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03-09-2009, 04:34 PM
Well for some reason the bottom of my electric uku( the place you put the cord in) is become lose and unscrewed and i dont know how to put it back. How do I screw it back in?

03-10-2009, 06:33 AM
Have you had it long?,maybe you can send it back for repair.If not,it shouldn't be too hard to fix,unscrew the end piece and have a look at the screw holes,sounds like you might need to put a little wood putty in the holes.

03-10-2009, 06:40 AM
your description isnt very descriptive so its hard to advise on what to do if i dont know exactly whats going on. can you take a pic of it?

if the jack is still in place, but the strap button fell off... just screw it back on.

but it sounds more complicated than that. did the jack completely come off and is it inside the body of the ukulele?

03-10-2009, 07:11 PM
the jack is still working but the screw that hold it together is being losen and is about 1-2cm out from the bottom now. and now the inside screw is complete out but the screw on the outside is still on but very lose.

03-12-2009, 06:46 PM
heres a tutorial

Pickup Endjack Repair
On occasion the pickup endjack will loosen, which will cause the washers to create a buzzing sound inside the instrument. In most cases this occurs when the instrument woods have dried out, even with the loss of a very small amount of moisture. This is due to the natural low humidity in the area where you live, plus heating and air conditioning systems. The corrective procedures are relatively simple, but if you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free to call or email.
1. On the bottom outside of your ukulele you will see your endjack. The first step is to remove the outer strap cap. Wrap a soft cloth or piece of thin leather over the cap, and with a pliers turn the cap counter clockwise to unscrew and remove the cap.
2. With the cap removed you will see the threaded portion of the jack, with a nut and washer. This nut (and washer) need to be removed, however if you attempt to unscrew the nut, the entire threaded portion will turn also, which will damage the wiring inside. Thus, the threaded jack needs to remain stable while the nut is turned. For this reason there is a small hole in the threaded portion of the jack. With a awl (ice pick), strong barbeque stick, or whatever will fit in the small hole, use the awl to hold the threaded jack from turning while you unscrew the nut with a 12mm or open end wrench. You will be able to unscrew the nut only until it stops at the awl, at which time you will remove the awl and completely remove the nut and washer. Important Note: While performing this procedure you must insert some type of device into the jack hole to be able to hold on to the end jack when the nut and washer are removed. Otherwise the entire endjack will fall into the instrument. The most readily available device to insert in the jack hole is a pencil eraser. Gently twist the eraser into the hole for a snug fit. Now as you remove the nut and washer you will be able to slide them onto the pencil.
3. Gently push the entire endjack assembly into the instrument, careful not to allow the pencil eraser to come out of the hole (you should still have the nut and washer on the pencil). Push the endjack into the instrument until you can see it through the soundhole. You will see wiring and then another nut and washer. Reach into the soundhole and turn the nut approximately two full turns clockwise (toward the butt of the instrument). Next, gently pull the endjack assembly back out of the instrument, again being careful not to allow the eraser to come loose. When you begin to see the threaded portion of the jack, gently slide the outside washer and nut (that are on the pencil) back onto the threads and begin screwing the nut, by hand, onto the threads. Tighten the nut as much as possible by hand, without allowing the threaded jack to turn.
4. Remove the eraser. Place the awl back into the small hole in the threaded jack and using your wrench tighten the nut (you should still have a washer first, against the body of the instrument). Hold the awl securely and tighten the nut snug (but not too tight). Now replace the strap button end cap.