Introduction

Use this guide to disassemble your Timex T132 "iMac" alarm clock. You can then clean any dust, grime, or foreign debris your clock collects while sitting on your nightstand.

Parts

To prevent any injury, unplug the power cord from the outlet so the device is powered off.
  • To prevent any injury, unplug the power cord from the outlet so the device is powered off.

  • Hold the clock so it is upside down. You should be able to view its caution labels.

  • Wedge the small tip plastic opening tool between the battery cover and the edge of its slot.

    • Firmly push against the battery cover (away from its outer edge) until it slides off of the base clock.

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Rotate the device so the clock's display is facing away from you. Use the flat end of the spudger to pry out the battery. Once fully lifted, grab the end of the battery and pull out the rest of the battery.
  • Rotate the device so the clock's display is facing away from you.

  • Use the flat end of the spudger to pry out the battery.

  • Once fully lifted, grab the end of the battery and pull out the rest of the battery.

    • Do not remove the battery all the way because it is still connected. Doing so may result in damaging the power wires.

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Place the clock upside down on a flat surface.
  • Place the clock upside down on a flat surface.

    • Because the device is irregularly shaped, you may have to manually or externally balance it.

  • Grab the blue connector covering tab near the power wires and peel the snap connector off the battery terminals to disconnect it.

    • Do not pull out the snap connector and its wires because it is still connected to the device. Doing so may result in damaging the power wires.

  • Remove the battery.

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Remove the three, 11mm Phillips #1 screws that secure the housing onto the base of the clock.
  • Remove the three, 11mm Phillips #1 screws that secure the housing onto the base of the clock.

    • The housing may begin to separate once the screws are removed.

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Support the base and top cover of the clock. Turn over the clock and place it base-down on a flat surface. Support the back of the base with one hand and grasp the housing with the other.
  • Support the base and top cover of the clock.

  • Turn over the clock and place it base-down on a flat surface.

  • Support the back of the base with one hand and grasp the housing with the other.

    • Lift and separate the housing from the base of the clock.

      • You may have to wiggle the housing prior to lifting it.

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Rotate the clock so you are viewing the LCD display. Use your fingers or the tweezers to secure the lip of the ALARM RESET button located at the middle of the base and remove the button from its compartment. Use your fingers or the tweezers to secure the lip of the ALARM RESET button located at the middle of the base and remove the button from its compartment.
  • Rotate the clock so you are viewing the LCD display.

  • Use your fingers or the tweezers to secure the lip of the ALARM RESET button located at the middle of the base and remove the button from its compartment.

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Conclusion

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

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