Introduction

The small, plastic switch just under the screen and just above the hand crank is quite fragile. You may find that it becomes damaged and needs to be replaced. Luckily, it's not too difficult to do!

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Pull the plastic tab on the battery compartment cover panel to loosen it, then pull the panel off.
    • Pull the plastic tab on the battery compartment cover panel to loosen it, then pull the panel off.

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  2. Disconnect the battery pack wires from the device and remove the battery pack.
    • Disconnect the battery pack wires from the device and remove the battery pack.

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    • On the bottom of the device case's face are two T10 screws. Use a T10 Torx screwdriver to remove the two screws.

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    • While using the T10 screwdriver, remove the two T10 screws on the back of the device's case.

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    • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws located in the center of the back of the device.

    • You will need to use a thin shafted screwdriver or a female hexagonal bit that is found in the iFixit 54 bit toolkit to extend the reach of the Phillips #00 bit.

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    • On the bottom of the device's case there are two rubber feet. Pry the rubber feet off of the case.

    • Try to keep the adhesive on the rubber feet as clean as possible to insure that they can be reattached during reassembly.

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    • Pull the two halves of the device's case apart.

    • Take care when pulling the two halves apart. There are three cables that connect components of the device to the motherboard. Disconnect these cables in order to separate the two halves of the device's case.

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    • Unplug the socket connection from the motherboard as shown in the image.

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    • Remove the two 1 cm Philips #0 screws that secure the tuning dial panel to the motherboard.

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    • Gently lift the dial upwards to remove it.

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    • Remove the six Philips #0, 1 cm screws that secure the motherboard to the case.

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    • Unplug all the component socket connections from the motherboard, as shown in the image.

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    • Desolder the two wires that connect the speaker to the motherboard.

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    • Gently lift the motherboard upwards to remove it from the device.

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    • On the back of the motherboard, just below the LCD screen, gently pull up on the small, black plastic switch to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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