Question about Dewalt DC011 AM/FM Radio
Shut down. I think I plugged into a non-polarized outlet. Is there a fuse? How does one open the dang thing?
Got mine open.
There was a fuse inside - Replaceable - fixed the problem.
There were no hidden screws, none under stickers or in the battery box like suggested by others, and the 2 magic release screws not so. There are several deep screws requiring a long philips, but the entire seam is glued (why?) so to open the radio I had to hit the body near the seam with a rubber hammer to crack the seam loose once all the screws were removed, comes right apart. Put it back together without glue, just the screws, it will be fine.
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
Also check transformer on the bottom right corner. in the U.S.A.
2 black wire should have 120 AC Volt in, and 2 yellow wire 15 AC Volt out. You might have to under solider the yellow wire to get a correct ac reading.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
There are 2 screws on the back at the bottom right and left that will release the front. look close these screws are deep.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
Yep to open hit lightly with hammer
Posted on Sep 22, 2010
Yes the rubber mallet is the answer. hit along seam on the sides and it worked like a charm.
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
Yes there is a fuse inside. It is an automotive style glass case fuse on the power supply board. The fuse was the fix for mine that mysteriously stopped working... Probably charged a bad power pack that over currented it.
To get the case open, yes obviously you must remove all of the screws on the back (about 8), none were hidden under stickers, or inside the battery box as others have suggested in this forum, however some did require a very long philips to access. Once all are removed, you must beat on the case in a long vacant section with a rubber mallet (perhaps near the seam) to get the seam to break loose. Aparantly DeWalt "glued" the seam for some reason. That was the mystery. Once you get it started, the whole thing will break loose, and it didn't break the plastic or tear the mating materials. All was fine. Fix it and put it back together with just the screws, no glue and you should be OK.
Too bad I couldn't find this answer before I started, because I did some damage to my radio trying other ways to get it apart before I finally got out the hammer and beat on it - Pop - Came right apart no damage!!!.
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Posted on Nov 26, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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