Faceplate Removal for Numark PT01 (Flesh One)

Murder out your Numark PT-01 with a few simple and informative steps by Flesh One.

How to Remove the Numark PT01’s Metal Faceplate

Parts needed:
plastic pick, such as a guitar pick
plastic putty knife (any plastic putty knife from your local hardware store will work. Preferably, not more than a couple inches wide)

– always use plastic tools for the procedure to avoid faceplate and plastic housing does not get scratched
– the metal faceplate is applied to the plastic turntable housing with heavy double sided tape
– the adhesive sticks to the faceplate better than the housing, so there is little damage to the housing, when removed
– the plastic housing below the faceplate is black
– there is no need to paint or replace the faceplate, if a black faceplate is desired
– removing the faceplate exposes a spring and a hole for the spring, which is a good place to add a switch or knob
– the spring is attached to the housing with a single screw (no solder). Remove the screw to remove the spring.

Remove the tonearm
1. See tonearm removal guide (via Beatshelter.com)

Start at the 45 Adapter
2. Starting at the 45 adapter hole, use a plastic pick and gently pry up the faceplate. The 45 adapter hole is a good place to start, because it doesn’t have a beveled edge to protect the faceplate.

3. Lift the corner of the faceplate from the 45 adapter hole enough to fit a second plastic pick or putty knife along the outer edge of the faceplate (see pic_1_45_adapter)


Pry Outer Edge
4. Work around the outer edge of the faceplate. Be careful not to pry too far up, or the faceplate will bend (see pic_2_outer_edge)


Pry Inner Faceplate
5. Use a plastic putty knife to pry the deeper sections of the faceplate, such as between the platter and the EQ controls (see pic_3_putty_knife)


Lift Faceplate Off
5. Use your hands to lift/pry the faceplate the rest of the way off. Be careful not to cut your hands on the edge of the metal faceplate.


Tutorial & Instructions by Flesh One

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One thought on “Faceplate Removal for Numark PT01 (Flesh One)

  1. Love this tutorial! I wanted to get rid of the ugly silver face plate off my PT-01 and thanks to this tutorial, I did it carefully and properly. And the link to how to remove the tonearm was really helpful too! Thanks a lot, Flesh One!


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