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03-20-2010, 03:19 PM
I have bought a second hand Phonak system with MLX receivers. I have checked on the Phonak website and it says the MLX required pin orientation. I have a video from Connevans website of how to orient the pins, but it's for the MLXs. Neither I nor my husband can come anywhere close to pulling the little black square up, so now I am wondering if we are meant to orient the pins the same way. I have a vague recollection there used to be a tool you used to orient the MLX.
Can anyone help?
03-20-2010, 03:59 PM
Some MLx receivers have 2 screws that hold the two halves together, others have no screws and these are snap fit. Prying open the snap fit version with a very very sharpe implement and not inserting too deeply inside the case will allow you to open the case enough to rotate the pin base (which is black). If you have the screw type, just unscrew them and you should be able to rotate the pin base.
You need to be crafty with small fine tools and have good close up vision...
03-21-2010, 03:09 AM
Yikes, they are small screws! Smaller than my smallest screwdriver, anyway. I finally found another document which seemed to indicate you should just purchase the correct MLX for your hearing aid, so not sure if that's just so people didn't have to bother swivelling them and dealing with screws and things or if it means I should leave the screws well alone! If this is the reception range I can expect without interference then I am glad I didn't invest too heavily in ear level receivers. It says make sure to use the aerial for distances over 3 metres, I can only get to 2m away with the aerial fitted!
It's still better than what I had before, I can get used to the interference after a while or sit with my head at a funny angle, but would like to fix them.
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