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.

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

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

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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.
  • 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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Now, let's analyze the lens. 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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The lens which enlarges the item to analyze from 12 to 18 times. 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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Here, that was the consequences when you lend me a microscope. RIP.
  • 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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