I accidentally dropped my Mars Matic 0.5mm and noticed that maybe I broke the needle. I was having a hard time writing with it so I tried to clean it, and while cleaning I accidentally bent the needle part. After all the trouble that I experienced I manage to straighten the needle very carefully.

Right now it's working fine but I need to shake it rigorously. I am planning on buying a new one because of the hassle of using it but there is also a side of me that says I should not buy a new one.

Is there any other way that I can fix my pen? It's slightly bent now but by shaking it rigorously it can still write.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much, this is my second question in this site and I would like the community to know that I am really grateful about the help of this community! $\endgroup$ Jan 21, 2016 at 0:26

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You can buy a replacement nib. The following picture is from eBay. I just wanted a picture to show you that it is possible to remove the existing nib and replace it.

I would suggest you make enquires with pen supplier, or search the internet for a replacement nib.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, thanks! This is what I'm looking for. Also, the picture helps me to realize that the nib can be removed. Thanks! $\endgroup$ Jan 22, 2016 at 0:09

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