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Subject: Re: Archos Recorder FM disassembly and re-assembly
From: scott (die_pokemon_die123_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2003-06-23


ahhhh i see. maybe put it down on a table and hold the bend with something while you push down?
how many edges did you bend? i still think pliers could work if you put them at the sides of your
bend.

> _______
> \ /
> factory bend: ----> \/ \__plierss here and maybe at opposite side too

you couldnt bend it all the way back because of the harddrive, but you might be able to bend it
far enough to finish with your hands.

-scott

--- TP Diffenbach <rockbox_at_diffenbach.org> wrote:
> I should clarify: I did not bend the archos at the factory installed bend, but
> further back toward the center of the unit., immediately after the "feet".
> Applying pliers would be impossible without squeeezing the flange.
>
> Insereting a flat head screwdriver inside the unit to press against the convex
> bulge of the bend might work.
>
> More bad ASCII art:
>
> was:
> | HDD HDD
> factory bend: ---> |_______
>
> I bent here -----------^
>
> resulting in: HDD HDD
> _______
> \ /
> factory bend: ----> \/
>
> Quoting scott <die_pokemon_die123_at_yahoo.com>:
>
> > i havn't gotten around to opening my FMR yet, but i get the idea of what you
> > did. it seems the
> > best way to bend it back would be with a pliers or something similar. i
> > wouldn't reccomend bending
> > it too many times though, as you wouldn't want the flanges to break off. it
> > seems to me the best
> > idea would be to either learn to solder, or find someone who's already good at
> > it, to do it for
> > you.
> >
> > -scott
> >
> > --- TP Diffenbach <rockbox_at_diffenbach.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > I partially diassaembled my archos FM Recorder today, as a practice run at
> > > replacing the hard drive.
> > >
> > > The back plate of the fm recorder is a pieced of soft metal (aluminum?) bent
> > 90
> > > degrees at each edge into flanges, to form a tray. The sides of the tray
> > are
> > > soldered to the archos main board (the top and the bottom are not solderedd),
> > to
> > > form a box; the hardrive (hdd) rests in the bootom of the box, next to the
> > > backplate, the battery sits atop the hdd, sandwiched between the hdd and the
> > main
> > > board:
> > >
> > > Bad ASCII art of this arrangment, viewing the top (or bottom) of the
> > Archos:
> > >
> > > solder point -- main board -- solder point
> > > f f
> > > l battery l
> > > a a
> > > n n
> > > g hard drive g
> > > e/ e/
> > > b d
> > > e n
> > > nd ------------ back plate ---------- be
> > >
> > >
> > > As I'm not a solderer, I elected to bend the top and bottom flanges rather
> > than
> > > un-soder the side flanges; Rather than than unbend the 90 angles, I just
> > put
> > > pressure on the flanges until they bent where they's naturally bend, which
> > happens
> > > to have been on the inside edge of the "feet" (the feet which the bumpers
> > fit
> > > into) on the back plate. More bad ASCII art, partial view from the side of
> > the Archos:
> > >
> > > flange --------------------> | v------- my bend (exaggerated)
> > > 90 degree factory bend ----> |__ o___
> > > foot--------------------------> \__/
> > >
> > > My question is this: how can I best straighten these bends, given that my
> > only
> > > access to the inside (convex) portion of the bend is through a bent flange
> > (as I
> > > still do not wish to unsolder), and given that the bend presses against the
> > > (removable) harddrive, and is attached to a (delicate) main board?
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Tom
> > > --
> > > Archos FM has a Rockbox!
> >
> >
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