Introduction

The power connector connects to the power port and provides power to the device. The power port is located on the back of the device. Perform the guide on a flat non-conductive surface to avoid electrical shock and damage to your device.

Some steps in this guide require soldering. For information on how to solder, see the soldering guide.

Turn the power switch, the leftmost knob, counterclockwise to off. Turn the power switch, the leftmost knob, counterclockwise to off.
  • Turn the power switch, the leftmost knob, counterclockwise to off.

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Turn the device around and firmly pull the power cable plug to remove it from the radio. Turn the device around and firmly pull the power cable plug to remove it from the radio.
  • Turn the device around and firmly pull the power cable plug to remove it from the radio.

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Unscrew the securing cap counterclockwise from the antenna connector. Unscrew the securing cap counterclockwise from the antenna connector.
  • Unscrew the securing cap counterclockwise from the antenna connector.

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Gently pull the antenna cable to remove it from the back of the radio. Gently pull the antenna cable to remove it from the back of the radio.
  • Gently pull the antenna cable to remove it from the back of the radio.

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Unscrew the cap counterclockwise on the microphone plug to disconnect the cable. Unscrew the cap counterclockwise on the microphone plug to disconnect the cable.
  • Unscrew the cap counterclockwise on the microphone plug to disconnect the cable.

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Gently unplug the microphone plug.
  • Gently unplug the microphone plug.

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Unscrew the top four 6.0mm Phillips head screws counterclockwise on the left and right side of the device using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver. Unscrew the top four 6.0mm Phillips head screws counterclockwise on the left and right side of the device using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the top four 6.0mm Phillips head screws counterclockwise on the left and right side of the device using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Gently life and remove the top cover. Gently life and remove the top cover. Gently life and remove the top cover.
  • Gently life and remove the top cover.

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Gently set down on a hard, flat, non-conductive surface to minimize risk of shock or breaking your radio. Carefully flip the radio over. Carefully flip the radio over.
  • Gently set down on a hard, flat, non-conductive surface to minimize risk of shock or breaking your radio.

  • Carefully flip the radio over.

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Unscrew the four 6.0mm Phillips head screws counterclockwise on the left and right side of the device that connect the remaining cover, using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver. Unscrew the four 6.0mm Phillips head screws counterclockwise on the left and right side of the device that connect the remaining cover, using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the four 6.0mm Phillips head screws counterclockwise on the left and right side of the device that connect the remaining cover, using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Watch out for the wires connected to the speaker. These short wires will not allow you to move the cover very far. Gently lift and remove the case cover. Gently lift and remove the case cover.
  • Watch out for the wires connected to the speaker. These short wires will not allow you to move the cover very far.

  • Gently lift and remove the case cover.

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De-solder the yellow wire that is connected to the power port, with a soldering iron and the desoldering wick. During reassembly you will need to resolder the components back together. During reassembly you will need to resolder the components back together.
  • De-solder the yellow wire that is connected to the power port, with a soldering iron and the desoldering wick.

  • During reassembly you will need to resolder the components back together.

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The wire may still be hot, so let it sit for 30 seconds before continuing.
  • The wire may still be hot, so let it sit for 30 seconds before continuing.

  • Remove the yellow wire from the power port.

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De-solder the black wire that is connected to the power port, with a soldering iron and the desoldering wick.
  • De-solder the black wire that is connected to the power port, with a soldering iron and the desoldering wick.

  • During reassembly you will need to resolder the components back together.

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The wire may still be hot, so let it sit for 30 seconds before continuing.
  • The wire may still be hot, so let it sit for 30 seconds before continuing.

  • Remove the black wire from the power port.

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Unscrew the two 6mm Phillips screws counterclockwise, using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the two 6mm Phillips screws counterclockwise, using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • If screws have lock-tight glue on them, use a strong force to initially remove the screws from the device.

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Gently pull the power port out of the case. Gently pull the power port out of the case.
  • Gently pull the power port out of the case.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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2 Comments

Difficulty Difficult? this is the easiest thing you can do to one of these radios.

bassblaster505 - Reply

thank you, i’m hoping this will help but i doubt it, i had too big of a fuse in mine and it took a spike hit and lost all power a few years back but i’d really like to get this fixed.

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