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.

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

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Image 1/3: Release the cover by pulling down on the tab with a fingernail. Image 2/3: While holding the tab down, insert the opening tool into one of the grooves and gently pry the cover off. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Remove the batteries by inserting the prying tool into the grooves (sliding it underneath the batteries). Image 2/3: Locate the one screw inside the battery compartment, loosen it, and remove it. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Insert the prying tool into each of the six grooves and gently separate each tab from its insert on the other panel. Image 2/3: Finally, separate the panels from one another. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Loosen and remove the three screws. Image 2/3: The screw in the top right corner is also holding a tab in place so remember where it goes. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: Be careful when moving the upper circuit board as it's attached to the LCD screen and the lower circuit board.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Gently pull up on the tape to expose the eighth screw.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Now peel the lower keypad from its case. Image 2/2: 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.

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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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