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Can't separate case to replace broken switch

I have the parts breakdown but it doesn't show if there are any internal clips holding the casing halves together. all the screws are removed but it seems to be locked onto the yoke unit. I don't want to force it incase I break the casing.

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Sorry but the 6980fd doesnt have the four front screws. THat is another model and it is very easy to disasemble. I am having the same problem not being able to sepperate the two halves.

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Have you removed the front housing? It has 4 screws that go into the handle halves and must be removed. As far as internal clips there are none. If you removed the front sometimes the handles stick together and you have to hold each piece and gently pull apart. Hope this helps

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Buttons do not work

Remove the batteries and any screws you may find there and anywhere else on the case. The front and back halves of the case will have clips holding them together that can be released by inserting a thin tool into the seam separating the case halves, pushing in and prying apart as you work your way around the case. Once the case separates, lay the remote face down on a flat surface so that any individual buttons will not fall out. Remove any screws that may be holding the circuit board and remove it. The contact surface of the rubber buttons is coated with a conductive surface and can be cleaned with alcohol or contact cleaner. The contact area of the circuit board can be cleaned in the same manner or rubbed with a pencil eraser. Reassemble and give it a try before you snap the case together. If all else fails I've had success cutting small pieces of aluminum foil and gluing it to the contact area of the rubber buttons.

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This tip will explain how to open the case on most LCD monitors. Most monitors will eventually have a problem with the power supply and need servicing. The part most people have difficulty with is opening the case to get to the electronics. You will need a phillips screw driver and a small flat blade screwdrivers. You will first need to remove the stand, place a bath towel on a flat table, lay the monitor down and unscrew the screws holding the base and remove. Next you will need to remove any screws that are holding the back plastic case on, they will normally be in the 4 corners and possibly 1 in the bottom center of the back. Now take the small flat blade screwdriver and insert it between the two halves of the case in the center of the bottom. Be sure to not do this by the control panel so you don't break it. Gently pry the two halves apart. Most monitors will have several plastic latches around the perimeter of the case, usually 2 on each side that will need to be released. As you separate the case halves the latches will release and the back will separate from the front. You will need to unplug the control panel cable at this time before you can get to the electronics. Now you just need to use the phillips screwdriver and remove the metal shield from the electronics to get to the power supply. See pictures below.
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Our HY-108 (not a HY-108TGT) does not have a filter when it was purchased new from a Retailer.

IMHO, Honeywell/KAZ designed these Tower Fans to be disposable if they fail to work or need cleaning.

These Fans are hard to disassemble for service or maintenance, OEM replacement Parts are unavailable to the general public, service documentation is hard to find, and the Tower Fans tend to have a short Product lifespan. THEY BREAK EASILY! The OEM Service Manual points to replacing complete parts assemblies because few electronics diagnostics and no schematics are provided.

The HY-108 case can start to be disassembled (I have done so on ours) by *First* removing the screws and separating/removing the plastic Base from the main Case assembly. *Second* remove the Phillips-Head screws on the back of the Case. *Third*, the internal plastic 6 Tabs that keep the 2 halves held together need to be gently separated - careful, they break easily. You need to gently loosen the internal plastic "Tabs" by using a thin flat-head screwdriver to gently and carefully separate the outer shell cover.

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I have kingston datatraveller 100 G2 4gb its internal software had been gone since it had fell into water so plzz tell me link to download software

if it has fallen into water it might have been damaged beyond repair
the only thing you could try is to dry it out
leave it in a dry place

Dry the flash drive as much as possible with a piece of paper towel to absorb excess moisture.

Gently pry open the case of the flash drive if possible, using a small flat-blade screwdriver to separate the two halves of the case.

This is not essential, but will cut the drying time and will help to limit corrosion.

Dry the inside of the case as much as possible with the paper towel.

Pour some uncooked rice into a small plastic bag, and then place the flash drive in the bag and seal.

Place the bag in a warm, dry place for at least 24-hours.

The rice draws out and absorbs any moisture present, speeding up the drying time and ensuring the drive is completely dry.

Check the drive after 24 hours.

If you can see any moisture, leave the board for 24 hours and repeat until the board is completely dry.

Reassemble the case, ensuring the two halves are tight shut. Use a small spot of glue to hold the two halves together securely if necessary.

You can then use the flash drive as normal.

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I have an almost new seagate 500gb usb external drive which is no longer powering up. It is in warranty but this does not cover the data stored on it, which I would like to recover. How do you open the...

Sorry for a general answer, but it sounds like you need to connect the drive in another manner and see if it is still ok. It is almost certainly a standard sata connector

First, check the cables, both power and data and replace them with good ones.
It could be a sick power supply.
If that does not work, check the case for screws holding the halfs of the case together, or holding the ends in. They may be under feet, or stickers that say "warranty void if removed".
There are two common ways to open, one is to slide the contents out from one end, the other is to separate the two halves of the case.

If no screws, look for clips holding the case together. They may be internal and not visible.
In this case prying the case open with a flat headed screwdriver, or knife, sometimes works.
Gently, of course, Leaving marks on the case is a sign of poor technique.
Damage to the case is not a problem, you can always glue it back together, or get an new external case fairly cheaply if you need to.

As proof of concept, I have just used a knife to pry the cover off a WD 500GB ASTONE 2.5", no screws, start from one end. I pulled the drive and replaced it, the cover clipped back on nicely, and it tests ok. Sprry i don't have a Segate to try it on.

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How to open my MicroSolutions External DVD drives' case, I am interested in using the case for a new internal drive. Thanks!

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Generally they are hidden underneath labels. The label, or thin blue plastic cover is peeled back to expose the screw heads.
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Is there a secret to getting the cover apart?

Hi Glenn.
I find it very difficult to get imformation for your machine model.
So try this.
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Try to remove the handwheel and check.

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