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.

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

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  2. On the back of the case, locate the battery compartment, its cover, two grooves, and the tab (which locks the cover in place).
    • 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.

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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.

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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.

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    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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Chris L

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

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