Question about Altec Lansing inMotion iM310 Portable Speakers for iPod
Hi. Just bought an im310. Sound is excellent for its size, but the material and mechanism appears to be cheap plastic @#$%. After just 2 days of use, the mechanism that opens and closes to properly position the unit and allow docking appears buggered and idiot me cannot find the receipt for warranty repairs. I have removed the only visible 4 screws in the battery and storag (??) compartments, but cannot get the unit to break apart without using considerable force. Naturally, I want to neither mark nor break the new gismo and expect there to be some 'insider trick' to split it and get to the inside mechanics. Can you please help.
There is only four visible screws on the outside of the unit, which are the ones that everyone's found already. Two are in the battery compartment, two in the storage compartment. However I managed to find the location of the other TEN! You need to take off the screens on top of the speaker. The safe way I managed to do it was by using a very small flathead screwdriver and I would start at the bottom and work my way to the top on the outside edge of the speaker grill, just putting it between the grill and the plastic and turning the screwdriver up a little and inwards.
Once that's off you'll see four screws around the outside of each speaker and an additional screw sunk in above each speaker. Once the screws are off, slowly just start to wiggle the two sides apart. They're together tight, so just be patient and work it open slowly.
I should also mention that the ends of these speakers (that the seam doesn't seem to continue on) is actually a thin piece of plastic on each side and is stuck on with really sticky double-sided tape of some sort or rubber cement, something like that. If you're careful, you can pull these off (slowly, once again). It'll make pulling the two sides apart a LOT easier.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
I don't have the solution, but maybe I can help. I just opened the bottom part, in my model, Altec Lansing inMotion iM600, the part that folds and holds the iPod. I had to open it because I tried closing with the iPod Touch connected - forgot it - and broke the connector. I was trying to fix it. Apparently I was able to push it a bit and fixed. Will send the link to the photos with a tip on how to open. I didn't broke the folding unit, but had some scratches trying to figure out.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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