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  1. Rubber pads and feet are removed using your hands and needle nosed plyers. The bigger pads are held on with glue and the smaller ones are fastened using a snap in system. The bigger pads are held on with glue and the smaller ones are fastened using a snap in system.
    • Rubber pads and feet are removed using your hands and needle nosed plyers.

    • The bigger pads are held on with glue and the smaller ones are fastened using a snap in system.

  2. Use Flat head screw driver to disloge snap locks located along the seam of the enclosure. The snap locks WILL break during disassembly. Remove the blue upper section with the joined grey side panels to reveal the internals.
    • Use Flat head screw driver to disloge snap locks located along the seam of the enclosure.

    • The snap locks WILL break during disassembly.

    • Remove the blue upper section with the joined grey side panels to reveal the internals.

    • From here there are five parts: the internal casing, the top and bottom, and each side.

  3. Twist the two tabs near the connector ports to disengage them. Carefully use needlenose pliers to do this.
    • Twist the two tabs near the connector ports to disengage them.

    • Carefully use needlenose pliers to do this.

  4. Lift four tabs located on the top panel and then remove the panel from the res of the housing. This should reveal the PCB and other mechanical components. Use a thin flathead screwdriver or the needle-nose pliers to fit into the small hole. Use a thin flathead screwdriver or the needle-nose pliers to fit into the small hole.
    • Lift four tabs located on the top panel and then remove the panel from the res of the housing. This should reveal the PCB and other mechanical components.

    • Use a thin flathead screwdriver or the needle-nose pliers to fit into the small hole.

  5. Use pliers to pull this brown cable from  out of the PCB.
    • Use pliers to pull this brown cable from out of the PCB.

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  7. Remove the small spring from the front of the disk reader then move the reader back until you hear a click. After this, raise the black component straight up and out of the metal chassis. After this, raise the black component straight up and out of the metal chassis.
    • Remove the small spring from the front of the disk reader then move the reader back until you hear a click.

    • After this, raise the black component straight up and out of the metal chassis.

  8. Use careful pressure to remove both cables from the PCB. Use careful pressure to remove both cables from the PCB. Use careful pressure to remove both cables from the PCB.
    • Use careful pressure to remove both cables from the PCB.

  9. Using a T6 Torx driver, remove the two screws from the PCB. Using a T6 Torx driver, remove the two screws from the PCB. Using a T6 Torx driver, remove the two screws from the PCB.
    • Using a T6 Torx driver, remove the two screws from the PCB.

  10. Remove the plastic film on the blue cover. Remove the 4 screws holding this down with the T6 driver from before. Remove the 4 screws holding this down with the T6 driver from before.
    • Remove the plastic film on the blue cover.

    • Remove the 4 screws holding this down with the T6 driver from before.

  11. Remove the plastic film from the bottom of the disk reader and then remove the metal magnetic sub-assembly. This is able to be dismantled by hand. This is able to be dismantled by hand.
    • Remove the plastic film from the bottom of the disk reader and then remove the metal magnetic sub-assembly.

    • This is able to be dismantled by hand.

  12. Carefully dislodge the springs and tabs on the smaller yellow, blue and white components.
    • Carefully dislodge the springs and tabs on the smaller yellow, blue and white components.

  13. Using the T6 driver, remove the three screws surrounding the zip disk reader. Using the T6 driver, remove the three screws surrounding the zip disk reader.
    • Using the T6 driver, remove the three screws surrounding the zip disk reader.

  14. Once all the components have been disconnected, you should end up with all these pieces.
    • Once all the components have been disconnected, you should end up with all these pieces.

    • Note: The Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) has been disassembled in this image. Once removing the cover, the VCA will fall apart if not held together.

Nicholas Fabian

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