I'm hoping some of the more handy people on the site might be of some help. I acquired an older M75 recently. It's in great shape and plays wonderfully, but the motor got damaged in transit.
This isn't too serious of an issue for me, since I often don't use the motor and I'm not performing on this instrument. But it would be nice to have fixed, as it worked before it got sent to me.
The issue is that the control box turns on, light goes on, etc. but the motor doesn't start up at all, and the drive seems to be stuck (can't even move it with my hand). I'm not sure how serious the problem could be, but I was hoping it was just a wiring problem.
I've thought about sending it off to Century Mallet, but the other issue is that I can't seem to detach it from the end piece. The drive passes through a hole on the frame bracket, and there is a little flap that is screwed onto the bracket, preventing the drive from being freed from the frame. And I can't reach the screws with a screwdriver!
Any pointers much appreciated!