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.

Press down on the textured area and push towards the bottom of the device. Gently remove the battery cover.
  • 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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Locate the five 5x11mm screws surrounding the battery compartment. 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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Grasp the entire back half of the Watchman's casing. Snap off the casing from the bottom of the device.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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