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

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..
  • 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..

Lift the battery from the compartment. 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.

Using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, unscrew the six 12mm screws from around the bottom of the clock radio. Using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, unscrew the six 12mm screws from around the bottom of the clock radio.
  • 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.
  • Gently pull the liquid crystal display (LCD) cover off.

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

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

Grip the speaker.
  • Grip the speaker.

  • Lift the speaker from the holder.

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

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

Locate the four-position switch marked SW101. On the underside of the PCB, there will be 4 soldered pins as pointed at in the picture. Apply the hot soldering iron to those four soldered pins to disconnect the four-position switch.
  • Locate the four-position switch marked SW101. On the underside of the PCB, there will be 4 soldered pins as pointed at in the picture.

  • Apply the hot soldering iron to those four soldered pins to disconnect the four-position switch.

Conclusion

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

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