Introduction

My microscope is old (very old) and before throwing it away, why not teardown it?

NB: If you notice that there's too many errors (in language, mostly), please correct me. Thanks.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Microscope, use our service manual.

Image 1/3: The back of the box with all its items. Image 2/3: The useful piece of the microscope package: the microscope (not very surprising...) Image 3/3: The useful piece of the microscope package: the microscope (not very surprising...)
  • The microscope package (that's right, some items were lost and the box suffered)

  • The back of the box with all its items.

  • The useful piece of the microscope package: the microscope (not very surprising...)

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Image 1/3: After this, there's a screw. Let's remove it. Image 2/3: Once you did it, the battery compartment can be removed. Image 3/3: Note: if you want to remove the pedestal completely, you may need to cut the both wires.
  • Now, let's begin the operation: we'll begin with the pedestal. No need for screwdrivers, you just have to pull it.

  • After this, there's a screw. Let's remove it.

  • Once you did it, the battery compartment can be removed.

    • Note: if you want to remove the pedestal completely, you may need to cut the both wires.

    • Note 2: from now on, the microscope will be more difficult to reassemble.

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Image 1/3: To remove it, you need pull a side. The rest will come alone. Image 2/3: The picture is a little fuzzy but we can see: Image 3/3: The bulb.
  • Then, this rotative piece is, in a side, a mirror and in the another, a lamp (hence the 1.5x2 batteries in the step 2).

  • To remove it, you need pull a side. The rest will come alone.

  • The picture is a little fuzzy but we can see:

    • The bulb.

    • The support of this rotative piece.

    • The battery.

    • The cover which prevents the bulb to fall.

    • The mirror and the bulb location

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  • Now, remove the big Phillips screw here (actually, you can loosen it then remove the nut in the other side). Don't be worried if it's a little hard to pull the screw.

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  • Next step: remove the plate (it's here that you put the item to analyze): 2 Phillips screws.

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Image 1/3: If you turn this piece, the growth will be modified thanks to these magnifying glasses (red circles) Image 2/3: To remove them, you need to use a sharp piece (e.g a pen) and press on the 3 holes marked on blue. Image 3/3: To remove them, you need to use a sharp piece (e.g a pen) and press on the 3 holes marked on blue.
  • This piece allows you to change the growth. 1 screw.

  • If you turn this piece, the growth will be modified thanks to these magnifying glasses (red circles)

  • To remove them, you need to use a sharp piece (e.g a pen) and press on the 3 holes marked on blue.

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  • You can easily pull off the black part.

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  • After removing the black part (step 6), turn the wheel until you withdraw the lens.

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Image 1/2: If you like unscrew whatever you find, there are 2 screws. Image 2/2: If you like unscrew whatever you find, there are 2 screws.
  • This mechanical wheel allows you to hang over or hold off the lens in order to improve the clearness.

  • If you like unscrew whatever you find, there are 2 screws.

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Image 1/2: You just have to pull the different parts. Image 2/2: You just have to pull the different parts.
  • Now, let's analyze the lens.

  • You just have to pull the different parts.

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Image 1/2: A tube, without magnifiers. Image 2/2: A tube, without magnifiers.
  • The lens which enlarges the item to analyze from 12 to 18 times.

  • A tube, without magnifiers.

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Image 1/1: In the bottom right corner, you can see the perpetrators of this teardown.
  • Here, that was the consequences when you lend me a microscope. RIP.

  • In the bottom right corner, you can see the perpetrators of this teardown.

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Bob

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