Hello,I need some advice on how to repair a Mathmos Telstar, or whether I need to do anything at all.The problem I see is that the bulb socket is loose and wiggles around. It seems like the socket…Continue
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Hello,I need some advice on how to repair a Mathmos Telstar, or whether I need to do anything at all.The problem I see is that the bulb socket is loose and wiggles around. It seems like the socket isn't quite seated. When I place the bottle onto the base, it doesn't sit flush on the leg struts and it feels like the bottle is sitting on the bulb. (edit: or maybe it isn't). The bottle is a bit unstable and tends to tip sideways. I have to push the bottle down pretty firmly to get it to…See More
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