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09-19-2020, 06:37 PM   #16
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Sorry, I referred to your name in previous comments as Antonio rather than your correct name, Mario. I must have been thinking too much about the problem :-).
Actually you guessed wrong Antonio is my middle name, ahahah!

The important thing is that you succeeds in one way or another to solve the problem.

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Drilling will be an absolute last resort, the base is plastic only and will be marred very easily, its quite a soft plastic.

Unusual as I have repaired a lot of X series, and yes the XD was probably the last with metal casework, and usually the screws come out easy. JIS drivers are a must though. I have never seen it on a body but I have seen the odd lens that has had a factory applied lacquer applied in the threads to make them grip and they can be hellish sometimes to remove. IPA is ever your friend, a hot hair dryer given a quick blast on it may be sufficient.

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