Introduction

This guide will show you how to clean and/or replace the buttons and switches on the Sony FDL-220R Watchman. Steps include basic disassembly of the Sony FDL-220R Watchman, and tools include a Phillips #00 Screwdriver and a solution of warm water and baking soda.

  1. Press down on the textured area and push towards the bottom of the device.
    • 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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  2. Locate the five 5x11mm screws surrounding the battery compartment.
    • Locate the five 5x11mm screws surrounding the battery compartment.

    • Remove screws with a Philips #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.

    • Gently pull off entire back casing.

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    • Carefully grasp the entire circuit board.

    • Pull the circuit board off of the device's plastic casing.

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    • Locate the thee plastic buttons/switches on the sides of the plastic grey casing.

    • Buttons/switches should be simply resting in their slots on the device.

    • Remove all three buttons/switches.

    • If the buttons/switches are dirty, clean them in warm water and dry thoroughly.

    • If one of the buttons/switches is broken, simply replace it with a new one.

    • When replacing, make sure that the slot on the switches faces up.

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Conclusion

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

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