Introduction

This guide will outline how to disassemble and reattach or replace the Sony FDL-220R Watchman antenna. Steps include basic disassembly of the Sony FDL-220R Watchman, and tools include a Phillips #00 Screwdriver and a Spudger.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Gently remove the battery cover. Image 2/2: Remove the three AA batteries.
  • Press down on the textured area and push towards the bottom of the device.

  • Gently remove the battery cover.

  • Remove the three AA batteries.

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Image 1/2: Remove screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Locate the five 5x11mm screws surrounding the battery compartment.

  • Remove screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Snap off the casing from the bottom of the device. Image 2/2: Gently pull off entire back casing.
  • Grasp the entire back half of the Watchman's casing.

  • Snap off the casing from the bottom of the device.

  • Gently pull off entire back casing.

  • Buttons may fall out upon opening casing. See the button replacement guide to fix buttons.

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Image 1/3: Pry back the metal tabs with a spudger. Image 2/3: Hook the antenna into the metal tab. Image 3/3: Ensure that the antenna is fully enclosed in the metal tab.
  • Locate the two metal tabs which are meant to hold the antenna in place.

  • Pry back the metal tabs with a spudger.

  • Hook the antenna into the metal tab.

  • Ensure that the antenna is fully enclosed in the metal tab.

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Conclusion

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

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