Saint Nicholas from Myrna brought my son a Powerball gyroscopic exercise tool. It is great device to build strength of handâs muscles but is very sensitive to accidental dropping.
Too sensitive in my opinion which could be a part of producers way of doing business. But I could be wrong.
OK, my sonâs Powerball felt from sofa on the floor. After this accident it was very hard to make it spin and when it eventually started one could feel strong vibrations with accompaniment of annoying sounds.
I ask shop for repair but they told itâs beyond warranty. OK, I agree. I just didnât know this thing is so fragile.
So, if warranty is no longer the problem I just opened it and I have found a way to repair our Powerball.
Here is the guide:
Remove rubber band.
Find two small Phillips screws holding both housing halves and unscrew them.
Use some flat tool, I used small blade of my Swiss Army knife, to pry one half from the other. You will hear loud click and then it should open.
Remove gyro, itâs connected to white plastic roundel which really is a part of inner bearing. It slides on the both sides of housing.
Look at these surfaces and you will find several small deflections. They were made by gyroâs axis when it hit the floor. These deflections put up resistance during rolling and this is the reason itâs so hard to spin device.
You have to fill them with Superglue or other cyanoacrylate glue. Fill them and wait for around 20 minutes.
Use some sharp tool and remove surpluses, make these places as smooth as you can. From time to time put gyro back in place and roll it on both halves of housing until youâll feel itâs enough.
Put whole device back and test it.
The best thing is you can do it over and over again and you donât have to pay again.