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Subject: Re: AJBR 20 disassembly -- I'm stuck
From: Michael O'Quinn (michael_at_oquinn.info)
I forgot this one. You might also want to take a look at...
Look under Sound Improvement.
To quote: "I ended up removing the tabs, by cutting them with a Dremel
tool and metal cutting disc."
That's not something I was willing to do. Even though I do have the
Dremel and the metal cutting disc, I don't yet have the Dremel un-cutting
On Sun, 6 Apr 2003, Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> Since you have a Recorder, there are bound to be differences.
> I remember when I took my Player apart to do the Base and Volume
> Improvement mods, those instructions didn't work for me either. I wound
> up finding that there were a couple of tab to be de-soldered _under_ the
> boards, on the inside of the sandwich, as it were.
> I don't know why my unit was different. It may be that Archos has made
> some changes.
> I wound up completely de-soldering both of the little boards on the ends.
> They were each attached to one of the big boards, plus the metal battery
> shields at each corner of the unit.
> After that, I could see where to de-solder the metal shield from inside the
> sandwich. I don't remember why I couldn't just remove one of the boards,
> but I had to take the unit apart a second time (don't ask...) and I had to
> de-solder the end boards again.
> I hope this helps!
> On Sun, 6 Apr 2003, Eric Woudenberg, Minidisc.org Editor wrote:
> > Hi Michael,
> > >Which web instructions? Can you provide a URL and where you are stuck,
> > >relative to that page?
> > Thanks. I started here (but I'm working on an AJBR20 and these plans
> > are for taking apart an AJB6000):
> > http://rockbox.haxx.se/mods/disassemble2.html
> > The first difference is that I have 6 "tabs" where the top board is
> > soldered to the frame plus two solder connections on the end, near the
> > microphone (holding the top board to the side board). I have removed
> > all that solder and those spots now move freely.
> > The second difference is that it says "carefully lift the top board
> > while pushing down the CPU board below it". In my case, the USB
> > connector on the end keeps the two boards stuck together. I can look
> > inside and see that the 40 pin connector is nearly apart -- that's not
> > what's holding them both together.
> > I have removed the solder from the two tabs that (I think) anchor the
> > USB connector to the top board, but that is apparently not enough. I
> > think the trick must be to desolder the USB connector from the
> > bottom. Has anyone else taken an AJBR20 apart?
> > Rick
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