Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace the front panel of the Sony CFD-8 and view the inside of the radio. This process can be hard without a long screwdriver.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Be sure to unplug the boombox from the wall before attempting to open it for repair. Image 2/3: Be sure to unplug the boombox from the wall before attempting to open it for repair. Image 3/3: Be sure to unplug the boombox from the wall before attempting to open it for repair.
  • Remove the cover for the battery compartment on the back of the boombox by applying downward pressure to the two clamps.

    • Be sure to unplug the boombox from the wall before attempting to open it for repair.

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Image 1/2: The top row of batteries have the positive side pointing right. The bottom row of batteries have the positive side pointing left. Image 2/2: The top row of batteries have the positive side pointing right. The bottom row of batteries have the positive side pointing left.
  • Using your fingers, push against the positive end of each battery. Once it is loose, lift the battery out.

    • The top row of batteries have the positive side pointing right. The bottom row of batteries have the positive side pointing left.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the top two 14mm screws with a 14cm Phillips #1 screwdriver. You may need a flashlight to see the screws. Image 2/3: Unscrew the top two 14mm screws with a 14cm Phillips #1 screwdriver. You may need a flashlight to see the screws. Image 3/3: Unscrew the top two 14mm screws with a 14cm Phillips #1 screwdriver. You may need a flashlight to see the screws.
  • Hold the boombox handle at an angle to access the screws behind the CD player.

  • Unscrew the top two 14mm screws with a 14cm Phillips #1 screwdriver. You may need a flashlight to see the screws.

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Image 1/2: All four screws have black arrows (not visible in the photo) indicating their location on the boombox. Image 2/2: All four screws have black arrows (not visible in the photo) indicating their location on the boombox.
  • Remove four 14mm screws using a 14cm Phillips #1 screwdriver. Two of these screws are at the bottom of the boombox and the other two are on either side of the boombox.

  • All four screws have black arrows (not visible in the photo) indicating their location on the boombox.

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Image 1/3: Remove the two connections connecting the front panel to boombox. Image 2/3: One is located on the upper lefthand side of the main circuit board. Image 3/3: The other is a large white strip slightly to the right of the cassette player.
  • Gently separate the front panel from the back panel.

  • Remove the two connections connecting the front panel to boombox.

    • One is located on the upper lefthand side of the main circuit board.

    • The other is a large white strip slightly to the right of the cassette player.

    • Do not touch the cylindrical parts on the circuit board. These are capacitors and may deliver a shock!

  • Remove the front panel.

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Conclusion

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

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