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Opening the unit

How did you open the unit without completely tearing it open? I haven't been able to get the lid off after taking the screws out without just ripping it off.
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Use a small/jewelers flat head screw driver to separate the silver cover from the rest of it. the rubber buttons will fall out, thats ok. the black backing will not come loose from the actual circuit boards because the FM transmitter antenna is fixed in place under some melted tabs, and then soldered to the board next to the power button. Its usually easiest to unsolder it to get the back off for doing repairs.

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