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sjpens12

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So I have this Jinhao X750 with a broken feed. It is broken right at the feed post, where the converter attaches.

 

I want to replace it but I don't know how to get the post out.

 

I know this may seem silly for a $10 pen, but I really like it and want to fix it with a new feed (probably an FPR feed).

 

Any tips? Thank you!

-SJ

 

Don't demand that things happen as you wish, but wish that they happen as they do happen, and you will go on well.

-Epictetus, Encheiridion

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Remove converter. Hold section firmly. With other hand, place thumb on top of nib, wrap forefinger around feed. Pull feed and nib out of housing.

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Remove converter. Hold section firmly. With other hand, place thumb on top of nib, wrap forefinger around feed. Pull feed and nib out of housing.

I am able to do that, but the converter post remains stuck in that hole. That's what I am trying to remove. :/

-SJ

 

Don't demand that things happen as you wish, but wish that they happen as they do happen, and you will go on well.

-Epictetus, Encheiridion

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evan-houseman

You'll need to fashion your own tool; push it out the direction it went in. Guitar strings, straightened out dental picks, any small diameter wire, narrow needles, etc.

The FPR #6 feeds are round, the Jinhao feed has a flat bottom. Even if you sand it down, you'll run into the same problem that made George Waterman rich - getting air back into the reservoir. If the section has the feed post extension, better to use a feed with a feed post.

Identical Jinhao feeds can be had on Aliexpress or etsy.

Best of luck.

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The FPR #6 feeds are round, the Jinhao feed has a flat bottom.

Even the plastic feeds?

I guess the other alternative is simply to buy another really affordable pen, but I feel guilty doing that.

-SJ

 

Don't demand that things happen as you wish, but wish that they happen as they do happen, and you will go on well.

-Epictetus, Encheiridion

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...can't say about the plastic FPR feeds, I've only tried the ebonite.

 

Google 'Jinhao feeds' they're very easy to come by.

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Are these really $10 now? I bought a bunch for about $2.50 shipped each 3 years ago.

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 

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