Introduction

The Franklin MWD-460A is an electronic dictionary. It can easily be taken apart with just a few tools.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Franklin MWD-460A, use our service manual.

Here is the fully assembled Franklin MWD-460A Electronic Dictionary. Here is the fully assembled Franklin MWD-460A Electronic Dictionary.
  • Here is the fully assembled Franklin MWD-460A Electronic Dictionary.

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On the back of the case, locate the battery compartment, its cover, two grooves, and the tab (which locks the cover in place). Release the cover by pulling down on the tab with a fingernail. While holding the tab down, insert the opening tool into one of the grooves and gently pry the cover off.
  • On the back of the case, locate the battery compartment, its cover, two grooves, and the tab (which locks the cover in place).

  • Release the cover by pulling down on the tab with a fingernail.

  • While holding the tab down, insert the opening tool into one of the grooves and gently pry the cover off.

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Locate the battery grooves. Remove the batteries by inserting the prying tool into the grooves (sliding it underneath the batteries). Locate the one screw inside the battery compartment, loosen it, and remove it.
  • Locate the battery grooves.

  • Remove the batteries by inserting the prying tool into the grooves (sliding it underneath the batteries).

  • Locate the one screw inside the battery compartment, loosen it, and remove it.

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Locate the six tabs holding the two panels together along the sides. Insert the prying tool into each of the six grooves and gently separate each tab from its insert on the other panel. Finally, separate the panels from one another.
  • Locate the six tabs holding the two panels together along the sides.

  • Insert the prying tool into each of the six grooves and gently separate each tab from its insert on the other panel.

  • Finally, separate the panels from one another.

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Locate the three screws holding the upper circuit board in place. Loosen and remove the three screws. The screw in the top right corner is also holding a tab in place so remember where it goes.
  • Locate the three screws holding the upper circuit board in place.

  • Loosen and remove the three screws.

  • The screw in the top right corner is also holding a tab in place so remember where it goes.

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Gently lift the upper circuit board to locate the up/down keypad and remove it.
  • Gently lift the upper circuit board to locate the up/down keypad and remove it.

  • Be careful when moving the upper circuit board as it's attached to the LCD screen and the lower circuit board.

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Locate the eight screws holding the lower circuit board in place.
  • Locate the eight screws holding the lower circuit board in place.

  • Gently pull up on the tape to expose the eighth screw.

  • Loosen and remove the eight screws along with their washers.

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Gently lift the two circuit boards (along with the attached LCD screen) away from their case. Now peel the lower keypad from its case.
  • Gently lift the two circuit boards (along with the attached LCD screen) away from their case.

  • Now peel the lower keypad from its case.

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Here is a full view of the disassembled Franklin MWD-460A Electronic Dictionary.
  • Here is a full view of the disassembled Franklin MWD-460A Electronic Dictionary.

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Chris L

Member since: 12/17/2014

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How can I fix the screen? The letters are so faded. :(

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