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This CD-Radio had a broken CD player, so I decided to take it apart.

Here it is, ready to be torn'd! Here it is, ready to be torn'd! Here it is, ready to be torn'd!
  • Here it is, ready to be torn'd!

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Pop off the battery cover and remove the 6 C batteries. Keep them though, they might still be good. Unscrew the 4 highly visible screws with the medium size screwdriver. You'll need a longer bit or a different screwdriver for the other 3 holes. I attempted to unscrew it with my bit based driver, but was unsuccessful.
  • Pop off the battery cover and remove the 6 C batteries. Keep them though, they might still be good.

  • Unscrew the 4 highly visible screws with the medium size screwdriver.

  • You'll need a longer bit or a different screwdriver for the other 3 holes. I attempted to unscrew it with my bit based driver, but was unsuccessful.

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Work your way around the edge shown here with your fingers until a crack appears. Then it should be easy to lift the bottom off. Be careful, The bottom is attached by a few wires. I nearly ripped these apart as I removed the bottom of the case. Be careful, The bottom is attached by a few wires. I nearly ripped these apart as I removed the bottom of the case.
  • Work your way around the edge shown here with your fingers until a crack appears. Then it should be easy to lift the bottom off.

  • Be careful, The bottom is attached by a few wires. I nearly ripped these apart as I removed the bottom of the case.

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Now, hunt down all the little screws on the motherboard and remove them. There are 4 or 5, so if it doesn't want to move, it's probably being held  by a screw or two. Now that all the screws, are gone, slowly lift and remove the motherboard. I say slowly because there are still a few cables attatched to the underside. Disconnect all cables that aren't soldered on.
  • Now, hunt down all the little screws on the motherboard and remove them. There are 4 or 5, so if it doesn't want to move, it's probably being held by a screw or two.

  • Now that all the screws, are gone, slowly lift and remove the motherboard. I say slowly because there are still a few cables attatched to the underside.

  • Disconnect all cables that aren't soldered on.

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Now that those cables are removed, lift the motherboard up and out... or not. The motherboard is attached to the LCD board via one of those pesky ribbon cables that's soldered on both ends and always seems to be covered in some sticky substance. Lift the motherboard up so you have a good view of the LCD board.
  • Now that those cables are removed, lift the motherboard up and out... or not.

  • The motherboard is attached to the LCD board via one of those pesky ribbon cables that's soldered on both ends and always seems to be covered in some sticky substance.

  • Lift the motherboard up so you have a good view of the LCD board.

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