default Re: Arctic S3 - How to change the silicon tailcap?

I used a vice to grab the outter ring... Then used a screwdriver in the fins of the tail cap to spin it while applying upwards pressure (kinda tricky without doing it this way). Once I got it to spin a fraction It revealed a lip which I put my screwdriver into and pushed the outter ring away from the tail cap assembly.

EDIT: I have also found the problem with my tail cap



Cracked switch. At least its a standard switch, so it'll be easy to replace!
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nice work, i got mine apart but that pressed in ring is now munted.
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Default Re: Arctic S3 - How to change the silicon tailcap?

Haha... I scratched mine a bit. I might bring it back to bare metal and paint it again. I'll tell you if it turns out ok and if you or anyone else needs it done I'll do it for them too.
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