Introduction

This guide involves further disassembly of the clock radio and will require using several different tools and techniques, including using a soldering iron. If you need help on how to use a soldering iron, consult this iFixit guide: How To Solder and Desolder Connections

Image 1/3: Using your thumb, push the compartment cover latch toward the battery. Image 2/3: With the latch pushed in, pull the compartment cover upward to remove it.. Image 3/3: With the latch pushed in, pull the compartment cover upward to remove it..
  • Find the battery compartment on the bottom of the clock radio.

  • Using your thumb, push the compartment cover latch toward the battery.

  • With the latch pushed in, pull the compartment cover upward to remove it..

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Image 1/2: Pull the battery up and gently disconnect it from the battery connector. Image 2/2: Pull the battery up and gently disconnect it from the battery connector.
  • Lift the battery from the compartment.

  • Pull the battery up and gently disconnect it from the battery connector.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, unscrew the six 12mm screws from around the bottom of the clock radio.

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  • Gently pull the liquid crystal display (LCD) cover off.

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  • Lift the top off. Two gray, plastic internal pieces will fall out when you do this; set them aside.

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  • Using the wire cutters, carefully cut the plastic wire tie.

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Image 1/1: Lift the speaker from the holder.
  • Grip the speaker.

  • Lift the speaker from the holder.

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Image 1/2: Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the two 6 mm screws from the PCB. Image 2/2: Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the two 6 mm screws from the PCB.
  • Locate the two 6mm screws on the PCB.

  • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the two 6 mm screws from the PCB.

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Image 1/2: Using a Phillip's #01 Screwdriver, unscrew the one 3mm screw from the middle of the AM-FM switch dial. Image 2/2: Using a Phillip's #01 Screwdriver, unscrew the one 3mm screw from the middle of the AM-FM switch dial.
  • Raise the PCB to expose the AM-FM switch dial screw.

  • Using a Phillip's #01 Screwdriver, unscrew the one 3mm screw from the middle of the AM-FM switch dial.

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Image 1/3: Carefully apply the hot soldering iron to the solder on top of the AM-FM pins. Image 2/3: Gently and firmly push on the pins with the Spudger to remove the switch from the underside of the PCB. Image 3/3: Gently and firmly push on the pins with the Spudger to remove the switch from the underside of the PCB.
  • Locate the AM-FM pins on the PCB.

  • Carefully apply the hot soldering iron to the solder on top of the AM-FM pins.

  • Gently and firmly push on the pins with the Spudger to remove the switch from the underside of the PCB.

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Conclusion

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

Dominick Giguere

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