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    Default New con40 converter issues

    I bought several con40 converters from Japan. Non of them will suck up ink. Rumors are this is a common problem. What are you guys and gals experiencing


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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    I have not had one yet. Neither one of my Platinum converters will pull ink with the nib attached, so I feel your pain.

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    I have been working on and off with a review of mine and in a Pilot VP getting it to fill all the way has been a challenge and I can't figure out exactly why.

    I held of releasing the review due to this.

    I just don't understand what is going on with the convertor .... I may just finish the review showing this and leaving it at that for now.

    But I m seeing some odd issues as well.

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    I'm waiting to receive mine today (from Amazon) and will try it out with a Metropolitan. I've had no problems with using the CON50 or CON70 in the past. This is discouraging to hear...

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    I'm using mine in a VP. Even if I stick the converter right into ink it won't pull it up. I love the capacity but I can't get it to fill without a syringe! I don't get it


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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    Quote Originally Posted by SeminarianMike View Post
    I'm using mine in a VP. Even if I stick the converter right into ink it won't pull it up. I love the capacity but I can't get it to fill without a syringe! I don't get it


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    Exactly what i am going through. I need to pull it and try in another pen....

    But I hear ya... frustrating especially if this is the future of Pilots convertor.

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    I've tried it in a metro, a falcon, it only gets worse. The converter is not able to be taken apart so I can even apply silicon grease to insure a good seal


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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    Contact the regional distributor for Pilot.
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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

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    Contact the regional distributor for Pilot.
    I thought about that but since they are not releasing to the US till next year and these are considered gray market they won't be much help. They kind of shun anyone buying overseas and not through and authorized US retailer.

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    But they are the folk most likely in a position to influence speedy results.
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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    But they are the folk most likely in a position to influence speedy results.

    Agreed... but again they get kind of pissed when you ask about gray market imports. It's stupid I know but they are just not interested. If I could translate Japanese, not google lol, I would write them in Japan where some might actually read it.

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    But they are the folk most likely in a position to influence speedy results.

    Agreed... but again they get kind of pissed when you ask about gray market imports. It's stupid I know but they are just not interested. If I could translate Japanese, not google lol, I would write them in Japan where some might actually read it.
    Possibly true but they have a big interest in seeing that the problem gets solved before they are responsible for the complaints.
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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

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    But they are the folk most likely in a position to influence speedy results.

    Agreed... but again they get kind of pissed when you ask about gray market imports. It's stupid I know but they are just not interested. If I could translate Japanese, not google lol, I would write them in Japan where some might actually read it.
    Possibly true but they have a big interest in seeing that the problem gets solved before they are responsible for the complaints.

    Ill let the review speak for itself and others write them ... I don't think they are interested in my thoughts. The other reason I held off on releasing the brief review is it will piss off the US side of things.

    Until you hear it for yourself you don't realize how much they hate the global ability to acquire things before release.

    Just look at Apple and when they release a new iPhone in certain countries and then people tape them to their bodies to "smuggle" them into countries where the release has not taken place. Apple won't and don't listen to complaints or issues those people are having because they simply do not recognize them having them.

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    I toke jars advise and contacted pilot they toke notes and said they aren't officially released. Hopefully they toke what I said to hear. I also conveyed our concerns to Brian goulet! He will do something but somehow he has the one good con40 on the planet! So please if you watch his reviews share your experience he is concerned!


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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    Can someone 'splain to me what the difference is between the new Con 40, the 50, and the...er, is it the 20 that comes along with the Metro?

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    Here's a picture of them for my blog post... that is not up yet but Ill share it here.
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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    Great, thanks! Now i can see that I have one 50 and a bunch of 20s, which drive me nuts because they hide the amount of ink left.

    Which is why most of the time I refill a cart.

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    Thanks for the photo. I believe you have misslabeled the 40 and 50 converters.

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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    Quote Originally Posted by rafapa View Post
    Thanks for the photo. I believe you have misslabeled the 40 and 50 converters.


    FIXED ~ I uploaded the wrong dang pic!

    Thank you !!!!!!!


    THE CORRECT PICTURE IS UP NOW.
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    Default Re: New con40 converter issues

    Amazon currently has these for $7.88/ea. I bought two more as my original one works just fine in my Metro.

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