Thanks to my dealer PhonoPhono (Berlin) as well as to Clearaudio my brand new Charisma V2 (replacement) cartridge arrived a few days ago. Clearaudio checked my damaged pickup and explained that no repair was possible (honestly speaking that was indeed my expectation). Damn! Anyway, Clearaudio´s customers usually get a significant discount when buying a replacement cartridge and I did, too. So I am trying to forget my painful misfortune and enjoy listening music again!